Announcements

Please submit announcements to announcements@boulderfriendsmeeting.org. These announcements are visible to the general public, so save confidential information to share at Meeting.

 

Upcoming Meeting Events

Before entering the meetinghouse, please be fully vaccinated or have a negative home test within 6 hours. Masking is optional, consistent with County guidance.

Hybrid IN-PERSON/Zoom Worship: Sundays at 10:00

Boulder Friends Meeting now conducts hybrid in-person and Zoom worship every Sunday at 10 AM. You are welcome to come to the meetinghouse and join us. Sign-ups are no longer needed. Please see our evolving expections below, under Boulder Meeting Annoucements, about being in the meetinghouse during this time of Covid.

To join by Zoom:

We are now using one joining link for all of our BFM meetings.

Join Zoom Meeting with video from a computer, tablet, or smart phone:

https://zoom.us/j/96273568620?pwd=TDlDTW1SalJGUzRjT3B1dnkwbnhoZz09

Join with audio only by phone: 1-669-900-6833 (*6 to mute/unmute, *9 to raise hand)

Meeting ID: 962 7356 8620 Password: 063025

 

Outdoor Sunday morning worship in Louisville: 9:30 am

All are invited to outdoor worship in Cottonwood Park, Louisville, 9:30-10:30 am. The parking lot is on the south side of South Boulder Road between Via Appia and Garfield streets. Please bring a chair. For more info, contact Claudia Johnson, mzcjcj@gmail.com.

Meeting for Worship in Arvada on 1st Sundays: 10 AM – 11 AM

A Meeting for Worship is held monthly at the Stephens’ home in Arvada at 8467 Chase Drive. Call Barb at 303-918-9065 with questions. All are welcome!

First Day School (Sunday School) Meets Next on May 22, 10:15 – 11:15

First Day School for grades pre-K – 7 usually meets every other week. We encourage new attenders! For details or to be added to the parent email list, please contact Susan Stephens, susan@operant.com. Daycare for younger children is available on the Sundays when First Day School is held at the meetinghouse, 10:15 – 11:20 or so. No program is active for older students at this time (Senior Young Friends), but please let Susan know if your middle or high school student would be interested.

Honor First Day School Teachers and Enjoy Ice Cream: May 22

On May 22th at rise of meeting please join us on the playground behind the meeting house to recognize and teachers and assistant who have helped with the First Day School. There will be an ice cream social afterwards.

IPC Program Hour with Rick Williams (Lakota/Cheyenne): May 22, 1:00

Boulder and Fort Collins Friends Joint Program Hour Exploring Local Indigenous Issues

Join us May 22 from 1-2 pm for an opportunity to learn from Rick Williams, an Oglala Lakota/Northern Cheyenne Elder and Educator who has dedicated his career to empowering Native scholars and studying the history of his people. Although retired, Rick has recently created the Truth, Restoration and Education Commission to study the history of Indigenous peoples in Colorado and works actively with Native groups such as People of the Sacred Land and the Mestaa’ehehe Coalition. Rick will give a brief history of Indigenous peoples on the Front Range and then will discuss current efforts to support Indigenous peoples and their interests. We will also leave time for questions.

The session will be virtual at:

https://zoom.us/j/96273568620?pwd=TDlDTW1SalJGUzRjT3B1dnkwbnhoZz09

Join with audio only by phone: 1-669-900-6833 (*6 to mute/unmute, *9 to raise hand)

Meeting ID: 962 7356 8620 Password: 063025

Hybrid Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM): June 12 – 19

This year our annual IMYM gathering of Friends from Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico takes place both on Zoom and in person at Fort Lewis College in Durango. Follow this link for information. If you’re going to Durango for IMYM, consider visiting sites related to Indigenous peoples of the Southwest — past and present. Check out this resource list to learn about Indigenous peoples of the region, from the Puebloans who built the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde to the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes of today.

 

Boulder Meeting Announcements

Committees and Volunteer Positions

Our new committee year begins May 1. Many thanks to Nominating Committee (NomCom) and to all of you who volunteered. Most of our positions are filled and will soon be posted here. In the meantime, you can find them in the May Miscellany.  You can always ask to join a committee or take on an unfilled job, whatever the time of year.

WE NEED A RECORDING SECRETARY, PLEASE!

WE NEED A RECORDING SECRETARY, PLEASE for the next Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, Sunday, July 10, 2022,  1 PM on Zoom.

