What to Expect
Thursday, 17 June — Travel with Friends
This has been a season of travel bans and lockdowns, and Friends have learned to travel in new ways. Triennial representatives will be given the opportunity to “travel by Zoom” to visit with Friends in the various places where FUM is committed to serving. Participants will be issued visas to visit two places during this session.
These virtual trips will allow representatives to meet with ministry staff and program leaders. Be inspired by their stories of transformation. Learn about their challenges. Discover new ways to pray and support the amazing work they are doing as they are called to reflect the hope and light of God.
- Travel to Kaimosi and visit Friends Theological College where your tour guide will be Robert Wafula.
- Travel to Samburu and Turkana and experience Friends work among pastoralist Friends. Your guides will be Shawn andKatrina McConaughey.
- Travel with Getry Agizah and the Friends Church Peace Team and learn about how Friends are working to reconcile communities and support victims of violence.
- Travel to Ramallah, get a taste for the vibrant community there, and witness the difference Ramallah Friends School is making in the lives of the students we serve.
- Travel to Belize City to get a feel for the Southside community. Nikki Holland and Oscar Mmbali will show you around and expose you to the work they are doing through the school, community center, and church.
- Travel with FUM’s Living Letters program. Karla Jay will be the guide, and Friends will journey to Tanzania and visit Dorcus and Nicholas Otieno.
Friday, 18 June — Discover
During this session, representatives will discover FUM’s renewed commitment to energize and equip Friends. Colin Saxton returned to FUM this year to serve as the Director of North American Ministries. He is committed to partnering with local and Yearly Meeting leaders to support the spiritual life, stewardship health, and flourishing, of Friends communities in North America. John Muhanji is reappointed as the Director of African Ministries and is called to offer leadership development, mission mobilization, and support among FUM members in Africa. Triennial participants will also find out about FUM’s commitment to work toward the financial sustainability of ministries and project partners. This will require FUM to think about fundraising, capital investments, and entrepreneurial activities in new ways that will empower the work of Friends. Friends will learn about the appointment and work of the new Sustainability Committee.
Saturday, 19 June — Worshipful Work
The Triennial gathering will also be an opportunity for Triennial Representatives and the General Board to do worshipful work together.
Registration & Fees
Triennial Representatives, General Board members, Yearly Meeting officers, organization leaders, and interested Friends are invited to participate in these sessions. Click to the button below and register online to gain access to the Zoom gathering, and get your “travel visas. ”
FUM is not charging a fee for your registration, but Friends are invited to donate to the General Fund. Your donation will support efforts to purchase data bundles to connect Friends from places where there is limited and expensive internet access. Contribute online or send a check to the FUM Richmond office. Please continue to send the names and contact information of Yearly Meeting Triennial Representatives and Triennial Nominating Committee appointees to firstname.lastname@example.org.