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Durango Friends Meeting

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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April 2018 State of the Meeting Report - Final Draft

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Meeting Times

 

1st Hour, 9:30am* Meeting for Worship 

* Worship Sharing occurs on the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 with Meeting for Worship at 11:00am

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2nd Hour, 11:00am - September thru May

1st Sunday:  Meeting for Worship for Business  11:00am - 1:00pm  

2nd Sunday: Friendly Discussion hour. Topics and schedule to be published as content is developed.

3rd Sunday: Worship Sharing*

*Worship Sharing begins at 9:30am with Meeting for Worship starting at 11am.

4th Sunday: Friendly Discussion hour. Topics and schedule to be published as content is developed.

5th Sunday: Social hour. Join with Friends and visitors for snacks, good conversation and community sharing.

What's New

Event Date: 
Repeats every month on May on the third Sunday until Sun May 20 2018 except Sun Dec 17 2017.
05/20/2018 - 9:30am
Worship sharing is a small-group exercise. There is usually a facilitator, and often there are queries to consider. Sharing is based on personal experience, coming from the heart. Each contribution is heard and is framed in silence. Having addressed a query, one does not speak to it again until everyone has had a turn, and rarely then. NOTE: Regular Meeting for Worship follows Worship Sharing, beginning at 11 am
Public
Event Date: 
Repeats every month on January, February, March, May, June, September, October, November, December on the first Sunday until Sun Dec 02 2018. Also includes Sun Apr 08 2018.
05/06/2018 - 11:00am
Meeting issues of ministry, operations, finance, committee reports, and other business are considered at this time. Decision-making in the manner of Friends is a spiritual process, rooted in the belief that God is present. Decisions are reached in a manner to identify the will of God by finding a “sense of the Meeting”. The Meeting’s Clerk provides leadership in this effort. All are welcome to attend, and any concern or request that you wish to have considered by the Meeting may be directed to the Clerk of the Meeting. Meeting for Worship for Business is normally held following worship on the first Sunday of each month.
Public
Event Date: 
Repeats every month on January, February, March, May, June, September, October, November, December on the first Sunday until Sun Dec 02 2018. Also includes Sun Apr 08 2018.
06/03/2018 - 11:00am
Meeting issues of ministry, operations, finance, committee reports, and other business are considered at this time. Decision-making in the manner of Friends is a spiritual process, rooted in the belief that God is present. Decisions are reached in a manner to identify the will of God by finding a “sense of the Meeting”. The Meeting’s Clerk provides leadership in this effort. All are welcome to attend, and any concern or request that you wish to have considered by the Meeting may be directed to the Clerk of the Meeting. Meeting for Worship for Business is normally held following worship on the first Sunday of each month.
Public
Event Date: 
Repeats every month on January, February, March, May, June, September, October, November, December on the first Sunday until Sun Dec 02 2018. Also includes Sun Apr 08 2018.
09/02/2018 - 11:00am
Meeting issues of ministry, operations, finance, committee reports, and other business are considered at this time. Decision-making in the manner of Friends is a spiritual process, rooted in the belief that God is present. Decisions are reached in a manner to identify the will of God by finding a “sense of the Meeting”. The Meeting’s Clerk provides leadership in this effort. All are welcome to attend, and any concern or request that you wish to have considered by the Meeting may be directed to the Clerk of the Meeting. Meeting for Worship for Business is normally held following worship on the first Sunday of each month.
Public
Event Date: 
Repeats every month on January, February, March, May, June, September, October, November, December on the first Sunday until Sun Dec 02 2018. Also includes Sun Apr 08 2018.
10/07/2018 - 11:00am
Meeting issues of ministry, operations, finance, committee reports, and other business are considered at this time. Decision-making in the manner of Friends is a spiritual process, rooted in the belief that God is present. Decisions are reached in a manner to identify the will of God by finding a “sense of the Meeting”. The Meeting’s Clerk provides leadership in this effort. All are welcome to attend, and any concern or request that you wish to have considered by the Meeting may be directed to the Clerk of the Meeting. Meeting for Worship for Business is normally held following worship on the first Sunday of each month.
Public
Event Date: 
Repeats every month on January, February, March, May, June, September, October, November, December on the first Sunday until Sun Dec 02 2018. Also includes Sun Apr 08 2018.
11/04/2018 - 11:00am
Meeting issues of ministry, operations, finance, committee reports, and other business are considered at this time. Decision-making in the manner of Friends is a spiritual process, rooted in the belief that God is present. Decisions are reached in a manner to identify the will of God by finding a “sense of the Meeting”. The Meeting’s Clerk provides leadership in this effort. All are welcome to attend, and any concern or request that you wish to have considered by the Meeting may be directed to the Clerk of the Meeting. Meeting for Worship for Business is normally held following worship on the first Sunday of each month.
Public

Worship with us!

970-317-4294
Durango Friends Meetinghouse
803 CR 233
Durango, CO 81301
United States
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3052
Durango, CO 81301
United States
Meeting Times: 

 

1st Hour, 9:30am* Meeting for Worship 

* Worship Sharing occurs on the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 with Meeting for Worship at 11:00am

_____________________________________

2nd Hour, 11:00am - September thru May

1st Sunday:  Meeting for Worship for Business  11:00am - 1:00pm  

2nd Sunday: Friendly Discussion hour. Topics and schedule to be published as content is developed.

3rd Sunday: Worship Sharing*

*Worship Sharing begins at 9:30am with Meeting for Worship starting at 11am.

4th Sunday: Friendly Discussion hour. Topics and schedule to be published as content is developed.

5th Sunday: Social hour. Join with Friends and visitors for snacks, good conversation and community sharing.