Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Welcome to the 2019 Gathering!

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us in America’s heartland to create Peace in our Hearts, the first step toward Justice in the World. Be part of a week of opportunities for transformational growth.  Connect to the inner peace that flows from the Spirit through joy in movement, worship, study and conversation with old and new friends. 

The 2019 Gathering will be held on the Grinnell College campus in the small town of Grinnell, Iowa, a lovely level, green space with good accessibility.  Friends will find the college’s ambience of diversity, community, and social responsibility a welcoming environment. The location provides many opportunities for family recreation as well as afternoon field trips to historical, cultural and natural sites.

The peace that we generate in our hearts through personal and collective transformation radiates out and is reflected in increased peace and justice in the world. To that end this Gathering will feature daily peace themes raising awareness of specific troubled areas in the world.

Please join us for a week of inspiration, renewal, and fun, a chance to recharge and return home bringing the peace, joy, love and healing so badly needed in today’s world, the Divine vision for a restored creation.

Jan Michael and Liz Yeats

Co-Clerks, 2019 Gathering

South Central Yearly Meeting