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 (February 2019)
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, (to another the gift of financial management, another the gift of pastoral care, to another the gift of service, or the gift of welcoming the stranger, or the gift of building maintenance, to another the lifting up of social justice, to yet another, awareness of the needs of Indigenous Peoples)
12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with us. 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 19 If all were a single organ, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body….“
— I Cor 12: 4ff paraphrased
Memorial worship in remembrance of Jane Volckhausen will be held at the meeting house Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 pm, with a reception following.
Sign up for fun, fellowship and good works! Consider your talents and interests, then join a committee. Sign-ups are Sun. Feb17 and 24 during fellowship time. See committee descriptions.
Program hour changes not in the Miscellany: Support Mountain Friends Camp at a pancake breakfast on Feb. 17, which will delay the regular program hour until 12:30. On Feb. 24, spending committee presentations will be by IPPC and PSJ, with Service and B&G committees presenting on March 24.
Spring Potlucks will be 3/30 – 4/16, so it’s time to sign up to host a gathering. Sign-up sheets will be on the Fellowship Hall bulletin board starting Feb. 17. See details under Announcements.
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.
Sun. Feb. 17, 11:30 – 12:30: Mountain Friends Camp Pancake Fundraiser, put on by Senior Young Friends.
Sun. Feb. 17, 12:30 pm: Program Hour — “Beyond Boulder: Why I Participate in the Wider Quaker World”, with panel of Boulder Friends.
Sun. Feb. 24, 12 noon: Program Hour — Spending priorities of the Indigenous Peoples Concerns and Peace & Social Justice committees.
Wed. Feb. 27, 6:30-8:30 pm: Mid-week shared meal and worship.
Childcare is now available for all meeting events held at the meeting house.
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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.