Layout Image

Formed into the Image of Christ

By James Bryan Smith It is an honor to be with you tonight. I am a United Methodist. You might think I am an interloper here. When my friend and colleague, Erwin Stanley, sent me an email and invited me to this event, my heart was strangely warm. My life at Friends University introduced me, certainly, to the writings of…

Read More→

Triennial 2014 Richard Foster_1

Friends United Meeting Triennial 2014

The 2014 FUM Triennial is now underway! Read the Daily Minute for Saturday, 6/14/14 The revised version of the FUM O&P is now available. Read it here. June 11-15, 2014 Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion, Indiana   Imagine! Quakers all over the world gathered together in Christ, in Community, for Mission. Imagine! A time where we are gathered together in…

Read More→

FOCUS

Highlights from the 2011 FUM Triennial

• 400 Friends from nine nations and 24 American states attended • USFWI/Quaker Men’s banquet with Field Staff Becky Barber and Belize Friends School teacher Miss Candi Young • Release of the 50th anniversary issue of Quaker Life magazine • Keynote Address by outgoing General Secretary Sylvia Graves and reception honoring her nearly six years on staff with FUM • Celebration of…

Read More→

Introduction of the New General Secretary – July 30, 2011

Colin Saxton FUM General Secretary, beginning January 1, 2012 Thank you, Friends! It is a real joy to be here with you in Wilmington. It is also very humbling to be asked to serve in this role with FUM. I will say—and I hope this is okay to say—I’m also very excited about it! It’s been interesting over the last…

Read More→

Triennial Epistle

To Friends Everywhere, Greetings! On a hot, sunny day, on the lush, green, tree-lined campus of Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, USA, over 350 Friends from 28 yearly meetings and Quaker organizations gathered for the 2011 Friends United Meeting Triennial Sessions from July 27-31. We were warmly welcomed by Wilmington Yearly Meeting, greeted with an open house of the Meriam…

Read More→

Closing Minute of the 2011 FUM Triennial

Kelly Kellum, Clerk As we close the 2011 Triennial Sessions of Friends United Meeting, we celebrate the vision, the faith, and the dedication of those Friends who more than a century ago founded what is now Friends United Meeting. We celebrate also the Christian fellowship that reaches across oceans, continents, and cultures to bind us together in one family. Yet,…

Read More→

Opening Minute of the 2011 FUM Triennial

Kelly Kellum, Clerk Friends, welcome! We gather here on the 28th day of July 2011, on the beautiful campus of Wilmington College, for the Triennial Sessions of Friends United Meeting. We are thankful to the staff and administration of Wilmington College, the members of the Wilmington Yearly Meeting, and the city of Wilmington for their generous hospitality extended to this…

Read More→

Earlham College Peace Lecture July 30, 2011

Human Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of God By B. Welling Hall Good evening, Friends. It’s customary to start an after dinner speech with a humorous remark. You may have heard, however, that two of my Earlham students were killed on Wednesday afternoon just as we were gathering here for our time of worship and business together. So, I haven’t been…

Read More→

Johnson Lecture July 29, 2011

Growing Up, Or Just Growing Old? Transformation through Maturation By Randy Quate I heard a story about a conversation in a retirement home. As several elderly people sat around a table, the subject of their ailments arose. One said, “I can hardly turn my neck, it’s so stiff.” Another said, “My eyesight is so bad I sometimes have trouble finding…

Read More→

Keynote Address July 28, 2011

Sylvia Graves FUM General Secretary Greetings, Friends! I am humbled by the presence of so many familiar faces and overjoyed to see many I do not know as well! I praise God for His Light and Love that brings us together and pray that my words will express adequately His message to our gathered meeting. As Terri and Kim were…

Read More→