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FUM Field Staff Updates

Sam and Becky Barber, Eden Grace and Ann Riggs were in North America this summer. We hope you had the time to visit with them and enjoy stories of their exciting ministires. Please continue to pray for all our field staff as they engage in equipping and energizing Friends all over the world. News from Sam and Becky Barber (Belize…

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The Ramallah Friends School newsletter has a new look!

In March, Joyce Ajlouny, RFS director, was in the FUM office in Richmond, Indiana, where the newsletter is edited by Katie Terrell Wonsik and designed by Shari Veach. These three women put their heads together to bring you a fresh look, while continuing to bring you important updates, photos and features from the Friends School. Sign up for the newsletter.

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Strategic and Action Planning at the Ramallah Friends School

By Joyce Ajlouny, Ramallah Friends School director Only a 35-minute car ride away, we traveled from a very chilly Ramallah to the desert warmth of Jericho, where we held our strategic planning retreat. Samir Hulieleh — RFS board member, alumnus and parent — offered his winter home and pampered us with wonderful food as we deliberated the future of our…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

Eco-garden Room at the Ramallah Friends Schools

The Ramallah Friends Schools raised $30,000 from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dutch Mennonites and GIZ (German Development Bank) to fund the construction of a green room made of recycled waste (glass bottles and compacted soil, etc.). Students will help build the room on the Swift House property. The Swift House property houses an RFS-run Environmental Awareness building center…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

FUM Ministry of the Month

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 $7.50 from the Friends United Press Shopping Center. April 2012 FUM Field Staff Field staff are hired by Friends United Meeting to coordinate and carry out the work of Friends…

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April FUM Ministry of the Month – Field Staff

Staff members are hired by Friends United Meeting to coordinate and carry out the work of Friends in Africa, Belize, and Ramallah. These individuals, whom we call field staff, are currently expected to raise their own ministry expenses, which include all of their office, travel/vehicle, living, communication, and deputation expenses, plus their salaries. Add fundraising to their daily duties of bringing…

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Ramallah Friends School Hosts Model United Nations Conference

By Joyce Ajlouny, Ramallah Friends Schools Director In October, while the international press was focusing on the controversy that arose with President Abbas’s United Nations bid for Palestinian statehood and the emerging debate, students at the Ramallah Friends School decided to hold their own mock United Nations conference. Building on their experiences attending several Model UN (MUN) conferences worldwide, our students…

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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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