June Vital Friends: FGC Friends, QuakerPress, QuakerBooks News, Job Opportunities and more.

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Dear Friend,

As the summer heats up, here are some cool Quaker organizations, programs, and opportunities! In this issue of Vital Friends, learn more about our Friends at Illinois Yearly Meeting, and meet the new Fiscal and Property Manager at FGC. Do you know someone looking for a job? FGC is hiring for two exciting positions! And much more below.

In the Spirit,
FGC Staff

This issue contains:
- FGC Friends: Illinois Yearly Meeting
- New to FGC: Fiscal and Property Manager
- Program Spotlight: QuakerPress
- Taking it back to our meetings
- QuakerBooks News
- Job Opportunties
- Book List
- NEYM Hosts Outreach Weekend

FGC Friends Illinois Yearly Meeting

FGC Friends is a feature of our monthly Vital Friends eNewsletter that highlights a Quaker meeting, organization, or individual Friends who work with FGC to nurture faith and Quaker practice. We're pleased to feature FGC-affiliated Illinois Yearly Meeting for the month of June.

New to FGC: Introducing Lee Meinicke 

Friends General Conference is pleased to introduce Lee Meinicke, our new Fiscal and Properties Manager. To read more about Lee and the work she will be doing with FGC click here.

Quaker Press

Friends General Conference’s QuakerPress has been publishing books, pamphlets, and curricula that nurture meetings, individuals, and the greater Religious Society of Friends for over fifty years. QuakerPress publications are sold through QuakerBooks of FGC as well as through other book retailers. FGC is pleased to announce that we have opened submissions for manuscripts to be published with QuakerPress. To learn more about the topics and content QuakerPress seeks and how to submit a manuscript, click here.

QuakerBooks News, May 2016

As QuakerBooks continues serving Friends, seekers, and Quaker meetings, with the ministry of the word through books, pamphlets, and other materials, QuakerBooks is undergoing some major changes.  Read more.

photo by Marta Rusek

White Privilege Conference: Taking it back to our meetings

Now that those Quakers who attended the White Privilege Conference in April of this year have had some time to settle back into our meetings, it seems a good time to present two FGC resources and articles. "Bringing White Privilege Conference Back to Our Meetings" provides overview of this year's discussion of ways to continue this work at home, and 2015's "How Do We Bring This Back to Our Meetings" covers learnings and suggestions from last year that are still quite relevant. If you attended the conference here's some handy guidance for ways to engage your meeting. If you haven't attended the conference, both these articles offer straightforward suggestions anyone can act on.  

photo by Joann Clapp Fullagar

Book List: Growth and Fruits

With the flourishing of spring shifting into the bounty of summer, here are some books sharing wisdom from plants, support for spirit, and new ideas. Grow with your reading: Reading List.
photo by Marta Rusek

FGC Seeks Online Communications Fellow & Bookstore Manager

Friends General Conference is seeking two a full time bookstore manager to run QuakerBooks of FGC located at Pendle Hill to start this summer 2016, and an Online Communications Fellow to start fall of 2016.

To find out more about working for FGC at QuakerBooks please click here.

To find out more about opportunity to work in Communications at FGC click here.

Both of these paid, full time positions offer a great way to get involved at FGC, working with an organization that shares your values and nurtures the growth and life of the Religious Society of Friends.

Among Friends: NEYM Hosts Outreach Weekend 

Recently, New England Yearly Meeting hosted Friends gathered to discuss "emerging practices in Quaker outreach" through plenaries, workshops, resources, and informal conversations. Read more.
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