Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Events

Upcoming events offered by FGC, including workshops, trainings, retreats and other opportunities.

High School Program participants live together creating community through a multitude of activities during the week. An intense and amazing, fun-packed Quaker experience.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

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.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Working on projects, singing, worshiping, playing and learning - that's what our first through sixth graders do in Junior Gathering.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

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.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Infants and Toddlers spend their mornings pretty much as they would if they were at home . . .

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Opportunities abound for families to spend time together at Gathering.

Children and Teens | Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:30pm
Dr. Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She serves as the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. Her research interests include the role of traditional ecological knowledge in ecological restoration and the ecology of mosses. In collaboration with tribal partners, she and her students have an active research program in the ecology and restoration of plants of cultural significance to Native people. She is active in efforts to broaden access to environmental science education for Native students, and to create new models for integration of indigenous philosophy and scientific tools on behalf of land and culture. She is engaged in programs which introduce the benefits of traditional ecological knowledge to the scientific community, in a way that respects and protects indigenous knowledge.
Evening Programs | Monday, July 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
This year on Tuesday, instead of Interest Groups, we have the special gift of hearing from three Quakers who will be sharing their journeys and understandings of Quaker truths: Oskar Pierre Castro, Paula Palmer, and Andrew Tomlinson.
Evening Programs | Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is president of Repairers of the Breach, national co-chair of the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign, and leads an alliance of more than 200 progressive organizations best known as “Moral Monday,” a multi-racial, multi-faith movement fighting for voting rights, public education, universal healthcare, environmental protection, and the rights of women, labor, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community.
Evening Programs | Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Baldemar Velásquez, born and raised as a migrant farm worker from South Texas, founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee which has been instrumental in changing the working conditions for farm workers. He holds a BA in sociology, advanced degrees in practical theology and was ordained as a chaplain to farmworkers by Rapha Ministries.
Evening Programs | Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pm