2022

August 21
Sunday @ 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET
TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION (online)

An introduction to our training program together with time for questions, facilitated by members of FCE's Training & Recognition Committee. Duration: 90 minutes. No cost. Click here to register.

August 28
Sunday @ 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET
FREE DROP-IN DIALOGUE (online)

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Andrew Dembski & Kirsten Brink. Duration: 90 minutes. No cost. Click here to register.

September 10,
Saturday @ 4 pm PDT / 5 pm MDT / 6 pm CDT / 7 pm EDT
Nos-Otros - Ideas y técnicas para conectarnos mejor como pareja (en linea, via Zoom)

Una reunión en español por Zoom para presentar algunas técnicas de comunicación para conectarnos mejor como pareja. más información

September 17
Saturday @ 9 am PT / 12 pm ET
FREE DROP-IN DIALOGUE (online)

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Andrew Dembski & Kirsten Brink. Duration: 90 minutes. No cost. Click here to register.

September 18
Sunday @ 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET
TASTER (online)

Come learn more about FCE and our workshops. Open to all, including individuals whether or not you are partnered. Those wondering if to register for the online workshop in Oct. are especially welcome. Duration: 90-minute. Register for upcoming Taster

October 22, 23, 29
Saturdays & Sundays @ 2 & 6 pm ET
WORKSHOP (online), 6 SESSIONS

Listening with Love to Strengthen and Deepen Your Relationships, an online workshop facilitated by three leader couples. Suggested donation of $40/couple. There will be six two-hour sessions, two each on October 22, 23, and 29. Learn more.

2023

April 14- 16
Friday - Sunday
WORKSHOP @ PENDLE HILL, PA (residential)

More details to follow.

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Past Events

July 16 , 2022
Saturday @ 9 am PT / 12 pm ET

FREE DROP-IN DIALOGUE (online)

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Andrew Dembski & Kirsten Brink. Duration: 90 minutes. No cost. Click here to register.

July 4 - 8, 2022 (CANCELLED)
Monday-Friday 2-4 pm ET
WORKSHOP @ FGC GATHERING (online)

The FGC Gathering Workshop #39, "Couples Enrichment - Connecting Practices," will be led by Jose Maria Gonzalez and Maria del Carmen Gomez, from Ottawa, Canada. Registration is available on the Friends General Conference Gathering Page. The registration cost is "pay as led."

June 26
Sunday @ 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET
FREE DROP-IN DIALOGUE (online)

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Andrew Dembski & Kirsten Brink. Duration: 90 minutes. Click here to register.

May 6-8
Weekend Retreat in Fairbanks Alaska

Led by Scott Bell and Cathy Walling

2021

November 20, 2021 11 am - 1 pm Centrali
Monthly Drop-in Dialogue Online

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney

October 24, 2021 3 pm - 5 pm Central M
Monthly Drop-in Dialogue Online-in Dialogue Online

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney

September 18, 2021 11 am - 1 pm Centra
Monthly Drop-in Dialogue Online

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney

July 3, 2021

3-session online workshop as part of Friends General Conference Online Gathering, led by Mike & Marsha Green.

May 22, 2021: 2-4 pm Central

2 hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney

Registration for Saturday, May 22


April 17, 2021: 10 a.m. – noon Central [NOTE CHANGE FROM ORIGINAL 6 PM TIME]

2 hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney

Registration for Saturday, April 17


March 27, 1 p.m. Eastern / Noon Central/ 11 a.m. Mountain/ 10 a.m. Central

(Note time changed from original schedule of March 20, 2021)

2 hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney Please register for this event here.


March 13/14 and March 20, 2021: Pendle Hill Online Workshop

Online Couple Enrichment Event at Pendle Hill that will happen over two weekends, with up to six 2-hour sessions (two per day). This workshop will be co-led by Kathy and Jeff Richman and Mike and Marsha Green, with support from Sally Backofen and Annie Lange. Registration will be available in January on the Pendle Hill website


February 19, 7-9 pm Central

2 hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney

Registration for Friday, February 19


February 1, 2021: 7:00 pm Eastern

Pendle Hill First Monday Lecture by Mike and Marsha Green

A Celebration of Disciplined Listening: Our Learnings from Couple Enrichment at Home and in the Meeting” – (View recording of lecture here.)

Quakers speak often of listening: listening for the still small voice, listening to God, listening to each other. But how often do we stop and think about HOW we listen? Do we recognize listening as a spiritual muscle that can be trained and strengthened?


