Throughout our history, the people known as Friends (or Quakers) keep rediscovering an essential and enduring truth: There is one who speaks to our most basic needs and most significant hopes—Christ Jesus the Lord. Both individually and communally, we are learning to know and follow the Voice that guides us in the way we should go. Together, we seek to understand and obey that truth which sets us free. As a people, we share in the experience of that powerful life which makes all things new. Maybe you are searching for an authentic and transforming faith and community to call home—if so, come in and join us as we seek to know and follow Christ.
The Sugar Grove meetinghouse at Plainfield, Indiana, served as home to both a local meeting and the yearly meetinghouse for the former Western Yearly Meeting of Conservative Friends (1877–1962). When this Conservative (Wilburite) Yearly Meeting was laid down in 1962, the local meeting continued independently until 1968 at which time the meetinghouse and burial grounds were given to the orthodox/Gurneyite Western Yearly Meeting, along with a large endowment for its maintenance.Read More
Peace is a desire and a necessity for all human beings. It is an essential condition for our personal and communal well-being. For the current moment in Cuba, marked by a crisis situation that affects the most sensitive areas of citizens' lives, it is becoming something urgent.Read More
It’s two weeks and counting since the Kenyan government imposed restrictions on gatherings and an earlier curfew in the country’s Western and Lake Basin regions after a spike in coronavirus infections. Kenya’s Ministry of Health declared Kisumu County among the thirteen counties considered a hotspot zone, with 60% of the country’s new infections. This region includes the majority of Kenyan Quakers. The current surge in infections in the western region is partly blamed on the National Independence Day event hosted in Kisumu County in early June, and also on confirmed cases of the highly-transmissable delta variant first reported in India.Read More
Nearly fifty Friends from across the US and Belize gathered online for this year’s Stoking the Fire retreat over Pentecost weekend. This virtual community and worship experiment was highlighted by opportunities for worship, inspiring messages, small group sharing, and a service project.Read More
The General Board of Friends United Meeting is inviting you to participate in a unique “virtual” Triennial gathering. The theme for this gathering will coincide with FUM’s 2021 theme of Hope and Light as we celebrate the collaborative and transforming work Friends are doing across the globe.Read More
One of the conversations we have had this year at Belize Friends Church is about creating multiple sacred spaces for people with various needs within the church. I find that the Spirit is in this conversation. . . . Creating multiple sacred spaces can be an alternative to, or can supplement, the more traditional mobilizing of people to know and experience God by focusing on a sermon.Read More
Africa Programme Officer Shawn McConaughey writes about the multiple benefits of an entrepreneurial ministry training with pastors from the Samburu mission and some leadership from members of the Turkana mission who went through the same training several years ago.Read More
Friends United Meeting commits itself to energize and equip Friends through the power of the Holy Spirit to gather people into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known, loved, and obeyed as Teacher and Lord.