Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Pre-Gathering Events

Follow the links below to see more details and costs for these events before the 2018 FGC Gathering in Toledo, OH. Gathering registrants may add Pre-Gathering events to their registrations through June 10. New registrants may not register for a Pre-Gathering event after June 22. Drop-in participation is possible for the AYF retreat only, and drop-ins will be charged the retreat fee. Anyone bringing youth age 18 and under should read about Pre-Gathering Events and Children.

Retreat for People of Color and their Families
An opportunity for People of Color and multiracial families to come together to share their Quaker experience and create a supportive community in preparation for and throughout the Gathering. Open only to Friends staying for the Gathering as full-time or half-Gathering registrants.

Can Quaker Investment Heal an Unjust World? (Quakers & Business Conference)
Hear Quaker stories of investment in and by their businesses to address inequality. Learn about your sources of capital -- human, financial, social and spiritual -- and how to invest to heal the world. (Friday-Sunday) Open to Gathering registrants and also those not staying for the Gathering.

Adult Young Friends Retreat 
Adult Young Friends (age 18-35) will hold a one day retreat to continue building our community. This year's AYF Retreat will be a day of reflection and skill-building around race and white supremacy. We’ll discuss how this affects our lives and communities and what action we can take. (Saturday) Open only to Friends staying for the Gathering as full-time or half-Gathering registrants.