January 31, 2021: 4-6 pm Central

2 hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

Join with other couples for a time of witnessed dialogue, facilitated by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney

Registration for Sunday January 31

2020

Saturday December 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Central

2-hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

The Zoom link will be emailed to you within a short while of completing the registration link

Friday November 20, 20 at 7:00 Central

2 hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

The Zoom link will be emailed to you within a short while of completing the registration link


Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2020: Couple Enrichment weekend at Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA.

Led by Kathy and Jeff Richman.

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 CONCERNS


Saturday October 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Central

2-hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

The Zoom link will be emailed to you within a short while of completing this registration link


Sept. 19 2020 in person + additional virtual evenings, 2020:

Couple Enrichment event, Powell House in Old Chatham, NY.

Led by John and Debbie Humphries. Limited to 6 couples. Early bird registration $100. Registration after Sept. 7 is $125. Register here.


Friday September 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Central

2-hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

Please register from our website. The Zoom link will be emailed to you within a short while of completing this registration link


Sunday August 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Central

2-hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

The Zoom link will be emailed to you within a short while of completing this registration link

August 9, 10 and 16

Follow-up Online Workshop for participants in the FGC Gathering workshop

Led by Marsha and Mike Green


Friday, July 24 at 7:00 Central

2 hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue

The Zoom link will be emailed to you within a short while of completing the registration link


Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time.

2-hour Drop-in Zoom Dialogue, hosted by Mark Wutka and Mary Linda McKinney.

The Zoom link will be emailed to you within a short while of completing this registration link.


Sunday, June 28, 2020. (three 90-minute sessions)

Couple Dialogue: A Spiritual Practice. Led by Marsha and Mike Green.

This 4.5 hour workshop is part of the Friends General Conference Virtual Gathering Workshop for 2020. Register online at https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering/registration-details. (Note: This year FGC is offering virtual Gathering workshops as ‘pay as you are led’ events.)


April 10, 7 pm Central. Free Online Drop-in Dialogue. Friday, April 10, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Central time REGISTER


April 16 and 25, 2020: “Listening for What is Longing to be Expressed”:

Friends Couple Enrichment workshop led by Dave and Pamela Minden and sponsored by Madison Monthly Meeting. For more information, or to register, contact Pamela Minden at pbminden@gmail..com. CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19.


March 20-22, 2020: NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 EPIDEMIC, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Friends Couple Enrichment workshop led by Merry Stanford and Peter Wood at The Carriage House of Mayor Lord’s B&B in Meadville, PA. For more information about content and cost, view this flyer. To pre-register or to ask questions, please contact rick.holmgren@gmail.com.


March 20-22, 2020: POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. NEW DATE TBD.

“Facing Transitions Together: A Couple Enrichment Retreat”. This weekend retreat will be held at Pendle Hill Retreat Center in Wallingford, PA. The retreat will be co-led by Marsha and Mike Green, and Kathy and Jeff Richman. Registration available on the Pendle Hill Website.


March 21, 2020: Noon – 2 p.m. Central Time Online Video Drop-in Dialogue Opportunity #4. Click here for more information and to register.


March 6, 7 & 8, 2020: Friends Couple Enrichment workshop led by Cathy Walling and Scott Bell in Fairbanks, Alaska. Friday evening, 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm. Please read this flyer for more information.


February 21, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Central Time Online Video Drop-in Dialogue Opportunity #3. Click here for more information and to register.


January 25, 2020: Noon – 2 p.m. Central Time: Online Video Drop-in Dialogue Opportunity #2. Click here for more information and to register.


February 1, 2020: “Connecting from the Heart”: A one-day couple enrichment event in New London, CT. The retreat will be lead by John and Debbie Humphries. For more information, view this flyer or email John and Debbie at debbieandjohn@friendscoupleenrichment.org. Registration deadline January 24. Register here.

2019

November 15-17, 2019: Weekend retreat at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian, Michigan. The retreat will be led by Merry Stanford and Peter Wood. For more information and for registration details, view this flyer (PDF).

November 15-17, 2019: Couple Enrichment Retreat at the Honolulu Friends Meeting, Hawaii. The retreat will be led by Scott Bell and Cathy Walling. For more information, email Jenny Foster (jwfoster45@gmail.com), Resident Friend at Honolulu Friends Meeting.

October 19, 2019: “Creative Use of Conflict” – one day retreat at Bethesda Friends Meeting, from 9:30 to 4:30. For more information, contact Joan and Rich Liversidge.

July 13, 2019: “Taster” 90-minute information session about Friends Couple Enrichment workshops to be held at North Carolina Yearly Meeting (conservative) in Wilmington, NC. Contact marshaandmike@friendscoupleenrichment.org for more information.

