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Friends World Committee for Consultation
Section of the Americas
May 24, 2007
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_Friends affected by tornado_ (mip://03d45650/default.html#LETTER.BLOCK4) _FWCC
directory verification needed_ (mip://03d45650/default.html#LETTER.BLOCK5)
_Location, date set for 2008 Annual Meeting_
(mip://03d45650/default.html#LETTER.BLOCK6) _Friends' conference against torture to take place next weekend_
(mip://03d45650/default.html#LETTER.BLOCK7) _Young adult Friends seek to
organize_ (mip://03d45650/default.html#LETTER.BLOCK8) _Support FWCC with a
Charitable Gift Annuity_ (mip://03d45650/default.html#LETTER.BLOCK9)
Friends affected by recent Kansas tornado
Our prayers go out to the residents of Greensburg, Kansas, home to several
Quaker families, whose small town was 95% flattened by a tornado earlier this
month. Greensburg is 10 miles from Haviland, home of Barclay College, where
Evangelical Friends Church Mid-America YM will hold its annual sessions this
June. Barclay College was used as a staging area for Salvation Army, Red
Cross and FEMA operations. Donations may be sent to Friends Disaster Service,
c/o Bill Edwards, 7137 SE Hwy 66, Riverton, KS 66770, or to Friends Disaster
Service, c/o Tom Hoke, 925 Walker St., League City, TX 77573.
Send in your verification
Verification sheets for the 2007 edition of the Friends Directory of
Meetings, Churches and Organizations have now been mailed out. If your
meeting/church or other Friends' organization (school, camp, non-profit organization,
etc.) has not yet verified your listing by post or mail, we ask your help to
move this forward .
If you have not received any verification information, and think you should
have, please contact us as soon as possible by emailing _David Miles _
(mailto:directory at fwccamericas.org) or calling the FWCC office at (215) 241-7250.
The FWCC Directory is the most complete listing of Friends' meetings,
churches, worship groups and other organizations in the US and Canada. It also
lists contact information for yearly meetings and other Friends' groups in
Latin America. FWCC is also planning an online version of the directory.
_Email your directory verification_ (mailto:directory at fwccamericas.org)
2008 Annual Meeting in Indiana, April 3-6
Next year's Annual Meeting will take place at Waycross Episcopal Camp and
Conference Center in Morgantown, Indiana, north of Bloomington. Because
Easter falls close to the third weekend in March, the traditional date for the
Annual Meeting, the meeting has been moved to April 3-6, 2008. We are looking
forward to the retreat-like, rural setting at Waycross.
All Friends are welcome to attend Annual Meeting. Representatives to FWCC
from yearly meetings in the Americas come together with other interested
Friends to do business and worship together. For 2008 we expect full
representation from Latin American yearly meetings.
Please save the dates now! Information and registration materials will be
available on the FWCC website this fall.
Second Friends' Conference to End Torture set for June 1-3, 2007
You can still register to attend the Quaker Initiative to End Torture
(QUIT) conference in Greensboro, NC at Guilford College. This second conference
is a follow-up to the first QUIT conference held a year ago, which was
partially funded by FWCC and its Peace Issues Working Group. Speakers include
Alfred McCoy, historian, professor and author of A Question of Torture, and Tony
Lagouranis,a former Army interrogator at Abu Ghraib. Registration materials
and other important information can be found on the _QUIT website_
torture-now.org/) . QUIT is encouraging all meetings and churches to
consider sending a representative to this conference.
_For information and to register _
Youth movement seeks to advance
Young adults who attended the 2005 World Gathering of Young Friends and who
have been in communication since that time are seeking to organize. A few
Friends recently met "...to vision what a movement might look like for Friends
in the 21st century and how to begin a dialogue across the diverse and
disparate branches within the Religious Society of Friends." To achieve this, an
invitation has been extended to Friends from all yearly meetings, regardless
of age, to meet at Olney Friends School, Stillwater, OH, for a
visioning/reunion weekend (June 22-24) followed by 'Quaker Camp' (June 24-29).
This independently organized group would like Friends to share news of this
gathering among Friends in the US and Canada. For further information,
_contact the organizers directly_ (mailto:quakercamp at gmail.com) .
Charitable Gift Annuities to Benefit FWCC
Many Friends of FWCC are faced with the challenge of balancing their desire
to support this ministry with their need for financial security in
retirement. A gift annuity with FWCC, issued and administered in partnership by
Friends Fiduciary Corporation, can serve as a safe and convenient way to receive
lifetime income and also respond to the desire to partner with FWCC in its
ministry and work. Annuity rates are tied directly to the age of the income
beneficiary at the time the gift is made. For more information about gift
annuities please _contact us._ (mailto:LouiseS at fwccamericas.org)
Donations to the FWCC Annual Fund can be made online at any time.
_I wish to make a contribution now._
email: _americas at fwccamericas.org_ (mailto:americas at fwccamericas.org)
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