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

Current Advice and Query (March) - chosen by the Clerk

Advice:

As Friends, we are urged to identify the seeds of war within ourselves individually and in our way of life. Any element of fear, restlessness, discontent, unhappiness, and poverty of spirit can lead to violence and war. We are cautioned not to bury these feelings, but to acknowledge their presence, pinpoint their sources, and transform pain and anger into the power of positive action. Thus, we heal ourselves and become free and able stewards in the healing of others.

Query:

To what extent is our personal life in accord with Friends’ principles? Do we “live in the virtue of that life and power that takes away the occasion of all wars”? How would others recognize that?

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Announcements

Alert: Correct time for the May 6 Threshing Session is 10 am – 1 pm.  See Organizations We Support to prepare for discussion of our budgeting process for contributions to outside organizations.

Read for May 14 Business Meeting:  Read about plans for FGC’s Institutional Assessment on Racism, to be discussed in Boulder Meeting and at the IMYM Annual Gathering.

Food Donations to EFAA:  Bring non-perishable food items for Emergency Family Assistance, put them in white barrel in lobby.

Save the Dates:

IMYM Annual Gathering:  June 11-18 at Ghost Ranch, NM.  Registrations are due by April 30.  (Late registration possible until May 21.)

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.

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Upcoming Events

Apr. 28-30:  Quaker Women’s Retreat, at Highlands Presbyterian Camp near Allenspark.  Theme is “Sharing Our Stories”.

Sun. Apr. 30, 12 noon:  Fifth Sunday Singing.

Sat. May 6, 10 am – 1 pm:  Threshing Session on the Meeting’s budgeting process and financial decisions.

Sun. May 7, 12 noon:  Program Hour — Patience Thomas’ Spiritual Journey.

Sat. May 13, 9 am – noon:  Spring Clean-up of Building and Grounds — Help spruce up our meeting house, inside and out!

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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