Friends (Quakers) come from all religious backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and classes. We strive to live our testimonies of peace, equality, integrity, community, simplicity, and environmental stewardship.
Fort Collins Friends practice a form of open, silent worship. Friends come together on the First Day (Sunday) in silence waiting to be moved to speak; any Friend may speak, but will only do so with urging from an Inner Light deep within. This form of worship is referred to as an “unprogrammed” meeting in that there is no set service of Bible readings, singing or other ritual. Quaker meetings of this type believe that all are called to be ministers, so all of our business and works are carried out by community members ourselves. Silent meetings are conducted in great simplicity without sermons, singing, or formal readings unless a Friend is so moved to share the promptings of the Spirit.