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 (April 2019)

April 2019
Advice and Query
Advice:

Part of the creative experience of a community is learning how to deal with conflict when it arises, and Friends are not usually good at this. ‘Speaking the truth in love’ is a Quaker cliché, but ‘papering over the cracks’ is the principle more commonly acted upon. Conflict met in ‘brokenness’ of spirit can take a meeting a long way on its spiritual journey, whereas unresolved it deadens the life. We are a small Society. Clashes have always arisen, just as they arise in any family group. In one sense the members of a family know each other too well, in another sense not well enough. It is impossible to impress one’s relations, but they can be a great stand-by in time of need, and it is then that they come to know each other better, if the bond is strong enough.

Joan Fitch, 1980

Britain Yearly Meeting. Quaker Faith & Practice (Kindle Locations 2674-2680). Britain Yearly Meeting. Kindle Edition. 

 

Query:
Why does community matter so much to us?  It’s hard work, requiring very difficult honesties and real differences, yet here we are, trying our best to live together in community.  Why does community matter to you? (Or does it?)?
 
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FGC Annual Gathering will be June 30 – July 6, 2019 at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA.  Theme is “Peace in our Hearts, Justice in the World”.  Register here by May 31.

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

Sun. June 23, 12 noon: Community BBQ and discussion Bring a dish to share.

Sun. June 30, 12 noon: 5th Sunday singing.

Wed. June 26, 6:30-8:30 pm: Mid-week shared meal & worship.

Sun. July 14, 12 noon:  Meeting for Business in the Spirit of Worship.

Wed. July 24, 6:30-8:30 pm: Mid-week shared meal & worship.

Sun. July 28, 12 noon: Community BBQ and discussion Bring a dish to share.

 

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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