Announcements

Announcements by Members & Attenders

Please submit announcements to announcements@boulderfriendsmeeting.org. Most announcements will run for 2 weeks or until an event ends. These announcements are visible to the general public, so save confidential information to share at Meeting. To read an entire announcement, click on it and an accordion will expand to reveal the details.

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Change to King Soopers program for AFSC

King Soopers has changed the way we earn money for AFSC.  We no longer reload grocery cards.  We now link the Boulder Meeting of Friends to the King Soopers or City Market loyaltycard.  You have probably been using the loyalty card for years – you swipe the card or enter your phone number when you pay for groceries.

To link your loyalty card to the Boulder meeting of friends:

  • For King Soopers Stores – go to http://www.kingsoopers.com
  • For City Market Stores – go to http://www.citymarket.com

Once logged into your account you can search for Boulder Meeting of Friends either by name or JT735 and then click Enroll. New userswill need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a loyalty card number.

*If a member does not yet have a King Soopers or City Market loyalty card, please ask for one at the customer service desk at any King Soopers or City Market.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for the Meeting until after you register your loyalty card.

Swipe the registered King Soopers or City Market loyalty card or use the phone number that is related to the registered King Soopers or City Market loyalty card when shopping for each purchase to count.

 

Colorado Quaker Women's Retreat, April 26-28 - Attend just April 27 if not registered

All women members and attenders are invited.  Visit imym.org/womens-retreat/ for details and registration form. Please register by March 25 to join us April 26-28 at the Highlands Retreat Center in Allenspark. It’s always a wonderful, meaningful time together. This year’s theme: How can we empower ourselves and support other women? Please come for just Saturday if the whole event is too much for your schedule. 

Right Relationship Boulder Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 – 9 pm, Screening and discussion of the new documentary film “Blood Memory: A Story of Removal and Return,” about the impacts of removing Native children from their families and putting them into foster and adoption with white families.Location: Tebo Family Medical Building on the Foothills campus of Boulder Community Health, Arapahoe and 48th St. We meet in the basement conference room. Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

Tuesday, May 21, 6-8 pm, Monthly meeting of Right Relationship Boulder. Location:  Tebo Family Medical Building on the Foothills campus of Boulder Community Health, Arapahoe and 48th St. We meet in the basement conference room. Park and enter on the WEST side of the building. All are welcome!

A Public Health Approach to Gun Violence: May 1, 5:00 PM

On Wednesday, May 1, Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, of which Boulder Friends Meeting is a member, is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Mike Earnest, former Associate Medical Director of Denver Health, entitled “A Public Health Approach to Gun Violence.”

At 5:00 pm at St John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St. Boulder.

Flyers are on the Peace and Social Justice table.

Hospitality and Potluck Needed for Western Friend Board Meeting (May 10-12)

Boulder Meeting will host Western Friend magazine’s Board Meeting May 10-12, and we need hosts for the 10 board members who will be traveling to Boulder then. Hospitality is requested for the nights of Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, as well as breakfast May 11 and 12. Some board members will also need transportation to and from the Meeting House those days. If you can host one or more people, please let Rebecca Morris know at rebecca.d.morris@comcast.net, or 303-478-6154. 

The Western Friend board also plans to make a presentation to our Meeting on a current Quaker issue on the evening of Saturday, May 11, to accompany a potluck supper. We are asked to bring potluck dishes just for that evening. And of course, all are invited to attend the presentation. Details on the presentation will be included in the May Miscellany. Thank you! 

Rebecca Morris for Library Committee 

Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM), June 9-16: Register by April 28

IMYM will be June 9 – 16, 2019, at Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu, New Mexico

MARCH 5 – Online registration will open at www.IMYM.org . Credit cards will be accepted. Many adjustments have been made to make this a clearer and simpler process.

APRIL 28 – Final day for regular registration. Registrations after April 28 cause extra work for the registrars, and housing at Ghost Ranch may not be available. We ask for a $50 late fee.

MAY 7 – Final day for payment of registration. Final day for registrations, unless you are commuting. The online link will be removed. Anyone wishing to register after May 7 must contact the registrars.

About Pay as Led

We are continuing to use Pay as Led to finance our annual gathering. There is no need for members or attenders to ask monthly meetings or the yearly meeting for financial support. Friends are asked to register for the accommodations they need and then prayerfully consider how much they are led to pay in support of attendance at the annual gathering – either less or more than the real cost which will be provided by the registrar.

Monthly meetings are asked to continue to support attendance at the annual gathering. However, instead of awarding scholarships for attendance to individuals, meetings are asked to send the amount they would spend on scholarships directly to the yearly meeting. In this way, no one must ask for a scholarship, and everyone will be provided for.

This method of financing the annual gathering worked last year, and the yearly meeting has decided to use it unless if quits working. We had more attendance last year, especially among young adult Friends. We want to remove as many barriers to participation as we can, so that more can contribute to the fellowship and discernment of business at the annual gathering.

