Announcements

Upcoming Meeting Events

BFM Book Club - The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson: February 23rd at 1 PM

Greetings to all! BFM Book Group is alive and well!!

Our next book for discussion is The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

Please join the discussion on Friday February 23rd at 1 PM at the Meeting House (please note this is a Friday!)

The audiobook and e-book versions of Seed Keeper are available for 21-day free rental

on the HOOPLA platform to those with a Boulder Public Library patron account (if your request is denied – please try again early morning the following day)

The Seed Keeper audiobook is currently a free download to Audible subscribers

QUESTIONS?? – ask Miriam for help

We selected three additional books for discussion at future meetings (order of books and dates of meetings TBD).

The Color of Water          by James Mcbride

Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Women Talking                 by Miriam Toews

Going forward, we will meet on alternating Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 PM at the Meeting House, keeping some flexibility about the exact date depending on month-to-month schedules/holidays/availability. This month we meet on Friday – because of Thursday conflicts for some of us throughout February.

Please contact Miriam (magicsilvermiles@gmail.com) or Becky (rehvision@gmail.com) by e-mail or phone with questions, concerns or suggestions.

Thanks much, Miriam (720) 645-3630, Becky (303) 459-3233

Hosts Needed for Annual Potluck/Discussion: Deadline March 3

M & W is sponsoring the annual Spring Potlucks once again during the month between mid-March and mid-April, but hosts are needed to make this happen.

We now have a Google doc sign-up sheet available for prospective hosts to fill out. It is:https://forms.gle/cjNDBMV3n8UFV3uR

You can find this and more information in the upcoming March Miscellany. Please consider opening your home to 8-10 guests for an afternoon or evening potluck meal and discussion time.  You can also offer to host an online Zoom “potluck” discussion. The theme this year is ‘How Do I Maintain Inner Peace in Today’s World?” Guest signup link soon to follow. We hope to accommodate all who want to participate.                   

Contact person: Carolyn Kuban: kubanks@me.com

Donald Whyte (Ute Mountain Ute) Program Hour: March 17, 2024, 12:00-1:00 pm

Donald Whyte (Ute Mountain Ute) Program Hour: “Path Taken; Ute Knowledge Shared”

This program will be hybrid, in the meetinghouse and on Zoom.

Donald Whyte writes:

Maykh (greeting)

I am Donald Whyte, wiyamanuuchi (Ute Mountain Ute),

During my presentation we will have an opportunity to learn a few Ute words, share my stories about Ute history and culture as they relate to my world, State of Colorado (territory) relationship to my tribe, and some cultural activities that may be of some interest that all can visit.

I grew on the Ute Mountain Ute Indian reservation, attended public school in Cortez, Colorado. I went to college and my last school was Fort Lewis College. The Southern Ute Tribe in collaboration with Fort Lewis College developed a teaching program where I attended from 2020 to 2023 and received a certification to initiinuuchi (teach) our language. nuuapagha (speak Ute), poonuuchi (write Ute), in public schools. This is very important because our language for teaching was not formalized to meet State of Colorado language standards for teaching in public schools. I will discuss the journey of grit to reach this point.

Myself, I am a retired person who had a career in the National Park Service. Beginning as a wildland firefighter working with helicopters at Mesa Verde National Park. I moved on to becoming a U.S. Park Ranger (law enforcement), working in twelve National Park Units across the western United States.  Last position was Chief Ranger, duty stationed at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. My career began in 1980 and ended in 2016.

This meeting is on our regular meeting link:
Join Zoom Meeting with video from a computer, tablet, or smart phone:
https://us06web.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

Worship Sharing Program Hour: March 24, 11:45-12:45

On Sunday, March 24, from 11:45-12:45, Arlene Brownell will be facilitating a Worship Sharing Program Hour, both in the meeting room and online at our regular meeting Zoom link. 

