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Mary Glenn Hadley

The Lonely Flame

Dealing with a Meeting that Doesn’t Know What to do with You by Mary Glenn Hadley Scripture: But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected…

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Quaker Life – March/April 2015

Meanderings & Muses I like to think that my public testimony falls right in line with my spoken testimony. I like to think that when I encounter anyone, they see Christ. But there are times, truth be told, that my outward testimony has nothing to do with my perceived reality of my spiritual state. It was a few days before…

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Odalys and Janine

Living Letters Gifts of Presence and Service to Cuba – January/February 2016

January/February 2016 trip Visit and work among Friends Meetings in eastern Cuba, particularly in Holguin and Gibara at sites where Cuban Friends meet for camp, yearly meeting sessions and pastoral training. Some stamina is required for unskilled construction tasks, travel, longer walks and multiple church gatherings. Dates: January 21 – February 3, 2016 Cost: $2100 Participant Limit: 10 team members Deadline: September 15, 2015 REGISTER NOW!…

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Living Letters to Cuba

Living Letters Intervisitation Trip to Cuba – November 2015

Anniversary Celebration Visit among Friends Meetings in eastern Cuba and celebrate the founding of Cuba Yearly Meeting. This week with Cuba Yearly Meeting Friends will provide an opportunity to be immersed in the rhythm and hum of Quaker worship in the sanctuary and on the street. The WORK of this group will be to gather with both the FUM team…

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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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Eden Grace

Tongues of Flame

Manifesting the Gifts of the Holy Spirit  by Eden Grace Scriptures: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue…

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Test Donation Site

Donate to Friends United Meeting From Western Province in Kenya to the West Coast of the United States, the scope and cultural diversity of Friends United Meeting is astounding. Yet, the largest fellowship of Quakers on the planet operates on a shoestring. FUM has less than one staff person for every ten thousand members! We can see that God has…

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Silent Night, 1914

By Charles David Kleymeyer, PhD Christmas Eve 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of a remarkable event in the history of war and peace. Across two-thirds of the British-German front, and along the French and Belgian fronts as well, as the early months of that terrible and ironic “War to End All Wars” drew to a close, soldiers and officers…

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Hope Springs Eternal

By Liz Wine It seems that the books I have recently read have a bit of sadness to them. The stories do not include the illusion of “riding off in to the sunset” or “living happily ever after.” Yet, reading is one activity where I find solace. Bittersweet stories always provide me with a sense of hope. As I read…

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Field Staff Reports: Ann Riggs

I was in the US when the new school year began and the first few days of the new residential year began. I was blessed by the terrific team work of the staff in moving everything forward in a well-coordinated way without my presence. I was particularly blessed by the way the management team of deputy principal/dean of students, registrar and chief finance officer work…

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