Welcome to the United Society of Friends Women International website. 

USFWI is a Christian international organization of Friends (Quaker) women which reflects twenty-six Yearly Meetings located in Africa, Cuba, Jamaica and the United States.

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Advocate

2013 Triennials

Blueprints

2014 Projects

Sarrin Scholarship

Reading List

2015 Reading List

Children's Reading List

Yearly Meetings USFW Newsletters

Growth Development Service Unlimited Book

USFWI Handbook

 At Large Membership

Links

FUM's Daily Prayer Guide

 

USFWI 44th Triennial in Indianapolis, Indiana July 4-7, 2013

Western Yearly Meeting attendees (above) who hosted the triennial.

 

Beginnings:  Formed in 1881 by Eliza Armstrong Cox and others responding to a concern among Friends Women for missionary work.

"The vision (of founder, Eliza Armstrong Cox) is still gripping us, leading us on.  We still grow, altering our methods to fit the times, but nourishing the seed as it grows." 

Growth, Development, Service Unlimited - Centennial Edition 1981

Purpose:

  • Enlist and unite all women in Christian fellowship and service;

  • Work cooperatively with constituent Yearly Meetings, associations, and members-at-large (women who are interested in the goals and works of the organization, but are not members of a local society);

  • Share in the mission of the church everywhere;

  • Stimulate spiritual growth;

  • Cultivate Christian stewardship;

  • Nurture education for mission among Friends of all ages.

We meet in local local churches/meetings/homes where we share lessons from the Blueprints, the program study book.

We support Friends mission programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Palestine, Belize, Jamaica, Cuba and American Indians.  Local groups will respond to local needs as well.

We work cooperatively within our Yearly Meetings.

Through our publication, The Advocate, members are kept informed of our activities.

We meet globally every three years in Triennial Sessions.

For more about the History and Purpose of USFWI, click here.......

For a copy of the USFWI Handbook, click here........

      Friends who do not have an active USFW group are encourage to consider an at-large membership.

 

If you would like to share a photo of your USFW group, please contact Pam Ferguson.

 

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