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Ministry of the Month – January – Quaker Life Magazine

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 $15 from the Friends United Press Shopping Center.

January 2012
Quaker Life magazine

At the same time (1960) the Five Years Meeting was deciding to meet every three years (and ultimately changing its name to Friends United Meeting), The American Friend and Quaker Action — two publications of the Five Years Meeting — were joined to create Quaker Life magazine. Quaker Life was originally published monthly and was gradually reduced to our current six issues a year. A commemorative edition for our 50th anniversary was published in 2011 and is available from

From its inception, the purpose of Quaker Life has been to provide inspiration and encouragement to Friends as well as be a source of FUM news. Quaker Life is an integral part of the mission of Friends United Meeting and thus in 2012 the FUM General Board has committed to a six-month promotion to encourage new and returning subscriptions. We hope you will join us in praying for God’s favor upon Quaker Life and encouraging your Friends to subscribe.

More information will be available on each month’s ministry focus at, on Facebook and in your monthly donor receipts. February’s ministry focus will be on Friends Theological College.