Friends General Conference 2023 Gathering

Listen So That We May Live will take place July 2 – 8, 2023 at Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon.  The Gathering is a week of Quaker worship, workshops, and community for all ages. Friends come together from across the US and Canada (and sometimes further) to deepen our connection to one another and the Spirit. The Gathering is typically held on a college campus in late June/early July, and location changes from year to year. In 2020, Friends General Conference began offering virtual Gathering programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attenders range from newborns to elders in their 90s, and include both long-time Friends (mostly from the unprogrammed, liberal tradition), and those newer to Quakerism. In structure, it’s part conference and part family camp. In content, it provides an abundance of opportunities to learn about Quakerism and to foster your spiritual life – and to have fun together.