Category Archives: Announcements

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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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 Camp for Durham Meeting Young People

April 28, 2018 By Sukie Rice This year three children from Durham Meeting will attend Friends Camp at China Lake, in part through the scholarships the Meeting is giving to make it possible for these children to go.  We believe … Continue reading

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Two New Prayer Opportunities

April 28, 2018 Ministry and Counsel Announces Two New Prayer Opportunities A new Contemplative Prayer group will meet at the Meetinghouse on Wednesday, May 9 and Tuesday, June 5 from 7:00-8:00pm.  Once the group gets started we’ll figure out where the meeting place should best … Continue reading

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New Book By Doug Gwyn

Library News, By Dorothy Hinshaw Our library has added a new book to the library by Doug Gwyn, our former pastor: “The Call to Radical Faithfulness, Covenant Quaker Experience”, an interesting and readable historical overview. +++ You can also see … Continue reading

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What’s Happening on Easter at Durham Friends Meeting?

March 28, 2018 Do Quakers celebrate Easter?  In the past, not so much. For early Quakers, “the church holidays were seen as pagan festivals with a superficial Christian overlay.”  And today? These days Easter is largely celebrated by Friends standing up … Continue reading

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Peace and Social Concerns – March 25 – Request for Meeting Direction

Sunday, March 25: Join a special Called Meeting to Consider Peace and Social Concerns Committee’s Request for Meeting Direction By Linda Muller, for P&SC Peace and Social Concerns Committee is bringing the booklet “The World We Seek” created by Friends Committee … 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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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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Adult Sunday School News – January 2018

From Martha Hinshaw Sheldon The Adult Sunday school class will be reading the book Eternal Promise by Thomas Kelly starting in January.  We will be using a study guide written by Colin Saxton.  All are welcome at 9:30.  If you have any questions, … Continue reading

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Calendars, the Meetinghouse, and Trustees

Because Jo-an Jacobus is the contact person between the Meeting and the 12 Step meeting that calls Durham Meetinghouse home she has become aware of the importance of the Trustees’ calendar that hangs in the entry way.  When events, regular … Continue reading

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Prayer concerns

Phyllis Wetherell’s knee surgery May 16 went well and she returned to Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Indiana the next day.  She will begin the rehab process there.  Please keep Phyllis in your prayers for a full recovery of strength … Continue reading

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A Meeting for Those With a Concern for Ministry

Saturday, June 4, At Durham Friends Meetinghouse, From 10:30 to 1:00 Brian Drayton, from Weare, (NH) Meeting, has a concern to gather Friends from Falmouth and Vassalboro Quarters who are feeling a calling to ministry, to provide an opportunity for … 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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Brief notes ….

“I Believe” will be back next month. Because so many people had plans to be out of town on the weekend of June 28, it was decided to cancel the Kakamega Benefit Dinner.

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Contributions for Kickapoo Friends Indian Center

By Clarabel Marstaller During the month of November we will have the opportunity to contribute to the Kickapoo Friends Indian Center in McCloud, Oklahoma. Friends work with the Kickapoo tribe began in 1883 when a school was started and farming … Continue reading

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New Address

Friends, as of Dec. 14, I will have a new address: Phyllis Wetherell Apt. 206, Friends Fellowship Community 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374 It is difficult to think of leaving this terrific Meeting and all you nifty folk but … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Bags

By Angie Reed Please bring in notepads, pens, pencils, calendars, hygiene items, various small gift items and candies to help the Woman’s Society fill its Christmas Gift Bags. This will help continue the tradition of providing a package stuffed with … Continue reading

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