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Vassalboro Quarterly Meeting, February 2, 2019

All Friends are warmly invited to come together for Vassalboro Quarterly Meeting hosted by Midcoast Friends on February 2. The afternoon program will focus on climate change. Schedule 8:30 am          Welcome with coffee, tea, and light snacks 9:00 … Continue reading

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Men’s Meeting, January 14, 7pm

By Scott Barksdale There will be a gathering of men on Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m.  Location: 64 Birch Point Road, Freeport (Scott’s house).  Topic: justice.  We’ll have a reading or two beforehand that we’ll be discussing, so please … Continue reading

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Seeds of Peace, January 4, 7pm, Curtis Library (Brunswick)

Seeds of Peace Leadership Development Friday, January 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library The Durham Friends Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Committee will host an event about the Seeds of Peace Youth Leadership program. We expect to show … 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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Family Game Night, January 12, 3 p.m.

By Tess Hartford We will have our next Family Game “Night” on Saturday, January 12 beginning at 3 p.m. Please join us. Durham Friends of all ages have enjoyed these nights. As part of Durham Meeting’s efforts at outreach, we … Continue reading

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Diane Dicranian to speak on “Walls: Why We Build Them,” December 30

On Sunday, December 30, Diane Dicranian (Midcoast Friends Meeting) will bring the message.  She’ll speak about “Walls: Why we build them; what they are for.” Diane Dicranian recently spent time at the militarized border between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico … Continue reading

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December 2018 Family Events at Durham Meeting

By Wendy Schlotterbeck, Youth Minister We will have our Annual Wreath Making Party on Sunday, December 2 after a potluck following worship. Materials will be provided, but live greens of any kind are welcomed! On Saturday, December 15 we will … Continue reading

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Christmas Program, Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Christmas Program will be on Saturday, December 15, gathering for worship and a turkey dinner. Come at 4:00 to help prepare the meal and set up. Worship, sharing of poems, songs or personal stories will be at 5:30 with … Continue reading

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Kakamega Orphans Care Centre Pot Luck Dinner, November 5, 2018, 6:00p.m.

You are invited to a pot-luck dinner to join Pastor Ida, Administrator of the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre on Monday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the meetinghouse. After the meal, Ida will bring us up to date with changes happening with the … Continue reading

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Celebration of the Life of Janet Douglas, November 10, 2018

Member Janet Douglas, the mother of Jim Douglas, a member and former pastor here at Durham, passed away on September 10. Her life will be celebrated in a memorial service at the Meetinghouse of Durham Friends on Saturday, November 10 … Continue reading

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Fall 2018 Social Justice Films at Durham Friends Meeting

By Cindy Wood Social justice film and discussion series: November 16  It’s Criminal, film with discussion led by Paul Miller.  Light refreshments.  Durham Meetinghouse 7 pm. December 7  I Am Not Your Negro, — discussion to follow. Light refreshments.  Durham Meetinghouse 7 … Continue reading

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Meeting Wide Discussion, October 28, Noon to 1:30 pm

After Meeting on Sunday, October 28, 2018, we will have a Meeting-Wide Discussion on Strengthening Durham Friends Meeting. For nearly a year, Durham Friends Meeting has had an Ad Hoc Committee working on developing ideas for strengthening the Meeting. After … Continue reading

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Family Game Night, Friday November 3, 5:00 to 7:30

There will be be a Family Game Night, Saturday, November 3 from 5-7:30 at Durham Friends Meeting.  It will be a potluck followed by games.  All are welcome.

