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 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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Fall 2019 issue of Quaker Life, on justice, is in the mail and on shelves now. In the Bible, justice has to do with land and labor and family structures; with ownership and employment; with widows, orphans, and immigrants; with food and water and housing; with access to God at the Temple—with everything, material or spiritual, that is required for a human being to thrive. God cares for ALL of what God has created, and therefore shows a special regard for the weak and the marginalized for whom society cares less. And since God shows a special regard for the weak and the poor, a corresponding quality is required of God’s people. God’s people must also be especially concerned with equity and fairness in society and economy, with guaranteeing every creature’s access to the necessities of life: to water, food, health, respect, attention, kindness, helpful community, and the opportunity to draw near to God. As a foundation for life together, justice is a vast and widening gyre, and our authors in this issue explore the theme from many angles.Read More
“What is this community worth to you?” By “community,” I mean the spiritual family that sustains, nurtures and inspires us in our faith. It includes those mentors, teachers, and examples who spur us on toward love and godliness. I am referencing the faith laboratory in which we get to practice (often with great regularity!) the essential disciplines...Read More
The notion that all our resources belong to God is integral to the message of simplicity. Where Roger excelled—and helped me find that missing and liberating element within simplicity—was in generosity. Roger loved to give, and he did so with a spirit of joy and gratitude for being able to partner in God’s work in the world.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.