Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Resources

The Silence & Light for Quaker Newcomers eRetreat invites you to explore and practice the experience of Quaker worship and silent waiting, for an inward encounter with Inner Teacher who leads, guides, and transforms us every day.  This session is offer
Adult
Friends Meeting House Fund

Does your Quaker meeting or church need a loan to buy its meeting space or renovate it? The Friends Meeting House Fund (FMHF), in partnership with Everence, can help! Here are five benefits to getting your loan with FMHF.

Service Resource

In the Bible, it is called the Kingdom of God, and sometimes the Kingdom of Heaven. In the Cotton Patch Gospel, Clarence Jordan calls it “The God Movement.” Mary Linda prefers “God’s World” and “kin-dom of God” while Mark favors the implied sovereignty of “Commonwealth of God.”

Adult

This series will allow those of us who identify as white to educate ourselves about racism by discussing films that come from People of Color’s lived experience.  The facilitators, Carolyn Lejuste (she/her, Whit

Challenging Racism

This book group will explore the concept of revolutionary love through a discussion of the book See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur.

Challenging Racism

This book discussion will explore the concept of antiracism through a discussion of the book How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.

Challenging Racism

Are you a white Friend who wants to go deeper in your reflections on racism and white supremacy in a challenging yet compassionate virtual space?

Challenging Racism
Melinda Wenner Bradley, Religious Education Consultant and Trainer, and Youth Religious Life Coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

As Quaker meetings and churches throughout North America continue their discernment around holding worship online for the foreseeable future or offering in-person worship with social distancing measures in place (or even a combination of both), Friends may also be considering how to resume or proceed with religious education programming for children and youth. Alongside careful planning for safety, and the flexibility to shift our plans, we have an opportunity in this disrupted time to imagine something new that might reach more people and connect us as all-age spiritual communities.

Resources for Friends and Meetings during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Marta Rusek and Barry Crossno

We know that some of you are beginning the discernment process with members and attenders of your meeting to possibly reopening your Quaker Meeting house during the COVID-19 pandemic. To aid your discernment, FGC has compiled the following advices, queries and safety strategies to help guide your Quaker community's decision-making.

Resources for Friends and Meetings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Spiritual Deepening eRetreat Program uses the Matrix online learning platform to organize all of the content, links, resources, and online conversations that make an eRetreat so engaging.

Adult