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Durham Friends Meeting

Welcome to the Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker)


The DFM meetinghouse is closed until at least July 20th.  For Upcoming Opportunities to Stay Connected Virtually, including Meetings for Worship, Business Meetings, and other events, click here. 

For a statement regarding DFM's response to Covid-19, click here.

In response to ongoing events nationally, DFM has approved this public Statement of Solidarity.


  • We are a community of people who gather for worship and fellowship on Sunday mornings, and who attempt to carry the experience of spiritual centeredness and guidance into their lives during the week.
  • All are welcome to join us as we worship in the traditional “unprogrammed” manner of Friends.  We have no ritual, liturgy, creed, sermon or prepared music.  Our activities are organized and conducted by members and attenders as volunteers. We have a few part-time staff, but no paid clergy.
  • We strive to be a welcoming and affirming faith community.  We believe that there is that of God in every person, and that diversity enriches our community.  We are committed to pursuing peace, justice, and equality, and to treating everyone with love and respect.
  • For information about our manner of worship, values and more click on the "About" page on the bar above and peruse the sub-pages "Durham Friends" and "Quaker Q & A".
  • Durham Meeting was founded in 1937.  It is affiliated both with North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and with the Friends General Conference through its local affiliate, Piedmont Friends Fellowship.
  • We welcome your inquiry or visit!

 

Meeting Times

Meetings for Worship via Zoom: 
Sundays at 10 am
Tuesdays at Noon
Thursdays at 8:30 pm
For details as to how to join these meetings, click here.

What's New

Have you ever wondered: What sort of a religion is this in which I find myself involved? What is its history? What does it stand for? How is it practiced and what are its principal theological tenets? Come find out! All interested adults and teens are invited to attend Durham Meeting’s annual “Quakerism 101” mini course beginning on Thursday evening, January 23rd. Bob Passmore and John Hunter will be your guides.

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Durham Friends Meeting has a vibrant and continually growing program for children and youth of all ages.

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All interested adults and teens are invited to attend Durham Meeting's annual “Quakerism-101” mini course beginning on Thursday evening, January 19th. Bob Passmore and John Hunter will be your guides.

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Forum on First Day April 24th:  An Introduction to Experiment With Light

Be still awhile from thy own thoughts, searching, seeking, desires, and imaginations, and be stayed in the principle of God in thee...And thou being come to the principle of God [within], which hath been transgressed [by thee], it will keep thee humble; and [to] the humble God will teach his way, which is peace...                                                             George Fox’s advice to Elizabeth Cromwell Claypole, 1658:

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This page is under development.  A future version will document the history of buildings on our campus.

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The Finance Committee seeks to assist Meeting Committees in their stewardship of Meeting funds through providing a dedicated Finance Committee Liaison to each who can answer questions about our flexible budgeting process, help with reimbursements

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Worship with us!

984.377.4492
Our meetinghouse is the large building found at the back of the property at this address:
404 Alexander Avenue
Durham, NC 27705
United States
Meeting Times: 
Meetings for Worship via Zoom: 
Sundays at 10 am
Tuesdays at Noon
Thursdays at 8:30 pm
For details as to how to join these meetings, click here.
10:00 am Worship Format

Children may accompany their parents into meeting for worship.  After the first 15 minutes, they usually leave to join with other young Friends in their age group for guided activities that include singing, reading together, discussion and play-time.

To learn more, visit the Youth Program website.

General Fund




Solarization Fund




Worship group under the care of DFM

Tar River Friends worship group holds meetings for worship at the Louisburg Public Library Annex 106 Justice St Louisburg, NC on 2nd and 4th First Days 10:00 to 11:00 am.

https://www.facebook.com/TarRiverFriends/
https://www.meetup.com/Tar-River-Friends/
919.588.4659
[email protected]
Primary contact: Gary Evans