 As described in the Intermountain Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice (pp. 39-41), “Worship sharing takes us intentionally beyond appearances and prejudices and often leads to profound connections between participants.  When we join in with open minds and hearts, worship sharing can be as gathered as any meeting for worship.”

Worship sharing is confidential—what is said within the gathering remains within the group and may not be repeated elsewhere without permission of the original speaker or, in some cases, from the whole group.

After gathering in silence, the characteristics of the worship sharing format will be reviewed, two to four queries will be read during the program, with time after each for participants to settle into silence.  Participants may speak as moved.  Sharing is based on personal experience, coming from the heart.  Resist the temptation to ask follow-up questions of a previous speaker, or to respond to a previous speaker in any way.  Each contribution is heard and followed by silence. Having spoken, one does not speak to the query again until everyone has had a turn, and rarely then.

Colorado Regional Meeting at Boulder Friends Meeting: April 21, 10:00 - 2:00

CRM meets this year at our meetinghouse. Friends from other Colorado meetings will join us for our regular worship at 10:00, followed by a social time and potluck lunch at 11:30. The program hour at 1:00 will feature a Panel on Quaker Prison Ministry, in person and online. See a description at Quaker Prison Ministry

New Boulder Meeting Announcements

IMYM's Way Forward Working Group Visits Boulder Friends Meeting: Zoom Recording Available

Did you miss our program hour with the IMYM Way Forward Working Group? View it here through the end of February.

IMYM this year is exploring its future. A working group was formed to listen, season, and recommend the purposes and programs of our yearly meeting and how it can meet needs of Friends and Monthly Meetings for spiritual nourishment, outreach and fellowship. 

An important part of this discernment is visits to all Monthly Meetings in our four-state region. This program hour is part of the visit to Boulder meeting. It includes a slide show about IMYM and discussion of way forward.

Nominating Committee Urges You to Consider How You Might Contribute to Our Meeting

How do you feel led to contribute to our meeting? Joining a committee allows you to make new friends while focusing on an area that interests you. Individual volunteer jobs let you do your part for Boulder Friends Meeting, often from home and on your own hours.  This form lists committees and positions and also links to fuller descriptions. NomCom requests that you fill out the form even if you don’t plan to join a committee or volunteer for a job because it let’s them better understand the priorities of our members and attenders. Paper copies are also available at the meetinghouse.

View Recent Spiritual Journeys: Carolyn Kuban and Arlene Brownell

Our Zoom Spiritual Journeys are viewable now at these links:

Arlene Brownell’s Spiritual Journey

Carolyn Kuban’s Spiritual Journey

They will also be added to the DVD spiritual journey collection in the library.

Older spiritual journeys are on DVD (or CD for the oldest) in our library collection. They are also in audio only online here. You will have to be logged in to the private side of our website to access this page.

Ministry and Worship Committee Seeks Feedback on New Message for Hybrid Meetings

There is a new abreviated script that the Zoom host will say going forward. M & W is looking for feedback on this message from those attemding in-person:  

Good morning, Friends. The Zoom attendees are ready to join those settled in the Meetinghouse. And now, let us all hold each other in the Light as we worship together. 

Submitted by Carolyn Kuban for M&W

FCNL priorities survey: Return by Feb. 25
FCNL priorities survey:
Every two years FCNL designates new legislative priorities, through collecting information from Friends Meetings across the country. Find surveys on the PSJ table, as well as an online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F5699KC). Return by February 25. Thank you!
IMYM Wants You to Be Part of Its Directory

InterMountain Yearly Meeting’s Co-Clerks ask all of our Meeting members to become a member in the IMYM Directory because:

If you meet someone and want to get in touch with them you will be able to find them in the directory
You can see all the members of your meeting who are in the directory with one click.
You can be notified when IMYM has something going on
You can find other Quakers who listed an interest area that also interests you.
It provides one place to find all Quakers in our multi-state area.
You can find lists of IMYM meeting clerks and officers.

