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.
It’ll mean a serious look at lots of moving pieces—everything from communications to donation platforms to income sources to budgetary structures to staff to physical property. But I have faith. We’ve got a walking stick; we’re lifting it up; God can part the Red Sea. I’m excited to get started. We’ll keep you up to date with how it goes.Read More
The Early Registration discount for Stoking the Fire, our annual North American retreat for Friends, has been extended to April 1st. Join Friends as we stoke our spiritual fires and stretch ourselves through communal worship, learning, and fellowship. Together we will open ourselves to Christ's presence and power and allow the Spirit to work within us as we seek God's power for transformative action.Read More
Friends United Meeting's North American/Caribbean Board has dedicated the multipurpose room at Belize Friends Center in honor of Dale Graves, formerly the Interim Director for Belize Friends Ministries. Dale gave tirelessly to fulfill God’s call on Friends to witness to the love of Jesus Christ among the Southside community of Belize City, and was instrumental in helping FUM reach clarity on that call.Read More
Friends Church Dandora Sanctuary has officially been opened to the congregation. In a function presided over by the Presiding Clerk of the Nairobi Yearly Meeting, Stephen Magwilu, assisted by the Nairobi Yearly Meeting General Superintendent, Pastor Churchil Malimo, on Sunday 3rd February 2019, the congregants were called upon to embrace Unity and forge peace amongst all.Read More
A good director, when the choir is lost, offers a metaphor—a way for the singers to imagine themselves in the song again. It’s a bodily metaphor, because singing is a bodily function and there’s no un-embodied way to do it. And, perhaps, there’s no un-embodied way to gather in worship together. In our silent time, together we wait: a quiet choir waiting for a cue from an unseen director.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.