Releasing Ministry Alliance #17
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Our Heart Goes Out to You in Love

Releasing Ministry Alliance continues to feel the love even as we hope to multiply it by creating a platform to publicize and crowdfund ministries!  
Steady progress continues.
  • We received critical advice about our non-profit operations at a pro bono legal consultation.
  • A new fiscal sponsor is in place when operations move beyond our pre-launch phase.
  • Several very generous donors have recently contributed, signaling that Friends understand the value this service will provide.
  • We continue to consult with similar organizations such as Faithify, a Unitarian Universalist crowdfunding platform.
  • And website coding continues.
We're loving the way Spirit is moving!

Please share with your faith community about Releasing Ministry Alliance and these ministries by sharing this newsletter with the social media links below. Please hold this work in prayer. And please consider an individual or meeting gift to help more ministries rise among Friends and beyond!
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Marcelle Martin's new book, Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey, is a guide to ten elements of the Quaker spiritual path, as experienced by the first Friends and by Quakers in our time.  These elements emerge from stories of Friends' search for a deeper connection with God, the discovery of the divine presence within, the creation of communities of faith led by the Spirit, and the unfolding of faithful, transformed lives that have a healing and prophetic impact on the world.  Our Life is Love is a great resource for groups wishing to explore the Quaker spiritual journey together.
On Wednesday evening March 16th, QuakerBooks will sponsor a book launch at Pendle Hill, 7:30 pm in the Barn.  On the weekend of April 8-10, 2016, Marcelle will facilitate a Pendle Hill workshop entitled Our Life is Love, an experiential opportunity to explore the elements of the Quaker spiritual journey in our own lives.  Marcelle also welcomes invitations to lead workshops and retreats across the country.  For more information, visit her website, A Whole Heart.  Books can be ordered from the publisher at  Discounts for books ordered in quantity are available at


Anna Fritz, cellist-singer-songwriter, has 2 days to raise $3.800 and reach her $15,930 fundraising goal for her album of folk songs, many original. Anna says "Singing together casts a spell and makes a prayer. It sets an intention for who we want to be and the world we want to live in." Her producer calls the album a "mash-up between two worlds" - spiritual and activism. Watch her video and learn more about her Kickstarter campaign.

Anna writes, "I've been traveling and performing at Friends meetings and churches on the U.S. west coast and midwest for the last two years, including a tour in June 2015 that was partially funded by a grant from the Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership. I'm an attender at Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oregon where I have a Spiritual Care Committee for my musical ministry. My membership is actually coming up before Meeting for Worship for Business 2/21/16 (Oversight has recommended my membership)."
In "Introducing Releasing Ministry Alliance" video,
some Friends describe ministry, releasing ministry, and Releasing Ministry Alliance.
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