Category Archives: Announcements

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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Chicken or Vegetarian Barbeque Dinner with Strawberry Shortcake Family Dinner

at Durham Friends Meetinghouse Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Friends Orphan Care Center at Kakamega, Kenya Saturday, June 23rd at 5:30 p.m. Please stay for a presentation at 6:45 p.m. See for yourself what a difference your help … Continue reading

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Celebration of Bee Douglas’s life to be held on July 4

By Jo-an Jacobus Again this month comes sad news of the passing of another Durham Friend. Our beloved “Aunt” Bee Douglas died at home surrounded by her family on the evening of June 26. At 103 ½ years old, Bee … Continue reading

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Glenice Hutchins

By Jo-an Jacobus With a heavy heart I share the sad news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Glenice Hutchins. She was involved in a multi-car accident on Saturday, June 23, that resulted in her death. She was traveling … Continue reading

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Reminder: Let’s Get Creative!

By Jo-an Jacobus The September issue of “The Best of Friends” will carry representations of what our community is doing creatively. But that will happen only if you choose to share what you are doing. We would like to see … Continue reading

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Parsonage Trellis Raising

Gather to prepare the ground and raise the trellis and to prepare to build the Louis Marstaller bench at the Parsonage. We’ll meet on Saturday, July 14, at 9 a.m., with a picnic lunch planned at 12:30 p.m. Contact Daphne … Continue reading

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Contemplative Prayer Group

Contemplative Prayer group will be meeting in the meetinghouse on Tuesdays beginning at 7 p.m. through May. The group will then take the summer off.

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Copier Paper Storage and Copier Functioning

By Jo-an Jacobus I’m sure you’ve heard it before: “Be sure to take the copier paper you didn’t use out of the machine and put it in the ream wrapper in the case box and close the box.” Annoying process … Continue reading

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Please wear your nametags!

By Ministry & Counsel We have new attenders and visitors who don’t know all our names. Out of courtesy to them, and any forgetful regulars, please wear your nametag at Meeting. Some of you have already made them. They are … Continue reading

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An Invitation from the Parsonage

Creativity is a gift of the Spirit!  And what is it that inspires us to create?  The beauty of God’s creation; the love between us; a light heart; something funny or tender or even tragic … here is the sacred … Continue reading

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September Newsletter

Dear Durham Meeting Friends, In August we will not meet for Monthly Meeting and Woman’s Society enjoys an “Eat Out” together, so their report will be short.  Because we will have an unusual amount of free space in the September … Continue reading

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Kakamega Update: July 2011

By Sukie Rice I will be leaving for Kenya July 27, and am excited about this year’s trip.  We have a great group of 14 adults and youth going, all ready for adventure.  We’re carrying 30 storage bins of children’s … Continue reading

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DFM Sonds Aid to Brunswick UU Church

At the July Monthly Meeting we decided to send $1,200 to the Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church to help the rebuilding of their church following the fire on June 6th that destroyed the entire rear of the sanctuary.  We also discussed … Continue reading

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