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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

Genesee Valley Meeting Formed in New York

By Suzanne Blackburn, Genesee Valley clerk Dansville Worship Group has been meeting for worship on and off for over a decade. In recent years, the group has been under the care of Alfred Monthly Meeting, New York Yearly Meeting, with several members of Alfred alternating worshiping between the two groups. Over time, attendance settled within the two groups and the…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

Recommended Resources

Books Build it! A Toolkit for Nurturing Intergenerational Spiritual Community, by FGC Enduring Hope: The Impact of the Ramallah Friends Schools, by Patricia Edwards-Konic* Forget Them Not: A Holistic Guide to Prison Ministry, by Joanne Hemenway Matthew 18: Wisdom for Living in Community,by Connie McPeak Green and Marty Paxson Grundy The People Called Quakers, by D. Elton Trueblood* Practicing the…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

News in Brief

Friends from Mooresville, Indiana, and High Point, North Carolina, sent 35 pounds of math books to the Belize Friends School in January. North Carolina Yearly Meeting will be hosting their annual Vacation Bible School in Jamaica, July 20-29. The purpose of the VBS is to form relationships with Jamaicans, provide spiritual education and equip Jamaican Friends for leadership. Richmond (Virginia) Friends Meeting held a workshop…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

Spiritual State of the Meeting Queries for Baltimore Yearly Meeting

How does your meeting ensure that ministry is nurtured, and that members and attenders feel valued and cared for? What challenges and troubles are you facing? In what ways is the meeting less than you would wish it to be? How is the presence of Spirit manifested in your lives individually and as a meeting community?

Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

FUM 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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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

University Friends Discover When Helping Hurts

University Friends Meeting in Wichita, Kansas, is undergoing a six-session class, led by Pastor Cliff Loesch, to discuss the book, When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor … and Yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts considers the Christian response to poverty and the Christian’s efforts to help anyone in need (at home or abroad). The authors point…

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