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Computer Department at Friends Theological College, Kaimosi

By Oscar Lugusa and Esau Ewalan, FTC students We appreciate the gift of computers donated by USFW Cedar Square and Hopewell Friends, North Carolina. This has introduced us to the brighter part of the world. We can now access more quickly information for studying and communicating. We are very much enjoying word-processing software which automatically corrects spellings and grammar mistakes,…

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2012 Chain of Prayer, January 1-May 27

The theme for the 2011-14 Triennium of Friends United Meeting is: A Great People to Be Gathered. Friends United Meeting spans the world and is the people of North America, Cuba, Jamaica, Belize, Ramallah, Kenya and Uganda. One way Friends United Meeting can be gathered from all corners of the globe is through prayer. In 1652, the founder of Quakerism, George Fox,…

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Summer Mission Project

Pennies for Postage, Bikes for Boys in Belize, Water of Life, Kids for Kids … these have been FUM’s Summer Mission Projects for the past four years and you have made each project a success! Nearly 2,000 pounds of books were shipped internationally with the $7,000 you raised for Pennies for Postage. With the $17,000 you raised for Bikes for…

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FUM Monthly Budget Goals

Adopt-a-Nurse — $2,000 Africa Ministries Office — $3,125 Eden Grace (includes all ministry expenses) — $9,381 Samburu Friends Mission — $2,000 Turkana Friends Mission — $2,000

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Christian Leadership

By Judith Ngoya Great leadership is about building positive, strong and cooperative relationships. This includes having a mentoring relationship, knowing the principles of great leadership and cultivating a strong inner life. Mentoring Leadership is a complex issue in the 21st century. The Christian leader faces constant challenges at home, work and in the church. An increasing number of Christian leaders,…

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Ministry of the Month – January – Quaker Life Magazine

Each month through December 2012, we will focus on a different ministry of Friends United Meeting. This “Ministry of the Month” corresponds with the FUM wall calendar that is available for $15 from the Friends United Press Shopping Center. January 2012 Quaker Life magazine At the same time (1960) the Five Years Meeting was deciding to meet every three years (and ultimately…

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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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Upcoming Events

The annual FUM-sponsored work team to Cuba will take place January 23-February 3. Linda Garrison of Iowa Yearly Meeting will be leading the team of 12 members. On January 27-28, Max and Jane Carter of North Carolina Yearly Meeting-FUM will be leading a retreat at Quaker Hill Conference Center, Richmond, Indiana, on the topic: “One Land, Many Perspectives: Exploring the Narratives of…

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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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