Welcome to Boulder Friends Meeting!

1825 Upland Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80304

Click here for a map of our location

Boulder Friends Meeting is part of the Religious Society of Friends (also known as Quakers).  Our meetings for worship are held in expectant silence, with no formal program or pastor.  Each worshiper seeks to listen to the spirit of God within.  If that spirit brings to any of us a message that seems clearly to speak to the condition of others, we may rise to give that message as vocal ministry.

As Friends we endeavor to translate our religious beliefs into everyday life, seeking to “let our lives speak.”  Simplicity, equality, integrity, and peace/nonviolence are ideals toward which we strive both in our lives and in the world. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to join us in silent worship and reflection. All are welcome!

Advices from Listening Spirituality: Corporate Spiritual Practice Among Friends, Patricia Loring:

Click here to learn more

Advice: “The Meeting for Business is a meeting for worship in which we seek to be governed as a corporate body, through the same prayerful listening that we enter in worship. In the meeting for business the Quaker sense of the connection between the interior work of the Spirit of God in both individuals and the corporate body is most fully manifested…Unity is not a unity of opinion. We sense our unity when we have entered into our most profound experience as a corporate body. It sometimes has been called group mysticism. We come to know our oneness in God’s presence. Our hesitations, doubts, quibbles, and agendas fall away. In that state we can see the decision or stance that expresses our fullest sense of the unity and peace of the meeting.”

Query: “Do you find it more difficult to listen in an open, humble, and respectful spirit to personal matters or to issues of business that challenge your own views? Are you able to retain your sense of love and unity with someone whose views diverge from or challenge your own? Are you able to give them credit for purity of motive?”

Peace pole photo

Regular Sunday Events

Meeting for Worship: 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Visitors are welcome at either time. The early meeting usually has small attendance and little vocal ministry. The late meeting may be attended by up to 100 and has more vocal ministry.

First Day School (Sunday School) for Children and Youth: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Children are invited to join their families in meeting for worship from 10:00-10:15.

Childcare, Infant and Preschool: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Informal Fellowship Time: 11:15-noon

Program Hour: 12 noon-1:00 p.m. Speakers or discussions are held after fellowship time on many Sundays. Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business begins at noon on 2nd Sundays.

Upcoming Events

Sat. Apr. 30, 8 am – noon:  Building and Grounds Work Day — Enjoy working together to spruce up our space.

Sun. May 1, 12 noon:  Program Hour — “Deep Listening”, with Gale Toko-Ross.

Sat. May 14, 8 am – noon:  Building and Grounds Work Day — Enjoy working together to spruce up our space.

Sun. May 15, 12 noon:  Program Hour — “Mindful Non-adversarial Communication”, with Arlene Brownell & Tom Bache-Wiig.

Sun. May 22, 11:30 am:  Ice Cream Social and First Day School celebration; 12 noon:  Program Hour — “Quaker Schools for Native American Kids”, with Paula Palmer.

Colorado Regional Spring GatheringSunday May 22, 2016, at Fort Collins Friends Meeting, with program on the Quaker Institute for the Future.

Inter-Mountain Yearly Meeting Annual Gathering:  June 5-12, 2016, at Ghost Ranch, NM.

Guitarist photo

Announcements

Minute in Solidarity with Black Lives

See Opportunities to Serve for current volunteer opportunities in our community.

Childcare is now available for all meeting events held at the meeting house.

Your Feedback Needed!  Please click here and take a quick 5-question survey to help us improve this website.

To submit announcements and events:  Announcements of Boulder Friends Meeting events can be sent to webmaster@boulderfriendsmeeting.org for inclusion in this space.