Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Pre-Gathering Events

Follow the links below to see more details and costs for these events before the 2020 FGC Gathering in Radford, VA. Gathering registrants may add Pre-Gathering events to their registrations through June 10. New registrants may not register for a Pre-Gathering event after June 20. Drop-in participation is possible for the AYF retreat only, and drop-ins will be charged the retreat fee. Anyone bringing youth age 18 and under should read about Pre-Gathering Events and Children.

Retreat for People of Color and their Families

An opportunity for People of Color and multiracial families to come together to share their Quaker experience and create a supportive community in preparation for and throughout the Gathering. (Friday-Sunday) Open only to Friends staying for the Gathering as full-time or half-Gathering registrants.

Quakers & Business ConferenceWay Opens: Business in the Manner of Friends in this Time of Rapid Change

As rules, opportunities, and values shift, the business environment transforms around us. Friends continue taking our faith to work. Bring successes, quandaries, and fruit from your experience to share. (Friday-Sunday) Open to Gathering registrants and also those not staying for the Gathering.

Adult Young Friends Retreat 

Adult Young Friends (age 18-35) will hold a one day retreat to continue building our community. (Saturday; AYFs are welcome to arrive Friday night) Open only to Friends staying for the Gathering as full-time or half-Gathering registrants.

Nourishing Our Spirits to Enliven Our Quaker Practice

An opportunity for Friends and Seekers to come together to nourish our spirits and  enliven our Quaker practice as we participate in soul-oriented activities. Join us as we explore spiritual practices that guide us as we follow the movement of the Spirit in our daily lives. We will share spiritual journeys, centering practices, and testimonies of deliverance. We will co-create with God a supportive fellowship, and offer ways of being in service to our community during the Gathering. Led by Regina Renee Ward and Anne Pomeroy. (Friday-SaturdayPrimarily for Gathering registrants