1. Work with FCNL

Visiting Friends

Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches to help nurture, connect, and energize Friends into faithful action. Come join us and be the spark that helps light the Fire within.

Three young adult Friends

Quakers have a deep history of visitation outside one’s own meeting—seeking fellowship and deepening ties with Friends by way of personal, human to human, connection. Rooted in this practice, FCNL Visiting Friends (with support and guidance from FCNL staff) give presentations to meetings and churches about the core components of FCNL’s work and their own personal stories to help nurture, connect, and energize Friends into faithful action.

What to Expect

Your role as an FCNL Visiting Friend is to expand the conversations about FCNL within meetings and churches around the United States.

By joining the community of Visiting Friends, you will share with meetings and churches your spiritual journey and how it has brought you to advocacy and work with FCNL. Friends live out their faith through action; now it is time to tell your story and help connect friends to this work!

As an FCNL Visiting Friend, you will:

  • Describe your personal story, exploring how it has brought you to be involved with the work of FCNL

  • Commit to giving three presentations at monthly meetings or churches within a year

  • Write letters to meetings requesting time for a presentation

  • Engage in a written follow-up with each meeting

  • Write personal reflection on visit and next steps for FCNL Meeting engagement

  • Participate in monthly telephone briefings

Listen to our latest Visiting Friends Conference Call:

Visiting Friends Toolkit 

The work of an FCNL Visiting Friend is to connect Meetings and Churches around the United States with FCNL’s Quaker mission and opportunities for action.