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! Read more …
Advice and Query for November, 2015:
Advice from “The Purpose of Meetings for Worship and for Business”, Paul Lacey & Bill Taber (from Friends General Conference).
“…the meeting for business, if it be Spirit-filled and properly understood, is a hands-on, laboratory-filled experience in which the whole fellowship comes face to face with the Spirit’s demands for the sacrifice of time, treasure, convenience, and prejudice. When opinions differ widely and the need for spiritual discernment becomes crucial, the best are driven, as never in a meeting for worship, to seek that Spirit which can sustain harmony while waiting for the right leading. Thus, God’s work among us becomes more real and faith is both tested and strengthened in the business meeting.”
Query from SF Monthly Meeting (from FGC):
“Do you come to meeting eager to search for God’s will rather than to try to win acceptance for a previously formed opinion of your own? Are you prepared to assist by silent, prayerful consideration, speaking only if you feel you have a helpful contribution to make?”
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.
Sun. Dec. 6, 12 noon: Program Hour — “What does Christmas mean to you?”
Sun. Dec. 20, 11:15 am: Christmas Program, followed by a potluck lunch.
Thur. Dec. 24, 5:30 pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service and Hymn Singing
Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
Artists and musicians in Boulder Friends Meeting will show their work after Sunday worship on December 6, 13, and 20. Lots of gift ideas from talented Friends!
Share the Spirit
Gifts for needy families in the Boulder community should be delivered to the meeting house by Sunday, Dec. 13. Gifts for Pine Ridge Reservation are due by Jan. 3. See Miscellany newsletter for guidelines.
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