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 (December 2019)

December 2019
Advice and Query
Advice:

In service to our meetings, we are to be careful to guard against contentiousness and the allure of power, and to be alert to the personalities and needs of others.

— from IMYM Faith and Practice section on Participation in the Life of the Meeting

 

Query:

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?

— from IMYM Faith and Practice section on Participation in the Life of the Meeting

 

 

If you are a member or attender of our Meeting, we invite you to write a blog post about anything that interests you and would also potentially be of interest to our Meeting as a whole.  Thoughts that may interest us?  A trip you’ve been on that is in the spirit of Quakerism?  An article you’d like to share? 
It’s easy — write it up as a Word doc and send it to the Web Committee, and we’ll do the rest!

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Announcement Highlights

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Fall Work Days: Come help to spruce up our building and grounds on Saturday morning Dec. 7, between 8 AM and noon. There’s lots to do, inside and out.

Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Dec. 1, 8, and 15 after the rise of meeting.  Artists and crafts people wanting to sell hand-made items please contact Judi Dressler to sign up.

Share the Spirit and the Mitten Tree: See Announcements for details on how to help youngsters enjoy the holidays.

Quaker Studies classes:  A class series on Quaker history, beliefs, and practices is underway in October and November.  Choose either Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons.  See Announcements for information and email Greg Shubert to join.

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

Wed. Nov. 27, 6:30 pm: Mid-week shared meal and worship. Bring a dish to share.

Sun. Dec. 1, noon – 1 pm:  Program Hour — “What’s Jesus got to do with it?”, led by Makaan Burt.

Sat. Dec. 7, 8 am – noon:  Fall work day around our building (Dec. 14 if severe weather).

Sun. Dec. 8, noon – 1 pm:  Meeting for Business in the Spirit of Worship.  “Share the Spirit” gifts due.

Mon., Dec. 9, 6:30 – 8:30:  Grief & Bereavement Committee will host a monthly grief process group in the library. See Announcements.

Sun. Dec. 22, noon – 1 pm:  Christmas Potluck, bring food to share if you can.

Tue., Dec. 24, 5:30 pm:  Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration.

Sun. Dec. 29, noon – 1 pm:  5th Sunday Singing.

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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