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From Tess Marstaller

Peace Corps Volunteer, Cameroon Asinge, Friends! At a few degrees above the equator, my Cameroonian village in West Africa can at least depend on one thing arriving with consistency – nightfall at 6:30.  Water in the public taps, phone network, … Continue reading

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An Invitation from the Parsonage

Creativity is a gift of the Spirit!  And what is it that inspires us to create?  The beauty of God’s creation; the love between us; a light heart; something funny or tender or even tragic … here is the sacred … Continue reading

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September Newsletter

Dear Durham Meeting Friends, In August we will not meet for Monthly Meeting and Woman’s Society enjoys an “Eat Out” together, so their report will be short.  Because we will have an unusual amount of free space in the September … Continue reading

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Minutes Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends, July 17, 2011

July 17, 2011   Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends convened on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at 12:15 pm with 16 people present.  Co-Clerk Edwin Hinshaw read a quote from Thomas Kelly: “Social concern is the dynamic life of God at work … Continue reading

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Kakamega Update: July 2011

By Sukie Rice I will be leaving for Kenya July 27, and am excited about this year’s trip.  We have a great group of 14 adults and youth going, all ready for adventure.  We’re carrying 30 storage bins of children’s … Continue reading

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Woman’s Society July 18, 2011

By Nancy Marstaller We met on a perfect summer evening at Helen Clarkson’s lovely home with its fantastic view.  Margaret Wentworth led us in devotions and the program – taking highlights from the last two programs from our Blueprints lessons … Continue reading

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DFM Sonds Aid to Brunswick UU Church

At the July Monthly Meeting we decided to send $1,200 to the Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church to help the rebuilding of their church following the fire on June 6th that destroyed the entire rear of the sanctuary.  We also discussed … Continue reading

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Woman’s Society Eat Out

All are welcome to join us! We’ll be eating at the Lion’s Pride 112 Pleasant Street, Brunswick Monday, August 15 at 6:00 PM To confirm your space, by Wednesday, August 10, please, or for more information, please contact Susan Wood … Continue reading

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From Wayne

As we can see from Tess Marstaller’s article, she is doing marvelous work in Africa.  The package we sent was well received and my understanding is that we will probably try to send another.  Please speak to Nancy Marstaller concerning … Continue reading

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Rally Day: Sunday, September 11

By Wendy Schlotterbeck Rally Day marks the beginning of the new year for Children and Youth activities at Durham.  Activities start early on Rally Sunday with the kid-chefs cooking up breakfast for the meeting.  Come join us right from the … Continue reading

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Events and Newsletter Delivery

By Jo-an Jacobus, Editor As editor of our newsletter, some things have become clear to me as I work with Wayne to get the newsletter to you in a timely manner. The most obvious to me is I can’t guarantee … Continue reading

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A Harvest Dinner & Pies

Durham Friends Meeting invites you to a Blinker Light Block Party 532 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Durham A benefit for LACO Food Pantry in Lisbon 5:30 Saturday, October 1st Donations ($5 – $10 requested) Come and meet your neighbors. Volley ball … Continue reading

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Society of Friends Family Tree

From our Pastor, Daphne Clement “I would like to see us (the Religious Society of Friends) turn our family tree upside down,” I said.  And Margaret Cooley, Director of Woolman Hill, immediately saw what I was envisioning and responded: “The … Continue reading

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Minutes Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends June 19, 2011

Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends convened on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at 12:15 pm with 11 people present.  Co-clerk Edwin Hinshaw read “Quaker Education Should Be Experiential” from the World Conference, 1937. 1.  The Clerk read thank you notes from … Continue reading

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July Refreshments

3              Kitsie Hildebrandt, Clarabel Marstaller 10           Glenice Hutchins & Al Anderson 17           Brenda Masse, Wayne Hollingworth 24           Dotty DeLoach, Don Goodrich 31           Sukie Rice, Susan Wood

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Woman’s Society Report for June