June 30 – July 6, 2019: Couple Enrichment Workshops at the Friends General Conference Gathering in Grinnell, Iowa. Workshop #47, led by Sharon and Tom Baring.

June 21, 2019: “Taster” 90-minute information session about Friends Couple Enrichment workshops to be held at Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting in Richmond, Indiana. Contact marshaandmike@friendscoupleenrichment.org for more information.

June 8, 2019: “Couple Enrichment, a Spiritual Practice” at Bethesda Meeting, Bethesda, MD. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Led by Joan and Rich Liversidge. More details on flyer.

April 27, 2019: A one-day Couple Enrichment Workshop held at Durham Friends Meetinghouse, Durham NC, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. With the support of the Durham Friends Meeting, we will offer free childcare. The workshop will be followed by two optional evening sessions on May 8 and May 22 for more opportunities to practice witnessed dialogues. Contact Mike and Marsha Green at marshaandmike@friendscoupleenrichment.org for more information or view flyer.

April 6 & 13, 2019: Listening for What is Longing to be Expressed. This Friends Couple Enrichment Basic Workshop will be held at the Madison Monthly Meeting Meetinghouse, 1704 Roberts Court, Madison, WI 53711 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each of the two Saturdays. Led by Pamela and Dave Minden. Contact pbminden@gmail.com for registration information.

March 15-17, 2019: Couple Enrichment at Pendle Hill Retreat Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Led by Marsha and Mike Green.

March 8-10, 2019: Couple Enrichment weekend in Fairbanks, Alaska. This event is cosponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks and Chena Ridge Friends Meeting (Quakers). Cost is $75 (or what you can afford). Led by Cathy Walling and Scott Bell. See flyer for more information or contact Scott Bell at scott.v.bell@gmail.com.

February 8-10, 2019: “Connecting From the Heart” Couple Enrichment at Woolman Hill Retreat Center, Deerfield Massachusetts. Led by Jon and Debbie Humprhies

Feb 22-24, 2019: “Wisdom’s Wonders: The Heart of Sacred Conversations”, an event hosted by Pittsburgh Friends Meeting. Led by Jamie and Dan Mudd. For more information, email danandjaime@friendscoupleenrichment.org.

January 19, 2019, 6 p.m. potluck, 7:30 program: “Grow Your Relationship”. (This is a community event held as part of the Friends Couple Enrichment annual leader retreat at Sandy Spring Meeting, Maryland). To register, email richlivers@gmail.com. View Brochure

2018

November 18, 2018, Signy Fridriksson and Steve Fick will lead a one-day workshop in Ottawa. Contact them at signyandsteve@friendscoupleenrichment.org for details.

October 26-28, 2018. Cathy Walling and Scott Bell will lead a Couple Enrichment weekend in Fairbanks. Contact cathyandscott@friendscoupleenrichment.org for details.

October 26-28, 2018. “Life Transitions: A Friends Couple Enrichment Workshop”, offered by Signy Fridriksson and Steve Fick in Lanark, Ontario (west of Ottawa). Registration form .

September 21-23, 2018: Couple Enrichment at Powell House in Old Chatham, NY. Led by John and Debbie Humphries.

August 25, 2018: Couple Enrichment one-day event at Mt. Eden Friends Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. Offered by Mike and Marsha Green. Download flyer for more information: CE Flyer NZ Mt Eden Aug 2018

August 3-11, 2018: Steve Fick and Signy Fridriksson will hold a Special Interest Group about Couple Enrichment entitled “Relationships as Spiritual Practice” at Canadian Yearly Meeting (August 3-11) in Barrie, Ontario. Date to be determined. For more info contact signyandsteve@friendscoupleenrichment.org

July 2-6, 2018: Couple Enrichment workshop #47 at Friends General Conference Gathering in Toledo, Ohio. Led by Pamela and Dave Minden, and by Merry Stanford and Peter Wood. Registration opens April 2, 2018

June 27: 1-day workshop in Tauranga, New Zealand, led by Marsha and Mike Green.

June 1-6 Young Adult Conference at Pendle Hill on “Continuing Revolution: Building Intentional Lives!” will include Cathy Walling and Scott Bell as members of the presenting team for “Love and Relationships Day”. For more information, visit https://pendlehill.org/learn/continuing-revolution/#.WqLQYO7waL3

May 4-5, 2018: Couple Enrichment at the Unitarian Universalist fellowship in Fairbanks, AK sponsored by the UU fellowship. Led by Cathy Walling and Scott Bell. Download flyer.

