Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends


Spiritual Deepening eRetreats: The Book of Joy Discussion

This book discussion will explore the challenges of living a joyful life through a discussion of The Book of Joy, by the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The Book of Joy book discussion group will meet weekly on Sundays at 7:30pm Eastern / 5:30pm Mountain time starting May 3, 2020 and continuing through the end of May. The group will decide together whether to meet on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10.

Spiritual Deepening eRetreats: Building a Meaningful Life

The Building a Meaningful Life eRetreat invites you to explore and practice the spirituality of meaning-making, resiliency, renewal, and life transitions. Rather than focusing on death and dying, this eRetreat explores the spiritual gifts of aging across the lifespan. 

This eRetreat will be offered November 8 - December 11 (no meeting the week of U.S. Thanksgiving).

Spiritual Deepening eRetreats: Weaving a Wider Welcome

Do our meetings truly reflect all the faces of God among our members and attenders? FGC has heard from many of you that the answer to that question is often no. We have heard that many meetings wonder why their newcomers stop coming after a few visits-- especially LGBTQ folks, families with young children and People of Color.  In this eRetreat, we will explore how newcomers experience welcome, mistakes meetings make with newcomers, and what approaches to welcoming have worked in FGC meetings.

In this workshop you will learn:

Spiritual Deepening eRetreats: Silence & Light for Young Adult Friends

The Silence & Light for Young Adult Friends eRetreat invites you to explore and practice the experience of Quaker worship and silent waiting, for an inward encounter with Inner Teacher who leads, guides, and transforms us every day.  This eRetreat is held under the care of the Adult Young Friends Program of the Friends General Conference Gathering.  It is offered as an opportunity to bring together Quakers and seekers in the age range of 18-35ish for spiritual community and mutual support. 

Spiritual Deepening eRetreats: Understanding & Healing White Supremacy

This eRetreat offers participants the opportunity to develop their understanding of what racism, white supremacy, and white privilege are, and how they are embedded in our society, Quaker meetings, and lives.  You will gain knowledge of historical and current realities of racial oppression in the United States and explore how Quaker faith and practice can provide grounding, tools, and fire for our work against racial injustice.  You will explore how Spirit is calling you to action for racial justice while gaining tools for identifying and disrupting racism, white privilege, and wh


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