New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

All Maine Gathering


Saturday, May 4, 2019 (All day)


Friends School of Portland
11 U.S. Route One
Cumberland Foreside , ME


Quakers from around Maine are invited to gather to build connections with each other, and to educate ourselves concerning Maine’s indigenous peoples

Schedule for the day

9:00 a.m. Fellowship & light refreshment

9:30-10:15 Meeting for Worship

10:15-10:30 Welcome & Introductions

10:30-11:45 Meeting for Worship for Business Falmouth QM & Vassalboro QM will meet separately

12:00-12:45 Lunch: Friends from FQM are invited to contribute to a simple meal (sign up via registration form.) FSP prefers that we not use disposable items. We expect to have sufficient bowls, plates and utensils, but please bring your own mug/water bottle/cloth napkin.

1:00-3:30 Program: Quakers Acting in Right Relationship with Maine's Indigenous Peoples We will be hosting a panel discussion concerning past, present, and future interactions between the Wabanaki peoples and European settlers and their descendants. Topics will include history, legislation, decolonization and how our community can be more involved. Panelists include Shirley Hager, Diane Oltarzewski, Maggie Edmondson, and State Rep. Ben Collings (D-Portland). A question/answer period will follow.

Childcare and a theme-related youth program (ages 5 and up) will be available for those registered.

Questions? Contact Sarah Sprogell (FQM Co-Convener)

Registration helps us determine resources needed for this event

Register online or send printed form to Marian Dalton / 16 Quarry Rd. / Brunswick, ME 04011

Registration by April 22nd is required for childcare or hospitality

Contact Information

Sarah Sprogell

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]