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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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The Ramallah Friends School newsletter has a new look!

In March, Joyce Ajlouny, RFS director, was in the FUM office in Richmond, Indiana, where the newsletter is edited by Katie Terrell Wonsik and designed by Shari Veach. These three women put their heads together to bring you a fresh look, while continuing to bring you important updates, photos and features from the Friends School. Sign up for the newsletter.

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Strategic and Action Planning at the Ramallah Friends School

By Joyce Ajlouny, Ramallah Friends School director Only a 35-minute car ride away, we traveled from a very chilly Ramallah to the desert warmth of Jericho, where we held our strategic planning retreat. Samir Hulieleh — RFS board member, alumnus and parent — offered his winter home and pampered us with wonderful food as we deliberated the future of our…

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