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Summer BBQ's and Discussions: June 24, July 22 and August 26
The Fellowship Committee is hosting community BBQ’s followed with a community discussion after Meeting for Worship on 4th Sundays: June 24, July 22 and August 26.
We’ll start with a conversation about “What is important for the community to discuss?” and base our 2nd and 3rd conversations on that. Menus: simple BBQ, grilled veggies & whatever folks might want to bring. Donations welcome. Donations in excess of the cost of food will go to BFM.Childcare provided and children welcome. Please contact the Fellowship Committee with questions and offers of assistance. Facilitators: Arlene Brownell, Tom Bache-Wiig, Chris Moore, Gale Toko-Ross and Stewart Walker
Discussion Tapas Party at Barbara Kelly's on July 1: Child Snatching – We Can Do Something
To: Everyone who has children or has been a child
From: Barbara Kelly
Subject: Child Snatching – We Can Do Something
No one I know is in favor of President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. It’s likely that many of you have sent money to organizations that are working to lessen the impact of that inhumane cruelty.
Let’s, as a community, get together for a Tapas Party at my house on Sunday, July 1st, to collect funds for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s efforts to re-unite children and the parents from whom they’ve been separated. Here’s a clip from a recent newsletter:
President Trump has reversed his morally repugnant policy of separating children from their parents and imprisoning them in cages. But his administration still plans to criminalize children brought across the border by holding them in prison-like detention facilities with their parents, even though there are workable alternatives.
And, our work shows that this is not just an issue at the border. We’re representing parents from across the country who’ve been needlessly ripped away from their children – many of them U.S. citizens – as a result of Trump’s indiscriminate enforcement machine.
Please bring friends, children, anyone you’d like, alcoholic drinks if you want them, and nibblings that won’t interfere – too much – with dinner. My address is 1798 Cedar St., Broomfield 80020, phone is 303/464-0446, timing is 4:30p – 6:30p. If you can RSVP, I’d like that. If you can’t but can come, I’d like that too.
Higher Education Scholarship Fund, Applications due by July 1
Boulder Meeting of Friends has a college scholarship fund for Meeting members and attenders, regardless of age. If a small grant would make a difference, please contact Perry Sailor (Perry.Sailor@Colorado.edu) for more information and an application or download an application (ScholarshipApplication2018-2019) or continuing application (ScholarshipRenewalApplication2018-2019). Applications are due by July 1st, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.
Quaker Trip to Bolivia
Another meeting asked us to share this information about an upcoming trip: Here’s the pertinent info — The trip fee of $1150 is based on 10 participants, double occupancy. It includes all land and water transportation in Bolivia, admission fees, hotels with private bath, all breakfasts, a few lunches and dinners. Please contact us with any questions and for information about purchasing your airline tickets. Barbara Flynn 707.823.6034 US Pacific time firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see this flyer: BQEF’s QST BOLIVIA 2018.
Thanks & Plea for Help with Summer Work Day on July 21
The next Summer workday will be July 21. We had very low turnout for the two Spring Workdays. We need your help. Please put the Summer workday on July 21st in your calendar.
The Building & Grounds Committee would like to thank the following Friends who pitched in to help with Spring workday on June 2. Despite the low turnout, we accomplished much.
Anne Marie Pois
B&G would also like to recognize and thank the following friends who work throughout the warm months to keep our home beautiful:
Howard Christensen, who keeps our lawn mowed.
Elizabeth Black, who maintains our stretch of the Silver Lake Ditch.
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.
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