Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Gathering Programs and Events

A workshop at the Gathering (photo: Marta Rusek)

The Gathering offers a wide variety of programs and events throughout the week. 

Please join us by registering for the Virtual Gathering

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Adults gather each evening to hear a speaker or performerOn Wednesday night, Friends of all ages gather for an evening together  - usually for a concert. High Schoolers are welcome at all evening programs. 

Youth (birth through rising ninth grade) are in Junior Gathering Family Activities on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons. 

Evening singing (photo: Arthur Fink)


Workshop Time

Adults and high schoolers sign up for a week-long workshop or a one-day workshop when they register for the FGC Gathering.

Mornings, Afternoons and Late Evenings

During these times, Friends choose among a wide variety of events generally lasting 60 to 90 minutes, including:


Pre-Gathering Events

Friends may choose to attend a one to two day event prior to the Gathering to explore a topic in depth. Browse this year's pre-Gathering offerings.

Mandatory training for High School staff (starts Friday night).

Children and Teens

This year, the children will be joined by their parents in Familiy Activities in the afternoons and in the mid-week intergenerational evening program. High schoolers (starting with rising tenth graders) will enjoy the full Gathering and engage with one another in afternoon and late evening activities.