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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Latino Friends Ministries

During the Friday session, the General Board received the recommendation to establish a Latino Friends Ministry Committee to oversee FUM programs and engagements with Spanish-speaking Friends in North America.

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Letter from Ramallah

Amid the unfolding genocide in Gaza and the continuing security deteriorations in the West Bank, I write to you with a heavy heart yet an unwavering spirit of resilience.

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Visitors to Belize Friends

Visitors to Belize Friends from Wilmington Yearly Meeting led children in a program of after-school crafts projects during a week-long stay in March. Six students from Wilmington College and three Yearly Meeting members also participated in worship at Belize Friends Church, repair of the greenhouse, and some painting projects.

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FUM General Board Approves Shepherd Boys Education Fund

Last week, the General Board of Friends United Meeting approved the establishment of the Shepherd Boys Education Fund. For several years, the Board received appeals from the directors of Turkana Friends Mission and Samburu Friends Mission to provide a response for boys who are exposed to the violence and recruitment of banditry gangs in their pastoralist communities.

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Thirty Days of Prayer - Day Fourteen

In the physical realm, none of us wants to abide (stay, remain, live) in the darkness. When they were young, my children feared that an approaching storm might cause us to lose power and be cast into darkness. Explaining that it would be temporary didn’t give them much comfort. But a flashlight placed in their hand seemed to do the trick. Having a light with them gave them reassurance that they would not be left in the dark...

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THirty Days of P{rayer - Day Sixteen

Mathew 4:19 - He said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people!” For us to become effective co-workers with Christ, we must come to a place of fully accepting our ministry call. 1 Thess. 5:23 – Now may the God of peace himself make you completely holy and may your spirit and soul and body be kept entirely blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your whole spirit… the great mystical work of the Holy Spirit is in the less bright side of our personality which we can get at. This is what David thought when he wrote Psalm 139 and said – “though art the God of the early Mornings, the God of the late nights, the God of the mountain peaks and greater depth than any sea in nature – You are the God of all these, be my God. I cannot reach the depth of the horizons of my soul without you. Take my hand and lead me in ways everlasting.

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Thirty Days of Prayer - Day Eleven

John 15:1-4 (NIV)15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. When I read about pruning it reminds me of a time when my grandfather would send us to his coffee farm to help him prune the coffee bushes. In preparation, would sharpen the pruning saw and the pruning shears and head to the farm...

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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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