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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends

November 17, 2013 Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends convened in worship on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 12:40 p.m. with 13 people present. Clerk Sarah Sprogell read from the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Faith and Practice (page 102): … Continue reading

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AFTER MEETING REFRESHMENTS SCHEDULE

December 2013 to February 2014 Thank you for being willing to prepare refreshments! Please switch if needed. Directions are posted in the kitchen. Supplies need to be donated- check what is already available in the kitchen. “Basic” refreshments are coffee, … Continue reading

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Volume 2013 Issue 11 November 2013

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Volume 2013 Issue 11 November 2013

From our Pastor: The medieval theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart said that the most real kind of prayer is the prayer of gratitude. For the past three years I have stood on the Facing Bench, most Sundays, and offered to … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends

October 20, 2013 Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends convened in worship on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at 12:20 p.m. with 14 people present. Clerk Susan Wood read “Living Fellowship Needs Fresh Forms” by Anna Thomas and E.B. Emmet from the … Continue reading

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Contemplative Prayer Group

Contemplative Prayer Group will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 24 Cedar St., Brunswick.

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AFTER MEETING REFRESHMENTS SCHEDULE

November 2013 to February 2014 Thank you for being willing to prepare refreshments! Please switch if needed. Directions are posted in the kitchen. Supplies need to be donated- check what is already available in the kitchen. “Basic” refreshments are coffee, … Continue reading

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From Our Pastor:

Feb. 13 marked the first of the 40 days before Easter. And as modern Friends, we understand why our spiritual ancestors, early Friends, had small regard for the liturgical calendar: each and every day is indeed just as Holy as … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends

Feb. 17, 2013 Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends convened on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at 12:20 p.m. with nine people present. Clerk Sarah Sprogell read “The Meeting for Business” from New England Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice (page 114). 1. … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends Minutes of May 20, 2012

The meeting opened at 12:30 p.m. with 17 people present. Clerk Edwin Hinshaw opened with a reading from Thomas Kelly’s Testament of Devotion (page 124, “Life from the Center”). 1. It was noted that dear Friend, and member, Macy Whitehead … Continue reading

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From our Pastor

Two weeks ago Carl Williams sent the devotion copied below … A prayer: “God, the farmer of my soul, who sows fields of possibility and gardens of loving-kindness make me your seedling (Psalm 1:3): — call me to be your … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends Minutes of June 17, 2012

The Meeting opened with 11 people present. Clerk Susan Wood read from the section on Integrity (Consistency in Word and Deed) from the American Friends Service Committee’s booklet, “An Introduction to Quaker Testimonies.” l. Clerks’ correspondence and business was brought … Continue reading

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Eagle Poem

To pray you open your whole self to sky, to earth, to sun, to moon to one whole voice that is you and know there is more that you can’t see, can’t hear can’t know except in moments steadily growing; … Continue reading

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From our Pastor

From our Pastor’s message of Sunday, April 15, 2012 Rufus Jones grew up near here in South China, Maine. In his book “Trail of Life through the Early Years,” he wrote about what it was like to grow up as … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends Minutes of April 15, 2012

The meeting opened at 12:30 p.m. with 12 people present. Clerk Sue Wood opened with a reading from New England Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice: “No Bond But Love and Fellowship” by Rufus Jones (page 122) followed by a period … Continue reading

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From Glenice Hutchins:

On April 20 I will be one-third into my radiation treatments. So far I feel well but tire quickly. All your support and prayers have been such a blessing. The healing service sustains me as I lie under the mask. … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends Minutes of March 18, 2012

The meeting opened at 12:35 p.m. with 19 people present. Clerk Sue Wood opened with a reading from New Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice: “Sense of Community.” In it, Fox writes, “Friends are not to meet like a company of … 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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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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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 of Friends 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 … Continue reading

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From our Pastor, Daphne Clement

“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” John 1:9 “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business.  Instead I call you friends, for everything that I learn … Continue reading

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Minutes Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends

April 17, 2011   for every family in every part of the earth, and also for people who are poor and their governments.  Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends convened on Sunday April 17, 2001 at 12:30 with 12 present. Co-Clerk, … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends

March 20, 2011 Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends convened on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 12:20 P.M., with 17 people present.   Clerk Edwin Hinshaw read a selection from Faith and Practice on: “Proceed in the Wisdom of God” by E. … Continue reading

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Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends

February 20, 2011 Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends, held February 20, 2011. Fifteen people were present. 1. Edwin Hinshaw, co-clerk, presented a reflection on two questions: “Can we believe what we see? Can we see what we believe?” Three readings … Continue reading

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Teachers Needed!

By Dorothy Hinshaw The Christian Education Committee is planning the new year, beginning in September. We note that many children will have “graduated” from the “Playing in the Light” (Godly Play) curriculum; thus, another class is planned for the middle … Continue reading

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