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Welcome to Durango Friends Meeting

An Unprogrammed Quaker (Friends) Congregation

Serving Southwestern Colorado, Northwestern New Mexico and Northeastern Arizona

Site Content Updated January 6, 2017

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 Would You Like to Worship with Durango Friends?

We settle into silent worship every Sunday at 9:30am.

You are invited to join us.

 

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Curious About Quakers and the Quaker Experience?

Below is a playlist of videos produced by QuakerSpeak, a project of the Quaker publication Friends Journal .  Each of these five videos provide perspective on the nature of Quaker worship. The titles include:

What to Expect in a Quaker Meeting for Worship; Quaker Meeting for Worship Part 1: The Challenge of Sitting in Silence; Quaker Meeting for Worship Part 2: Giving Vocal Ministry; Quaker Meeting for Worship Part 3: The Gathered Meeting; What do Quakers Do in Silent Worship?

 


Opinions and ideas expressed in these videos represent the diversity of experience and outlook within the Quaker community and may not necessarily reflect views of the Durango Friends Meeting or its members and attenders.

We value your feedback. Please email your observations, ideas and opinions on QuakerSpeak or any other aspect of our website to  


 Recently Posted Meeting Business

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January 8, 2017 Business Meeting - Agenda

December 6, 2016 Business Meeting - Minutes

DFM Appointments for 2016-17 approved June 6th 2016  * Recently added to the website.

November 17, 2016 Proposed 2017 Budget - PDF

November 14, 2016 Worship & Ministry - Minutes

November 6, 2016 Business Meeting - Minutes 

November 2016 - Income and Expense - Budget to Actual - PDF


Features

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Beyond Quaker Oats - Exploring Quaker Belief and Practices with Durango Friends Meeting

** Readings for the final three sessions are now available. See links below**

Quakers of Old

 

Please join us for a six-session discussion series of Quaker education. This series is open to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Quakerism and will be facilitated by members of Durango Friends Meeting. Each session will be based on readings - available to borrow from the Durango Friends Meeting Library - and on the experience of participants.

 

Topics include -

  • 1) Who are the Quakers? A history of Quakers from mid-17th century England to today 
  • 2) What do Quakers believe? - The Light Within
  • 3) What do Quakers believe? - Quakers and Christianity
  • 4) How do Quakers worship and minister? – How silent communal worship works
  • 5) How do Quakers "let their lives speak"? - Witness and Activism
  • 6) How do Quakers govern? Decision making and Conducting business

 

We will meet on the 2nd Sunday of October, November, December, January, February and March from 11am-12:30pm at Durango Friends Meetinghouse. We encourage you to join us for Meeting for Worship from 9:30-10:30am, but you are also welcome to attend just the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday, January 1, 2017 is New Year's day, so all DFM scheduled Sunday events are pushed back one week. Therefore, the Quaker Education series "How to Quakers Worship" will be presented on the 3rd Sunday, Jan 15, 2017.

Downloadable PDF Outline and Reading List  - Beyond Quaker Oats - Exploring Quaker Belief & Practices

Downloadable PDF Readings for Part A "Seekers and Finders: The Experience of Early Friends" 60 Pages - Password Required

Downloadable PDF Readings for Part B "The Light Within" 26 Pages - Password Required

Downloadable PDF Readings for Part C  Revised "Quaker Universalism" 16 Pages - Password Required - updated 11/12/2016

Downloadable PDF Readings for Part D "Worship and Ministry" 56 Pages - Password Required

Downloadable PDF Readings for Part E "Living in the Light: Quaker Witness" 24 Pages - Password Required

Downloadable PDF Readings for Part F "Getting Down to Business" 38 Pages - Password Required

Please email  for more information. 



Durango Friends Support Standing Rock Sioux

 

The Baltimore Yearly Meeting's  Indian Affairs Committee minute on the Dakota Access Pipeline had rapid and unanimous support from those present at the Durango Friends Meeting October 2, 2016 Meeting for Business. The following minute was approved:

Durango Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends supports the minute of Baltimore Yearly Meeting Indian Affairs Committee Minute in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline.

 

 

Read BYM's minute here:

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minute in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux


 

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Regularly Scheduled Events

Fall, Winter and Spring Schedule begins September 4, 2016

1st Hour, 9:30am

Every Sunday:  Meeting for Worship - 1st hour, 9:30 - 10:30am

2nd Hour, 11:00am:

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday Jan 1, 2017 is New Year's Day. 2nd Hour will be an informal social gathering. All subsequent DFM 2nd hour events are pushed back one week.

1st Sunday:  Meeting for Worship for Business - 2nd Hour, 11:00am - 1:00pm  PLEASE NOTE: January Meeting for Business will be the 2nd Sunday, Jan 8

2nd Sunday: Quaker Education series "Beyond Quaker Oats," 11:00am - 12:30pm, 6 sessions, October 2016 thru March 2017. January 2017 schedule: 3rd Sunday, Jan 15

3rd Sunday: Worship Sharing, 11:00am -12:15 pm.  January 2017 schedule: 4th Sunday, Jan 22

4th Sunday: Friendly Discussion hour. Topics and schedule to be published as content is developed. January 2017 Schedule: 5th Sunday, Jan 29

5th Sunday: Social hour. Join with Friends and visitors for snacks, good conversation and community sharing. January 2017 schedule: 1st Sunday, Jan 1, 2017.