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An unprogrammed Friends (Quaker) congregation serving southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico and northeastern Arizona.

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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?

QuakerSpeak's weekly presentation of new videos on the Quaker experience resumes in March.


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  

 Recent Meeting Activity

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February 7, 2016 - Meeting for Worship for Business - Agenda

January 31, 2016 - Quakers on the Web  Formerly the Quaker Links tab, Quakers on the Web now has a tablet-friendly layout with links to Quaker publications & information, Quaker outreach organizations, larger Quaker communities and Quaker conference & retreat centers.

January 18, 2016 - Worship & Ministry Minutes

January 10, 2016 - Meeting for Worship for Business - Minutes

January 10, 2016 - DFM 2016 Approved Budget

January 10, 2016 - 2015 Year-End Financial Report


 Meet IMYM 2016 Keynote Speaker Callid Keefe-Perry

IMYM 2016 Keynote Speaker; source:

Currently of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, MA., Callid’s life experience and ministry have provided rich seasoning on the topic of leadings—nurturing his own under the care of his monthly meeting and caring for the leadings of other Friends in the care of monthly meetings he attends.

The 2016 annual gathering of the Intermountain Yearly Meeting will take place at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico June 5th - June 12th. This year's theme is Nurturing Spiritual Gifts and Ministry in Our Meetings. Registration information and materials will be posted when available.

More about Callid and his work, including the 2009 Pendle Hill workshop he co-lead with his wife Kristina The Jewels of Quakerism 


#Pivot 2 Peace - 2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation Annual Meeting

Used in 2015 FCNL Annual Meeting feature

In November more than 400 Quakers and like-minded activists met in Washington D.C. for FCNL's annual meeting. For a first-hand account of the proceedings, read New Mexico Regional Meeting FCNL representative Tom Vaughn's report...

 What I Did on My Trip to Washington ... besides getting a cold I can't seem to shake  by Tom Vaughn


Mountain Friends Camp November Update

Used in Mountain Friends Camp feature linking to MFC Thanksgiving letter 11/2015

2016 Dates We are happy to be returning to the Santa Fe Tree House Camp this summer. Registration will open online in mid-January, so look for an email announcement and please help us spread the word to new campers and staff!

June 27-July 1: Staff Week   July 2-16: Session 1    July 17-23: Session 2    July 24-27: Family Camp

For additional recent news from MFC read Thanksgiving News from Mountain Friends Camp (Link leaves

Learn all about MFC at

 Durango Friend's Poetry Published in Western Friend's Online Edition

 Two poems by DFM's Ross Worley have been published in the online edition of Western Friend. The first verse of each appear below.

Visit Western Friend for the complete texts.

God  Knew

A  crisp  September  morning,  a  solo  hike
The  Colorado  Trail,  four  miles  to  Gudy’s  Rest*  and  back  felt  right.
I  started  out,  sandwich  in  the  pack,  early


Ninety seven  is  a  ripe  old  age.
Not  ready  yet  to  turn  the  page,
The  body  shakes  and  needs  to  rest,
But the  mind's  not  set  to  disengage 
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Fall, Winter and Spring Schedule

1st Hour, 9:30am

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

2nd & 4th Sundays: - Children's Education - 1st hour, 9:30 - 10:30am;  

2nd Hour, 11:00am:

1st Sunday:  Business Meeting - 2nd Hour, 11:00am - 1:00pm

2nd & 4th SundaysFriendly Discussion - 2nd Hour, 11:00am - 12:15pm

3rd Sunday:  Worship Sharing - 2nd Hour, 11:00am-12:15pm

5th Sunday:  Social time - 2nd Hour, 11:00am-12:15pm