Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Fall and Spring Retreats for Friends of Color

2019 Spring Retreat for Friends of Color in Ben Lomond, CA.
2017 Fall Retreat for Friends of Color in Stony Point, NY.

Each year, FGC’s Ministry on Racism Program sponsors opportunities in the Spring and Fall for Friends of Color and their families to come together to build multigenerational community through:

  • Mutual support and sharing
  • Worship
  • Exploring our Faith
  • Sharing what brought us to Friends
  • Identifying ways to support each other

Previous retreats have been held in upstate New York, the Philadelphia area, Washington DC, Chicago, and California. Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry on Racism has held virtual retreats for Friends of Color over Zoom -- one in April 2020, two in October and November of 2020, and one in March 2021. All retreats hosted by the Ministry on Racism will be held virtually through the end of 2021.  

All FGC Virtual Friend of Color Retreats are now pay as led, which means free to Friends of Color if they are unable to pay. We would appreciate any donations to FGC for these retreats. Donations help the organization pay for the staff time that goes into putting them together. You can donate here and specify that your donation should go to the Ministry on Racism.

Thank you.

Spring Hybrid Retreat for Friends of Color and families : Friday, May 13th - Sunday, May 15th, 2022  

Registration to come

We plan to hold our Spring Retreat for Friends of Color and families at Menucha Retreat Center outside of Portland Oregon. We have the intention to have at least some of the program be hybrid for Friends who cannot make it to the retreat in person. Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19, while we do plan to hold most of this retreat in-person we are closely following professionals guidelines on what is wisest and will keep our community healthy. 

If you wish to be contacted when the registration for this retreat opens please email [email protected] 


Fall Adult Virtual Retreat: Friday, November 5nd - Sunday, November 7th, 2021

"A Time for Change: Adapting, Evolving and Growing Together"

Register here

Our November retreat will be have sessions Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. We're excited to see you!

Schedule (all times are in EDT):

Friday, November 5th : 

8:00 - 9:30 PM 

Saturday, November 6th : 

2:00 - 3:30 PM

4:30 - 6:00 PM

8:00 - 9:30 PM 

9:30 - 11 PM (optional)

Sunday, November 7th : 

2:00 - 3:30 PM 

4:30 - 6:00 PM 


To learn more about our Virtual Retreats for Youth Friends of Color please click HERE.



For further information, contact:

Linnea Halsten

Ministry on Racism Assistant

(215) 561-1700 x 3022 

[email protected]