April 7, 2018: Couple Enrichment one-day event in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Led by Mike and Marsha Green. CE Flyer NZ 2018

January 2018 – annual retreat of Couple Enrichment Leader Couples

2017

November 17-19, 2017: “Intentionally Tending our Relationship,” full weekend event, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, led by Scott Bell and Cathy Walling in Fairbanks Alaska. For info, email scott.v.bell@gmail.com.


October 28, 2017: “Communication Skills for Couples,” 9:00AM-3:00PM, introductory event led by Tom and Sharon Baring in Fairbanks, Alaska. For info, email sharon_baring@hotmail.com.


October 13 – 14, 2017: Friday evening and Saturday (all day) event for Orange grove Meeting, Pasadena, CA. Led by Kathy and Jeff Richman.


July 2-8, 2017 at the Friends General Conference Summer Gathering in Niagara, New York. Sacred Conversations: Couple Enrichment. Two sessions: one led by Tom and Sharon Baring, and one led by Nancy Bronder and Philip Major.


June 17-18, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, co-led by Maria Gomez & José Maria Gonzalez and Steve Fick & Signy Fridriksson. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. View the flyer for more information.


June 16-17, 2017 at Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association (SAYMA) – an introductory 3 hour workshop led by Mary Linda McKinney and Mark Wutka.


June 2-4, 2017 at the The Maison Quaker in the village of Congénies in the Languedoc region of the south of France. This retreat will be facilitated by Gretta and Jacob Stone as they travel in France to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Read the flyer for more information.


May 20, 2017: 1 day event in Sandy Springs, MD, led by Joan and Rich Liversidge.


April 28, 2017: Weekend event in Fairbanks, AL, led by Cathy and Scott Walling. View flyer for more information.


April 15, 2017: 1-day event in Hartford, CT, led by John and Debbie Humphries.


February 11, 2017: Third annual Couple Enrichment Contemplative Retreat, NC, which turned into a one-day event at Carolina Friends School in Durham, NC, led by Marsha and Mike Green.


January 27-29, 2017 in Ben Lomond Quaker Center near Santa Cruz, CE workshop by Kathy and Jeffrey Richman. For more information email jefficient@gmail.com

2016

December 11, 2016 at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, New York, introduction to Couple Enrichment by Maria Gomez-Umana and Jose Gonzalez. For more information, contact nosotrosfce@gmail.com


November 2016: Couple Enrichment Evening Interest Groups – Fairbanks, AK (11/7 and 11/11, 2016). Co-led by Cathy & Scott, Tom & Sharon, and Marsha & Mike.


November 12-13, 2016 in Ottawa Canada, workshop co-led by Signy Fridriksson & Steve Fick and Jose Gonzalez & Maria Gomez Umana. For more information see our flier or contact signy@signyfridrikssoncounselling.ca


October 29th, 2016 in Fairbanks, Alaska, a 4.5 hour Introductory Workshop will be led by Sharon and Tom Baring. See our flier or contact sharon_baring@hotmail.com


September 24, 2016: Couple Enrichment Interest Session & Potluck, Durham, NC led by Marsha & Mike


August 8, 2016 in Castleton, Vermont: At New England Yearly Meeting, an interest group open to all, “Curious About Couple Enrichment?”


July 16 and 17, 2016 in Ottawa Canada, Introduction to Couple Enrichment, a weekend retreat led by Signy Fridriksson and Steve Fick and co-led by Jose Gonzalez and Maria Gómez-Umaña. For more information email nosotrosFCE@gmail.com


July 6, 2016 in St. Joseph, Minnesota: At the Friends General Conference Gathering, an interest group open to all, “Curious About Couple Enrichment?”


July 3 to 9, 2016 in St. Joseph, Minnesota: At the Friends General Conference Gathering, “Couple Enrichment from the Heart.”


May 6-8, 2016. Weekend event at Friends Camp, China, Maine, offered by Jacob & Gretta.


April, 2016. Weekend event in Fairbanks Alaska, led by Tom & Sharon.


April 16, 22, and 23, 2016. Three evening sessions offered at PIMA Valley Meeting, Arizona, led by Dan & Jamie


April 21-23, 2016. Weekend Contemplative Retreat event in Hickory, NC led by Mike & Marsha


April, 2016. Taster evening En Espanol in Ottawa, Ontario. Led by Maria & Jose.


April 2016. Couple Enrichment at the Young Adult Conference in Berkeley, CA. Led by Cathy & Scott.


March-April 2016. 7-Evening session led by Mark & Mary Linda in Nashville, TN.


February 2016. 1 day event in Caspar, WY, led by Nancy & Phil.