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The Ministry of Quaker Publications

By Emma Condori-Mamani Quaker Life intern, Emma Condori Mamani, interviewed former FUM General Secretary Sylvia Graves, current FUM General Secretary Colin Saxton, Western Friend Editor Kathy Hyzy and Friends JournalExecutive Director Gabriel Ehri about the unique role Quaker publications have in revitalizing the Quaker message. — Quaker Life magazine recently celebrated 50 years in publication with a commemorative issue that included background information on how Quaker…

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Building Relationships through FUM Work Teams to Cuba

By Sylvia Graves Nearly every year for the past decade or more, Friends United Meeting has sent a work/visitation team to Cuba with several goals in mind: learn about our Cuban Friends, build relationships, encourage Friends ministries and do a work project. Our team came back thinking we had received much more encouragement from our Cuban Friends than we gave…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

Visit of General Secretary and Presiding Clerk

Plans are becoming clearer for the upcoming visit of Colin Saxton and Cliff Loesch. Sylvia Graves will accompany them in order to model a healthy leadership transition and to help Cliff and Colin gain a stronger understanding of FUM’s presence in East Africa. The majority of the work will take place in the last two weeks of March 2012, including…

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Sacred Moments

After nearly six years on staff with Friends United Meeting, Sylvia Graves retired at the end of 2011 her position as general secretary. Sylvia’s untiring dedication to FUM has been invaluable — from her regular visits to our project partners around the world, speaking at local meetings, creating PowerPoint presentations to keep you informed between her visits and so many…

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Fun Ways to Fund-raise!

By Sylvia Graves In January, after the rush of the holidays is over, in your Sunday school class or youth group or USFW, draw names for “Secret Valentines.” Besides doing other little sweet and “sneaky” deeds to encourage that person, select a ministry project according to what you think the other person’s interest might be (for example, medicines for Kaimosi…

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