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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:

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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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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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FUM News in Brief

Janet Smith from Holly Springs, North Carolina, traveled with 12 others from across North Carolina Yearly Meet­ing in July to work in 12 different Jamaican meetings for Bible School! She worked with Friendstown Meeting, St. Mary District Jamaica, West Indies. Janet had the op­portunity to stay an extra day to discuss the possibility of planting the seeds for a new…

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Hominy Friends Hold Vacation Bible School

Hominy Friends Meeting held Vacation Bible School June 11-13, from 2-6 pm at the meetinghouse in Hominy, Oklahoma. The sessions were attended by around 10 children. Michael Jay, Ministry Intern from Earlham School of Religion, Rich­mond, Indiana, and Beth Green-Nagle organized a program combining the study of several biblical stories including: King David’s boyhood as a shepherd, the New Testament…

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Tired of the Same Old Thing? Why Not FUM Bible School?

By Betty Heshelman – Mooresville Friends Church, Mooresville, Indiana For many years Mooresville Friends Church of Western Yearly Meeting has used the “canned” or “boxed” Vacation Bible School (VBS) curriculum. Generally speaking, these kits are fine. This year, however, we wanted to use our own creativity. We wanted our Vacation Bible School to reflect the ministries and missions we support….

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FUM 2012 Chain of Prayer, January 1-May 27

Friends United Meeting spans the world and is the people of Belize, Cuba, East Africa, Jamaica, North America and Ramallah. One way Friends United Meeting can be gathered from all corners of the globe is through prayer. When your meeting signs up for the Chain of Prayer you are assigned a day to pray and a partner meeting for whom to pray….

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What makes you feel welcome when you visit a meeting for the first time?

Finding the place easily Going with a member/attender Seeing where to enter Seeing the phrase, “You are welcome here” Someone who’s there to greet you when you arrive Knowing what to do with your children Knowing where the restrooms are A leaflet or personal explanation about what to expect Meeting space that is light, warm and pleasant Seating that is…

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FUM News in Brief

Regina Haag, pastor of Adirondack Friends Meeting, New York, is connecting over coffee with the meeting’s young adult Friends, between the ages of 18-35 (40 if parenting young children), to discuss three general queries: “How are you doing?” “What is the best way to stay in contact with you?” “What can the meeting do to help meet your needs and desires?”…

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Great Plains Yearly Meeting Discerns God’s Call

By Laura Y. Dungan, Great Plains Yearly Meeting presiding clerk Great Plains Yearly Meeting is beginning to consider its place and purpose among Quakers in middle-America. As part of this process, 53 people from across the Friends theological spectrum gathered in November at University Friends Meeting in Wichita, Kansas. Arthur Larrabee, general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, facilitated the gathering…

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