Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

News

Here you will find news items of interest about FGC. We will also feature news items from other Quaker Organizations in the United States and Canada at their request.

Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in March, presented by Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Quaker Voluntary Service, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.

| March 1st 2021

Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Check out the introductory text and links to the newsletters and updates we shared in February 2021, including Vital Friends, Book Musings, and the FGC Gathering Update.

| February 28th 2021

In this reflection, Regina Renee Ward (who is currently clerk of the Committee for Nurthing Ministries and co-clerk of the Institutional Assessment Implementation Committee) lifts up her thoughts on the nature of Quaker clerkship and how it has shaped her experience of Quaker spirituality and community.

| February 26th 2021

 

For the March 2021 Clerking issue of Vital Friends, FGC's Communications Manager caught up with Steve Mohlke, a celebrated faciliator on clerking workshops. 

 

| February 26th 2021

In this month's update, we have questions for you.

| February 26th 2021

Each year, FGC is nurtures the spiritual gifts of young Quaker leaders through its Clerks Training for Adult Young Friends and High Schoolers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the format and length of this year's training have been updated to meet the needs of its participants and facilitators. In this update, Gathering Youth Coordinator Marian Dalke describes the scope of the training, while FGC's Development Team shares how your support makes this vital ministry possible.

| February 26th 2021

February 14th is the day the world celebrates as Valentine's Day. Quakers are guided by love and believe every day is sacred, so we invited some special Friends to help us share the love for this year's #QuakerValentines!

| February 13th 2021

Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Check out the introductory text and links to the newsletters and updates we shared in January 2021, including Vital Friends, Book Musings, and the FGC Gathering Update.

| January 30th 2021

Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in January, presented by Ben Lomond Quaker Center, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, ​Quaker Religious Education Collaborative, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.

| January 29th 2021

As Friends, we wear our hearts on our sleeves. It's time to wear our Quaker spirituality on our sleeves, too! To help foster creativity and spread the word about the Religious Society of Friends and our faith, FGC is hosting a t-shirt contest!

| January 29th 2021