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 (March 2019)
“And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal … And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing … Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away … So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
— From the First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 13
Donations Needed Now for Pine Ridge Reservation because of blizzard and flooding. See details here.
Spring Potlucks will be 3/30 – 4/16, so it’s time to sign up for a gathering. Sign-up sheets are on the Fellowship Hall bulletin board. See details in Announcements.
Quaker Women’s Retreat will be April 26-28 at Highlands Retreat Center in Allenspark. Register by March 25 — details in Announcements.
IMYM Annual Gathering is coming June 9-16 at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM. The theme is “Faith, Fear and Our Future”. Come for as much of the gathering as you can. Register here by April 30.
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. Mar. 24, 12 noon: Program Hour — Spending priorities of the Service and Building & Grounds committees.
Wed. Mar. 27, 6:30-8:30 pm: Mid-week shared meal and worship. A half-hour of worship followed by a simple meal and conversation as the spirit leads.
Sat. Mar. 30, 9:30: Threshing Session on Meeting’s connection with Towards Right Relationship with Native Peoples and Paula Palmer’s contract.
Sun. Mar. 31, 12 noon: Fifth Sunday Singing.
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.