Thursday, February 21, 2008

Richmond-area Friends and Earlham College event on Feb. 24

Sunday, Feb. 24
5:30 p.m.
Pitch-In Supper and Discussion
West Richmond Friends
609 W. Main St.
Richmond, IN
Donations requested for
Quaker Relief Efforts in Kenya
All are welcome--
area Quakers, other churches,
Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion
and Bethany Theological Seminary
Kenya has been torn by violence following recent elections with more than 250,000 internal refugees and over 1000 killed. There are 155,000 Quakers in Kenya, more than anywhere else in the world. Quakers, both in Kenya and around the world, are trying to help with both material aid and peace and conflict resolution training.

Richmond Quakers want to do our part! Please join us for a pitch-in supper at next Sunday, February 24th at 5:30 p.m., followed by informational talks by Mary Kay Rehard, Kenyan Quakers, and others with experience in Kenya.

We are asking everyone who comes to make a donation towards our relief fund. At monthly meeting last Sunday, we approved a matching grant from the Outreach fund. Our goal is to raise $1000, to be matched by a maximum of $2,000 from the Outreach fund, so that we can send at least $3000 to Friends United Meeting for Kenya relief. (Additional gifts are welcome, but will not receive matching funds.)

FUM will disperse the money to Quaker groups working “on the ground” in Kenya. Because the situation in Kenya changes almost daily, FUM relies on its staff in Kenya, including Ben and Jody Richmond, to make the decisions about what particular relief efforts to support.

If you can't come to the dinner, you can send a check to West Richmond Friends Meeting, 609 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 earmarked “Kenya Relief”.

For more information, contact:
Josh Brown, West Richmond Friends Pastoral Minister
(765) 962-4485

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