Our capable, faithful Recording Secretary, Martha Larson, will not be available in July. And has had to announce that other committee duties will not allow her to serve in that role in the future, either. If you are led to help with fulfilling that important job, either in July, or beyond, please contact Chris Griffin-Wehr (clerk@boulderfriendsmeeting.org), or Elaine Yarbrough (eyarb47@gmail.com), Convener of our Nominating Committee.  Thank you for considering this service as a way to let your Light shine among Friends.

Using our Meeting House as we Re-open after Covid

This policy was approved by business meeting on April 10:

  1. To be in the Meeting House, you have to be fully vaccinated against COVID or exempted per CDC guidelines, OR, have a negative covid test within the past 6 hours.
  2. No sign-up is needed.
  3. The half of the Worship Room away from the entrance door is reserved for individuals or groups who want to maintain social distance from others. Signs indicate this area.
  4. In addition, the quarter of the worship room nearest the TV is also reserved as a scent-free section (signs so indicate), although we request that ALL worshipers minimize the use of scents.

 

Learn and Take Action

Sign Up to Cook and Serve at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

We will be cooking and serving at The Homeless Shelter on the third Saturday evening of each month beginning May 21. Please contact Miriam Sander at magicsilvermiles@gmail.com or (720) 645-3630 to be included in the schedule. It isn’t necessary to participate every month; the cooking schedule can work with your personal schedule. Come work with friends to provide this critical service to our homeless community.

Recent Quaker Minutes Related to the War in Ukraine

Following are recent Minutes from other Meetings related to the conflict in Ukraine:

South Central Yearly Meeting – Minute on Conflict in Our World 2022.

Submitted by Peace & Social Justice Committee

Bystander Intervention to Stop Police-Sponsored Violence and Anti-Black Racist Harassment: May 23, 7:00 PM
The NAACP Boulder County Religious Affairs Committee and Right To Be invite you to join our FREE Bystander Intervention to Stop Police-Sponsored Violence and Anti-Black Racist Harassment on Monday, May 23rd at 7 PM MT. This session will be 90 minutes and will train people on how to safely intervene in the face of police violence and anti-Black racism using Right To Be 5D’s of bystander intervention. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see police sponsored, anti-Black harassment or violence.
Register in advance for this webinar:
Ukraine Friends Online Worship: Sundays for Ukraine, Daily for Moscow

Because many of you have woken up at night to pray with Kyiv Quakers and because of your amazing support, love, and great attention to Ukraine, we will do two Meetings for Worship on Sunday, to reach out to friends in all time zones!

  • The early meeting is scheduled for Friends in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Oceania, and Japan.
  • The late meeting is scheduled for Friends in U.S.A, Canada, Kenya, and Europe.

Join us for a worship meeting to pray for Ukraine = Pray for PEACE!

Click here to worship with Kyiv Friends on Sunday.
11:00 AM Pacific = Noon Mountain = 8:00 PM Kyiv

Click here to worship with Friends House Moscow daily.
9:00 AM Pacific – 10 AM Mountain

Read "Palestine Is Our Home" in Preparation for June 2, 6:00 PM Book Discussion

Boulder-Nablus Sister City invites us to a discussion of Palestine Is Our Home, on Thursday, June 2 at 6 pm. The author, Nahida Halaby Gordon will join Julia Halaby, her niece, for this in-depth look at that loved and beleaguered land. The event will be “hybrid”—on line and also live, for supper and discussion. Details will be posted here in late May. Get book copies at Julia’s Boulder home, 3810 Elmhurst Place (julia.halaby@gmail.com) or on Amazon.

Posted by Anne Remley

 

Ongoing Meeting Announcements

PROGRAM HOUR CONTACT
Interested in hosting a Program Hour for the Meeting? Chris Moore is your new contact person! Please reach out to him at cmoore@mediate.org if you would like to get something scheduled on our program calendar.
Information on Joys and Sorrows

If you missed the 10 a.m. Sunday Meeting and would like to hear Friends’ Joys and Sorrows, you are welcome to contact someone on Ministry & Worship (M&W) Committee.

EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association) Food Donations Needed

Please bring non-perishable food donations for EFAA. The white barrel is at the meetinghouse year round waiting to be filled, and Friends have offered to deliver the food to EFAA. Other donations can be taken or sent to EFAA at 1575 Yarmouth Ave., Boulder, 80304, just a few blocks from the meetinghouse!

