Students at Ramallah Friends School in silent worship.
Members of the United Society of Friends Women at Kalokol in Turkana.
A student at Belize Friends School.
Jamaica Highgate Friends Church.
Marriage ceremony at Wilmington, Ohio, Friends Meeting.
Students at Lindi Friends School in the Kibera slum, after the fire that destroyed the main school building.
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An Enduring Truth

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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

New Rhino for FTC

The Friends Theological College ministry van—dubbed “the white rhino”—finally got a new home and owner after it was recently put up for sale. The white rhino served the faculty and students for a whopping seven years, and it was time to bid it good-bye. Over those years it served as the main means of transport within and out of campus, ferrying students and faculty to various destinations to minister and also to run office errands.

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Construction at Baragoi in Samburu

Recently, Daniel Lentirangoi sent us these short videos of children working on the construction of Baragoi Friends Church, in Samburu, carrying sand from a dry river to be used in the construction of the altar. In the second video, the children gather for lunch.

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FUM & Partners Host Christmas Party on Mt. Elgon

Every year, the children on Mt. Elgon look forward to the December holidays because it’s a festive season. It is a season that brings lots of joy and happiness to share love and gratitude with the staff of Friends United Meeting Africa Ministries and Transforming Communities for Social Change.

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Iglesia Amigos in Indianapolis Begins Housing Ministry

In November of 2022, Iglesia Amigos in Indianapolis began a housing ministry in the parsonage of Valley Mills Friends Meeting, a member of Western Yearly Meeting. Iglesia Amigos rents the parsonage at a discounted rate as part of Valley Mills Friends Meeting support of the ministry.

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Tenth Africa Pastors Conference Focuses on Missions

Celebration and color filled the Mama Ngina Girls High School in Mombasa, Kenya, that hosted the Tenth Africa Friends Pastors Conference. The five-day conference, which began on 26 December, 2022, attracted over 900 pastors from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Congo. It was sponsored by Friends United Meeting and planned by the superintendents of Yearly Meetings in Kenya.

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FUM Announces Search for North American Ministries Coordinator

Friends United Meeting (FUM) is searching for a Coordinator of North American Ministries to work closely with the staff team, board committees, and Friends leaders to coordinate FUM’s programs to support the congregational health and spiritual vitality of North American members. While a candidate who can work from FUM’s office in Richmond is most desired, we will also consider applications from those who live outside the region and are open to remote work.

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FUM Journal

Thirty Days of Prayer - Day Nineteen

The triennial theme is so relevant and captivating, “Come, Abide, Go”. These are words of Jesus Christ in the spirit of Gathering a special Community from ordinary people, Building and establishing them in the faith, and Releasing them in the world for Ministry work. Looking at Quakermen theme text, it paints a picture on how God is so committed and ready to partner with men in his ministry. The scriptures are so explicit that immediately Jesus begun his ministry he invited men to follow him “Come, follow me,” and “I will make you fishers of men.” (Matt. 4:19).

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Thirty Days of Prayer - Day Fifteen

Genesis 22:9 – 9 When they came to the place God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood on it. Next he tied up his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood. The blunder many believers make I to think that, the last thing that God wants from them is the sacrifice of death, but when we carefully look at the passage above, we realize that God is interested on the sacrifice through death which enables us to do what Christ Jesus did.

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Thirty Days of Prayer - Day Seventeen

Mark 4:10 – “When he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables”. Sometimes allows situations in our lives that would call for a time of solitude with Him. God may allow this by affliction, temptation, heartbreak, disappointment, sickness or by simply thwarting affection by a broken relationship by a loved one. When He gets us absolutely alone, and we are dumbfounded by the situation and we cannot even ask a question – then He begins to expound and make things clearer to our minds so that we can know Him better. When you look at the life of Jesus Christ with the disciples, it was the disciples who were perplexed by His deeds and not the crowds outside.

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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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