The annual FUM-sponsored work team to Cuba will take place January 23-February 3. Linda Garrison of Iowa Yearly Meeting will be leading the team of 12 members.
On January 27-28, Max and Jane Carter of North Carolina Yearly Meeting-FUM will be leading a retreat at Quaker Hill Conference Center, Richmond, Indiana, on the topic: “One Land, Many Perspectives: Exploring the Narratives of Israel/Palestine.” The Carters have led 13 FUM-sponsored work/study trips to Israel and Palestine since 1979.
Berkeley, California, Friends Church’s annual Quaker Heritage Day will be held March 10. This year’s scheduled speaker is Quaker author, photographer and retreat leader, J. Brent Bill.
The World Conference of Friends, sponsored by FWCC, is to be held in Kenya, April 17-25. Consider supporting the travel fund to bring Friends to Kenya from such places as Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ghana, Hungary, India, Rwanda, Uganda, Myanmar and Nepal. Local Friends will also be hosting pre- and post-conference opportunities for you, whether you are attending the World Conference or not, including service projects and safaris. Find out more online.
The theme for the 2012 camping season at Quaker Haven Camp (Indiana and Western yearly meetings) in Syracuse, Indiana, is “More Awesome” (loose translation of John 10:10). The goal is to help campers of all ages realize there are spiritual traits and actions that take us from an ordinary follower to what Christ truly wants us to be — a more awesome Christian who loves more, forgives more and trusts more.