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!

Current Advice and Query - chosen by the Clerk from IMYM’s Faith & Practice

Advice:

1. The vitality of our meetings depends upon the many and varied gifts of those who take part in their activities. When each member and attender participates actively, the whole meeting is enriched. The Holy Spirit moves through us as we speak in meeting, care for one another, teach First Day school, work on committees, and testify to our lives in the Light. Each one of us has a responsibility for the financial support of the monthly meeting as well as for participation in the structure and function of its programs.

2. We encourage those who attend our meetings to become acquainted with Friends’ ways. When it is evident that the meeting has become a spiritual home for an individual, we encourage him or her to apply for membership.

Query:

3. How welcoming is our meeting to newcomers? When attenders request information about Quakerism, what resources do we share with them to increase their knowledge?

4. Are younger Friends, new members, and attenders encouraged to take part in committees and to attend meetings for business? Do we encourage their participation in the meeting’s activities? Do we encourage them to pursue membership when they are ready?

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Announcements

Spring Potluck Suppers:  Sign up on the fellowship bulletin board for the April date and place that works for you.  Discussion questions (listed in Miscellany) focus on the Quaker notion of “Callings”.

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

Save the Dates:

Colorado Regional Spring Gathering:  Sun. Apr. 23, 10-3:45 pm at Colorado Springs Meeting, 950 E. Cimarron, Colorado Springs.  Bill Durland will speak on “Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration: Truth is Power”.

Quaker Women’s Retreat:  Apr. 28-30 at Highlands Presbyterian Camp near Allenspark.  Theme is “Sharing Our Stories”; registration form is due by March 19.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Sun. Mar. 26, 12 noon:  Program Hour — “Black Lives Matter”, presented by Judy Huston.

Sun. Apr. 2, 12 noon:  Program Hour — Greg Shubert’s spiritual journey.

Sun. Apr. 16, 12 noon: Easter Sunday — Children’s egg hunt; Potluck lunch.

Fri. Apr. 21, 6-9 pm:  Intergenerational Game Night — Pizza will be provided; bring potluck salads, snacks and desserts.  Please bring collaborative games for all ages.

Sat. Apr. 22, 9 am – noon:  Spring Clean-up of Building and Grounds — Help spruce up our meetinghouse, inside and out!

Sun. Apr. 23, 12 noon:  Program Hour — “Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness: A Conversation”.

Sun. Apr. 23, 10 am – 3:45 pm:  Colorado Regional Spring Gathering, in Colorado Springs.

Sun. Apr. 30, 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 downton@q.com for inclusion in this space.

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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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