In 2018, Friends
General Conference began hosting virtual worships for People of Color. FGC
established this practice as a result of a request by Friends of Color who
participated in a retreat that summer. During that weekend Friends of Color expressed their pain of
feeling oppressed in their meeting which caused them to stop attending. These
Friends were clear that Quakerism and worship was core to their lives and
wanted an opportunity to continue to worship in community. FGC agreed to
support these Friends with providing monthly virtual worships on Zoom. These
worships are provided as a place for Friends of Color to come together in
community and worship in an environment with Friends who experience
marginalization in their lives and Quaker meetings because they are a person of
During this time of the global COVID-19 pandemic, FGC has agreed to
increase these virtual worships to occur on a more regular basis. There are two weekly virtual meetings for worship.
The midday weekly worship is on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM MDT / 10:00 AM PDT.
An evening weekly worship is on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM CDT / 6:00 PM MDT / 5:00 PM PDT.
These weekly worships will be in addition to the already-scheduled monthly meetings for worship, which happen on the third Sunday of each month at 8:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM CDT / 6:00 PM MDT / 5:00 PM PDT.
If you identify and live as a Person of Color and would like to join
us, please complete this form.