Velasco, Durham and Portland Sister Meeting Committee February 2021 Report
In the fall of 2020 Portland Friends Meeting and Durham Friends Meeting approved Portland joining in the sister relationship with Velasco Friends Meeting in Cuba and the formation of a joint committee to care for and nurture the relationship. The new committee meets monthly. Nancy Marstaller and Fritz Weiss are co-clerks.
Durham has noted and appreciated that there is new energy in the relationship with Velasco. Our two meetings in Maine are building a stronger relationship. Committee members are now receiving newsletters from both meetings and recognize that the first experience of intervisitation may well be Durham and Portland visiting each other.
An invitation to Friends in Portland and Durham is to hold Velasco in Prayer as they gather. Velasco meets
- on Sunday at 9:00 AM and
- on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm for a service of prayer and preaching,
- on Thursdays at 8:00 pm for house worship,
- on Fridays at 7:30 pm the ladies meet,
- on Saturdays at 8:30 pm the youth.
They are in the same time zone as we are. We can hold them in prayer at those times.
Communication with Velasco Meeting is via facebook messenger with Yadira Cruz Pena (Pastor) and email with Zoe Lazara (Clerk). Nancy Marstaller and Wendy Schlotterback from Durham and Hannah Colbert and Sydney McDowell from Portland are able to send messages; if you have messages you might like to send, please share with them.
Our meetings are open, if you are interested in being involved, please contact one of the co-clerks.
Con amor, Nancy Marstaller, Wendy Schlotterback, Hannah Colbert, Doug Malcom, Ann Dodd-Collins, Sydney MacDowell, Fritz Weiss