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.
The 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. 2020, 2022), 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
Summer 2020, in Barnesville, Ohio
Once every two years, Ohio Yearly Meeting holds a weekend of worship & fellowship at the Stillwater Friends Meetinghouse, Barnesville, Ohio. 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.