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FUM Devotions 4 May – 10 May 2012

If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, There must be peace in…

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May 2012 FUM Ministry of the Month — Africa Ministries Office

In 2004, Eden Grace, her husband, James,  and their two boys, Isaiah and Jesse, arrived in  Kenya to join with John Muhanji, a Kenyan  Friend, in establishing the Africa Ministries  Office of Friends United Meeting. Later Judith  Ngoya was hired to make up this staff of three. Since the opening of the office in 2005, there  has been a great…

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FUM Welcome Center

On September 15, 2007, FUM dedicated the space once used as Quaker Hill Bookstore as the new FUM Welcome Center. The Welcome Center contains Quaker books and resources for F/friends to stop by and make use of during business hours (M-F 8:30-5). Tables and chairs to comfortably accommodate 50 people make this a great space to rent for reunions, church…

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Richmond Declaration of Faith

Issued by the Richmond Conference in 1887 Of God The Lord Jesus Christ The Holy Spirit The Holy Scriptures Man’s Creation and Fall Justification and Sanctification The Resurrection and Final JudgmentBaptism The Supper of the Lord Public Worship Prayer and Praise Liberty of Conscience in Its Relationship to Civil Government Marriage Peace Oaths The First Day of the Week (N.B….

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The Quakers: Children of the Light An Introduction

Beginnings in England Friends in the New World Western Migration Origins of Friends United Meeting Some Basic Beliefs and Practices Structure and Organization Role of Ministers and Pastors Friends United Meeting Today FRIENDS IN ENGLAND “And when all my hopes in men were gone, so that I had nothing outwardly to help me, nor could I tell what to do,…

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You Are Welcome Among Friends

Welcome An Invitation The New Covenant God Listens to and Guides Everyone Everyone Can Know God God’s Love Transforms Lives A Simple Faith WELCOME In a world of greed, endless hurry, and violence, there is a better way of life. This is made possible by Jesus Christ who shows us the infinite love and mercy of God, and who accompanies…

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How to find a local Friends worship group

We are working to provide a comprehensive search engine for Friends worship groups in the United States. In the meantime, here are some of the best links for locating a Friends worship opportunity near you. Many Yearly Meeting websites have contact information for their Meetings. Here are links to our FUM member yearly meetings. There are also comprehensive lists of all the…

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Quaker Life – Local Meeting Directory

Quaker Life publishes the Meeting Directory for Friends United Meeting in each issue. The directory may be helpful to locate a meeting near you. (Updated January 2012) Check here for other ways to locate local Friends Meetings. In the U.S.A.: [Arizona] [Arkansas] [California] [Connecticut] [District of Columbia] [Florida] [Georgia] [Illinois] [Indiana] [Iowa] [Kansas] [Kentucky] [Maine] [Maryland] [Massachusetts] [Michigan] [Minnesota] [Nebraska] [New Hampshire] [New…

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Out of My Mind

By Colin Saxton, General Secretary In 2003, one of the last Youth Quake gatherings was held in the mountains of Colorado. A nasty flu bug ravaged the crowd of young Friends gathered that week. Along with the sickness, weather at the camp, 7,500 feet above sea level, was bitterly cold — the brutal wind-chill registering a bone-numbing negative 30 degrees…

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Reason to Celebrate! RFS Named an IB World School

By Mohammad Habbas, Math Teacher and MYP Coordinator Previously when seventh grade English students were assigned Romeo and Juliet, accompanying classroom activities were limited to reading and interpreting the complex Shakespearean text. To most students, this was an arduous task that left them bored and unengaged. Collaboration between the English, Art and Technology departments has made the classroom a much more…

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