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.
In October, Belize Friends School students participated in Caribbean Statistics Day, and the Belize City Friends Center hosted an outreach event.Read More
The best marketing plan for FTC continues to be the quality of the school's graduates; people trained for ministry at FTC offer proof of their excellent education in the work that they do.Read More
Announcing the schedule of fees for attending next summer's Joint Triennial of Friends United Meeting, Quaker Men International, and the United Society of Friends Women International, to be held in Kisumu, Kenya, July 12–18, 2020.Read More
We are teachers and healers, students and evangelists, publishers and peacemakers, innovators and faithful sustainers. Together, the Global Ministers of Friends United Meeting are preaching and living the Gospel, bringing wholeness and hope into places of despair and inviting new Friends into our beloved fellowship.Read More
I served as a pastoral minister among Friends for most of my adult life. In preparation for a recent move, I sorted through twenty-three years of sermon files, notes, and manuscripts. This revealed a lot about me and the kind of messages I like to preach—and the kind of messages I avoid.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
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.