By Angie Reed The Woman’s Society met on June 20, 2011 for a High Tea (light suppa) at the home of Dorothy and Ed Hinshaw.  12 women dined on cucumber sandwiches, beets, soda bread and jam, strawberries, cheesecake, among other … Continue reading

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Boxes for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief in Japan

By Ann Ruthsdottir I sent two boxes to the relief project for Japan.  After I took all the packaging off (mostly around tooth paste), I was able to tightly pack all of the generous offerings into 1.75 boxes.  I filled … Continue reading

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Falmouth Quarterly Meeting is July 24 in Portland

By Margaret Wentworth Falmouth Quarterly Meeting will be held Sunday, July 24 at Portland Friends Meeting.  The schedule is: 9:00 AM    Register and refreshments 9:30 – 12:30 Program, Part I 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch, provided by Portland Friends 1:30 … Continue reading

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Adulty Sunday School Class Study

By Clarabel Marstaller The Adult Sunday School class has just finished its consideration of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by Bill Taber on “Four Doors to Worship.” On Sunday, June 26, we will begin a study of an article from each … Continue reading

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2011 Annual Woman’s Society Yard Sale

Jo-an Jacobus This year’s annual Woman’s Society Yard Sale raised a record total of $1,789.75.  Customers and sales volunteers alike were pleased with the new pricing system for Jumble items.  Customers were invited to offer an amount they thought their … Continue reading

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Corrections to Contact List

Please change your meeting contact list to reflect these changes: Daphne Clement asks that she be contacted using the phone number: 207.353.6354. Charlotte Anne Curtis asks that she be contacted using the phone number: 207.319.7326. Jo-an Jacobus’ email address has … Continue reading

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From our Pastor, Daphne Clement

In the 20th century Friends’ witness in the world placed a high value on our Testimonies and our community has made strong statements for Equality and Civil Rights and for Peace. But it is important to remember that early Friends … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting Minutes, May 15, 2011

Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends convened on Sunday, May 12, 2011, at 12:20 P.M., with 14 people present.   Clerk Edwin Hinshaw read a gentle prayer by Mary Stewart of Longmont, California (1904). 1. Susan Rice was approved as Recording Clerk … Continue reading

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Woman’s Society Meeting at Hinshaw’s June 20

The Woman’s Society will meet on Monday, June 20th at the home of Dorothy Hinshaw in Sumner.  She has asked that people attending arrive at 5:30 so she can serve tea.  Those who have had Dorothy’s tea before know it … Continue reading

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Durham Young Friends Activities

Please join DYF (Durham Young Friends) on Children’s Day Sunday, June 12 for Meeting for Worship.  That is Children’s Day Sunday and they have care of worship that morning.  A picnic will follow with food, games and activities. DYF and … Continue reading

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Durham Meeting Hosting LACO Benefit Dinner

From Durham’s LACO Team Durham Monthly Meeting is hosting a Pork Roast and Strawberry Shortcake Dinner to benefit the Food Pantry of Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO). to be held on Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 pm at the meetinghouse.  … Continue reading

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Woman’s Society Newsletter Report for May

By Angie Reed The Woman’s Society met on May 16, 2011 at Nancy Marstaller’s house. 15 women gathered for a devotional prayer by Dotty DeLoach, and a program by Sarah Sprogell. Sarah shared her experiences with Bobbie Jordan in the … Continue reading

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Parsonage Grounds Clean-up

Saturday, June 4th 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pastor will serve lunch at 12:30: Menu Salmon Soup     Bread     Apple Crisp

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Youth Minister’s Report Spring 2011

By Wendy Schlotterbeck 1. Durham Young Friends held a very successful “Rise Up singing” sing-a-long concert on March 19th.  It seemed that all who came had a wonderful time and the youth made $1001.  My highlight of the year was … Continue reading

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Special Children’s Day Offering

By Clarabel Marstaller for the Christian Education Committee Sunday, June 12, is Children’s Day with meeting for worship and special events to show appreciation for our children.  A second offering will be taken during meeting for worship which will go … Continue reading

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