Friends General Conference

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News & Announcements

Registration is now open for the Northern Yearly Meeting Annual Session, which will be be held at Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI, on May 24-27.

For more information about NYM Annual Session, please see the NYM announcement at:

You can also view the brochure for the Annual Session at:


The 2019 Friends General Conference Gathering will be held at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa from June 30 - July 6, 2019.  The theme of this year's Gathering will be "Peace in Our Hearts, Justice in the World."

For more information, or to register for the Gathering, please see the following website: and click on the available links.


All are invited to gather and take part in a discussion of questions and topics that arise about anything related to being a Quaker. 

Linne Jensen will be leading two more sessions from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on every other Monday evening: April 15th, and April 29th. All sessions will be held at the CVFM meetinghouse, 512 Washington Street, Northfield.


Nancy Cantwell

March 23, 1930 - November 16, 2018

[Please Note: The following obituary was copied from the Northfield News, Nov. 29, 2018].

Long-time Northfielder Nancy Cantwell died on the morning of Nov. 16 in Timonium, Maryland, where she had been in an assisted living community for the past two years. Her son Jim, who lives nearby, had been with her for much of the previous evening.


Alden T. "Mac" McCutchan

April 10, 1921 - December 23, 2018

[Please Note: The following obituary is from the Northfield News, Dec. 27, 2018.]

Alden T. “Mac” McCutchan, 97, passed away peacefully December 23, 2018 at his Sogn Valley farm home with family by his side. He was born on April 10, 1921 to Blaine Ross and Josephine Layman McCutchan.


LaNelle Olsen

August 31, 1929 - March 6, 2019

[Note: The following obituary was written by the Olsen family]

LaNelle Olsen, campaigner for peace and social justice, passed away March 6, 2019, at Three Links Care Center at the age of 89.  Those who knew LaNelle admired her energy, humor and positive outlook on life.