Come. Abide. Go. This is the unified spiritual message for Triennial week 2023, taken from the calls and commissions of Jesus. Friends United Meeting (FUM), Quaker Men International (QMI), and United Society for Friends Women International (USFWI) will unite for one Triennial, with one theme in three parts.
QMI’s program will revolve around Christ’s invitation in Matt. 4:19: “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” FUM’s program will be guided by John 15:4: “Abide in me, and I will abide in you.” And USFWI has adopted its theme from Matthew 28:19: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Come. Abide. Go.
The Triennial week will begin with a worship experience planned by all three groups. This worship gathering will introduce the themes and spiritual message for the week. It will be a way of spiritually positioning Friends to hear afresh Christ’s invitational call to come and to abide, and his commission to go. The gathering will feature dynamic speakers, informative workshops, worshipful work, and meetings for worship in the African model. The Triennial week will end with another shared worship experience. We envision this to be an intentional service of commissioning prayer as Friends, energized and equipped by the Holy Spirit, go forth in ministry to their homes near and far.
Questions? Ask us at 2023Triennial@fum.org