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

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



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

Fundraising for Indigenous Peoples Day:  Purchase TankaBars now from Fran Boler to support 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 the Announcements page 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. Aug. 17, 9-11 am:  Families Belong Together Rally and March, Unitarian Church,  5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder.

Sun. Aug. 18, 12 noon: Program Hour — Chat with the Clerk.

Fri. Aug. 23, 6:00 pm:  Potluck supper, and 7:00 pm: “Listening session” on how we can communicate with greater clarity, honesty and simplicity to deepen our connections with one another.  (With FGC Development Committee, see Announcements.)

Sun. Aug. 25, 12 noon: Barbecue and community discussion on “Creating the Meeting we want – attitudes, norms and actions.”

Wed. Aug. 28, 6:30 pm: Mid-week shared meal and worship. Bring a dish to share.

Sun. Sep. 1, 12 noon: Program Hour — Flora Quinby’s Spiritual Journey.

Sun. Sep. 22, 12 noon: Program Hour — Brett Lee Shelton, Oglala Sioux Tribe, will talk about his work coordinating the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative.

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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