Category Archives: Committee Reports

Report from Peace and Social Concerns, March 17, 2019

By Brown Letham Upcoming events: April               Lenten Saturday vigils at Bath Iron Works April 27          Vigil at BIW for the christening of a destroyer           April 28          P&SC give message, and sponsor potluck and discussion at Durham Friends Meeting May … Continue reading

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Library News for March 2019

By Dorothy Hinshaw Hal Tucker was an ordained United Church of Christ (UCC) minister and a mentor to many students at Bangor Theological Seminary (BTS) and in the UCC tradition.  He was one of “Bee’s Boys” and learned to love … Continue reading

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Attending to the Light — Worship Theme April to June 2019

Quakers have an unusual way of talking about what we are seeking: we are seeking “the Light.”  The Gospel of John, long a favorite of Quakers, begins by saying “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with … Continue reading

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State of Society, Durham Friends Meeting, 2018

In 2018 the State of our Society at Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends was healthy and thriving. We gather at our old brick Meetinghouse from towns north, south, east and west from Durham, forming a community grounded in a vital … Continue reading

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Christian Education Committee Report, February 2019

Katherine Langelier reported that the committee is very grateful for Ashley Marstaller’s presence and skill in providing childcare.The Intergenerational Game Night on January 12th was very enjoyable, and the next one will be on March 9th, starting at 5pm with a potluck supper.   … Continue reading

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Library Committee Annual Report, 2018

By Ellen Bennett We appreciate the addition of Nancy Marstaller to the committee in 2018 and look forward to the addition of Ellen Bennett in 2019. Many Quaker books were added to the library, donated from a retired Friend, and … Continue reading

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Peace and Social Concerns Meeting, February 13, 2019

By Ingrid Chalufour             The committee met with all members present, welcoming new members Bob Eaton and Cush Anthony. We discussed possible spring events and made several decisions: We discussed the importance of addressing climate change, the real crisis right … Continue reading

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Durham Friends Meeting 2019 Budget

Prepared by Finance Committee; approved by the Meeting, December 18, 2018. DURHAM FRIENDS MEETING – 2019 BUDGET OPERATING REVENUE      Contributions 31,600.00      Investment Income 9,215.00      Other Sources – gifts, use of meetinghouse, etc. 300.00      Cell Tower 2,500.00 … Continue reading

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Discernment Around AFSC Program Focus

Peace & Social Concerns Requests Durham’s Discernment, Hosting a Meeting January 6 By Bob Eaton Monthly Meeting for Business has endorsed the Peace and Social Concerns Committee request for a special meeting to take place after regular meeting for worship … Continue reading

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Where Are We Being Led: Theme for January through March, 2019

For January-February-March 2019 the theme Ministry and Counsel proposes is “where are we being led?” One of the Advices (number 9) from NEYM tells us “Attend to the Spirit at work in the ordinary activities and experiences of your daily … Continue reading

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Themes in Worship

December 12, 2018, from the Committee on Ministry and Counsel Our past two years it has been rich and challenging to have Sunday messages brought by various people. This has also deepened our connections to one another. Many of us have … Continue reading

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November 2018 Library News

By Dorothy Hinshaw Most of you may know that New England Yearly Meeting was the first yearly meeting organized in the Society of Friends, even established before London Yearly Meeting. For more information about NEYM, check out one of the … Continue reading

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Newsletter Committee Updates, December 2018

By Liana Thompson Knight, Clerk The Newsletter Committee has a few updates and reminders this month: 1. Newsletter Deadline: We are changing the deadline for submissions to the newsletter to 5pm on the Wednesday after Monthly Meeting. 2. Newsletter Submissions: … Continue reading

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Strengthening Durham Friends Meeting – November 2018

November 16, 2018 The final report of the Paid Position Working Group will be presented to Monthly Meeting this Sunday, November 18.  The members of the Working Group, which has focused on the larger question of Strengthening Durham Friends Meeting, … Continue reading

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Our Approach to Pastoral Care Today   

Committee on Ministry and Counsel, September 2018                       For many decades, Durham Friends Meeting had a paid pastor who, among other responsibilities, took primary responsibility for pastoral care in the Meeting community.   The Meeting made the decision in November 2016 first … Continue reading

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Ad Hoc Committee Continues Its Work

By Doug Bennett The work of Durham Meeting’s ad hoc committee will be back on the agenda in September and we need your help. The most recent report of the committee (from April) is on the Meeting’s website. At the … Continue reading

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Recommendations on Outreach, April 27, 2018

Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Strengthening Durham Meeting, presented to May Monthly Meeting A. Framing Thoughts. Three large ideas have emerged to frame our thinking about how to strengthen outreach for Durham Friends Meeting. We should bear these … Continue reading

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Trustees Report, May 13, 2018

Trustees met on Sunday, May 13 and reviewed the list of outstanding projects, and began the planning for maintenance and repair for the next three years for the meetinghouse and grounds.  In June, we will have a similar process for the … Continue reading

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State of Society – Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends – 2017

April 29, 2018 State of Society — Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends — 2017 In 2017 the State of our Society at Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends was strong, vibrant and energetic. Our trust in our community and shared Quaker … Continue reading

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Next Steps on Strengthening Durham Friends Meeting

Second Report of a Working Group – February 2018 [The first report of the ‘Paid Position Working Group’ was presented to Monthly Meeting on January 18, 2018.  This is the Working Group’s second report.] Doug Bennett, Joyce Gibson, Jo-an Jacobus, … Continue reading

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Strengthening Durham Friends Meeting – Working Group Report 1/18

Report and Recommendations of a Working Group            January, 2018 Doug Bennett, Joyce Gibson, Jo-an Jacobus, Theresa Oleksiw, Sukie Rice, and Martha Hinshaw Sheldon. At the October Monthly Meeting for Business, Durham Friends Meeting approved a … Continue reading

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Christian Education Committee Minute of Appreciation for Clarabel Marstaller’s Contributions

The Christian Education Committee minutes its appreciation for our beloved Friend Clarabel Marstaller’s many years of faithful work in Christian education for Durham Friends Meeting. When she resigned from our Committee in March, she mentioned that she has been involved … Continue reading

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From the Ad Hoc Fundraising Committee

May 27, 2012 Good morning Friends, These are sad times, having recently lost two dear Friends. It is often at sad times that we are reminded of the importance of our physical presence, and how we each support and care … Continue reading

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Woman’s Society April Meeting Notes

By Nancy Marstaller Fourteen women met at Muriel and Karen Marston’s. Their recent work on the house makes the place just glow. Margaret Wentworth led the program and devotions on the theme “God Speaks Through Others.” The author of the … 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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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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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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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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Woman’s Society Report for April

By Margaret Wentworth The Durham Friends Woman’s Society met on April 18 at Clarabel Marstaller’s home.  Ten women attended.  Bee Douglas led devotions, emphasizing the many ways she has felt cared for by her family and f/Friends.  Theresa Oleksiw gave … Continue reading

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State of the Society, 2010

Prepared by Ministry and Counsel, approved at Monthly Meeting March 20,2011 “Let us cherish the seed of God in ourselves and in others, that we may be open to new revelations of truth. Let us look to our meetings to … Continue reading

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