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Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.Posted in: Among Friends, March 2014: Funding Ministry
Letters and emails from our readers.
Balancing workloads when ministry is just one of our jobs is easier with caring encouragement from others.
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.Posted in: Features, March 2014: Funding Ministry
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 [email protected].
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 protected].
Posted in: Features, March 2014: Funding Ministry
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.Posted in: Features, March 2014: Funding Ministry
A public Friend illustrates the importance of financial support in ministry.
Ashley M. Wilcox is a member and recorded minister of Freedom Friends Church in Salem, Ore. She currently lives in Atlanta, Ga., where she worships with Atlanta Meeting and studies at Candler School of Theology. Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western Friend, and various Quaker anthologies. She blogs at questforadequacy.blogspot.com.Posted in: March 2014: Funding Ministry
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.Posted in: Features, March 2014: Funding Ministry
Births, deaths, and marriages.
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous