Welcome to Boulder Friends Meeting!
1825 Upland Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80304
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:
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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?”
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.
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 Gathering: Sunday 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.
See Opportunities to Serve for current volunteer opportunities in our community.
Childcare is now available for all meeting events held at the meeting house.
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