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Easter 2019 at Durham Friends Meeting

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Egg Decorating – Ukrainian Style

By Nancy Marstaller Saturday, April 6, at the Meetinghouse from 2-5 PM Please RSVP so I can set up appropriately: marstallern@gmail.com or 207 725-4294. I’ll lead/teach egg decorating using the Ukrainian wax resist method. This process creates beautiful, colorful eggs … Continue reading

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2019 Lenten Vigil for Disarmament at Bath Iron Works

There will be a Lenten Vigil for Disarmament from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 and Saturdays March 9-April 20, at the Bath Iron Works Administration Building, 20 Washington Street. Please join us to hold the hope for … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Game Night Saturday, March 9

By Katherine Langelier The next intergenerational game night will be Saturday, March 9, 2019. We will begin with a potluck supper at 5pm. This has been a lot of fun for everyone whether playing games or getting a chance to hang … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Donation Requests: Mittens! Legos! Christmas Boxes!

Mitten Tree! By Nancy Marstaller The Woman’s Society is collecting new or gently used hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves, which will be donated to local places (such as Head Start or homeless shelters) to warm those in need. Please pin … 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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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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Stamp Collecting for Friends’ Work

By Nancy Marstaller My mom (Clarabel) and I are still collecting commemorative stamps. A group of Friends collects them and prepares them for sale to collectors. Money raised goes to various Friends organizations. There is a box on the library … 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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Adult Sunday School News, November 2018

By Martha Hinshaw Sheldon, Adult Sunday School Coordinator The adult Sunday School class is looking at the following books to read and discuss for the months of November and December.  If one is of particular interest to you and you … Continue reading

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Sending Love to Ralph and Twila Greene

By Martha Sheldon Ralph Greene has played a pivotal role of guidance, grounding, and encouragement for many, many Friends in New England and beyond! Now, it is our turn to help Love circle back around to Ralph and Twila, his wife! … 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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Library News for September, 2018

By Dorothy Hinshaw Four books on the USFWI Reading List were purchased following the suggestions of Woman’s Society members: Freeman, Henry B.: Unlacing the Heart. Henry has been a fundraiser for several Quaker institutions; he shares his inspirational friendship with … 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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Want to Stay Aware of What’s Happening in Quakerdom?

One way to stay aware of what’s happening around the Quaker world is to subscribe to Martin Kelly’s Quaker Ranter Daily, a nearly-daily blog and e-mail service.  Kelly reads dozens and dozens of blog posts by Quakers around the U.S. … Continue reading

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