Releasing Ministry Alliance Campaign #3

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Supporting Spirit-led service among the Religious Society of Friends
and beyond


Meeting Many Needs

Spirit-led service: born in, for, and through community

Community is critical to ministry in several ways: community calls the ministry from us, receives it, and, in the best of circumstances when needed, helps us to carry it.

Many faith communities help their members hold ministries. Some of us have been blessed in this way for a decade or more!

The power of communally-held ministry among Friends and beyond. Among Friends, a thread has developed in the Releasing Ministry Facebook group related to reasons to carry an endorsed travel minute. Beyond Friends, the communities of Sisters of Mercy support their ministries in ways that I (Viv Hawkins) envy.

How much more powerful a force for God's work in the world might Friends be if we truly release ministry?

Our spring 2015 campaign spotlights ministries who enrich our faith communities and need our support. It also shares information about Releasing Ministry Alliance which seeks to flow resources to ministries. With $1,900 raised so far in this eight week campaign, we're on our way to the $16,000 needed to:

  • develop the full Releasing Ministry Alliance website,
  • form the 501(c)3 organization,
  • create channels to receive funds on behalf of participating ministries, and
  • start-up operations.

These ministries are meeting many needs. And we need you, our faith community, now.  Don't delay!  Sign-up, donate, and learn more at

Donate to Releasing Ministry Alliance

Releasing Ministry Alliance thanks the
Lyman Fund
and our individual contributors!
We invite you to also donate to Releasing Ministry Alliance.

Explore Releasing Ministry Alliance and help spread the word with this flier.

Featured Ministries

has been serving Friends across the branches for nearly a decade. Find out here how to support this ministry of Martin Kelley and donate to QuakerQuaker here.

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is a grassroots network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for life-long spiritual formation through Quaker religious education. We welcome Friends from all branches of our international Quaker family. Our network is less than a year old and so far we have more than
  • 140 members from
  • 17 yearly meetings across
  • 3 countries.
QREC's next event is a Religious Education Conference, 14-16 of August 2015, at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center. We welcome all Friends involved in religious education: First Day School teachers, Adult RE facilitators, Religious Education Committee members, parents, caregivers, and others.
Join hands with us by donating what you can to support our next set of initiatives for QREC outreach and communication. We require $1,000 for each of the following 3 needs.
  • Virtual Conferencing Software (2 year subscription) for continued conferencing
  • Website design to create our curriculum library and other online features
  • Four pilot teacher training videos, 4-5 minutes, to initiate a Quaker RE video library
    $3000  Total
Send tax deductible contributions for QREC to South Central Yearly Meeting (SCYM), our present fiscal sponsor, at SCYM, 9835 Greentree St., San Antonio, TX 78230-4001. Please note “QREC” on the memo line of your check.
Join QREC in forming a community of practice to share resources, skills, gifts, questions and insights, and to support each other in the ministry of Quaker spiritual formation.
For more information or to register for the conference go to

Meet the QREC Steering Group in this 4 minute Youtube.

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