Announcements

Announcements by Members & Attenders

Please submit announcements to announcements@boulderfriendsmeeting.org. Most announcements will run for 2 weeks or until an event ends. These announcements are visible to the general public, so save confidential information to share at Meeting.  

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR 2017: The annual Arts and Crafts Fair will take place again this year on the following Sundays in the Fellowship room after Meeting for Worship: November 26, December 3, and December 10. If you have HAND-MADE items you would like to sell, you are invited to participate. Musicians, please – we NEED you also, to play during the fairs on those 3 Sundays! Please SIGN UP as soon as possible in the Fellowship room on the bulletin board! We need to know exactly how many people are planning to participate and on which dates. You may participate on all three Sundays or just one or two. Everybody — Looking for Christmas gifts? This will be the place to find a great variety of hand-made gifts! Please bring your wallets on those Sundays!  Contact Judi Dressler with questions or comments. 

Memorial Service for Paul Wehr: Paul peacefully passed from his life in this world on the night of November 17, 2017.  We will gather as F(f)friends on Saturday, December 16th, at 2:00PM to celebrate the creative and joyful and so very useful life and gift of Paul Wehr.  An informal reception will follow in our fellowship hall. An excerpt from his memoir is offered here. If you are moved to honor Paul’s life, consider a donation in his name to the University of Colorado Peace Studies Endowment (University of Colorado Foundation, P.O.Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217-9155), Boulder’s Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center (www.rmpjc.org), or the American Friends Service Committee (www.afsc.org).  His obituary will be in next Sunday’s Daily Camera.

Quaker Studies program: Sessions on Saturdays, Oct. 7, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, and Feb. 10, 2018, 9 am-noon. Sign up on the Fellowship bulletin board. Questions? Call John Huyler (303-444-4777).

Paula Palmer Interview:  An excellent overview of the development and objectives of the project, “Toward Right Relationship with America’s Native Peoples”, is featured in the November 2017 issue of FGC’s online newsletter Vital Friends.

“How the Quakers Shaped the Nation”: This class is being offered by Cynthia Perry at OLLI West (part of the University of Denver Life-long Learning program). Class description.  Submitted by Sharon Reimer.

SHARE THE SPIRIT is the Meeting’s traditional gift collection to support needy families selected by Boulder social services programs. Even in our affluent community over 3,000 households need assistance for the basics. Most don’t have anything extra for Christmas gifts for the kids. There are several ways you can help out:

Purchase a new gift for EFAA family members: Gifts for children of all ages collected from donors are available at their offices where parents can select one new present for each kid. Since the parent can select the gift, their kid knows that it was especially for them. They need to be new and unwrapped. Age categories are: 0-5, 6-11, 12-15. Suggestions of possible gifts are posted on the door to the fellowship room. Select an age group and an idea if you know. Then take a reminder slip and bring an unwrapped gift to the Meetinghouse by December 10th, clearly labeled for EFAA and age group. 

Share a gift program—donate used toys, electronics, games: Gifts for qualified children from Boulder schools can include gently used sporting equipment (especially bikes), crafts, dress up clothes, cars/trucks, CDs, markers. Use your imagination and help your kids clean out their toy chests. All ages need warm winter jackets, boots & hats. Put these items unwrapped under the tree by Dec.10th. 

Mitten Tree: Traditionally we decorate the Meeting’s tree with new warm mittens, socks & hats for our youngest friends at a preschool on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The tree will be up until January so this is a good choice for procrastinators! 

Cash contributions: Cash, checks, gift cards are appreciated for batteries, repairs or last minute needs. Give them to Marty Dick or put them in the treasurer’s box in the Meeting House. 

Contact Marty Dick at 303-588-0402 (marthaddick@gmail.com) with questions. Thanks for helping everyone in our community have a Merry Christmas. 

Ongoing Announcements

Socks are needed for homeless people: Please put them in donation box at meetinghouse. (New or gently used socks are preferred.)  Questions? Contact sheilaatchley@hotmail.com.

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

Meeting for Worship Arrival Time: The Ministry & Worship Committee is grateful for your presence and attendance. When you aren’t here, we miss you. We would like to remind Friends that early Meeting for Worship starts at 8:30 and standard Meeting for Worship starts at 10:00 a.m., whether you are in the worship room or out in the foyer. If you find you can not arrive on time, please be mindful that noise in the foyer carries into the meeting room and can disturb those gathered in worship. Please gather in silence with others in the foyer to prepare yourself to join the larger Meeting for Worship. 

Parking: Please remember not to park in front of our neighbors’ homes on Upland. Instead, please park in the Crestview School lot at 19th & Sumac or in the double row of spaces across the street on Upland. 

Grocery Cards benefiting the American Friends Service Committee are sold regularly during Fellowship times, after Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Meetings for Worship. Your purchases are a convenient way for Friends to support Quaker Good Work in the wider world. 

Contributions: The Boulder Meeting of Friends is a non-profit, religious organization which relies on contributions and volunteer service to support the various service committees. There is a small wooden box for contributions on the table to the left of the door as you leave the Meeting Room. Money may be given at any time to the Treasurer, c/o Boulder Meeting of Friends, P.O. Box 4363, Boulder CO 80306. Donations may also be made online via PayPal links at www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org. Many thanks for your support. 

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For further information about any of the above activities, contact clerk@boulderfriendsmeeting.org.

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