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Halloween Party, October 26, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

There will be a Halloween Party, Friday October 26 from 5:30-8pm at the Durham Friends Meetinghouse. Creative costumes are encouraged. We will have snacks, bobbing for apples, donuts on a string and pumpkin carving. A fun time for all ages! … Continue reading

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Love Your Meetinghouse Day Coming October 19 & 20

Trustees have scheduled a “Love Your Meetinghouse Day” for Friday night and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2018. The chore list includes window washing, cleaning pews and cushions, prep and painting of parsonage porch, and priming and painting the replacement … Continue reading

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“Dawnland,” October 4 at Curtis Memorial Library

By Linda Muller Peace and Social Concerns Committee wants all of Meeting to know that “Dawnland” a new film from an excellent group – Maine Wabanaki-REACH – will be shown at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick on Thursday, October 4 … Continue reading

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Adult Sunday School, Fall 2018

By Martha Sheldon Adult Sunday School will be reading “In Fear and Trembling Be Bold in God’s Service” from The Freedom & Justice Crier, a periodic newsletter from the Committee on Racial, Social & Economic Justice of New England Yearly … Continue reading

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Woman’s Society Eat-Out, September 17, 6pm

The Annual Eat-Out of Durham’s Woman’s Society is this coming Monday, September 17 at 6 p.m.  We will be meeting at the Thai’s Cuisine Restaurant at 6 1st Street, Topsham.  It is located behind the Topsham Town Office; 1st Street turns off … Continue reading

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Vassalboro Quarter Fall Gathering Weekend

Vassalboro Quarter Fall Gathering Weekend Friday through Sunday, September 7-9, 2018  The Vassalboro Quarter Fall Gathering weekend at Friends Camp will be a wonderful opportunity to have time with Friends from around Maine to share our actions, what inspires us … Continue reading

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Ramallah Friends School Potluck & Presentation, June 25

On Monday, June 25, Durham Friends Meeting will be hosting a potluck and presentation about the Ramallah Friends Schools in Ramallah, Palestine.  We will be hosting Adrian Moody, the new head of Ramallah Friends Schools, and Eden Grace, the Global … Continue reading

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Durham Friends Meeting Campout, June 16-17

You are invited! Please come to part or all of the 24 hours (or more) we will be “camping” on the ocean   at Betsy Muench’s family paradise- 710 Bay Point Road in Georgetown Noon Saturday,  June 16 to Afternoonish Sunday, … Continue reading

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Kakamega Orphan Care Benefit Dinner, June 30 @5:30

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Friends School Portland Presents Rebecca Traister

This event is part of Friends School of Portland‘s ongoing Parenting for Peace lecture series, representing the school’s commitment to providing its larger community with opportunities for inquiry and discernment.   Rebecca Traister is currently writing a book about women, anger, and social/political … Continue reading

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Powell House Pastoral Ministry Event

Tending the Flock:  A weekend to encourage Friends called to pastoral ministry April 27–29, 2018  Powell House Retreat and Conference Center,  Old Chatham, NY This is a workshop for those: Who feel called to pastoral concerns for the wellbeing of the … Continue reading

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NEYM Living Faith Gathering, April 14 in Portland

New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM) will hold a Living Faith Gathering in Portland (ME) on April 14.  This all-day event will be held at Cheverus High School in Portland Maine.  Both Wendy Schlotterbeck and Doug Bennett from Durham Friends will be leading … Continue reading

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Friends Journal Editor – March 4 – at Portland Friends Meeting

Learn how Friends Journal is growing the audience for Quakerism, using video to nurture and educate new generations of seekers, and standing up for Quaker values in a changing world. Presentation by Friends Journal director, Gabriel Ehri Where: Portland Friends … Continue reading

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Jay O’Hara — Message on February 25, 2018

February 22, 2018 Jay O’Hara will be giving the message this Sunday, February 25. Jay is known among Friends and beyond for his faithful prophetic work on climate change, which has included blockading a 40,000-ton shipment of coal and helping … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Family Game Time & Potluck, February 10

Please join us at Durham Friends Meetinghouse for an Intergenerational Family Game Time & Potluck 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Saturday, February 10. Bring your friends, kids, food to share & some inside or outside games if you want. Sponsored by … Continue reading

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Spiritual Journeys: 4th Sundays at 9:30

Spiritual Journeys: 4th Sundays at 9:30 The 4th Sunday of every month, we do a special Adult Sunday School.  We invite a member of the meeting to recount their spiritual journey — in whatever way they want.  The series has … Continue reading

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Exploring Wabanaki History: An Interactive Exercise

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