COVID Guidelines
QREC 2022 Annual Conference

QREC invites our community of practice to gather with good health practices, creativity, and commonsense. The following recommendations are made to protect all of us, the staff at Catholic Conference Center, and homes we return to.

The Catholic Conference Center grounds are lovely with walking paths and outdoor games. We’ll embrace the natural gifts of our conference center and get outside as much as possible.

Covid 19
We recognize the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic and will adjust the following guidelines to comply with CDC guidelines in the week prior to the QREC annual conference.

For the safety and protection of the community we strongly encourage all attenders to be up to date on their COVID vaccine per current CDC recommendations if they are eligible.

In the week before the conference:
• Take special care to avoid exposure in the week before the conference.

• Every person who is coming should take an antigen (home) covid-19 test within 48 hours of driving or getting on a plane to come to Hickory, NC.
• Don’t come if you have COVID. See you on Zoom!
• Bring an extra antigen test to the conference.
• If someone tests positive at the conference, they will need to isolate onsite or leave the conference.

• Masks are required indoors, except during meals.
• Masks are not required outdoors, though Friends are welcome to wear them to protect their own safety.
• N95 or KN95 masks are recommended.
• Bring an extra mask or two.
• The Catholic Conference Center staff will wear masks at our request.

• All room assignments will be for Single Rooms.
• You may have a roommate, if you select that person. We will not assign Friends to share a room who do not know each other.

Questions? Email Beth Collea,

An Introduction

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is an international, cross-branch, grassroots network of Friends sharing a stewardship for lifelong Quaker faith formation through religious education. We formed in April 2014 and now serve more than 300 Friends in our network. We actively engage and support each other across languages and continents. We gather for regional and annual conferences and offer monthly Conversation Circles via an online conferencing platform. 

Steering Circle

We share leadership as part of our collaborative mission, making decisions using the Quaker ‘sense of the meeting’ process, sitting in expectant, worshipful waiting for the emergence of shared truth. Read more…

Working Circles

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Our work  takes place in ‘circles’ or small groups of Friends who labor on a common task, usually meeting by video conference due to the geographic diversity of the membership. Read more…

The Resource Library

Finders Guide, a sampling of the collection

The QREC Resource Library is a place to share lessons and other educational information in support of our work as Quaker religious educators. This library is a forum for curricula, articles, videos and other educational materials on Quaker themes. You will also find principles, policies and procedures to strengthen operation of your child, youth and adult religious education programs.

Children's Education

Adult Education


African Quaker Library

Youth Education

Small Meetings

Young Adult Friends

Biblioteca QREC


Find renewal, companionship, and help for nitty gritty issues in Quaker religious education, all the while opening spaces for Spirit to work and listening together for God’s way forward.

QREC holds an annual conference and retreat. In addition we hold online Conversation Circles and post other religious education events as we learn about them.

Conversation Circles

Online conferences for Quaker religious educators to share about their work. Conversations are scheduled for two sessions per topic to encourage international participation.  Join the conversation…

Other Events

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Religious education events of interest to Quakers from all parts of the world. Please let us know about upcoming online or in-person events happening in your area. See the list of upcoming events…

Love at the Heart

Spiritual Practices


Active Caring

Quaker Family Culture

Finding the Light

Faith at Home

Home is the heart of faith formation for all families. This is especially true for Friends. As an experiential religion, Quakerism is best learned through living in loving community. Indeed, the vast majority of faith formation for our young Friends happens at home in the busy swirl of daily life.

Become a Member

Submit Resources

Get Announcements


Attend an Event

Contact Us

Get Involved

QREC depends on all of us sharing our gifts and skills as religious educators. Here are some of the ways you can get involved…