Welcome to Durango Friends Meeting
Site Content Updated August 26, 2015
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We meet for an hour of unprogrammed worship, 9:30 am every Sunday morning and would be pleased to have you join us.
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An outdoor worship sharing group circle ready for meeting at InterMountain Yearly Meeting's annual gathering.
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Visiting Friend Reports on the Friends Committee on National Legislation
by Jim Mills
Tom Vaughan of Gila, New Mexico's Monthly Meeting recently met with Durango Friends in his first appearance as a part of the new Friends Committee on National Legislation’s (FCNL) Visiting Friend program.
FCNL Visiting Friends will be traveling among monthly meetings to report on FCNL's recent work and receive guidance in return. These Visiting Friends are selected for their experience with FCNL and their willingness to tell how their FCNL work arises out of their own lives as Friends... [Read More]
What Came Back to Durango from
Intermountain Yearly Meeting?
A report on the 2015 Annual Gathering
Seventeen Durango Friends joined more than 300 other IMYM Friends the week of June 7-14 at Ghost Ranch for Quaker worship, study, business and fellowship. Under the theme of “Discernment: Where Does the Light Lead Us Now?" with experienced Santa Cruz (CA) Friend Diego Navarro, Friends provided many examples of being led by Spirit in areas of social concern, including immigrant detention, environment, youth programs, Quaker Indian schools, economic injustice and influence peddling, to name just a few.
Several Durango Friends met a few days later to reflect on what we each harvested from the gathering to nurture the spirit, strengthen our Quaker understandings, and help further the Quaker work of our Meeting...[Read More]
Durango Friends Enjoy Third Annual Picnic
Twenty one Friends and guests enjoyed good food and fellowship at pioneer park on Saturday, June 27. It was especially nice to have Carolyn and Al with us, along with the Dolphins and the Schroeders from Mancos (and Tempe). Salads featuring black-eyed peas and watermelon, artfully seasoned roasted veggies, and raita from India were special treats, and a bag of Cheetos made the rounds of the hardy.
Peony bouquets graced the tables and the Lea’s ever faithful grille did its assigned work. With the shelter of the pavilion, not even a stiff thunder shower could dampen the laughter and good cheer.
Report from Project Equal Chance
For five years, Durango Friends have supported Project Equal Chance (PEC), the Meeting’s allocation dedicated to assisting local low-income first generation students make the transition into their college work. Wendy Alsbrook-Javier, Director of the FLC Talent Search program, and of course Durango Friend, shared her record of PEC activity over the five years.
Wendy writes “ …Meeting has helped 25 high school students earn 197.5 college and vocational credits .. [Read More]