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Quaker Life January/February 2015

Meanderings and Musings – January/February 2015

By Annie Glen Communications Editor I remember a time when meeting for worship did not energize my soul. Throughout the silence I would strain to hear the voice of God, but invariably just at the moment when I felt I was finally settled, someone would stand up and give a message from the silence. Many times, during that fallow period…

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Quaker Life – November/December 2014

Leading a Scattered People All organizations go through seasons. During the spring there is a sense of renewal and vibrant growth occurs. Spring turns to summer and more and more activities progress. As pastor of Dublin Friends Meeting in Dublin, Indiana, I have noticed that the meeting is in the season of late autumn. They are prepared for winter, yet…

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Ask Tom: Have Quaker ideas of what it means to be a leader changed over the years?

By Tom Hamm Professor of History; Archivist/Curator, Friends Collection Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana The first generation of Friends had no doubt that they had leaders. Historians argue about whether George Fox was THE leader of early Quakerism; some assert that he came to be perceived as “first among Friends” because he outlived almost all of his contemporaries and was able…

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Passages: Quaker Obituaries – November/December 2014

ANDREW Wilma George Andrew, 98, of Snow Camp, North Carolina, died August 16, 2014. Mrs. Andrew was born August 6, 1916, in Westfield, North Carolina; the daughter of Edgar and Emma (Simmons) George. Mrs. Andrew was a native of Westfield, North Carolina. Wilma was a homemaker, a member of South Fork Friends Meeting, where she was in the Genevieve Lindley…

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Stoking the Fire (Friends United Meeting)

Stoking the Fire – A Gathering in the Power of Christ

Experiencing the Presence and Power of Christ Together. Releasing that Power in Radical Faithfulness Click here to get all the details about the gathering – including cost, dates, and location. Registration is now open for the 2015 Stoking the Fire Gathering! The gathering is limited to the first 85 registrants, so please sign up immediately to ensure your spot! An…

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Wafula meets with faculty

Update from Robert Wafula and Friends Theological College

Dear Friends, Greetings from Kaimosi, Kenya! I am sending to you this message with the hope that you are well. It is now two months since I stepped onto this beautiful, cool, wooded campus that is the historic home and mission founded by African Quakers in Kaimosi. I know you may have been anxiously waiting to hear from me on…

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Finding my Joy in the City

By Hannah Williams When we think of missions, it is easy to focus on ministry in foreign fields. Many tend to neglect the need for missions right here in our own country and the needs that are literally right down the street or right next door. When Jesus commanded his disciples to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and care…

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Private Quaker, Public Quaker – Part I

By Norval D. Reece Quaker Lecture Western Yearly Meeting July 17, 2014 The theme for these sessions, stewardship, is something with which I have often wrestled. What does stewardship mean? What does it involve? What should we be doing to be good stewards? Like many, I have traditionally thought of stewardship in terms of giving – money, time, talents and…

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FUM News in Brief – November/December 2014

An Interview with Darcel Murray and Candi Young By Dale Graves Darcel is the second teacher in the Belize Friends School classroom in the mornings and supports Candi. In the afternoons Darcel teaches language arts and social studies. Candi teaches in the mornings and serves as Acting Principal. Dale Graves: (I knew that Darcel lives on the south side now,…

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Test Donation Site

Donate to Friends United Meeting From Western Province in Kenya to the West Coast of the United States, the scope and cultural diversity of Friends United Meeting is astounding. Yet, the largest fellowship of Quakers on the planet operates on a shoestring. FUM has less than one staff person for every ten thousand members! We can see that God has…

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