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Meetinghouse Monday

Quaker Life began a promotion on our Facebook page in October called “Meetinghouse Monday.” Each Monday we feature a different FUM meetinghouse, including photos and interesting tidbits about a monthly meeting that is a member of FUM so we can get to know our family of Friends. But there is one catch — we don’t tell our Facebook fans what…

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Fun Ways to Fund-raise!

By Sylvia Graves In January, after the rush of the holidays is over, in your Sunday school class or youth group or USFW, draw names for “Secret Valentines.” Besides doing other little sweet and “sneaky” deeds to encourage that person, select a ministry project according to what you think the other person’s interest might be (for example, medicines for Kaimosi…

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FUM Friends Celebrate the Holidays

Forty people attended the annual family “carve-in” at First Friends Church of Whittier, California, in October, transforming pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, enjoying homemade goodies, entertaining one another with improvised dramas and building a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle. Sam and Becky Barber treated students at the Belize Friends School to a Thanksgiving dinner. They were joined by a work team from Iowa who painted the…

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Canadian Faith and Practice

For the first time since its formation in 1955 from the union of Canada Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), Canada Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and Genesee Yearly Meeting (Hicksite), Canadian Yearly Meeting has produced a uniquely Canadian Faith and Practice, expressing the Canadian Quaker experience. What is it that makes Canadian Yearly Meeting’s Quaker experience distinctive? This book of Faith and Practice reflects who the Canadian…

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Indiana Yearly Meeting Update

West Richmond Friends Minute The decision in Indiana Yearly Meeting to undertake a deliberate and collaborative reconfiguration (creating two yearly meetings out of the current one) was sparked by the different understandings meetings have about same sex relationships, which has brought to light the different views Friends have on the purpose of the yearly meeting (whether or not it has…

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