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USFW was started over one hundred years ago and its first clerk was Phoebe Aydelott from Swansea Friends Meeting in Massachusetts. Membership in USFW International is usually done through a Yearly Meeting group.
In our New England branch, we have only one active local USFW group: Durham, Maine. There has been lack of people willing to lead USFW in New England in the last few years.
Should we only have one meeting at year at YM sessions or another time? Or reinvent what we need in order to cover the needs of women in our Yearly Meeting?
In the past, we held Spring and Fall Gatherings, usually once in southern New England and once in the north and held a panel of women at each Yearly Meeting session to give the women’s point of view of the year’s theme. We also had a newsletter where women of New England shared about their ministries and challenges they faced that was sent out several times a year.
Should we disband?
If so what happens to the one local group? What happens to those who are active internationally?
You are invited to a meeting to discuss these issues
9:30 - Adult Bible Study
10:30 - Worship with Durham Friends
11:40-12:40 - Lunch, provided by Durham Friends Women
12:45 - USFW meets.