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Moving assistance wanted in early August

I will be moving possibly as early as August 7th to another apartment unit in my complex.  If anyone has any spare time to assist, I would appreciate your assistance in preparing for this move.  My contact information is available in the Meeting directory; I can be contacted by phone @ 773-506-0319.  Thank you.  Glenn Neumann

Diane Byington presents her new novel Who She Is: August 11, 23, 24

Diane recently published her debut novel, Who She Is. She will be at the Boulder Public Library on Saturday, August 11, from 1-3:30, with her writing critique group. They will all be reading from their works and selling/signing books. This is a free event.

She will be at the Tattered Cover on Colfax on Thursday, August 23, at 7 p.m. This will be with two other debut novelists, and they will be talking about their books. This is a free event. 

On Friday evening, August 24, the same three authors will be at the Boulder Book Store at 7:30. Boulder Book Store charges each person who attends $5, and then they get to take that amount off of anything in the store on that day.

Upcoming "Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples" Workshops, Films, Meetings
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 5:30-7:45, “Two Rivers” film/discussion/fund raiser for “Welcome the Arapaho People Home,”  Reynolds Branch Library, Boulder. Please encourage friends and family members to come!
Monday Aug 27, 5:45 -7:45,  Right Relationship Boulder monthly meeting at Reynolds Branch Library
Friday, Sept. 28, 7-9 pm “Two Rivers” film/discussion/fund raiser for “Welcome the Arapaho People Home,”  1000 West 15th Ave, Longmont 80501. 
September 29, 3-5 pm: “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples,” workshop for high school students and adults at Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave. Facilitated by Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Paula Palmer. PLEASE RSVP TO
October 6-8: City of Boulder’s celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day; more details soon!
Friday, October 12, 6:30-9 pm,  “Two Rivers” film/discussion at The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette
Please watch for announcements and help us spread the word via Facebook (Right Relationship Boulder). For more information, contact:
Paula Palmer
Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples
Office: 303 443-0402 
Cell: 240 595 5993
Would you like to join a potluck group?


Are you interested in joining a potluck group with regular meetings, say, once a month? Or, would you prefer meeting different people at each potluck? Organized around a theme or just a social get-together? 

Oversight & Membership is attempting to review the needs of our community, and re-evaluate how well the format of Extended Families works, or if it no longer works. Most of us have smaller living spaces than we used to, with less space for hosting events. 

We’re considering the idea of “Friendly Eights” – so, a total of 8 people, who could fit around most dining room tables, at either lunchtime or suppertime, maybe even organized geographically by neighborhoods, so people would need to drive less far, especially for those who no longer wish to drive at night. 

What we need from you all is feedback. Please email your wishes, suggestions, ideas, etc. We’ve heard from some that more social contact is wished for, especially from newer folks, and from some old-timers too. 

Marilyn Hayes – 

Paul Wehr's memoir is now in our library, or order your own copy from Chris Griffin-Wehr.

NEW BOOK IN THE MEETING LIBRARY: Paul Wehr’s memoir “Seeking…through a Vermont Childhood and Beyond.” It was Paul’s dear wish to finish this book in time for his ‘Spiritual Journey’ scheduled last November. He was not able to share his story with you in person. But wholly and faithfully complete it he did—both the book and his Journey. I am so grateful to have been able to keep my promise of seeing it into print! If anyone is interested in a personal copy, please contact me directly (303.442.1774 or I’m happy to order you a copy for $20.00. 

Submitted by, Chris Griffin-Wehr 

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

Memorial Service for Andy March: August 19, 12:00 pm

Our longtime member Andy March has died. Please hold him and his family in the light. There will be a memorial service at the meeting house for Andy on August 19th after fellowship time, following meeting for worship. We hope that many will gather to remember him and his service to the meeting for many years.

