SCYM Hosts 2019 FGC Gathering

All SCYM Friends and Attenders are Invited to Join the Planning Committee

At 2018 South Central Yearly Meeting sessions it was agreed that SCYM would host the 2019 Friends General Conference Gathering at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, June 30 to July 6, 2019.

This means helping to plan and carry out many aspects of the Gathering where annually over 1,000 Friends enjoy worship, fellowship, learning at week long workshops, and a chance to network with Friends outside their monthly and yearly meetings. Friends also enjoy dancing, singing, the Gathering Store with books and crafts, and trips to area attractions.

Jan Michael (Stillwater Meeting) and Jane Houser (Live Oak, Houston Meeting) took on the job of co-clerks of the 2019 Gathering and moved ahead to encourage Friends in SCYM to join them in the planning.

On May 18-19 the 2019 FGC Gathering Planning Committee met at Live Oak Meetinghouse. They worshiped, discerned a theme and formed subcommittees, including evening program, workshops, worship, communications and local arrangements with liaisons to Junior Gathering, High School and Adult Young Friends. Much of the work of these subcommittees will take place on virtual conferencing/conference call .

SCYM Friends are encouraged to join the Planning Committee and offer their gifts and skills to one of subcommittees. Contact Jan Michael and Jane Houser at  They can answer all your questions.

Still time to find out more and register for the 2018 Gathering, July 1-7 at University of Teledo, Teledo OH. Register at  2018 FGC Gathering.