Welcome to Boulder Friends Meeting!

1825 Upland Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80304   [Map]  

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!   

 

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Advice and Query (August 2019)

August 2019
Advice and Query
Advice:

Our capabilities and possessions are not held as ends in themselves but are God’s gifts entrusted to us. They are ours to share with others and to be used with humility, courtesy, and affection.

— from IMYM Faith and Practice section on Participation in the Life of the Meeting, pages 122-123

 

Query:

What are we doing as individuals and as a meeting to encourage the use of members’ and attenders’ gifts?

— from IMYM Faith and Practice section on Participation in the Life of the Meeting, pages 122-123

 
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Announcement Highlights

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Quaker Studies classes:  A class series on Quaker history, beliefs, and practices will be facilitated by Ministry & Worship committee in October and November.  You can sign up for either Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons.  Go to Announcements for information and email Greg Shubert about which session you prefer.

Colorado Regional Meeting Fall Gathering, Nov 1-3: See full details in Announcements and turn in the registration form by Oct. 1.

Volunteer needed to transport a Friend to Meeting: Via no longer operates on Sundays. See full announcement.

Indigenous Peoples Day Participation:  Purchase TankaBars now from Fran Boler and come to this Oct. 13 event.  See Announcements for information.

Help Needed: The Service Committee has compiled a call for volunteers needed in the Meeting and in our community. See Announcements for details.

Avoid using scented products:   We strive to create a safe, scent-free meeting house.  To protect our chemically sensitive friends, please avoid scented products such as perfume, aftershave, lotions, many hair products, laundry soap, dryer sheets and fabric softeners.  See Safe Products for Chemically Sensitive People.

Sanctuary: Volunteer to help through giving time, money, or needed furniture. See Sanctuary for details.

Upcoming Events

Sat. Sep. 21, 11 am – 1 pm: Workshop on Clerking and Convening, with Molly Wingate, past Clerk of IMYM.

Sun. Sep. 22, 12 noon: Program Hour — “Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative”, with Brett Lee Shelton (Oglala Sioux) of the Native American Rights Fund.

Wed. Sep. 25, 6:30 pm: Mid-week shared meal and worship. Bring a dish to share.

Sun. Sep. 29, 12 noon: Fifth Sunday singing.

Sun. Oct. 6, 12 noon: Program Hour — Chris Peraro’s Spiritual Journey.

Sat. Oct. 12, 2-4 pm:  Quaker Book Group — Discussion of “Made in Hungary” by Maria Krenz. (Revised schedule of readings. All are invited.)

Sun. Oct. 13, 12 noon: Meeting for Business in Spirit of Worship.

Thur. Oct. 17 and Sun. Oct. 19: Quaker Studies classes begin.

Wed. Oct. 23, 6:30 pm: Mid-week shared meal and worship. Bring a dish to share.

Sun. Oct. 27, 12 noon: Echo House Potluck — Fundraiser luncheon in support of housing for homeless families.

 

Childcare is now available for all meeting events held at the meeting house.

To submit announcements and events:  Send information to announcements@boulderfriendsmeeting.org 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 encouraged 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 Business in the Spirit of Worship begins at noon on 2nd Sundays.

Information: clerk@boulderfriendsmeeting.org

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