Category Archives: Announcements

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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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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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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Youth Story

January  2014 Youth Story: Christian Education February 2014 Youth Story: Library March 2014 Youth Story: Ministry and Counsel April 2014 Youth Story: Peace and Social Concerns

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From the Editor:

A few recent events have nudged this issue into new territory and have made the publication date a little fluid. Twice in the past two weeks we have lost dear friends and family members. Macy Whitehead, our dear friend, passed … Continue reading

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Welcome, Stella Jean!

From Liana Thompson Knight & Sam Knight Stella Jean Knight, with a double first name for two of her great grandmothers, was born on Friday, April 27. Welcome to the Durham Friends family!

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Youth Story Schedule

Since Peace and Social Concerns is now back in the rotation for the youth story, and there was some switching due to other circumstances, the youth story rotation has changed. The rotation is, for the foreseeable future: June – Library … Continue reading

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Clean Elections and Civil Discourse

Information from Leslie Manning Leslie sent an email recently stuffed with information about what was happening with the Maine Council of Churches. I couldn’t possibly fit it all in, even this month, but I chose three pieces that relate to … Continue reading

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AFTER MEETING REFRESHMENTS SCHEDULE

June 2012 to August 2012 Thank you for being willing to prepare refreshments! Please switch if needed. Directions are posted in the kitchen. Supplies need to be donated- check what is already available in the kitchen. “Basic” refreshments are coffee, … Continue reading

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Services in Celebration of the Life of Stuart Muench

A celebration of the life of Stuart Muench will be held on Sunday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Durham Friends meetinghouse. It will be preceded by a gathering time beginning at 1:15. A reception and time for fellowship will … Continue reading

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Year Two of Creativity at Durham Friends September Newsletter Needs YOU!

By Jo-an Jacobus Get those creative juices flowing so you can add your something to the September Creative Issue of “The Best of Friends.” Again this year we invite you to send something you created to be included in the … Continue reading

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