COVID-19 Solidarity Fund

Status
75%
"serving vulnerable communities"

Funding Goal - $25,000

Amount Raised - $18,800

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An Enduring Truth

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.

FUM News

The COVID-19 Solidarity Fund Saving Lives on Mt. Elgon

In this time of COVID-19, Getry Agizah, FCPT Coordinator, made contact with the Sabaot community to discern their most acute needs. She has identified twenty-five households who are in immediate danger of starvation, and, through the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, Friends United Meeting is partnering with her to distribute a one-month supply of basic food and soap to each household.

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Dive Deeper: Ministering in a Time of Crisis

One way our partners at Everence are offering support to FUM-affiliated organizations during the coronavirus pandemic is through training for Stewardship Advocates.

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Please Support Your Local Meetings and Churches

As many of us are worshipping from our homes, Friends United Meeting is encouraging Friends to continue our regular giving to our local Meetings or Churches. While we may be quarantined, bills and salaries must be paid, and many of our ministries are continuing. The mounting concern by our stewardship partners at Everence is that many local Churches and Meetings will experience declining support during this pandemic.

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Blest Be The Tie That Binds

As the world is responding to the COVID-19 crisis, Friends must remain grounded in faith, connected to each other, and continue to support the most vulnerable members we serve. One of the most vital ways we remain grounded and connected is through prayer. Several weeks ago, FUM hosted an International Prayer Gathering to hear the voices of and to pray for members of our global communities. FUM is preparing to host International Prayer Gathering II, on Friday, April 17.

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FUM Journal

Caring for Self and Others in Times of Trouble:

Alex Kern is the Director of Northeastern University’s Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service, and a Friend from New England Yearly Meeting. This week he shared these thoughts—about caring for oneself and others during times of trouble—with the interfaith campus ministry community he serves. 

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Uncertainty

With no employees allowed on the Ramallah Friends School campus for a month, no one will be there to do the heavy landscaping work until at least April, after I leave. I won't be able to participate in the installation of the Circle. My disappointment is pretty intense—so much design happens when you actually install. Besides the landscaping, the connections I have been developing with people here are not going to have this last month to deepen.

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Bible Study: What Does the Lord Require of You?

I served as a pastoral minister among Friends for most of my adult life. In preparation for a recent move, I sorted through twenty-three years of sermon files, notes, and manuscripts. This revealed a lot about me and the kind of messages I like to preach—and the kind of messages I avoid.

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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.

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