FUM News Blog

Our Thanks to Sussie Ndanyi

Friends United Meeting has been blessed to have Sussie Ndanyi as a dedicated member of our Richmond staff as she pursued her studies at Earlham School of Religion.Sussie has served in various capacities, including serving as an administrative assistant, overseeing preparations for Stoking the Fire, and providing staff support for the African Friends in North America Committee.

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Chickens Connect Strangers in a Message of Love

In the fall of 2021, the United States military withdrew from of Afghanistan. Americans watched as desperate people clamored in and around the airport in Kabul. We saw pictures of planes taking off while people clung to them with the bleakest of hope.

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Yearly Meetings Hold Joint Pastors Retreat

From May 20-22, 2024, fifty Quaker pastors, their spouses and family members, from Western and Wilmington Yearly Meetings, New Association of Friends, and some unaffiliated Monthly Meetings, gathered for a retreat at Ohio’s Hueston Woods State Park.

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Flourishing Friends ‘23–‘24 Cohort Holds Closing Retreat

This year’s Flourishing Friends cohort held its wrap-up and final retreat on May 4, hosted at Carmel Friends Meeting, north of Indianapolis. Flourishing Friends is a program of Friends United Meeting’s North American Ministries department. Facilitated by Scott Wagoner and Colin Saxton, the aim of the program is to give practical tools and coaching to congregations dedicated to assessing their health and tackling some of the challenges they are facing.

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Our Thanks to Sussie Ndanyi

Friends United Meeting has been blessed to have Sussie Ndanyi as a dedicated member of our Richmond staff as she pursued her studies at Earlham School of Religion.

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Letter from Kaimosi

During the FUM Africa board that met on February 2-3, 2024, the Samburu and Turkana Friends Mission teams put a green mark on the FTC campus by planting trees. The directors of these two Mission stations and chairs of their boards each planted a tree, not only as preservation of Mother Nature, but also as a symbol of enhancement of the partnership in their Christian ministries.

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