– Submitted by the Service Committee

TAI CHI YOGA COMBO CLASS

An easy-does-it tai chi and yoga combo class will be led in person and on Zoom on most Sundays following meeting in the worship room at the Boulder meetinghouse at 1825 Upland Ave. 50304. Sometimes it will be canceled if another in-person event or program hour conflicts. If in doubt, please contact Makaan by text (303-257-8219) to find out whether the class will be held. You can also contact Makaan to be added to his email list.

Makaan Michael Burt will be conducting a 45-minute experience of moving and sitting meditation. Class will start in a chair and transition into standing flow, then settling into chairs with an uplifting thought or contemplative reading; we will end with Q and A. Moving meditation will last 30+ minutes. Some participants may do the whole class sitting if more comfortable. If you’re a tall person, over 5’8″, please bring a thick pillow so that your knees are not higher than your hips while sitting in the chair.

Makaan Michael has been trained in Yoga therapy and taught it for 20 years. After 30 years of fooling around with tai chi, he recently trained in the TaijiFit method of flow training with Master David Dorian Ross.

(This method was designed over a 40-year period by Master D.D.R. to let us experience intuitive grace. These movements’ purpose is to bring peace and balance to our daily lives. Each class will be customized to the fitness level of participants.

In-person class is limited to 15 participants. Covid vaccinations or a negative test within 6 hours are required.  The Zoom link will be available in Announcements and the calendar on our website.

Makaan: 303-257-8219 for texting only please

(The Zoom joining link is not the one used for most meetings.)

Join Zoom Meeting with video from a computer, tablet, or smart phone:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84394258264?pwd=dmVBU3VpRDd1elBMOUZQU012M01pZz09

Join with audio only by phone: 1-669-900-6833 (*6 to mute/unmute, *9 to raise hand, # to leave breakout room)

Meeting ID: 843 9425 8264  Passcode: 945634

Wise Older Women (WOW) - 2nd Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:30

The senior women’s group (WOW) meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Meeting House at noon. We may now bring a lunch and a beverage. If you identify as a Senior, you’re old enough. Please contact Sharon Reimer with questions.

Circle of Light – Holding Friends in the Light

Would you 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 try 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 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.

Announcement Submission Details

Help us post your announcement by including the following information:

– Title  

– Body of the announcement (This can be as long as you want and can include links. Photos are possible if they are important; it makes the posting a bit harder.)

– When should it be taken down?

– Submitted by (Friend and/or Committee)

Send it to announcements@boulderfriendsmeeting.org. (If you want it in the Bulletin too, then also send it to bulletin@boulderfriendsmeeting.org.)

Many thanks from your very gratefully Web Committee

Friends Emergency Fund

Your Oversight and Membership committee wants to remind friends during this difficult time that the Meeting has a long-standing Friends Emergency Fund that can provide funds to those closely connected to the Meeting who are faced with emergency situations involving severe short-term financial need.

Information about the fund — how to apply for it, and limitations to it — are on the Meeting’s website.  Login on the website, then click Procedures, Policies, and Finances.  (You must be logged in to access that page.)  For more information, please feel free to contact any member of O&M:

ONLINE QUAKER STUDIES SYLLABUS AVAILABLE

An online Quaker Studies class focusing on Quaker Spirituality was offered during the winter of 2022. All of the resources, consisting of online articles and short videos, were linked from the syllabus. The syllabus also contains a number of queries for reflection. The syllabus is now available on our Boulder Quaker Meeting website for those who may be interested in working through the materials as a self-study. The syllabus is available at http://bit.do/QS-2022-syllabus. 

We may offer a similar–but not identical–class in the Winter of 2023, with a combination of in-person and online meetings. If you are interested in participating in such a class, please email Bill Moninger and Arlene Brownell.

Boulder Friends Meeting's Email Lists
To be added to any of Boulder Friends Meeting’s email lists, please send an email to boulderfriendsmeeting@gmail.com.  In the email, let us know which lists you would like to be added to:
 
– The Friday/Saturday weekly Bulletin list
– The Emergency/Memorial list
– The monthly Business Meeting list
 
You are welcome to join all lists or just one or two.
For further information...
For further information about any of the above activities, contact clerk@boulderfriendsmeeting.org.

Friends Committee on National Legislation(FCNL)