Learn more about becoming a Welcoming Friend to newcomers in your meeting
Christian and Interfaith Relations (CIRC) sponsors dialogues and finds other ways for Friends to be active and involved in interfaith, ecumenical, and broader Quaker activities.
Growing Our Meetings: Inreach, Outreach, and Integrating Newcomers
The Friends listed here have traveled across the United States and Canada helping meetings through programs designed to assist meetings in becoming welcoming, deep, and warm.
Meeting mentors received training to help them "walk alongside" a meeting over an extended period as it works on its challenges and opportunities. It is a process that includes prayer, worship, on-going dialogue, questioning, research, learning and reflection.
Welcome to the New Meetings “Toolbox”. Quaker worship groups and meetings are dynamic faith communities. It is wonderful that you are considering starting a worship group or meeting! Here you will find a variety of basic materials to help you in this spiritual endeavor.
Does your meeting need someone to help you refocus on the Spirit? Would you profit from someone to help you learn some inreach, outreach, or inclusion skills?
The Friends listed here have been part of the Traveling Ministries Program which connected Friends with the gifts of Ministry to Quaker meetings requesting spiritual support.
Friends General Conference (FGC) has shepherded QuakerQuest in the US and Canada since 2007. Over this time we’ve seen changes in the conversation about being welcoming and changes in the number of people in attendance at worship in participating meetings.