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Robin Mohr serves as executive secretary for the Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. She is married, has two sons at home, and is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She also writes about Quaker topics and her spiritual journey for her blog at robinmsf.blogspot.com.
Two Friends make the case for a crowdfunding resource website that would benefit those in ministry.
Vonn New is an independent Drupal developer and site builder. She carries a travel minute from Bulls Head-Oswego Meeting endorsed by its quarterly and yearly meetings. She is a percussionist and composer and finds improvised music her deepest form of prayer. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viv Hawkins practices and teaches about faithfulness, and is working with Vonn New on the Releasing Ministry website (releasingministry.org) to crowdfund ministry. She carries a minute of religious service from Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting endorsed by its quarterly and yearly meetings. Viv loves Lola Georg and serves with the Shalom Center. Contact her at email@example.com.
What happens when our free gospel ministry meets market economics?
Micah Bales is a founding member of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship (Fojf.org), a network of communities and ministries gathered around a common experience of Jesus in our midst. He blogs regularly at The Lamb’s War (Lambswar.com), and has been published in a variety of online and print publications. Micah lives together with his wife in Washington, D.C.
A small meeting in a college town supports the fledgling ministries of its attenders.
Mariellen Gilpin is a member of Urbana-Champaign Meeting in Urbana, Illinois, and an editor of What Canst Thou Say? a quarterly publication for Quakers who have mystical experiences or pray contemplatively (Whatcanstthousay.org). Mariellen blogs at worshipsharinginprint.wordpress.com. Sometimes she thinks she must be the poster child for the Mistakes in Prayer Society.
How one meeting responded to embezzlement from within.
Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, has been active in it and Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association for many years. His latest book, tentatively titled Nixon’s First Cover-up: A Religious Biography of a Quaker President, will be published by the University of Missouri Press.
A brief history of meetinghouse design and the story of Chestnut Hill Meeting’s new building.
John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and a member of the Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust. He is the author of Sacred Sites of Center City, a guide to all the places of worship in Center City Philadelphia, and of Living in the Kingdom of God and other spiritual essays.
The artist shares his thoughts on art, light, and growing up Quaker.
Gail Whiffen is the associate editor of Friends Journal. She grew up attending Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting and participating in Junior and Middle School Friends Conference, a Quaker summer camp organized by Abington Quarterly Meeting. Gail lives in West Philadelphia with her fiancé, Chris.
A philanthropic Friend conducts his own review of Quaker charitable organizations.
A lifelong Friend, Charles Schade is a member of Charleston (W.V.) Meeting and treasurer of the Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association (SAYMA). He is a retired physician epidemiologist who spent much of his career evaluating the quality of healthcare services.
Male- and femaleness in the Bible and Friends’ tradition.
Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson is a member of Community Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is currently following a leading that calls Friends to “name the spiritual condition of the world.”
The story behind the founding of Quaker Voluntary Service.
Christina Repoley is the founding executive director of Quaker Voluntary Service. She is a 2002 graduate of Guilford College and a 2011 graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband, Dean, and is a member of Atlanta Meeting.