Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting is an unprogrammed meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers.  We are located in Northfield, MN, about 35 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  

What's New

The theme of the 2017 FGC Gathering is : "Ripples Start Where Spirit Moves."   The 2017 Gathering will take place at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY.

The following statement from FGC's Advance Program introduces the Gathering:

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Please Note: The following email is from Sharon Lane-Getaz, who is a member of CVFM and co-clerk of the Friends of FGC: Spiritual and Institutional Accountability Work Group.

Dear FGC 16 Petition Supporters,

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On Feb. 15, 2017, the Governor of North Dakota ordered an immediate evacuation of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, who have been living in a camp to make a stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline.  The water protectors, along with their supporters around the world, have been protesting since last year to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which endangers sacred areas of tribal land and poses a threat to the purity of the main water source of the Standing Rock tribe, as well as the Missouri River itself.

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George Lakey, a Quaker social justice and climate activist, spoke on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Content Books about his new book, Viking Economics, which has been getting great press. An activist for over fifty years, George is one of the founders of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).

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Northern Yearly Meeting has been working on its own version of Quaker "Faith and Practice" for more than 17 years.  It is still a work in progress.  A preliminary compilation of chapters (approved as of 2013) from Northern Yearly Meeting"s "Faith and Practice" is available online.  This compilation from 2013, as well as two additional chapters--one on the Testimony of Community (2014) and one on Equality (2015)--can be viewed at the links given below.

As additional chapters are approved, they will be added to this page.

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The following excerpt was copied from the Washington Post online article entitled "Aren't More White People Than Black People Killed by Police? Yes, but No."

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Worship with us!

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting
512 Washington Street
PO Box 805 (Please send mail here)
Northfield, MN 55057
United States