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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
God is calling everyone to continually seek him through prayer. Some people pray expecting answers immediately, while others have lost the desire to pray due to unanswered prayer, lack of faith, or failure to understand their relationship with God. But this is not God’s will for us.Read More
As One Who Seeks First The Kingdom Of God We need not beg to enter into the presence of God. Whether we recognize it or not, we are always and forever loved and watched over by the Divine Spirit. Instead of seeking and knocking to get into the presence of God, we have to knock on the door to get out of the prison of worldliness we have built for ourselves out of the things that we thought we desired but which do not satisfy us.Read More
As One Who Listens Like many older people, my Dad spent his later years wearing a hearing device to amplify the voices around him. I’m sure he had a legitimate degree of hearing loss, but our family was often amused and sometimes irked by how Dad could miss something that was said clearly in front of him, yet pick up on a conversation going on in another room. Mom’s diagnosis was that Dad was just “hard of listening.”I wonder if that is how God might view me! How many times has God spoken clearly to me and I’ve completely missed it?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.