Durham Friends Meeting, a Quaker community, is a congregation of members and attenders who seeks to honor the Light within each and every person. We gather for weekly worship in order to listen deeply for the ways we are being called to cultivate the testimonies of equality, peace, integrity, simplicity, and community. We strive to be a welcoming and affirming faith community. 

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How are decisions made at DFM?

Since early 2019, Durham Friends Meeting has been experimenting with fulfilling the clerking role as a team effort. 

Traditionally in Quaker communities, a member is led to serve as clerk of the meeting. The clerk of the meeting is responsible for various administrative tasks, needs, and functions, which together make up what’s typically referred to as the “business” of the meeting. Friends gather on a monthly basis to practice collective discernment in the meeting for worship with attention to business (or just “business meeting” for short).