August Vital Friends: Piedmont Friends Fellowship & Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting, Bible Half Hour Recordings, Gathering Plenaries on YouTube, Bestselling books and more.

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Dear Friend,

This year’s FGC Gathering was a powerful reminder that the fullness of what it means to be a Friend can only be known when we share deeply and powerfully with each other the diversity of our experiences and needs.  By listening to one another and to Spirit, we can act together to build a stronger community and to do our best to affirm that of God in everyone. 

It is because of you, every one of you, young and old, of every race and ethnicity, involved in every profession and walk of life imaginable, that FGC is a vital organization and a dynamic growing fellowship of yearly meetings, monthly meetings, churches and Friends.  In this newsletter we’ll share some reflections on the 2016 FGC Gathering along with important actions taken since it ended. 

We’ll also share the recent work of Piedmont Yearly Meeting, introduce FGC’s new Ministry on Racism Support Specialist, as well as share additional resources and information to support your spiritual practice.  We hope the remainder of your summer is invigorating and inspiring as we continue this journey of creating FGC together

In the Spirit,
FGC Staff

This issue contains:
- Program Spotlight: 2016 FGC Gathering
- FGC Friends: Piedmont Friends Fellowship & Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting
- New to FGC Staff: Lena Glickman
- 2016 Gathering Bible Half Hour Recordings
- Gathering Plenary Recordings On YouTube
- Best Selling Books From 2016 FGC Gathering
AFSC Seeks General Secretary
- Among Friends: NYM Fall Gathering and LEYM Fall Interim Session

Program Spotlight: 2016 FGC Gathering

Reflection from FGC staff on the 2016 Gathering in St. Joseph, MN, the call from vocal ministry, changes moving forward, and gratitude for all of you.
Read the article here.

FGC Friends: Piedmont Friends Fellowship & 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 Piedmont Friends Fellowship and Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting for the month of August.
Photo by Piedmont Friends Fellowship

New to FGC Staff: Lena Glickman, Ministry on Racism Support Specialist

FGC is pleased to introduce Lena Glickman our new Ministry on Racism Support Specialist! Read more about FGC's new QVS Alumni Fellow and her work with the Ministry on Racism: here.

For Your Spiritual Practice: 2016 Gathering Bible Half Hour Recordings

The 2016 Gathering Bible Half Hour series was lead by Linda Hall, a member of Madison friends meeting in Wisconsin. The theme of the 2016 Gathering was be humble Be Faithful, BE BOLD. 

You can listen in here

Resources: Gathering Plenaries on Our YouTube Channel

Find plenaries not just from this year, but last year and more on our YouTube channel! Here.

For Your Reading Pleasure: Gathering Topsellers at QuakerBooks

Top selling books from the 2016 Gathering  QuakerBooks bookstore in St Joseph, MN.  

Read the full list here.

AFSC Seeks General Secretary

The American Friends Service Committee, a 99- year old organization working on five continents, seeks a General Secretary to lead this diverse organization into the next phase of its work. The General Secretary leads the American Friends Service Committee in advancing its vision of a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. The position requires active membership in the Religious Society of Friends. A successful candidate will be able to articulate a compelling vision of how the AFSC can most effectively promote testimonies of Friends as implemented in the world. Read more about this position.

Among Friends: NYM Fall Gathering and LEYM Fall Interim Session

Northern Yearly Meeting will be having their 2016 Fall Interim Session at Eau Claire Meetinghouse October 14-15. Find out more about this event here.

Lake Erie Yearly Meeting will be holding a gathering for socializing and worship at Kendal in Oberlin hosted by Kent Monthly Meeting. Find out more about this event here. 

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