In the past few years, I have had the deep blessing of many visits among Friends in Vassalboro Quarterly Meeting, Maine. This Quarterly Meeting spans an impressive distance across northern Maine. The time of gathering has traditionally been a treasured way to gather in greater Friendly numbers, to come together in shared work and fellowship, … Continue reading Vassalboro QM – Small Circles of Transformation among Friends
The incoming administration is bringing me many questions about service and faithfulness to hold. I suspect this might be a holy mandate - a review for all of us. Quaker John Woolman said “May we look upon our treasure, the furniture of our houses, and our garments, and try to discover whether the seeds of … Continue reading Location, Location – where in the world is the Word for us now?
This week I had the blessing of attending a meeting of the Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse Association. This group has maintained and opened to the public the Quaker Meetinghouse (1770) in Uxbridge, MA. They are in process of deciding what might be best for the meetinghouse, and the continuation of the association. This Meetinghouse has quite … Continue reading Uxbridge MA – “Quaker City”
Minute for Midcoast Monthly Meeting, Approved, 5/15/16. Midcoast Friends Meeting Solar Farm Minute The Midcoast Friends Meeting supports sustainability, clean energy and conservation. We support the development of renewable energy solutions and deliberate action to move away from the primacy of fossil-fuels. To that end, we feel moved to explore the use of a part … Continue reading Maine: the way the Life should be (Midcoast Meeting)
https://vimeo.com/171396112 I currently serve Friends as the events coordinator for NEYM. In that role, I write a staff report for YM Sessions each year. It speaks, in part, to my condition and thoughts of the past year. Here is my report for 2016: When Jesus' followers saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, … Continue reading Being the hands of Christ – NEYM Staff Report 2016
A list of vigils in the wider NEYM/interfaith community: Tuesday June 14: (Orlando Quakers invite Friends across the country to have silent worship at a common time tomorrow night, 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 14th 2016, whether in your homes or in your meetinghouses.) Called Meeting for Worship 7 -8 pm, Beacon Hill Friends Meeting Called … Continue reading #PrayforOrlando
This First Day I had the blessing of visiting with Friends of West Epping Preparative Meeting (Under the care of Gonic Meeting) in West Epping, NH. It was a community celebration of the recently completed meetinghouse renovations. What a wonderful visit and celebration! There were close to fifty Friends and visitors from the local community. … Continue reading Right-Sized Faithfulness: West Epping Preparative Meeting