Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Welcome to the 2020 Gathering!

Tony Martin and Patsy Arnold Martin

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Gathering Committee, it is our joy and honor to invite you to be part of the 2020 Gathering in Radford, VA. Our theme, Way Will Open already has manifested in countless ways during this year of preparation. We are excited by the possibility that what you are holding in your hands may be the beginnings of an opening for you.

Way is opening for life changing workshops, inspiring speakers, a spirit filled youth program, music and movement, dance and art and films and book talks, and worship… especially worship. We expect this to be an extraordinarily worship filled Gathering. And all this will take place in an area surrounded by stunning natural beauty, on a beautiful, accessible campus that is welcoming to all.

The week of Gathering is a time and a place like no other, a liminal time, a “thin place,” where Spirit can and often does break through in unpredictable, astonishing ways.

If you have previously known this to be so “experimentally” we hope you will come back to experience more.  If you have never been to a Gathering before, we hope that this is your year to experience the Gathering for the first time. We hope that Way will Open for you to join us in Radford, Virginia.

Patsy Arnold Martin & Tony Martin

Co-Clerks, 2020 Gathering

Roanoke Friends Meeting, Baltimore Yearly Meeting