Workshops offer Gathering adults and high school participants the opportunity to be immersed in a topic with other interested Friends. Friends stay in the same workshop through multiple sessions, forming a small community within the Gathering. Most workshops include daily worship or worship sharing.
At the Virtual Gathering, we are offering 3 different timeblocks for workshops.
- Monday-Friday Workshops - Each workshop is held over five sessions (Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 3). Each session runs from 1:30-3pm EDT (10:30am-12pm PDT) These workshops are numbered in the 300s
- Sunday, June 28 Workshops - Each workshop is held over three 90-minute sessions: 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm, and 4:30-6pm, EDT (8:30am-10am, 11am-12:30pm, and 1:30-3pm PDT) These workshops are numbered in the 100s
- Saturday, July 4 Workshops - Each workshop is held over three 90-minute sessions: 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm, and 4:30-6pm, EDT (8:30am-10am, 11am-12:30pm, and 1:30-3pm PDT) These workshops are numbered in the 200s
Workshops will be held on Zoom. Some workshops leaders have said participation by phone is ok, for those who don't have the ability to use Zoom and need to call in on a phone line. These are noted in the workshop descriptions under "Audio-only participation?".
Several workshops will be sharing materials on FGC's Spiritual Deepening eRetreat platform - those are indicated the workshop descriptions.
If your workshop leader has recommended reading, look for it in the Virtual Gathering Bookstore.
Frequently Asked Questions about workshops
- If I register early, will I be guaranteed my first workshop choice? The workshop you register for at the Virtual Gathering is the workshop you are in. We do not have an early registration period for the Virtual Gathering.
- How do I submit a workshop proposal for 2021?
- How do I change my workshop?
- How do I get into a workshop that is marked FULL?
2020 Workshop Descriptions
Click on the workshop title to read a detailed description. Use the filter tools to display workshop by audience type (age group), or by keyword. Workshops marked with * are for different levels of experience - learn more about anti-racism workshop levels. Workshops leaders may be adding more details to their workshop pages.
NOTE : Workshops are listed ten per page. Please scroll to the bottom and click on a page number or "next" to view more workshops, or to view all the workshops at once, select "all" under "Items per page" in the filter box.