To join:
Go to IMYM.org
In the right-hand column, click on IMYM Community Directory.
Enter your email address and then either set up your password or follow the instructions to become a new listing in the directory.

FWCC re: World Plenary, South Africa, Aug. 2024
Friends World News: December 2023

Dear Friends,

Greetings as we begin to look forward to 2024, and give thanks that nearly four centuries after the start of the Quaker movement, Friends are still here, still meeting for worship and still making change together.

At the heart of the Quaker calendar next year will be the World Plenary Meeting from 5-12 August – which will probably be the only time this decade that such an event will happen.

We’ve been looking this week at the registrations so far, and are glad to say that we are already expecting Friends from nearly 80 Yearly Meetings or groups.

We’re also glad to say that there is still space, including 20 cost-price Open Places and plenty of pay-as-led online places. If you have been considering whether to book or not, please take this as your prompt. You are very welcome. Register here.

There will be a good youth presence, as most of the 90% subsidised places for under 35s have now been taken up. If you are a young person in the Asia West Pacific Section, do get in touch with your section secretary, as there is still some availability there.

We’ve also heard that for some Friends or meetings, a booking deadline of the end of December is too soon. Accordingly we have extended on-site bookings to January. Every affiliated Yearly Meeting has a ‘place with their name on it’ until then, so if your YM hasn’t nominated yet, please do remind them to do so.

If you don’t attend directly, that’s OK! There will also be other ways to be part of it. Might you consider for example giving your meeting’s nominees a travelling minute or letter during your Yearly Meeting session for example, or choosing songs from the World Quaker Songbook?

I should also say that this will be only one of very many events in the coming months, exploring Quakerism today, 400 years after the birth of George Fox. In fact the first of them will happen today, with speakers from the USA, Kenya, Bolivia and Britain. Find out more here.

Thank you Friends for being part of this journey together. Long may it continue.

In Friendship,

Tim Gee
General Secretary, Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
Give Feedback on Suggested Sign for Meetinghouse

Friends, the Outreach Group is designing new signage and a draft of language is available on the lawn sign leaning against the old sign. Please note it soon and give feedback to our members: Connor Middlemann, Toby Gallegon, Rich Andrews, and Daniel Booth.

Boulder Friends Meeting statement on Israel and Gaza, Approved Nov. 5, 2023

At Meeting for Worship with Concern for Business on Nov 5, 2023, Friends approved the following statement:

We are heartbroken by the recent violence in Israel and Gaza. As Quakers, we deeply mourn the loss of all lives and pray for those who have lost loved ones due to this latest escalation. We unequivocally condemn Hamas’ attacks and inhumane treatment of civilians and call for the immediate release of all hostages. We also condemn the indiscriminate and violent Israeli response that has already claimed thousands of civilian lives.

More war and weapons won’t bring peace. In the face of growing violence, lawmakers must:

  • Work to de-escalate this situation by calling for restraint, ceasefire, de-escalation, and respect for international law.
  • Protect lives—those of the Israeli hostages and the millions of civilians who live in Gaza.
  • Address the root causes underlying this explosion of violence.

We call for an immediate ceasefire, de-escalation, and restraint to prevent further civilian harm in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

You can download this statement here to send to politicians, F/friends, or to post on your social media feeds.

Informal Chats After Meeting on 1st and 3rd Sundays

“What happened in Meeting today?” “How can I better center down during Meeting for Worship?” “What do Quakers mean when they say ‘Friend speaks my mind’?”

The Spiritual Growth Revitalization Committee is planning informal chats after meeting for worship to discuss questions like these (and others) for newcomers and anyone interested.

A leader from our group will be in the Library after the rise of Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.

The Library will continue to be available for book browsing, and the discussions will last about 30 minutes. In the future, we plan specific topics to be announced in advance. But these introductory sessions will be ad lib, and seasoned Quakers are welcome to come and add their experiences to the mix.