Caregiver Support Group: First Saturday Each Month, 9:00 – 10:30 AM

For those of us who are caring for elderly parents, or caring for people of any age with special needs, there will be a monthly, drop-in support group in the Senior Young Friends’ Room across from the restrooms. We meet from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on the first Saturday of each month. Lessie Myers will be the initial facilitator for the group. Lessie is a retired RN and Psychologist, and her background includes facilitating mutual support groups. Lessie’s mom recently passed at the age of 97. For this group, “drop-in” means there is no need to come every month; just come as you find time and feel led.  Contact Lessie Myers at 720-539-0258 or lesliemyers4u@yahoo.com with questions. 

Friends General Conference: June 30 – July 6

The FGC Annual Gathering will be June 30 – July 6, 2019, at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.  See https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering.  Register by May 31 to avoid late fee.

Circle of Light – Holding Friends in the Light
 

Circle of Light is up and ready with nine participants; Email Daniel Booth (booth.daniel.j@gmail.com) if you would like to participate in sending Light to those who request it. This supplement to our post-worship Joys and Sorrows appears to have much support from Meeting for several reasons, especially its immediacy. First suggested as a prayer circle, “Circle of Light” seemed a more inclusive name. We hope to surround those in need with Light as soon as it is requested.

If you have a request that you or your loved ones be held in the Light, email Daniel Booth, (booth.daniel.j@gmail.com) or text/call at 303-594-6138 and your request will go out promptly. Should you wish to remain anonymous, just provide whatever details are needed for us to focus on your situation.

Creating a safe, scent-free meeting house

In consideration for our chemically sensitive friends, please refrain from using scented products.  The fewer scented products we all use, the more likely people with respiratory conditions, chemical sensitivities and allergies will be able to enjoy and participate fully in our Meeting.  Products to avoid include: perfumes, aftershave, lotions, body washes, sunscreen, essential oils, shampoos, conditioners, many hair products, scented deodorants, scented laundry soap, dryer sheets, and fabric softeners.

Incense and air fresheners (like plug-ins) infuse chemicals into our clothes and hair. The best way to know if a product has a fragrance is to check the ingredients before purchase.  If the word “fragrance” or an essential oil is listed then they aren’t fragrance free.  Please consider not using them when attending Meeting.

Recommended alternatives:  Safe Products for Chemically Sensitive People.

Business Meeting Email List: Please sign up!
 
A reminder that if you wish to receive the agenda and any documents to be discussed at the up-coming monthly business meetings you can sign up on the special emailing list. Please indicate your desire to receive this mailing, which will come to you by the Thursday before business meeting, to Dave Lohman davelohman@gmail.com , or Stan  stangrotegut@gmail.com .
Computer and technology help available

The Service Committee found some resources for Friends wanting help with technology. Many classes are offered through Senior Services at either of the Senior Centers or a few at the library. Many of these classes are given by Diana DeBrohun of Silver Surfers, and she also offers one-on-one training for $40 – $45/hour. Often the Senior Center has teens come in to help seniors with their devices. Friends who want individual help with solving tech problems at home might call Mike McDaniel of MacAssist; This isn’t a discount service, but several of us have worked with him and like him a lot. (There are many other competent computer tech people around Boulder who can come out to your home to problem-solve.) Speak with Margaret for more details: mewalace@comcast.net, 303-579-6573.

Incident Report Form

Please use this Incident Report Form to report an accident, injury or incident that impacts our meeting house or the people in it.  Email it to the addresses on the form.

 
Current Needs

Food Donations to EFAA:  Bring non-perishable food items for Emergency Family Assistance, put them in the white barrel in the lobby.

Ongoing Announcements

Meeting for Worship Arrival Time: The Ministry & Worship Committee is grateful for your presence and attendance. When you aren’t here, we miss you. We would like to remind Friends that early Meeting for Worship starts at 8:30 and standard Meeting for Worship starts at 10:00 a.m., whether you are in the worship room or out in the foyer. If you find you can not arrive on time, please be mindful that noise in the foyer carries into the meeting room and can disturb those gathered in worship. Please gather in silence with others in the foyer to prepare yourself to join the larger Meeting for Worship. 

Parking: Please remember not to park in front of our neighbors’ homes on Upland. Instead, please park in the Crestview School lot at 19th & Sumac or in the double row of spaces across the street on Upland. 

Grocery Cards benefiting the American Friends Service Committee are sold regularly during Fellowship times, after Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Meetings for Worship. Your purchases are a convenient way for Friends to support Quaker Good Work in the wider world. 

Contributions: The Boulder Meeting of Friends is a non-profit, religious organization which relies on contributions and volunteer service to support the various service committees. There is a small wooden box for contributions on the table to the left of the door as you leave the Meeting Room. Money may be given at any time to the Treasurer, c/o Boulder Meeting of Friends, P.O. Box 4363, Boulder CO 80306. Donations may also be made online via PayPal links at www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org. Many thanks for your support. 

Create your own log-in to our website by clicking on the right-most link in the navigation bar. It is important that you create your new login with a secure password (i.e., use uppercase, lowercase, number, & symbol) to provide better security for protected pages. The web committee will try to approve your login within 48 hours. 

For further information...

For further information about any of the above activities, contact clerk@boulderfriendsmeeting.org.

Friends Committee on National Legislation(FCNL)

Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM)

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