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.
8:30 am Welcome with coffee, tea, and light snacks
9:00 – 10:00 Meeting for Worship
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:45 Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business and Sharing Joys and Concerns of Our Meetings
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch: Bread and Soups will be provided, others are invited to bring salad or dessert to share.
1:30 – 3:30 Program: Hope made visible over climate change
1:30 pm: Jason Wentworth’s comic routine, Climate change is no laughing matter…or is it?”
2:00 pm: Anne D. Burt’s short solutions film, “Maine Roadtrip to the Future” released in January to all members of the Maine Legislature. (Find out more here: http://www.downtoearthstories.org/ )
2:30 pm: Guy Marsden: Tips and tricks for improving energy efficiency of your meeting and home.
3:00 pm: Q&A and sharing of intentions.
3:30 pm: Join hands in gratitude for the day and adjourn to help clean up.
Hospitality is available at the Friends House in Bath. Contact Diane Dicranian at: email@example.com Also, Guy Marsden has a guest room available. It’s listed on airbnb, but free to Friends. Call Guy at 207 443 8942 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Renewable Rural Retreat
Contact Guy Marsden: 207 443 -8942, email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE – All-Maine Gathering, for Quakers from FQM, VQM (and beyond) To be hosted by Falmouth QM at Friends School of Portland on May 4, 2019 Falmouth Quarterly Meeting has begun planning for the All Maine Gathering this year on May 4. There will be time for Friends from around the State to meet together for worship, fellowship, and for a program focused on Native Maine Tribes. There will also be time for FQM and VQM to meet separately for business. Ann Dodd (Portland)-Collins and Christine Holden (Brunswick) are heading up the planning team. More information will follow. All are welcome!
Ongoing legacy of Native American Boarding Schools Friends may be interested in this opportunity to learn from Native American researchers about the history and ongoing impacts of the Indian boarding schools, through monthly webinar conversations. This website has info about these and other important resources: boardingschoolhealing.org (Shared by Paula Palmer, Boulder Friends Meeting. Paula has done extensive research into Quaker Indian Boarding Schools.)
~Janet Hough, clerk VQM