See you on August 6th in the Library after rise of Meeting!

Online Encountering-Spirit Retreat with FGC: April 12 – 14, 2024

Registration will close Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Join us for an online spiritual retreat to explore our experience of the Light, held by Friends General Conference.

Encountering God is a key experience of our Quaker faith. What can Early Friends teach us about finding Truth? Where does encounter happen? How do we open ourselves to the gift of direct relationship? 

This April, join Quakers and newcomers as we explore these themes through online worship and workshops, offline spiritual practices, and various opportunities to learn from each other.

This online retreat is a new experimental “unconference” inspired by the spirit of FGC’s keystone program, the Gathering, but more spontaneous and less structured than the Gathering.

The Encountering Spirit Retreat was developed in response to our shared spiritual hunger for deep understanding and powerful experiences of spiritual truth. When we come together in community, we not only encounter The Light, we encounter each other. This retreat will be a deepening event, a long weekend for sharing together the experience of being in community with God and for exploring the Quaker understanding of Encounter. We expect our time together to be profound; we hope you will be moved.

Learn more at here.

Learn and Take Action

AFSC Emerging Leaders for Liberation Application

AFSC is happy to announce that we have officially opened the application for our 3rd annual Emerging Leaders for Liberation cohort! Here is more info on  ELL https://afsc.org/programs/emerging-leaders-liberation. We are looking for socially-justice minded young people, aged 18 – 22, who are interested in expanding their community organizing knowledge! Applicants can expect 8-months of learning, community, and growth! We are looking for youth associated with an AFSC program, Quaker colleges/organizations, or Quaker meeting.

We are hoping to have young adult Friends in the area apply. Can you share this info with the Boulder Meeting?

Here’s the link to apply: https://afsc.org/forms/emerging-leaders-liberation-ell-application. Applications will be accepted from January 15th to March 1st, 2024.

 If you have any questions, please let Julian Andaya, ELL Program Director, Jandaya@afsc.org or me know.

In peace,

Gabriela and Julian

Peace and Social Justice Roundtable Zoom: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2-3 pm

IMYM P&SJ Saturday 2/24 Roundtable on “How IMYM Meeting Friends Can Work for Climate Change, and Can Help Indigenous Americans, and Can Seek Peace in Gaza-Israel.”   ALL Friends are invited.

This month, Bob Shively of Fort Collins Meeting will describe a new Quaker controversy about a “LandBack” project— the proposed sale to a displaced California tribe of their ancestors’ land.  We will also hear from Arden Buck of Boulder on seniors’ work for climate change.  Then the Gaza-Israel tragedy will be addressed with a new approach to letters asking our legislators to work for peace.

Visit the IMYM Roundtable, where Friends share their Meetings’ peace and social justice concerns and projects.

Let’s work together, aiming to make a better country, a better world for all!

We meet the last Saturday of the month at 2 pm MT
Questions?  Contact meeting@IMYM.org
or Anne Remley agr1@me.com

ZOOM: 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87908662511?pwd=rzDSaggl335j9eE1SlwNiuth3h1cgI.1
Meeting ID: 879 0866 2511
Passcode: 520517

FCNL Webinar on Glimmers of Hope for the Middle East

Here’s a recorded webinar briefing from FCNL re: Israel-Palestine war….and FCNL staff reports of their visit to Israel and West Bank.   Useful for PSJ to listen to: Glimmers of Hope for the Middle East, with Bridget Moix and Hassan El-Tayyab. If you missed the event or want to share it with your friends, the recording is here.

 

FCNL in the New York Times
From a 2/16/24 New York Times article, As Gaza Death Toll Mounts, the Peace Lobby Fights for Influence in Washington:
 
The Friends Committee, a Quaker lobbying group, has been pushing in Washington for a cease-fire, going up against more powerful and better-funded groups backing Israel.
 

