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Stoking 2015: What Can I Expect, If I Come?

Worship in the Taizé tradition with Mark Kharas and Monica Hix Taizé, an ecumenical monastic community in France founded during World War II, strives to be a visible parable of reconciliation – between different Christian communities, or peoples torn apart by violence – and to stand in solidarity with marginalized communities around the world. Their manner of prayer is intentionally simple…

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Short Reflections on Stoking the Fire

by Annie Glen As we know, sensing the Spirit of Christ is not always an easy endeavor. There is much – good and bad – that seems to limit the fullness of Jesus Christ. And, it takes time and effort to place ourselves in a place where we can listen, see and receive from him. It is hard work –…

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Janine Saxton and Judith Ngoya

What’s wrong with “short term missions”?

by Eden Grace You’ve probably seen the blogs, articles and Facebook posts. If you’re like me, you’ve succumbed to the click-bait. They have titles like “10 Things Not to Do on a Short-Term Mission Trip”, “24 Things World Christians Wish North American Short-Term Missionaries Would Quit Doing” and “7 Worst International Aid Ideas”. It seems that there’s a problem, and…

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susann april 2015

Trees: A Testimony of Community

by Susann Cronau Pink flowers erupted from a tree in our backyard this spring for the first time since we moved to Meadowood Drive. What a surprise, and what a joy! Our new tree, a Crab Apple, is a welcome addition to our small, but busy yard. Trees are often evoked in Scripture. From the very beginning of Genesis, God…

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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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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 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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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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Banking the Coals

Banking the Coals

Taking Time for Quietness and Rest by Terri Johns Scripture: Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest. — Mark 6:31 How often do I push myself to the limits each day to…

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