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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Our Thanks to Sussie Ndanyi

Friends United Meeting has been blessed to have Sussie Ndanyi as a dedicated member of our Richmond staff as she pursued her studies at Earlham School of Religion.Sussie has served in various capacities, including serving as an administrative assistant, overseeing preparations for Stoking the Fire, and providing staff support for the African Friends in North America Committee.

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Chickens Connect Strangers in a Message of Love

In the fall of 2021, the United States military withdrew from of Afghanistan. Americans watched as desperate people clamored in and around the airport in Kabul. We saw pictures of planes taking off while people clung to them with the bleakest of hope.

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Yearly Meetings Hold Joint Pastors Retreat

From May 20-22, 2024, fifty Quaker pastors, their spouses and family members, from Western and Wilmington Yearly Meetings, New Association of Friends, and some unaffiliated Monthly Meetings, gathered for a retreat at Ohio’s Hueston Woods State Park.

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Flourishing Friends ‘23–‘24 Cohort Holds Closing Retreat

This year’s Flourishing Friends cohort held its wrap-up and final retreat on May 4, hosted at Carmel Friends Meeting, north of Indianapolis. Flourishing Friends is a program of Friends United Meeting’s North American Ministries department. Facilitated by Scott Wagoner and Colin Saxton, the aim of the program is to give practical tools and coaching to congregations dedicated to assessing their health and tackling some of the challenges they are facing.

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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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Thirty Days of Prayer - Day Thirteen

One morning, as my knees made their way to my yoga mat where I intended to remain for the next 40 minutes, my mind immediately began formulating prayer requests and praises. I got busy about prayer. And, much to my surprise, I heard the audible voice of God respond in kind. My eyes flew open. I turned to find Him. His voice – I knew it was His – had come from the chair behind me, as if He had been seated there all along, watching from the periphery. ...

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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.

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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