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Durango Friends Meeting

Memorial Service for Ross Worley

Long time member of Durango Friends Meeting Ross Worley passed away June 21, 2021.  A memorial service was held at the Durango Friends Meeting House on July 17, 2021.

And this is the Comfort of the Good,
that the Grave cannot hold them,
and that they live as soon as they die.
For Death is no more than a Turning of us over
from Time to Eternity.
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Death then, being the Way and Condition of Life,
we cannot love to live,
if we cannot bear to die.
They that love beyond the World,
cannot be separated by it.
Death cannot kill, what never dies.
Nor can Spirits ever be divided
that love and live in the same Divine Principle;
the Root and Record of their Friendship.
...
This is the Comfort of Friends,
that though they may be said to Die,
yet their Friendship and Society are, in the best
ever present, because Immortal. 

Some Fruits of Solitude by William Penn. 

How Do Quakers Worship?

The heart of the Religious Society of Friends is the meeting for worship. It calls for us to offer ourselves, body, mind, and soul, to wait in active anticipation for the revelation of the Spirit. It is in silence that we still our hearts and minds so that the Spirit of God may enter. This silencing, this waiting in expectancy, this listening for that which is deepest within—this is what Friends call worship. We seek a gathered stillness in our meetings for worship so that all may feel the power of God’s love leading us and drawing us together.

 -IMYM Faith and Practice - Advices on Worship)

As we settle into Meeting for Worship, the quiet gradually becomes vital and alive.  Worshippers may be moved by the Spirit to speak; such spiritual messages need not be lengthy or polished.  There should be a time of quiet between messages for allowing people to find their own spiritual meaning in what has just been shared. 

If You Are Worshiping with Us for the First Time

You will be greeted at the front door and have the opportunity to ask questions. At 9:30 am, those in attendance will join in unprogrammed worship. At the end of an hour, we form a circle for introductions, meeting announcements and personal announcements, we then adjourn to foyer for coffee and an opportunity to all visit informally.

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Meeting Times

 

Meeting for Worship each Sunday from 9:30 -10:30

We have been meeting virtually via Zoom for the last year+.  In September we will begin meeting at the Meeting House again but also will continue to meet virtually (a hybrid Meeting).  All are welcome, but if you plan to attend Meeting in person we ask that you are vaccinated for Covid19, or have tested negative for Covid within the last 72 hours.  While inside all must wear masks and maintain social distance consistent with CDC guidelines.  If you would like to join us virtually, contact us via email ([email protected]) for the Meeting ID.

1st Sunday: Meeting for Worship followed by Meeting for Business

Other Sundays: Please check the calendar for special topics

What's New

Durango Friends Meeting is an Open and Affirming community. We welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions into the full life of our community including ministry and leadership. 

Further, we seek to honor a wide spectrum of diversity and difference in the lives and experiences of those who gather in our community. We find that encounters with otherness in the context of our caring community contribute positively to both individual spiritual growth and social transformation.

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Watch and listen as Quakers describe the experience of worshiping in silence.

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Outward expressions of deep spiritual values called testimonies serve to guide Quakers in daily life. Learn more here.

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Durango Friends Meetinghouse
803 CR 233
Durango, CO 81301
United States
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3052
Durango, CO 81302
United States
Meeting Times: 

 

Meeting for Worship each Sunday from 9:30 -10:30

We have been meeting virtually via Zoom for the last year+.  In September we will begin meeting at the Meeting House again but also will continue to meet virtually (a hybrid Meeting).  All are welcome, but if you plan to attend Meeting in person we ask that you are vaccinated for Covid19, or have tested negative for Covid within the last 72 hours.  While inside all must wear masks and maintain social distance consistent with CDC guidelines.  If you would like to join us virtually, contact us via email ([email protected]) for the Meeting ID.

1st Sunday: Meeting for Worship followed by Meeting for Business

Other Sundays: Please check the calendar for special topics

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