January e-news: Register for the 2017 Section Meeting

January 2017
We are feeling grateful!

Thank you. Thank you to all of you for being part of the Friends World Committee. Thank you to everyone who made a donation in 2016. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve on a committee. Thank you to everyone who watched one of our QuakerSpeak videos. Thank you to all of you who are reading this newsletter now. We have good news to share in 2017 – thanks for spreading the word. Please forward this email to as many people as possible – you can use the link above!
In friendship,
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Robin Mohr
Executive Secretary

2017 Section Meeting – Registration is Open!

Register now for the 2017 Section Meeting!

Go to our Section Meeting page to register.
Introducing the 2017 Traveling Ministry Corps
Estefany Vargas, Jonathan Mamani, Beatriz Apaza, Emily Provance and Chuck Schobert (clockwise from top left)
Congratulations to the inaugural members of the FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps! In the 21st century, inter-visitation is an important way to realize our vision of a thriving and integrated network of Friends woven together in transformative faith.
The South American members are Agustina Callejas, Beatriz Apaza, Estefany Vargas, Hector Castro, and Jonatan Mamani (National Evangelical Friends Church INELA Bolivia). The North American members are Debbie Humphries (New England YM), Emily Provance (New York YM), Chuck Schobert (Northern YM), and Julie Peyton (Northwest YM).
Over the next two years, the Friends who serve in the Traveling Ministry Corps will visit Friends meetings and churches in yearly meetings other than their own and offer one of the following:
  • Facilitate a weekend workshop on a topic of mutual interest to the meeting and the minister
  • Bring a message and organize worship sharing after a weeknight potluck
  • Attend a regularly scheduled worship service.
  • Write a letter of encouragement and pastoral care, particularly to meetings who were just outside the travel route or who may be wary of receiving a visitor.

Their initial training retreat will be in March, just before the Section Meeting. More information about each of them will be available soon on our website. In the meantime, if your church or meeting would like to request a visit from any of them, please fill out the form on our website!

The Bogert Fund

The Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Fund was established to support the study and practice of Christian mysticism. The Fund is administered by FWCC Section of the Americas, and makes grants to individuals, groups, or institutions to support their relevant activities.
We encourage you to consider applying for one of the Bogert grants this year. The application is due on March 1, 2017, and more information on how to submit your proposal can be found on our website.