FUM News Blog

Dive Deeper: Ministering in a Time of Crisis

One way our partners at Everence are offering support to FUM-affiliated organizations during the coronavirus pandemic is through training for Stewardship Advocates.

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Please Support Your Local Meetings and Churches

As many of us are worshipping from our homes, Friends United Meeting is encouraging Friends to continue our regular giving to our local Meetings or Churches. While we may be quarantined, bills and salaries must be paid, and many of our ministries are continuing. The mounting concern by our stewardship partners at Everence is that many local Churches and Meetings will experience declining support during this pandemic.

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Blest Be The Tie That Binds

As the world is responding to the COVID-19 crisis, Friends must remain grounded in faith, connected to each other, and continue to support the most vulnerable members we serve. One of the most vital ways we remain grounded and connected is through prayer. Several weeks ago, FUM hosted an International Prayer Gathering to hear the voices of and to pray for members of our global communities. FUM is preparing to host International Prayer Gathering II, on Friday, April 17.

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Connections Goes Digital—Mostly

Connections is now being made available in PDF form, for congregations who are experiencing difficulty with distributing paper copies. If you want to continue to receive Connections in paper form, please let us know at info(at)fun.org.

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Pray Without Ceasing

Let us organize to begin this prayer initiative on the week following Easter. May Friends sense God’s loving mercy and the power of God’s “unceasing” presence as we unite in prayer.

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2020 Triennial Postponed

We are committed to carrying forward the inspired theme selected for the 2020 Triennial. We affirm the gospel message that Christ Jesus is inviting the community of Friends to Come. Abide. Go. To continue our spiritual readiness, we are inviting the global community of Friends to participate in the 30 Days of Prayer, beginning on Sunday, 12 July 2020 (the day the Triennial was scheduled to begin). The prayer guides prepared for the Triennial will be released by June.

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