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Summer Mission Project 2014

Goal: $20,000 When Eden Grace first visited Lokoyo Friends Primary School (Turkana, Kenya), there were no girls in Standard Eight (8th grade). Standard One (1st grade) was evenly split, but along the way, the girls drop out. They drop out because: • Parents can’t afford to send them. • Parents need them to work in the home. • Girls don’t…

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Energized and Equipped

April 2014 Dear Friends, Since I began work with FUM, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard some variation of the question, “Hey! Do you think Friends United Meeting can give us a hand with this?” Whether the “this” is leadership training, curriculum materials, support for struggling meetings/churches, improving communication and outreach or helping to facilitate service and visitation opportunities, the FUM…

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FUM News in Brief – January/February 2014

Foster Serves as Johnson Lecturer Richard J. Foster, internationally renowned speaker and best-selling author, highlights the 2014 Triennial gathering for Friends United Meeting set to be held on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, June 11-15. Foster will serve as the Johnson lecturer during the Saturday evening worship gathering. In addition to his long-standing ministry as a writer and theologian,…

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Friends Theological College Announces New Principal

The Friends Theological College Board of Governors, together with Friends United Meeting, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Robert J. Wafula to serve as Principal of Friends Theological College (Kaimosi, Kenya) beginning in mid-2014. Dr Wafula is an alumnus of Friends Theological College, St Paul’s United Theological College, Earlham School of Religion and Ohio University. He is a…

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Supporting the Global Community of Friends

Do you have a couple minutes? I want to tell you how this global community of Friends has changed my life. When I was a little girl, my father took my sister and me to meet a long-term Quaker missionary from East Africa. He told wonderful stories of what it was like to live there. His house was filled with…

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Chain of Prayer 2014

Dear Fellow Co-Ministers of Friends United Meeting, Isn’t it exciting to know the hope and expectation we all have in our common ministry within FUM? We all have the hope that new beginnings and exciting opportunities will emerge in 2014. We all share high expectations for an engaging and enriching Triennial session in June. More importantly, there is a renewed…

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FUM News in Brief – November/December, 2013

Bio-sand Water Filter Project in Uganda A simple technology can transform the health of a whole community. Through a four-way collaboration between Uganda Yearly Meeting, Friends United Meeting, High Point Friends Church and Friendly Water for the World; 44 local residents of Bugiri District of Eastern Uganda were trained in sanitation, hygiene and the construction of bio-sand water filters in…

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FUM Fall Update 2013

Dear Friends, Thank you! Thank you for the many, many ways you bless and sustain the ministry of Friends United Meeting. Thank you for the countless prayers offered on behalf of the staff in Richmond and those serving around the world. Your prayers are deeply appreciated. As I travel, many of you share your commitment to pray for the whole…

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Bridging the Gaps 2013 Agenda

The 2013 Bridging the Gaps conference for youth and young adult workers will be held Friday, September 20th through Sunday, September 22nd at Quaker Hill in Richmond, Indiana. This is an overview of our time together. We hope that this agenda will be helpful in giving a sense of what the conference will be like, and to help Friends plan…

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Cuba Work Team 2014

This January 20th-February 1st, join Friends United Meeting, on an enriching encounter in Cuba. This experience might just increase your faith, encourage more frugal approach to life, and set you on fire to share with others. As a participant you can expect to work on the  construction of the three-story building in Holguin to house the seminary, retired pastors and yearly…

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