The group has draped a banner stating “Ceasefire Now!” in English, Arabic and Hebrew on the facade of its Second Street office, which faces the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

“We’re clearly being outspent, but I think the saving grace is that our ideas are just more popular,” said Hassan El-Tayyab, the Friends Committee’s Middle East legislative director.

“So our currency is people power, and getting constituents to lobby their members of Congress,” he said. “And that has a major impact. And you can’t necessarily buy that public support.”
                                                    Barbara Kelly
                                                    FCNL liaison
Donations Needed for Refugee Family in Africa

Judy Huston is collecting donations for the family of Rebecca Chaan David, who are living in refugee camps in Kenya as well as in Bentiu, South Sudan. Because of cutbacks in aid to both refugees and families in South Sudan, many people are facing starvation, including Rebecca’s family. There are children of all ages. Donations will be sent to Rebecca’s sister in law in Kenya, who will use the money for immediate food needs. Please contact Judy (hustonjudy8@gmail.com) to make a donation, or simply use PayPal or Venmo.

Travel with Carolina Friends School

Carolina Friends School (Durham, North Carolina) invites Boulder Friends members to join other thoughtful adult F/friends for two transformational travel learning experiences.

THE BELOVED COMMUNITY JOURNEY

Explore civil rights history and contemporary racial justice issues in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Tuskegee, and Atlanta. March 5-10, 2024

THE QUAKER JOURNEY

Explore the early history of Quakerism, retracing the steps of George Fox and Margaret Fell, in the beautiful Lake District of northern England. June 23-30, 2024

Please find details at cfsnc.org/AdultEnrichment [2], spread the word,
and join us for adventure, learning, and reflection together in
community.

Resources and Actions on the Israel/Palestine Situation

Resources and actions on the Israel/Palestine situation include this article by George Lakey.

Join AFSC for Meeting for Worship with Attention to Peace in Palestine and Israel, alternate Fridays at 10 AM.

AFSC is also a great source for updates on Gaza and Palestine. We update materials every few weeks, here is our latest report What’s Happening in Gaza and the West Bank and here, Delivering Food to Palestinians in Gaza folks can learn about how AFSC’s deep ties going back 40 years allow us to provide important humanitarian assistance.

Check FCNL’s call for a Ceasefire Advocacy Kit.

Read "What does it mean to be an Israeli against apartheid?" Subscribe to AFSC's Weekend Reading

For excellent articles about global and local actions for justice and peace, subscribe to AFSC’s Weekend Reading. A good example is this article by an AFSC staff member: What does it mean to be an Israeli against apartheid? (published in Sojourners). 

AFSC Weekly Cease-Fire Action Hour and Meetings for Worship with Attention to Peace in Palestine and Israel

AFSC Weekly Cease-Fire Action Hour: Join AFSC staff here every Friday at 10 A.M. to hear updates from Gaza and take joint action, contacting elected officials to call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza.  Work for peace in Palestine-Israel!

Join AFSC for meetings for worship with attention to peace in Palestine and Israel, every Thursday at 3:30 pm. Join here

Truth and Healing Commission
IPC urges Friends to support the establishment of a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools. FCNL provides information plus model letters to our senators (Hickenlooper and Bennet) and Representative Neguse: click here.
King Soopers Community Rewards

This fundraising source, set up by Sharon Reimer, continues to benefit our Meeting. Friends can link their King Sooper loyalty card to a charity. If they choose Boulder Friends Meeting as the charity, King Soopers will donate a fraction of each purchase amount to our Meeting, at no cost to the customer. We received $124 from this program recently, for the third quarter of 2023. 

Our Community

These announcements are not necessarily endorsed by Boulder Friends Meeting but are provided as a service to members and attenders.

