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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:

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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North America

FUM Ministry of the Month – January 2013

North American Ministries North American Ministries (NAM) is a renewed ministry of Friends United Meeting whose main purpose is to facilitate communication between North American yearly meetings and monthly meetings, identify areas or issues where these yearly meetings can work cooperatively and to develop methods where such work can be undertaken. NAM also responds to initiatives originating in FUM yearly…

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Reconfiguration Update from Indiana Yearly Meeting

The IYM Representative Council, at its meeting on 11/10/2012, reached unity to give final approval to the reconfiguration proposal brought forward by the Task Force and previously distributed to monthly meetings. The revised proposal reflected suggestions and concerns shared at the 9/29/2012 called Representative Council. The Representatives united on two additional changes: deadline for participating in the distribution of assets…

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FUM News in Brief

FUM General Board Hopes for 40 Days During roll call at the October meeting of the Friends United Meeting General Board, representatives were asked to state what hopes they had for the 40 Days of Prayer. Here are some of their responses. Do any of them resonate with your hopes? • I hope we find how to be the action…

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FUM Mission Statement

Job Opening: Shipping and Maintenance Supervisor

Job Announcement Friends United Meeting (FUM) is seeking qualified applicants for our Shipping and Maintenance Supervisor position. This part-time (16 hours per week), Richmond (IN) based staff person will receive a competitive wage along with retirement benefits. A successful applicant for this position will: • Possess a strong and growing Christian faith • Be committed to the work, witness and…

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