Here you will find news items of interest about FGC. We will also feature news items from other Quaker Organizations in the United States and Canada at their request.
On December 12, 2020, 25 youth and 13 adults joined together in virtual space for The Quake that Rocked the Continent.
Friends ages 11 and up participated from 20 states and provinces across the United States and Canada, from the original lands of the Potawatami, Wampanoag, Cherokee, Anishinabewaki, Odawa, Mississauga, Fox, Sauk, Ho chunk, Kizh, Chumash/Tongva, Tsalaguwetiyi, S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Raymatush, Massachusett, Ohlone, Haudenosaunee, Lenni Lenape, Menominee, Patwin, and Amah Mutsun peoples.
"I have come to appreciate how Friends Couple Enrichment (FCE), with its grounding in Quaker testimonies of equality, integrity, and deep listening, is important not just to couples, but to the wider Quaker community."
Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in January, presented by Friends Couple Enrichment, New York Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.
FGC's (currently virtual) office will be closed between December 24th, 2020 and January 3rd, 2021. Our virtual worship and worship-sharing opportunities will go on as planned, and we welcome your donations through our secure online giving form.
Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Here is the introductory text and links to the Vital Friends and Book Musings eNewsletters, as well as the Gathering update we shared in November and December 2020.
It may be getting colder outside, but we're hard at work inside the virtual office nurturing the spiritual lives of Friends!
If your Quaker meeting, church, organization, or cause-based community offers weekly Meeting for Worship online, virtual events and retreats, or ongoing web-based courses and trainings, here's how you can get the word out through Friends General Conference.
Central Committee, the governing body of FGC, gathered virtually from October 16th to 18th, 2020. Over the course of three days, representatives from FGC-affiliated Yearly Meetings and Monthly Meetings, as well as members of staff and observers from Quaker communities across North America, met to discern major decisions and review program accomplishments over the most recent fiscal year.
On March 27, 2020, the United States House and Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in November and December, presented by Beacon Hill Friends House, Everence Financial, New York Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.