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Showing posts from December, 2014

Local Lights and Quaker Quirks

This week Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center is in the midst of a perfect trifecta:
Being the locale for a gathering of the Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy on Saturday, having families for MFW (Meeting for Worship); a first day about various celebrations of light; and lighting our new (solar) light for Lima as part of a world-wide climate action vigil on Sunday.a rental this coming Saturday featuring a local preschool's family holiday gathering.   With these three events we address concerns common to Friends, outreach to families and have a rental which helps support us. It's a busy time for me, juggling everything from cooking latkas for the family program, booking rentals, decorating for winter, to shoveling the ramp before an event -- the usual sort of things for outreach.

But the best part this week has been the chance for reflection that conversations with new people bring. Meeting regulars have been asked, "Is Meeting for Christians?" and "Can I doo…