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!     Read more …

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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.

Upcoming Events

Sun. Oct. 4, 12 noon:  Program Hour — Mary Golden’s Spiritual Journey.

Sun. Oct. 18, 12 noon:  Program Hour — “Youth Membership”, featuring a panel of young people in Boulder Meeting discussing their relationships with Meeting and their ideas about membership.

Sun. Oct. 25, 12 noon:  Program Hour — “Friends Committee on National Legislation”, featuring our own DeAnne Butterfield who is the current Clerk of FCNL’s General Committee, speaking about FCNL programs and her long experience with the organization.

Fri. Oct. 23 – Sun. Oct. 25:  Colorado Regional Fall Gathering — Colorado Friends gather at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.  Topic of the gathering is “Racism and White Privilege.”

To submit announcements and events:  Announcements of Boulder Friends Meeting events can be sent to downton@q.com for inclusion in this space.



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World Quaker Day, October 4, 2015

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate World Quaker Day on Oct. 4, 2015.  As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions.  See World Quaker Day for information.

Minute on Confronting Racial Bias

Boulder Friends Meeting on July 12, 2015, adopted a minute expressing solidarity with the worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, and our determination to confront the racism in our society and in ourselves.  For full text see Minute on Confronting Racial Bias.