1. Work with FCNL

Visiting Friends

When Faith and Witness Find Feet

FCNL Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches, sharing how Quaker advocacy and FCNL can help Friends live out their own faith through action. As a Visiting Friend, you will invite Friends to take spirit-led action in meaningful and effective ways, and connect Friends with opportunities to witness for the World We Seek.

2018 Visiting Friend Map and Testimony

With support and guidance from FCNL staff, you can share your transformational story of faith and action, and the power of Quaker advocacy.

Come join us and be the spark that helps light the Fire within.

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

Visiting Friend, Joey Hartmann-Dow presents to Friends at Doylestown Meeting.

"I love that every Meeting has a different energy, and I'll always see passion that's being brought to life in different ways. Every Meeting has several projects related to Love and it's beautiful to see that network across our community." - 2018 Visiting Friend, Joey Hartmann-Dow at Doylestown Meeting

What to Expect

Your role as an FCNL Visiting Friend is to deepen FCNL's engagement with meetings and churches around the United States.

As an FCNL Visiting Friend, you will:

  • Share 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 a year;

  • Write letters to meetings requesting time for a presentation;

  • Report back to FCNl after your visit and engage in a written follow up with each meeting;

  • Participate in a monthly Zoom video conference call with the Visiting Friend Community.

Advocacy Resource Visiting Friend 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.

Update FCNL Visiting Friend Tom Bertrand: Moved to speak, moved to listen 

Friend Tom Bertrand is following a long-held tradition of visitation, and a leading to invite Friends to Quaker advocacy.