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Mary Glenn Hadley

The Lonely Flame

Dealing with a Meeting that Doesn’t Know What to do with You by Mary Glenn Hadley Scripture: But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected…

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Quaker Life – March/April 2015

Meanderings & Muses I like to think that my public testimony falls right in line with my spoken testimony. I like to think that when I encounter anyone, they see Christ. But there are times, truth be told, that my outward testimony has nothing to do with my perceived reality of my spiritual state. It was a few days before…

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Odalys and Janine

Living Letters Gifts of Presence and Service to Cuba – January/February 2016

January/February 2016 trip Visit and work among Friends Meetings in eastern Cuba, particularly in Holguin and Gibara at sites where Cuban Friends meet for camp, yearly meeting sessions and pastoral training. Some stamina is required for unskilled construction tasks, travel, longer walks and multiple church gatherings. Dates: Last week of January through first week of February (exact dates determined by flight…

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Living Letters to Cuba

Living Letters Intervisitation Trip to Cuba – November 2015

Anniversary Celebration Visit among Friends Meetings in eastern Cuba and celebrate the founding of Cuba Yearly Meeting. This week with Cuba Yearly Meeting Friends will provide an opportunity to be immersed in the rhythm and hum of Quaker worship in the sanctuary and on the street. The WORK of this group will be to gather with both the FUM team…

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FTC graduation

Equipping Friends for Pastoral Ministry

Steps to Full Accreditation After four years as an affiliate, Friends Theological College (FTC) has been granted candidate status by the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA). This important milestone recognizes the progress the College has made in readiness for the rigors of the accreditation process and sets the clock ticking for the four-year deadline to meet the…

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Brian Young

A Consuming Fire

Powerful Spirituality and Worship by Brian Young Scripture: Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”  — Hebrews 12:28-29 The image of God as a consuming fire may give us pause. Is this the fire of judgment or of destruction?…

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Stoking the Fire (Friends United Meeting)

Stoking the Fire letter of invitation

A Message from Eden Grace, Global Ministries Director: Dear Friends, Greetings to you in the name of Jesus, the One who causes us burn brightly. I am excited to announce a new FUM North American Ministries program entitled “Stoking the Fire” for those who are: Spiritually on fire. Smoldering embers ready to burst into flame. Discerning risky new steps of…

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Eden Grace

Tongues of Flame

Manifesting the Gifts of the Holy Spirit  by Eden Grace Scriptures: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue…

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Leslie Manning

Putting the Pot on to Boil

How to Challenge a Lukewarm Church by Leslie Manning Scripture: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!  So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, “I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.” But you do not…

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Annie Glen

Heap Burning Coals

Prophetic Challenge and Rebuke in a Spirit of Love by Annie Glen   Scriptures: No, if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. — Romans 12:20-21 Then one of the seraphs…

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