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The Wider Fellowship of Conservative Friends

The Wider Fellowship of Conservative Friends is an outreach effort of Ohio Yearly Meeting, creating a safe space for Friends of like mind, or who are curious about the witness of Conservative Friends.

At the Wider Gathering of Conservative FriendsThe Wider Fellowship hosts a General Gathering once every two years, typically during the month of June, in Barnesville, Ohio. Though the Gathering is sponsored by Friends from Ohio Yearly Meeting, we hope that everyone, regardless of their Yearly Meeting affiliation (or lack thereof) will feel welcome to attend. We especially invite our brothers and sisters from Iowa and North Carolina Yearly Meetings (Conservative), with whom we share a long and important history.

Though Friends in Ohio Yearly Meeting only host the Gathering during even-numbered years (e.g. 2012, 2014), other groups of Friends occasionally host a gathering on the odd years. In the past, North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative) regularly hosted the Gathering. We would welcome this kind of collaboration again.

The General Gathering of Conservative Friends 2014

June 20-22, 2014 in Barnesville, Ohio

“Then Jesus said unto his disciples, “If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Matt 16:24

Ohio Yearly Meeting has planned a weekend of worship & fellowship at the Stillwater Friends Meetinghouse, Barnesville, Ohio, 6/20-22/2014. Come sit in stillness with Conservative Friends, and those of like mind. Seek a deeper experience with Christ Jesus. It is He who gathers into the true Church all who are “single-eyed” toward Him. Wait in His Spirit, to be made whole by a simple giving up of one’s self to the Lord..

“That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his spirit, in the inner man.” Eph 3:16

To reserve meals, room and child care, Please notify Sharon Helms, at or 248-360-2074. Reservation deadline is 6/6/14.