Hear John Huyler’s Health Updates and Leave Him a Message

John Huyler has a recent diagnosis of leukemia and is starting chemotherapy. He has set up a way to update Friends and to allow us to leave him messages. He writes: “I have revived my old work number which is still listed in the Directory: 303-444-4777. It works like a charm so people can get an update from me and leave me a message if they want. No fear or worry about waking me up as it never rings. I am sleeping a lot more these days since beginning chemo. It’s a real thrill to listen to the messages of support.” Gratefully, John

Update on Martha Larson

Martha greatly appreciates the donations to her GoFundMe page, which are helping her through this difficult time. It’s remaining open because she is still struggling with rent, groceries, and bills, even though she is now working part time. Her physical and occupational therapists for her brain injury and Lyme Disease haven’t yet approved full-time work, and she continues to focus on her PT and OT exercises and fit extra rest into her day as she heals. Do you feel called to make a holiday gift to her GoFundMe? You can contribute here. Many thanks for any donation, big or small. Martha has helped so many people in the past. If you have any ideas of social services or non-profits that could help her, please share that information too.

(December update)

Please Submit Announcements for Our Community

This section lets us share our greatest joys and sorrows.

Regular Worship, Child Care, and First Day School Schedules

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

Boulder Friends Meeting conducts hybrid in-person and Zoom worship every Sunday at 10 AM. You are welcome to come to the meetinghouse or join us online. Friends often gather for coffee and fellowship after in-person Meeting. Optional participation in fellowship breakout rooms immediately follows Meeting for Worship on Zoom most Sundays.

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

Early Worship in the Meetinghouse: Sundays 8:30 – 9:30

Our Early Meeting for Worship in the meetinghouse (no Zoom) usually attracts a handful of Friends who generally worship in silence. No announcements or group sharing of Joys and Sorrows as in the 10:00 Meeting. You can greet friends arriving for the later meeting if you stick around afterwards. All are welcome.

Outdoor Sunday Morning Worship in Louisville: 10:00 AM

All are invited to outdoor worship in Cottonwood Park, Louisville, 10:00-11:00 AM. Parking is available on the street in front of 1473 Adams Place. Walk along the easement between the houses, and you will see the fishing deck just down the hill to the south. Bring your own chair and a sun hat. For more info, contact Alyson Crabtree, alyson.hedgerow@nym.hush.com, or text 303-415-0585.

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): 2nd and 4th Sundays, 10:15 – 11:15

First Day School (Sunday School) meets on 2nd and 4th Sundays, 10:15 – 11:15. One class serves grades K – 3, and the other class includes grades 4 and up. Check here or on our calendar for details, or join Susan‘s email list. Curious about next Sunday’s lesson plans? Contact Susan Stephens.

Do you feel called to teach our children or teens? Check our website for more information, towards the bottom of this page.

Our Nursery is Open Sundays, 10:00 – 11:30

The nursery in the New Horizons portion of our meeting house will be open every Sunday, between the hours of 10:00 and 11:30. If you have a baby or a young child up to five years old, please consider bring them to our nursery. Our excellent childcare provider, Constantine Mingoube, will be happy to meet you and find out what your baby or young child needs, such as dietary restrictions. You may contact her in advance at 720-323-7778.

 

Ongoing Meeting Announcements

Leasing of Meeting House

If you or someone you know is looking for a venue at which to hold regular meetings or a single event, please keep our building in mind.  It can be for one day or one evening, a weekend, or on-going as a place to meet weekly or monthly. Rates are very reasonable. We only lease for non-profit purposes. Contact Linda Johnson, Building Use Coordinator, at buildingcoord@boulderfriendsmeeting.org.

Building Use for Committees – Tell our Building Use Coordinator

Please tell Linda Johnson (970-420-3289), Building Use Coordinator, when your committee will meet and which room you will use. This goes on our calendar to avoid overlaps between BFM groups and outside organizations.

