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.

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Videos Created for Global Impact Fund

FUM's Global Impact Fund allows FUM to send your donations directly to the place, the personnel, or the mission where it will do the most good. In these videos, FUM staff and project partners speak with FUM Board members about the work they do, and how donor contributions to the Global Impact Fund allow them to be flexible and responsive to changing circumstances.

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Reaching Out in Love and Generosity

FUM is working globally to raise funds to answer the immediate needs of vulnerable communities touched by FUM ministries that are experiencing the economic and physical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. among us.

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Pandemic Changes Expectations for Field Staff Support

Usually, this is the time of year when FUM’s field staff are traveling to our Meetings and Churches to raise awareness and support for their ministries. Unfortunately, this year we will not be doing that. Although the three-year terms of Oscar Mmbali and Robert’s Wafula are scheduled to be renewed in September 2020, the COVID-19 threat and associated travel restrictions are preventing them from traveling to raise their support.

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FUM Can—and Will—Attend Your Online Gathering

Many members of our Global Ministries staff are willing to "visit" your meeting during its online worship,either to bring the main message, or to offer a short message of encouragement and connection from the field and to let Friends know how they can be praying.

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Advices and Queries for Reopening, from Wilmington YM

As businesses begin to reopen and restrictions are tentatively being loosened, you may be wondering “what now” when it comes to meeting for worship. Other denominations are looking to their “higher-ups” to make those decisions, but YOU are the higher-ups here. Katie Ubry-Terrell-Terrell offers some thoughts and questions to consider as you start to decide for yourself and your Meeting how and when to reopen.

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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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FUM Journal

We can be More

During my quiet time this morning I was thinking about what God is trying to teach me – teach us – during this season. It is my intent to grow from this, and to learn. At the same time I was thinking about how I can help the members of Wilmington Yearly Meeting, particularly this coming week as we should be preparing to celebrate the Resurrection.

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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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Our Mission

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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