Friends General Conference Gathering, July 3-9, 2016

The national Friends General Conference Gathering will take place July 3rd to 9th at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota. 

The 2016 theme is: be humble, Be Faithful, BE BOLD.  It is a great opportunity for you and your family to learn more about Quakers by experiencing a weeklong Quaker gathering! There will be: 

  • morning workshops and evening speakers for adults
  • wonderful concurrent children's programing
  • afternoons of intergenerational activities, fieldtrips, presentations by various Quaker organizations, and
  • late evenings of dancing, films, music, etc.

It is truly a remarkable experience! Learn more.

Registration details

For more information about the program and financial aid, please go to the Gathering website: and for questions email

Note: Friends School of Minnesota's Head of School Latrisha Chattin will be leading a workshop: Exploring Quakers in Education  

This workshop will explore the rich history of Quakers in education from the founding of public schools to the Quaker schools of today. Through various methods, together as parents, grandparents, students, and teachers of all kinds, we will examine, share, and shape our experiences as Quakers in education.

See all the 2016 FGC Gathering workshops