Sign up for Friend at the Door
 Friends can sign up to be Friend at the door on the sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the kitchen.  If you sign up to be Friend at the door on a Sunday, please also email me, Nancy Keith – dancynancy50@gmail.com, you can also call or text me at:  720.597.2685
Thank you for helping out with this important task for our Meeting.  If you find that you are not able to attend on the Sunday you signed up to be Friend at the door,  please call or text me so that I can find another Friend to take your place.
Sign up to Help with Fellowship – Fun and Easy!
Looking for an easy way to get involved in the life of the Meeting? Consider signing up to help the Fellowship Committee provide coffee/tea and snacks after the Meeting.  It’s simple…
          – Prepare coffee/tea and put out snacks!
          – Meet and chat with others after Meeting!
          – Help according to your schedule and availability!
          – No meetings to attend!
          – Achieve satisfaction for lending a hand!
          – Have a good time!!
Either use the sign-up sheet on the Bulletin Board in the Fellowship Room or contact me directly.  Text or call Linda Johnson 970-420-3289. 
How to Submit Announcement, Bulletin and Calendar Items

For a printable version, please click here.

Announcements:

  • Please include the following information:
  • Short title, including date and time (of an event)
  • Body of the announcement (Can be short or lengthy)
  • Links are welcome (I can embed them)
  • Photos, if essential (Difficult to post, but possible)
  • Short “save-the-date” statements okay if full announcement not ready
  • Add: “Submitted by” (Committee or Individual Friend)
  • Submit announcements in final form if possible

Bulletin:

Send a brief (1 – 2 sentence) version for the Friday Bulletin. Include links if available.

Calendar:

Meeting events will be added to the Calendar.

How to Submit:

Send all postings to announcements@boulderfriendsmeeting.org.

What Not to Send:

Please do not include me in committee email strings. I count on you to finalize your wording.

Gratefully,

Margaret Wallace for Web Committee

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

We cook and serve at The Homeless Shelter on the third Saturday evening of each month. 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.

New Membership Information Packet

A new “Member Packet” of information for people considering membership in Boulder Friends Meeting has been developed by the Oversight and Membership (O&M) committee.  They would like feedback and suggestions from current members and attenders.  Please read and send comments to Chris Braider (Christopher.Braider@colorado.edu).

Invitation to Worship with Albuquerque Meeting

Hello Boulder Quakers!

Albuquerque Monthly Meeting has the following invitation for you:

The Worship and Ministry Committee of Albuquerque Monthly Meeting invites you to attend our new twice-a-month online Wednesday evening Meeting for Worship. These will be held on the first and third Wednesdaysfrom 7:00 to 8:20 pm, beginning November 15th, 2023. Be sure to use the correct Zoom link as they are different from one another.

1st Wednesday link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89750287720?pwd=eE9tREVBM1ZJSXVXKzU5WTMrNXUrZz09

3rd Wednesday link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85195820625?pwd=WDQxYW90V20zTXREZnYzSlpuVWlyZz09

We are inviting members from meetings within IMYM to join us, which will enable us to have fellowship beyond just the annual gathering. Please feel free to forward this email to Friends who might be interested in attending.

The format of this meeting is as follows: unprogrammed worship for one hour (7:00-8:00 pm) and then introductions, sharing of joys and sorrows, brief announcements, and time for fellowship. We request that you enter the meeting in silence. The first person to open the link will begin expectant worship. Participants will automatically be muted as they join. Please unmute only to give vocal ministry and then re-mute during the first hour.

Should you need help during the meeting, use Chat to send a direct message to the Host, who can be found under the Participant tab. Please avoid use of the chat for any other purpose during the worship hour, as many find it distracting.  

Contact Henry Selters (505-985-4981) or Lynn Huxtable (505-688-2583) with any questions. We hope to see you there!

EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association) Food Donations Are Badly 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

Easy Access to the Calendar, Announcements, and Zoom Links

Having trouble finding the calendar, Announcements, or Zoom links? Download this document by clicking on it and put it on your computer desktop for easy access. Useful Links for Quaker Friends

 

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.

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:

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)