Colorado Regional Fall Gathering October 19-21, 2018

COLORADO REGIONAL MEETING (CRM) FALL GATHERING, October 19-21, will gather at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park 

CRM will meet in October this year for the first time in several years to hopefully enjoy warmer weather. It will be held Fri. eve through Sun. noon on October 19-21. Registration will begin the end of August, so look for forms at our Meetinghouse–or on the website: 

The adult program has yet to be decided. However, there will be separate children’s, teens’, and childcare programs so we heartily encourage families to attend. In fact, though the room and board rates have gone up this year due to the earlier date, the planning committee is supporting your request of funds by directing you, first, to our Quaker Activities Assistance Committee (members are Barbara Koser, George Banks, or Betty England) and then to CRM for further funds–to cover what our Meeting can’t cover. CRM is more than willing to assist so that ALL interested folks of all ages can attend. CRM funding requests can be made to the registrar, Jim Hoffman,, or at 303-959-6454. It’s best to make funding requests soon so there’s time to process and confirm them. 

Here’s a look at 2018 room and board rates, including all activities, for the whole weekend: children 5 and under–free, ages 6-12 –$43 per child, 2 adults per room– $242 each. If coming only for Saturday and Sunday, contact the registrar above to find out rate adjustments. If coming just for the day and evening on Saturday, it is $30 per adult, which is the YMCA fee. 

If you have any questions or issues other than financial, please contact Carolyn Kuban, co-convener of CRM (303-499-0229 or 

Please use our Incident Report Form for accidents or injuries.
If you experience, witness or see the results of an accident, an injury or an incident that impacts our Meetinghouse or the people in it, you should fill out this form and email it to the three email addresses on the form. This will allow us to deal with the possible results of such an event.
Vanessa Julye visits Boulder Sept. 14 – 16

Workshop, public talk and Program Hour with Vanessa Julye 

Friday, September 14, 7 – 9 PM: Creating the Interfaith Beloved Community (Open to the public). Unitarian Universalist Church, 5001 Pennsylvania, Boulder, Donations accepted 

Saturday, September 15, 10 AM – 4:00 PM, Creating Our Inclusive and Welcoming Quaker Beloved Community: 

Workshop for Friends along the Front Range. 

Boulder Friends Meetinghouse, 1825 Upland, Boulder 

Sunday, September 16, Noon Program Hour: Spiritual Journey of Vanessa Julye 

Vanessa Julye’s Biography: Vanessa Julye is a graduate of Westtown School and obtained a BA from Temple University. She serves as a guest speaker for many Friends meetings, schools, organizations and Quaker conferences. Vanessa served on The Racial Healing and Wholeness Committee in her local meeting and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting’s Worship and Ministry Committee. Currently she is working on increasing awareness of racism in the Quaker and sectarian communities. Vanessa has a calling to a ministry with a concern for helping the Religious Society of Friends become a whole blessed community. She travels throughout the country and abroad speaking on this topic and leading workshops about racism focusing on its eradication and the healing of racism’s wounds. She also meets with Quakers of Color throughout the world, many of whom are isolated members of their Quaker meetings in Canada and the United States of America. Vanessa and Donna McDaniel are the authors of Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice, that focuses on the relationship between African American Friends and non-Friends with Quakers of European MISCELLANY August 2018 Page 14 of 20 

descent from the 17th through 21st Centuries. She wrote the foreword for Margaret Hope Bacon’s pamphlet; Sarah Mapps Douglass—Faithful Attender of Quaker Meeting: View from the Back Bench. Vanessa has published numerous articles and pamphlets on Quakers and racism including The Seed Cracked Open, Growing Beyond Racism. She is Friends General Conference’s Coordinator for the Committee for Nurturing Ministries focusing on the Racism and Youth Ministries Programs, as well as, a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. Vanessa is married, has three adult children, a son-in-law and one grandchild. Vanessa enjoys crafting, knitting, sewing and photography. 

Submitted by Judy Huston, PS&J 

Current Needs

Socks are needed for homeless people: Please put them in donation box at meetinghouse. (New or gently used socks are preferred.)  Questions? Contact

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

Friends Committee on National Legislation(FCNL)

Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM)

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