The Gathering is a week-long Quaker conference organized by Friends General Conference (FGC) each year around the time of July 4. It offers a wealth of opportunities for workshops, socializing, making music, attending informational sessions, and so much more. It has robust programs for teens and children. It meets on a college campus in different parts of the U.S. and Canada in different years. Anywhere from 800 to over 1,000 Friends participate.
The 2017 Gathering will be held at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY. The theme is Ripples Start Where Spirit Moves. An exciting feature at the Gathering will be the celebration of 100 years of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), with workshops, a plenary speaker, and a party. The dates of the 2017 Gathering are July 2 – 8, 2017.
For more information, see FGC’s website.