Seeds of hope

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February 4, 2019

In May of last year, I introduced the seeds of hope capital campaign with some words from Quaker luminaries about that seed of hope that lies at the center of what it means to be a Friend.

  • Robert Barclay wrote that “a divine, spiritual, and supernatural light is in all men.”
  • Isaac Penington claimed that this seed was placed in each of us by God as a witness that might “spring up and remain” in us.
  • Elizabeth Fry admitted that she didn’t understand “words of doctrine,” but “one thing I do know, – that Christ is in me ... that ever blessed power.”
  • Stephen Grellet confessed that he was surprised to “find in me what I had so long sought for without me” – Jesus Christ, that “divine presence.”
I pointed out that the work of Barclay Press – as a Christian publisher in the Friends tradition – is to serve as a seed vault. To capture the essence of these seeds of hope, to preserve it in the words of Friends both present and past, and to share those words – in pamphlets, devotional readers, curriculum, trade books, ebooks, and booklets. Barclay Press is a Quaker non-profit, and the work of publishing and distribution is our ministry.

Today, I want to report on how we’re doing.

My seeds of hope dream is to raise a total of $162,000 by December 31, 2020. Gifts of $52,000 from 82 donors puts us 32 percent of the way toward our goal. Here’s how you can help us continue to make progress:
  • A one-time or monthly donation – just click on DONATE at or mail us a check at 211 N Meridian St, #101, Newberg, Oregon 97132.
  • Talk to your church or monthly meeting about making support for Barclay Press a regular part of your budget.
  • Pray for Barclay Press and for the work that we do.

Thank you!
Eric Muhr


211 N. Meridian St. #101
Newberg, OR 97132

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