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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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Racism, Privilege and Quakers

Upcoming Programs at Portland Friends Meeting  1837 Forest Avenue, Portland An Open-Hearted Inquiry into Racial Identity  Sunday 1/14/18; 12:30-2:00 Facilitators:          Julie de Sherbinin (Portland) and Susan Davies (Vassalboro) Format:    Interactive workshop for everyone; bring your lunch if you wish Description:         This workshop offers an entry point … Continue reading

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Living Faith Gathering – April 14, 2018

New England Year Meeting will hold its next Living Faith gathering on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Portland, Maine—and you are invited! Living Faith is an initiative of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM) bringing together Quakers from across our region to nourish … Continue reading

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Falmouth Quarterly Meeting – January 27, 2018

Falmouth Quarterly Meeting Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 12:00pm Location: Durham Monthly Meeting Meetinghouse 532 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd Durham , ME

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International Welcome Dinner, January 5, 2018

By Peace and Social Concerns Committee (Linda Muller, Cindy Wood, soon to include Ingrid Chalufour and Brown Lethem) As we all enter this upcoming new year, 2018, we want to engage all the Meeting in an International Welcome Dinner. The … Continue reading

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How Do We Build Peace?

September 25, 2016  – Program presented by Doug Bennett This forum will provide a look at peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts of the United Nations, and of the work of Quakers to support and strengthen those efforts through the Quaker United … Continue reading

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Visioning meetings with Craig Freshly

By Margaret Wentworth The first step in seeking a new pastor is to decide what sort of person we want and what we would expect him or her to do. So on January 12 and 26, we will hold two … Continue reading

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Christmas Offering To Go to Ramallah

By Clarabel Marstaller The offering taken at our Christmas program, December 22, will go to Friends School in Ramallah, Palestine. The Girls School was started first, the result of a girl in Ramallah asking Eli Jones (visiting from South China, … Continue reading

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Swap Before You Shop on Dec. 1

By Brenda Masse Special Events will be hosting the Durham Friends annual Re-Gifting Swap on Sunday, December 1, during refreshment time after Meeting for Worship. Please bring GENTLY used items to swap and get a jump-start on your holiday shopping! … Continue reading

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Christmas Potluck and Program

By Dorothy Hinshaw The Christian Education Committee would like to announce that the Christmas Potluck and program will be held on Dec. 22, Sunday evening, at 5:30 p.m. The snow date will be the next day, Monday. Supper starts at … Continue reading

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Reminders

Contemplative Prayer Group will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 24 Cedar St., Brunswick. There will be a Christmas Eve worship service at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24.

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Harvest Dinner for LACO

Don Goodrich, left, oversees the pig roast at the Sept. 28 Harvest Dinner to benefit the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach’s Food Pantry. Right, Linda Muller tries out the gymnastic wheel that provided a fun diversion for young and old alike … Continue reading

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