Upcoming events offered by FGC, including workshops, trainings, retreats and other opportunities.
Opportunities abound for families to spend time together at Gathering.
High School Program participants live together creating community through a multitude of activities during the week. An intense and amazing, fun-packed Quaker experience.
Working on projects, singing, worshiping, playing and learning - that's what our first through sixth graders do in Junior Gathering.
Water play, ball play, and riding tricycles, cars, fire engines, singing songs, listening to stories, and making crafts - these are some of the activities our Preschoolers do in Junior Gathering... all with abundant staffing.
Infants and Toddlers spend their mornings pretty much as they would if they were at home . . .
Taking workshops in the morning, sharing in small groups, and participating in a variety of recreational activities in the evening - that's what our Seventh through Ninth Graders do in Junior Gathering.
Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is a tribal attorney, founder of Giniw Collective, former Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders. She spent six months on the frontlines fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and is currently engaged in the movement to defund fossil fuels and a years-long struggle against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. Jenny Chapman, a member of Roanoke Monthly Meeting, is part of the resistance to the Mountain Valley Pipeline proposed in southern Virginia.
These small-group sessions often spark new leadings and insights. On Tuesday, choose from varied topics likely to include peace and justice issues, education, economics, spirituality, and other Quaker concerns.
City Love (Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan) is a West Philly social justice music and education duo. They are teachers and musicians who make music for the world we need and use our songs to spread love, hope, dialogue, justice and healing. They recently released a young children's album about race, honoring our differences, standing up for each other, equity, self-love, and belonging. Kallan Benson, at 16, is already a veteran activist with 7 years of experience fighting for a sustainable future. Kallan is a national coordinator for Fridays For Future USA and integral to the international movement.
Valarie Kaur, a lawyer, filmmaker, and innovator, is a seasoned civil rights activist and celebrated prophetic voice “at the forefront of progressive change”. Her question “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” reframed the political moment and became a mantra for people fighting for change. Valarie now leads the Revolutionary Love Project.