Welcome to Boulder Friends Meeting!

1825 Upland Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80304

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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!

If you have questions about Quakers or want to learn more about our community, email

 
Meet our new Clerk:  See Stan Grotegut’s blog post.

Current Queries (May) - chosen by the Clerk

THE YEARLY MEETING OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS) IN BRITAIN (SCOTLAND)

18. How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted and nurtured, and strangers are welcome? Seek to know one another in the things which are eternal, bear the burden of each other’s failings and pray for one another. As we enter with tender sympathy into the joys and sorrows of each other’s lives, ready to give help and to receive it, our meeting can be a channel for God’s love and forgiveness.

22. Respect the wide diversity among us in our lives and relationships. Refrain from making prejudiced judgments about the life journeys of others. Do you foster the spirit of mutual understanding and forgiveness which our discipleship asks of us? Remember that each one of us is unique, precious, a child of God.

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Announcements

FGC’s Institutional Assessment on Racism will be discussed at the IMYM Annual Gathering; read it here first.

Summer BBQs:  Join us on summer Sundays after worship for a simple BBQ and potluck lunch on June 25, July 23, and Aug. 20.  Lunch will be followed by stimulating BBQ Discussion Topics.

Thank you!  Much appreciation to Building & Grounds Committee and all Friends who helped spruce up the meeting house and grounds on our spring work days!

Organizations We Support lists our contributions to outside organizations.

Annual Report of Boulder Meeting of Friends 2016-2017 (PDF)

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.

 

To submit announcements and events:  Send the information to downton@q.com for inclusion in this space.

Upcoming Events

Sun. May 28:  Memorial Day Weekend — No First Day School. 

Sat. June 3, 1:00 pm:  Memorial service for Med Medrud.

Sun. June 4, 12 noon:  Open chat with the Clerk.

Fri. June 9, 7-9 pm:  “I’m a Good Person; Isn’t that Enough?” talk by Debby Irving at Unitarian church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder.

June 11-18:  Intermountain Yearly Meeting Annual Gathering  at Ghost Ranch, NM. 

Sun. June 25, 11:30 am – 1 pm:  BBQ Potluck — Followed by discussion on “What values do we really share? How do we live them out in our lives?”

Sun. July 2, 12 noon:  Open chat with the Clerk.

Sun. July 16, 12 noon:  Conversation on Diversity.

Sun. July 23, 11:30 am – 1 pm:  BBQ Potluck — Followed by discussion on “Spirituality, Testimonies and Activism at Boulder Meeting”.

Sun. July 30, 12 noon:  5th 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.

Information: clerk@boulderfriendsmeeting.org

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