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Friends in North America

North America is the historical homeland of FUM, and the effort of North American missionaries was decisive in bringing the Friends understanding of the gospel to areas a diverse as East Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

Today, the Body of Christ in the United States and Canada is experiencing numerical decline and a financial crisis that has sapped much of the prosperity that once defined this continent. As a new century dawns, Friends in North America look to our Lord Jesus Christ to deliver us from the snares of materialism and despair, gathering us once again as his people.

To learn more about what Friends in North America are up to, check out the linked articles below:

Stoking the Fire (Friends United Meeting)

Stoking the Fire letter of invitation

A Message from Eden Grace, Global Ministries Director: Dear Friends, Greetings to you in the name of Jesus, the One who causes us burn brightly. I am excited to announce a new FUM North American Ministries program entitled “Stoking the Fire” for those who are: Spiritually on fire. Smoldering embers ready to burst into flame. Discerning risky new steps of…

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FCNL spring lobby weekend

FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend

By Neil Snarr This spring 186 young adults from 27 states, 16 colleges, five high schools and 20 monthly meetings arrived in Washington D.C. for the annual Lobby Weekend sponsored by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). The purpose of the trip was to talk with participants’ own members of Congress about repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use…

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listening and learning at FUM triennial

Listening and Learning at FUM Triennial

By David Herendeen My decision to attend the FUM Triennial this year arose from a desire to act on a long-held concern that New York Yearly Meeting Friends remain engaged and connected with FUM. Coming to terms with my reservations (and fears), I felt I was ready now to follow through on my concern. I am thankful for the generous…

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Stoking the Fire (Friends United Meeting)

Stoking the Fire – A Gathering in the Power of Christ

Experiencing the Presence and Power of Christ Together. Releasing that Power in Radical Faithfulness Click here to get all the details about the gathering – including cost, dates, and location. Registration is now open for the 2015 Stoking the Fire Gathering! The gathering is limited to the first 85 registrants, so please sign up immediately to ensure your spot! An…

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A New People to Be Gathered

By David Jaimes The Latino people are the next face to be included in Quakerism. The great Quaker founder, George Fox, once saw a vision of people who were gathered together on a hill and recounted: “I came near a very great hill, called Pendle Hill, and I was moved of the Lord to go up to the top of…

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FUM News in Brief – September/October 2013

UPDATE: Double Your Gift, Double the Impact Spring 2013 Matching Gift Opportunity FUM is thrilled to announce that through the faithful, generous response to the matching gift opportunity, the goal of $45,000 was exceeded. A total of $52,597.26 was received, allowing FUM to start the new fiscal year prepared to equip and energize the worldwide community it serves. Your continual…

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I Am About to Do a New Thing

By Margaret Fraser After decades of relative peace, Indiana Yearly Meeting is separating; with meetings holding almost a third of the membership leaving, some to remain independent monthly meetings, others forming a new association with a still developing format. As in any life-changing event, each participant in this separation has a unique story. My sense is that while the precipitate…

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An Epistle from USFWI

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. — 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Greetings to Friends worldwide from the 44th Triennial Sessions of the United Society of Friends Women International, held July 4-7, 2013, at the Radisson Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. Western Yearly Meeting United Society of Friends…

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June 2013 General Board Meeting in Jamaica

Friends United Meeting General Board/North America-Caribbean met June 6 through June 9, 2013 at Worthington Friends, Kingston, Jamaica. Nearly all FUM yearly meetings were represented. There was special excitement to have FUM representatives from Cuba, East Africa, Canada and Jamaica at this gathering. During business sessions, the General Board approved transferring the titles of ten properties to the Board of…

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We Are FUM - North America

FUM North American Ministries Retreat on Clerking and Vital Worship – May 2013

Join Friends from several different Yearly Meetings for a weekend gathering sponsored by Friends United Meeting and hosted by Quaker Hill Conference Center in Richmond, Indiana. This retreat, held May 3-4, 2013, is part of series of regional workshops titled, “Unleashing the Power of Your Meeting/Church” and is coordinated by the North American Ministries Committee of FUM. Workshops at this…

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