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!
Current Advice and Query - chosen by the Clerk from IMYM’s Faith & Practice
1. The vitality of our meetings depends upon the many and varied gifts of those who take part in their activities. When each member and attender participates actively, the whole meeting is enriched. The Holy Spirit moves through us as we speak in meeting, care for one another, teach First Day school, work on committees, and testify to our lives in the Light. Each one of us has a responsibility for the financial support of the monthly meeting as well as for participation in the structure and function of its programs.
2. We encourage those who attend our meetings to become acquainted with Friends’ ways. When it is evident that the meeting has become a spiritual home for an individual, we encourage him or her to apply for membership.
3. How welcoming is our meeting to newcomers? When attenders request information about Quakerism, what resources do we share with them to increase their knowledge?
4. Are younger Friends, new members, and attenders encouraged to take part in committees and to attend meetings for business? Do we encourage their participation in the meeting’s activities? Do we encourage them to pursue membership when they are ready?
Online course about the Quaker spiritual path: Offered by Pendle Hill, Jan. 15 to April 25. Pick up a flyer on the meetinghouse table or go to pendlehill.org to learn more and register.
“Pay as Led” topic: Friends, please read “An Experiment with Abundance” about a successful funding experiment by the New England Yearly Meeting (Friends Journal, December 2015).
Minute in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. For background information and suggestions for action see Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors.
Opportunities to Serve: See current volunteer opportunities in our community.
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Sun. Jan. 15, 12 noon: Program Hour — “Unity and Sense of the Meeting”. Prepare by reading “When Quakers Disagree”.
Sun. Jan. 15, 3-5:30 pm: “Two Rivers” film and discussion — Reconciliation and healing between Native and non-Native peoples. Is this needed in Boulder County?
Sat. Jan. 21, 9 am – noon: Workshop — “Mindful Non-Adversarial Communication”, led by Arlene Brownell and Tom Bache-Wiig.
Sun. Jan. 22, 12 noon: Program Hour — “Respectful Listening on Israel/Palestine”.
Fri. Jan. 27, 6:00 pm: Intergenerational Game Night — Join us for a potluck of salads, snacks, pizza, and desserts. Bring collaborative games for all ages (and be prepared to teach them if needed).
Sun. Jan. 29, 12 noon: Fifth Sunday singing.
Childcare is now available for all meeting events held at the meeting house.
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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.