Detroit Friends Plan New Meetinghouse

After years of discernment and uncertainty over the path forward, the Detroit Friends Meeting (DFM) is enthusiastic about building a new meetinghouse to provide a permanent spiritual home in Detroit that will serve the community and generations of future Quakers.

Detroit Friends Meeting has had a presence in Detroit since the early 1920s. DFM’s twenty-five current members, along with a faithful group of attenders, have stretched and will continue to stretch, but it is evident that they cannot achieve this new meetinghouse mission without the help and support of others.

LEYM Friends are invited to attend an upcoming Zoom presentation to learn about Detroit Friends Meeting’s journey over the past years in an effort to build a new meetinghouse and how your help is needed. Two similar presentations will be offered on either Sunday, September 12th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, September 14th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. UPDATE: You can now view a video recording of the full September 12 session HERE and you can view a shorter video (no Q&A) of the September 14 session HERE.

DFM’s mission is to continue to strive for a Quaker presence that is active, significant, and engaged; ensuring that our collective Light continues to shine in the City of Detroit. Through your help and support, LEYM can help make this new meetinghouse a reality!

For more information on the project and ways to contribute visit the Detroit Friends Meeting website at

Rendering of Proposed New Meetinghouse Design by Architectural Designer Cassandra Kail

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