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Dale Graves extends his stay in Belize

Dale Graves was given a one-year assignment, to assist the FUM General Board in discernment and planning for the future of Friends’ ministries in Belize. That work will hopefully be complete in October 2015. Yet Dale has discerned a call to continue serving in Belize for another academic year. He will help the school launch a new adult education program,…

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Spiritual Life Coordinator

William Penn Campus Ministry is seeking applicants for a newly created Spiritual Life Coordinator position(s). This is a graduate assistant internship opportunity for the ministry minded who are interested in earning a master’s degree in business leadership while helping to make a difference for Christ among WPU undergraduates over a two year period. A business background is not required,and this…

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Friend in Residence in Ramallah

Living Letters: Gifts of Presence and Service in Ramallah

“Friend-in-Residence” volunteers at Ramallah Friends School serve for three to nine months in Ramallah/al-Bireh, Palestine. Volunteer assignments emerge from the gifts and leadings of the individual, and can include time in the classroom, library and offices; leading sports or other extracurricular activities; and even supporting the ministry of Ramallah Friends Meeting. Sometimes these are young adults who are taking a…

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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: January 21 – February 3, 2016 Cost: $2100 Participant Limit: 10 team members Deadline: September 15, 2015 REGISTER NOW!…

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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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