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 (August) - chosen by the Clerk
“Furthermore, living into the equality testimony does not begin with external markers of diversity. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked by a pastor to help his or her “homogeneous white congregation” become more diverse. I always answer, “No, I won’t do that.” When they ask me why, I explain: “There’s no such thing as a homogeneous white congregation. There’s only a bunch of white people pretending they have no differences among them, for fear that bringing them to the surface would blow the whole thing up. If you can’t deal with your own invisible internal differences, why on earth would someone with a visible difference want to join you? If you’re willing to work on that problem, I’ll be glad to work with you.” Parker Palmer FGC Address 2015
Query – How are you/we doing with the practice of honestly facing our unspoken differences; first acknowledging them, then coming to some uneasy acceptance of them, then, with grace, celebrating diversity as a vital and essential gift, the hard challenge of a “Beloved Community”?
New Member Welcoming Party, Sep. 30, 4-7 pm: Get to know our members who have joined in the past year at a Friendly potluck supper. At Wendy Underhill’s, 300 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder. Directions: Drive west on Arapahoe, past 4th Street. At the next traffic circle near Eben Fine Park, go left (uphill) on a dirt alley. It’s the first house on the right. Parking is limited, so those able to walk a block are encouraged to park on Arapahoe.
Quaker Studies program: Sessions on Saturdays, Oct. 7, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, and Jan. 13, 2018, 9 am-noon. Sign up on the Fellowship bulletin board. Questions? Call John Huyler (303-444-4777).
Colorado Regional Fall Gathering: Nov. 3-5 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. Theme is “How do We Live as Friends Today?” with panelists, small group discussions and varied activities. Registration forms are due Oct. 2 (get at https://goo.gl/27tLvb). Questions? Call Kathy Snow (303-442-7178) or email email@example.com.
Socks are needed for homeless people: Please put them in donation box at meetinghouse. (New or gently used socks are preferred.) Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY2018 Final Budget and Committee Budget Proposals: Log in, then click links near top of Members and Attenders page.
Organizations We Support lists our contributions to outside organizations.
Food Donations to EFAA: Bring non-perishable food items for Emergency Family Assistance, put them in white barrel in lobby.
Opportunities to Serve: See current volunteer opportunities in our community.
Sat. Sep. 23, 8 am – noon: Work day — Help with special projects, pruning and more.
Sun. Sep. 24, 12 noon: Program Hour — “Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office”, with Chris Allan.
Sat. Sep. 30, 4-7 pm: New Member Welcoming Party — Potluck supper to celebrate our new members, at Underhill home, 300 Arapahoe Ave.
Sun. Oct. 1, 12 noon: Program Hour — Linda Jacobson’s Spiritual Journey.
Sun. Oct. 15, 12 noon: Echo House Fundraising Lunch.
Sat. Oct. 21, 8 am – noon: Work day — Help rake leaves and spruce up our building and grounds.
Sun. Oct. 22, 12 noon: Program Hour — Panel on Membership: “To Join or Not to Join, What are Your Questions?”
Sun. Oct. 29, 12 noon: Fifth Sunday Singing.
Childcare is now available for all meeting events held at the meeting house.
To submit announcements and events: Send the information to email@example.com for inclusion in this space.
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.