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How is Spirit moving in your Quaker community? Through FCNL’s virtual “travel” to monthly meetings, Friends churches, and other Quaker communities, we join in meeting for worship, share messages, hear leadings and concerns, and provide spiritual and practical support to knit together Friends’ witness and FCNL’s advocacy for the world we seek. 

Alaska Friends gather in August 2019.

2020-2021 Visit Calendar

Visits are in reverse chronological order. Additional information about the visit is linked when available.

FCNL’s ministry of Quaker engagement is a crucial part of grounding the organization in the Religious Society of Friends and supporting Friends’ participation in Quaker advocacy.

Upcoming Visits 

  • August 2-8 – Mary Comfort and Bobby at Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • August 6 – Jim Cason – Workshop: Advocate for Migration Justice with FCNL
  • July 29-August 1 – Bobby at Wilmington Yearly Meeting – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • July 29 – Alicia and Bobby – Workshop: F/friends in Unlikely Places
    • July 31 – Diane Randall – Peace Lecture
  • July 28-August 1 – Riley and Bobby at Lake Erie Yearly Meeting (LEYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • July 29 – Bobby – Workshop: Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy
  • July 27-August 1 – Alex Wilson at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
  • July 25-31 – Stephen at New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • July 28 – Diane Randall and Diane Keefe – Quaker advocacy: Where do we go from here?
  • July 23-28 – Stephen at Pacific Yearly Meeting (PacYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • July 24 – Diane Randall and Stephen Donahoe – Quaker advocacy: Where do we go from here?
  • July 22-25 – Alicia at Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative (IYMC) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
  • July 23-25 – Jim at Western Yearly Meeting (WYM) – Worship, Workshop, and Fellowship
  • July 14-18 – Bobby at North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • July 15 – Jose and Kameryn – Workshop: Demilitarize the Police
    • July 16 – Clarence and Mariah – Workshop: Earthcare for All
  • July 14-18 – Mary Comfort at North Carolina Yearly Meeting Conservative (NCYMC) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • July 16 – Alicia and Bobby – Workshop: F/friends in Unlikely Places

Visits in June 2021

  • June 27-July 3 – FCNL Staff at Friends General Conference (FGC) Gathering – Alicia, Bobby, Stephen, and Riley
    • June 28 – Clarence and Mariah – Earthcare for All: Advocating for National Environmental Legislation
    • June 29 – Alicia and Bobby – The Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy
    • July 1 – Sarah Freeman-Woolpert – Speaking Truth and Building Power: The role of advocacy in grassroots movements 
    • July 2 – Diana Ohlbaum – Why is it so hard to cut the pentagon budget?
  • June 27 – Sarah at Berea Friends (KY) – Advocacy Skills Workshop 
  • June 27 – José and Kameryn at Hockessin Friends (DE) – FCNL: Reforming the Justice System
  • June 18-20 – Alicia, Bobby, and Jim at Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends (SCYMF) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
  • June 16-20 – José Woss: Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM) Friend in Residence – “Race and Faith: A First Gen Journey to Justice” 
  • June 16-20 – Susan Nahvi at Illinois Yearly Meeting (ILYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • June 19 – Bobby at ILYM – Workshop: Speaking Truth to Power: Storytelling in Quaker Advocacy
  • June 16-20 – Alicia at Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting (OVYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
    • June 16 – Alicia and Bobby at OVYM – Workshop: F/friends in Unlikely Places
  • June 6 – Bobby at Pullman-Moscow and Sandpoint Friends (ID/WA) – Workshop: Speaking Truth to Power: Storytelling in Quaker Advocacy
  • June 5-13 – Alicia and Bobby at Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association (SAYMA) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
  • June 3-5 – Bobby at Great Plains Yearly Meeting (GPYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
  • June 1 – Clarence at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Building a Sustainable Future: How Friends Take Action

Visits in May 2021

  • May 29 – Diana Ohlbaum at Northern Yearly Meeting (NYM) – Workshop: Why is it so hard to cut the Pentagon budget?
  • May 28-31 – Bobby at Northern Yearly Meeting (NYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship  
  • May 27 – Alicia and Bobby at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting  Workshop: F/friends in Unlikely Places
  • May 23 – Bobby at Durham Friends (NC) – Workshop: Speaking Truth to Power: Storytelling in Quaker Advocacy
  • May 21-23 – Alicia at FUM Stoking the Fire Retreat – Worship and Fellowship  
  • May 6 – Bobby at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting – Workshop: The Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy  
  • May 2 – Diane at Connecticut Valley Quarterly Meeting “Love and Truth in Politics” 

