Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends


Here you will find news items of interest about FGC. We will also feature news items from other Quaker Organizations in the United States and Canada at their request.


| October 18th 2019

J. Brent Bill is a Quaker who’s been publishing articles and books since 1983. In that time, he’s learned a thing or three about getting his work published – starting with how to pitch his ideas to editors. Here are a few of Brent's suggestions for Friends who want to prepare a book proposal.

| October 18th 2019

After Joe Rockey of Lake Forest Friends Meeting felt a leading to serve as a greeter at Meeting for Worship, he decided to participate in the Welcoming Friend Project, which introduced him to new concepts and strategies that helped him become a more welcoming Friend to new visitors.

| September 24th 2019

Within FGC, a lot has changed institutionally, but a lot needs to be done to become a truly welcoming and inclusive association of Quaker meetings and churches. The feedback we’ve received so far, from Friends who engage with us in-person and online, indicates that our work toward becoming an anti-racist faith community is resonating and needs to keep moving forward.

| September 23rd 2019

One hundred youth participated in FGC’s Junior Gathering and High School Program in Grinnell this summer. Read about the fun, community-building activities they enjoyed in this update from our Gathering Youth Coordinator, Marian Dalke.

| September 17th 2019

To encourage submissions from Friends and Quaker meetings, and to further our commitment to transparency, FGC is publishing the themes and release dates of its Vital Friends eNewsletter on our website for Fiscal Year 2020, which spans from October 2019 to September 2020.

FGC News | September 10th 2019


What's new and what opportunities are coming soon for friends in the FGC community? Find out in our updates for September 2019!



| September 6th 2019

Discover tools for nurturing the spiritual foundation of children's lives and resources to guide their journey as they grow. Featuring Faith & Play Stories, resources by religious educator Melinda Wenner Bradley, Sparkling Still, and more!

| September 3rd 2019