“Support each other in these turbulent times”.

FFRF Maine get together

“Support each other in these turbulent times”.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Portland Public Library

5 Monument Way, Portland, ME

Come join FFRF Maine at our monthly meeting / community discussion and luncheon. We have a half hour of chapter updates / Q&A and then an informal social conservation about our joys and sorrows. Mine range from the joy of kayaking season being just around the corner to the multiple sorrows of the Trump administration. Come share your thoughts, your hobbies, the latest book you read or movie you saw. We will go out to a local restaurant in Monument Square after the meeting.

For those who might be interested in engaging those who oppose our secular society, the new administration is providing many opportunities to make a difference in our lives, and the lives of those around us. Depending on interest we can work to keep religion out of public schools, support Planned Parenthood or support Sen. Katz’s bill on Death with Dignity. There is nothing more calming, more centering than to know you are not alone in these turbulent times. It is really surprising, and rewarding, to see how little effort it takes from each person to have an impact when people work together. To quote anthropologist Margaret mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” To paraphrase John Lennon, Relationships are all that we have. Without those, life would be pretty bleak.