Visits in April 2021 

  • April 25 – Bobby at Northampton Friends (MA) – Workshop: The Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy
  • April 18 – Bobby at Ft. Myers Friends (FL) – Workshop: The Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy
  • April 18 – Alicia at Solebury Friends (PA) – Workshop: The Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy
  • April 17 – Annie and Bobby at FGC Consultation: Spirit and Community Online – FCNL Roundtable: The Nuts, Bolts, and Pitfalls of Online Quaker Gatherings 
  • April 9-11 – Alicia at Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting (PFYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
  • April 6 – Alicia at Friends House (MD) – Workshop: The Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy
  • April 4 – Hannah at Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM) – Quaker Youth Action Panel
  • April 2 – Doug Shaw and Lon Burnam at South Central Yearly Meeting (SCYM) – Workshop: FCNL and the Ban on Nuclear Weapons
  • April 2 – Hannah and Bobby at South Central Yearly Meeting (SCYM) – Workshop: Centering and Supporting Young Adult Advocacy
  • April 1 – Kameryn and Bobby at Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM) – Workshop: F/friends Reckoning with Racism, Justice Reform, and Election Integrity 
  • March 31-April 11 – Riley at Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship
  • March 28-April 4 – Bobby at South Central Yearly Meeting (SCYM) – Worship, Business, and Fellowship

What Friends are Saying

“Thank you for reminding us that FCNL isn’t just a Quaker organization or an organization that represents us on Capitol Hill—each and every one of us is FCNL, a part of the Quaker community striving for a better world.”

Clerk of Orlando Meeting, December 2020

“Moorestown Friends are very big supporters of FCNL, we have been for years. We think the work you do is extraordinarily important. We support you.”

Moorestown Friends, January 2021

Visits in March 2021

  • Mar. 28 – Kameryn at Redwood Forest Friends (CA) – Forum on Justice in Policing
  • Mar. 28 – Bobby and Alicia at Mickleton Friends (NJ/DE) – Workshop: Sharing Quaker Ministry with Congress – Virtual Lobby Training on Police Reform
  • Mar. 13 – Alicia at Wyoming Friends (WY) – Workshop: The Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy
  • Mar. 7 – Bobby at Valley Friends (VA) – Workshop: Speaking Truth to Power – Storytelling as Quaker Advocacy

Visits in February 2021


Visits in January 2021

In January 2021, FCNL had twelve virtual visits with Quaker communities from California to Maine. 

  • Jan. 31 – Bobby and Alicia at Whittier First Friends (CA)Message, Worship, and Workshop
  • Jan. 31 – José Woss at Honolulu Friends (HI) – Police Reform Presentation
  • Jan. 28 – Mariah Shriner at New York Yearly Meeting – Climate Legislation Presentation
  • Jan. 24 – Bobby Trice at First Friends Greensboro (NC) – Worship and Workshop
  • Jan. 24 – Amelia Kegan at Goshen Friends (PA) – FCNL Legislative Priorities Presentation
  • Jan. 24 – Alicia McBride at Durham Friends (ME)Message, Worship, and Workshop
  • Jan. 21 – Bobby Trice at Stillwater Friends (OK) – Religious Education Workshop
  • Jan. 17 – Bobby Trice at Moorestown Friends (NJ) – Worship and Workshop
  • Jan. 14 – Kameryn Point at Kendal at Longwood (PA) – Racial Justice Presentation
  • Jan. 10 – Ashley Wilson at Poplar Ridge Friends (NY) – Worship and Briefing
  • Jan. 10 – Alicia McBride at Penn Valley Friends (MO) – Worship and Workshop
  • Jan. 4 – Kameryn Point at Friends Seminary (NY) – Voting Rights Presentation


Visits in 2020

Here’s where we “traveled” in the last part of 2020.

  • Dec. 6 – Bobby Trice at Orlando Friends (FL) – Worship and Workshop
  • Nov. 1 – Bobby Trice at Friendship Friends (NC) – Worship and Workshop
  • Oct. 28 – Bobby Trice at Beacon Hill Friends (MA)MIDWEEK Spiritual Practice
  • Oct. 25 – Bobby Trice at Tacoma Friends (WA) – Worship and Workshop
  • Oct. 11 – Riley Robinson at Salem Friends (OR) – Worship and Presentation
  • Oct. 4 – José Woss at Radnor Friends (PA) – Election Integrity Forum

FCNL Visiting Among Friends

Organize an online workshop on storytelling, Quaker advocacy, or how to lobby for your meeting or church: Contact Bobby Trice at rtrice@fcnl.org for more details.

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