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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 

  • June 6 – Bobby at Pullman-Moscow and Sandpoint Friends (ID/WA) – Speaking Truth to Power: Storytelling in Quaker Advocacy
  • June 1 – Clarence at Philadelphia Yearly MeetingBuilding a Sustainable Future: How Friends Take Action
  • May 29 – Diana Ohlbaum at Northern Yearly Meeting – 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 MeetingWorkshop: 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 – Alicia and Bobby at Philadelphia Yearly MeetingWorkshop: 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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