Download the Quaker Cloud Features Overview to share during your next business meeting! Our one-page resource describes the features of the Quaker Cloud in brief, non-technical points so they can be shared with Friends of all skill levels at your meeting.
Resources for Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups
There are Quaker organizations around the United States and Canada, from monthly meetings to larger advocacy not-for-profit companies, working to build right relationship with Native peoples. Click on the titles below to learn more.
Welcoming Friends support the meeting community in warmly and effectively engaging newcomers. For many newcomers, obtaining a working understanding of Quaker faith and practice requires immersion in a community that is spiritually grounded, open, and inviting.
Welcoming Friends are aware of and sensitive to issues of bias, racism, and other divisions that can be barriers to full participation in our meetings and our society.
Welcoming Friends serve as a gateway for newcomers into a Quaker community, offering spiritual hospitality, helping build relationships, and attending to the varying needs of newcomers. Being drawn into the life of the community promotes spiritual growth and increases the likelihood that newcomers will remain active within the Quaker faith.
Welcoming Friends help newcomers learn how to encounter and go deeper into Quaker practice and faith and serve as a person of whom a newcomer might ask questions and from whom they might seek spiritual nurture.
For many years Friends General Conference provided The Directory for Traveling Friends for the United States and Canada, a list information about people who were open to hosting traveling Friends in their homes. The last revised and updated edition was published in September 2013. The Directory is no longer being published and there are no plans to reinstitute it.
The Grow Our Meetings Resource & Activity Toolkit offers practical, hands-on resources that can jumpstart a meeting on the path to greater health and vitality. Friends can use the toolkit to explore all of the ways that a meeting can grow -- through inreach, outreach, and welcoming and integrating newcomers into the life of the meeting.
To provide spiritual hospitality for families and children, meetings must offer opportunities for both adults and kids to build connection, find meaning, and learn about the Quaker way.
Our meetings are enriched by diverse voices, perspectives, and journeys. To embrace That of God in Everyone, we must take steps to be welcoming and inclusive across diversities.