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. 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

 

Outdoor Sunday Morning Worship in Louisville: 9:00 AM (Summer Schedule)

All are invited to outdoor worship in Cottonwood Park, Louisville, 9:00-10:00 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 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!

Summer First Day School (Sunday School): August 14, 10:15– 11:15

This Sunday, August 14th, Makaan Burt will be leading the class outside in the playground. We start at 10:15 and end when parents return after rise of meeting. After introductions and candles, Makaan will share quotes about what Jesus said about animals and children. We will talk about pets and rabbits and livestock and how to treat them. Perhaps the kids will have some stories and books about animals. We will also take a walk over to see our neighbor’s pig and goats. After snacks there will be time for play.

Please let Susan or Makaan know if you are bringing your children.

Summer First Day School (Sunday School) generally meets every two weeks, 10:15 – 11:15. Check here for details or join Susan‘s email list.

The theme for this year’s summer program is: “Endangered Animals: How we can Help.” We welcome anyone in the meeting who would be willing to teach to children ages four and above. We meet on the playground every other week, starting on June 5th. Susan has a sign-up poster in the lobby for those who want to teach or assist. She is also happy to provide ideas and materials. Though the topic is important, the lessons should be fun and interactive. We encourage visitors and young children, since the nursery will be open. 

For more information, please contact Susan at susan@operant.com 

Memorial for Charlotte Miller at Mt. View Meeting: August 27, 4:00
Charlotte Ingrid Miller 1944 – 2022
 
A memorial service for Charlotte Miller will be held on Saturday August 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm. The service will be under the care of the Mountain View Friends Meeting (Quaker) of Denver of which she was a member.
The service will be held at the Space Gallery, an art and event center. The Gallery is located at 400 North Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.
The service will be followed by a pot luck and Happy Hour. Please bring a dish to share. And stories about Charlotte. The Happy Hour will include all beverages but especially red wine of which Charlotte was greatly fond. With ice.
The Gallery has only street parking.If you can, car pool or take an Uber/Lyft. If you have any questions, contact Rob Werge at 970 218 8495. Text is best.
In Person AFSC Discussion Hour with Emily Clarke: Aug. 28, 12:00 – 1:00

Sunday, Aug 28, Noon-1 pm at the Meetinghouse. Emily Clarke, Director of Leadership Gifts at the national AFSC office, will have an informal meeting with interested Friends to hear our questions and interests in AFSC programs and to give some brief updates. We will meet in the shade in front of the meetinghouse, weather permitting. Please come!

 

Boulder Meeting Announcements

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

Boulder Friends Meeting Minute on Ukraine Approved in Business Meeting 7/10/2022

Please share the following minute of concern with your elected representatives and letters to the editor of area newspapers. Joe Neguse: 303-335-1045. Senator Bennett: 202-224-5852. Senator Hickenlooper: 202-224 5852. White House: 202-441-4121.

Statement of Concern about the Ukraine War, Boulder Friends Meeting

As Russian troops continue to invade Ukraine, we stand in solidarity and sympathy with the people of Ukraine who have suffered egregious assaults on their lives. We also stand with the people of Russia and all whose lives are torn apart by this war.  We grieve the loss of life and the destruction that war brings.  We feel compassion for all caught up in its web.

We call on the US government, NATO, Ukraine, and Russia to urgently work toward ending hostilities, and the removal of all foreign military troops from Ukraine.  We urge all parties to remain at the negotiating table and to keep lines of communication and dialogue open and active.

For more than 350 years, the Religious Society of Friends has sought a world without war, actively seeking to build peace among nations and address the root causes of violence.   We are called to uphold justice, to advance nonviolent solutions to conflict, and to promote peaceful cooperation among all peoples.

We affirm again that war is never the answer.  Lasting peace can only be achieved through peaceful means.

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.

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).

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

 

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

Ask Members of Congress to support the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies
Recently, years after a Canadian-government-funded commission issued findings detailing a history of physical and sexual abuse of Indigenous children in the country’s Catholic-run residential schools, the Pope visited Canada and offered an apology. He didn’t go far enough for some First Nations people, but some saw it as a step forward.
The Pope’s visit reminds Friends to urge their members of Congress to support the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act (S. 2907/H.R. 5444).
An easy way to do this and to get the latest updates and model letters is to go to the FCNL website (fcnl.org) and look for actions under “Issues,” then “Native Americans,” then “Addressing the Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools.”
Please Support a gifted South African Young Friend for High School

Johannesburg Quaker Meeting is supporting 13 year old Emmy Mugambe who came in 2nd out of 200 applicants and won a partial scholarship to a private high school. To contribute to the Scholarship Fund – Quaker Community in Johannesburg, you can contribute at gofundme.com/f/help-a-gifted-young-south-african.

He and his parents are long-time members of the Quaker Community in Johannesburg. In 2021 he won a scholarship to a private high school. His test score placed him at #2 out of 200 applicants. He completed his primary education at a government school, which has been badly hit by frequent lockdowns due to Covid.

Through the extraordinary efforts and coaching of his mother and his own exceptional abilities and perseverance, Emmy excelled despite severe poverty, school disruptions, and family challenges.

His parents are both refugees – father Sam from Uganda and mother Francine from Rwanda. Despite their education, they are both in low-paying jobs: Sam as a worker at a homeless shelter and Francine selling popcorn at a movie theater. Covid has made this family’s difficult life even more precarious and stressful.

Unfortunately, the scholarship offered by Holy Family College is only partial and does not cover the full cost of his fees.

Our Quaker Meeting in Johannesburg has been able to cover Emmy’s expenses for 2022. We are now fundraising for 2023, and $1500 is still needed to cover his school fees and expenses.

If you are able to help Emmy to continue in high school – a potentially life-changing opportunity – it is possible to donate to his fund in the Johannesburg Quaker Meeting through me (Click here to email to betsycoville@yahoo.com). I am Co-Clerk of the Meeting, and although normally based in South Africa am currently in the US for a few months.

Any donation would be sincerely appreciated! Thank you.

Submitted by Betsy Coville

This is [Not] Who We Are, on Racism in Boulder, Shows at Chautauqua, Aug. 25, 7:00

The documentary film, This is [Not] Who We Are, which deals with racism in Boulder is being shown:

Chautauqua Auditorium, August 25th at 7PM

 The cost is $15 and you can buy your tickets at This is [Not] Who We Are website. Watch the trailer there as well. 

The film: This is [Not] Who We Are

Boulder, Colorado, prides itself on being beautiful, welcoming, and inclusive. However, in 2019, racially-charged and dangerous policing involving a Black university student made national news. The documentary film, This Is [Not] Who We Are, explores the gap between Boulder’s self-image and the more complex lived experiences—both historical and contemporary—of its Black citizens.

Black people have lived in Boulder continuously for nearly 150 years, but their history is not well known. Black families faced discrimination in housing, employment, education, health care, criminal justice, and social activities. By the 1920’s, Boulder had become a rallying point for the Ku Klux Klan. In the 1970s employment and housing opened up, but many problems remain. Although the particulars of Boulder’s history are unique, its social trajectory into the 21st century is nevertheless emblematic of many cities across the country that struggle to reconcile their liberal politics with the reality of their communities.

This is [Not] Who We Are braids the lived experiences of Black characters ranging in age from 12 to 78. Some stories are searing, while others are hopeful. The film seeks to open a space for dialogue among Boulderites and about cities like Boulder, overwhelmingly white, wealthy, and conflicted about issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Is a more economically and racially diverse future possible, both in Boulder and in cities like it across America?   Learn more>>

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.

 

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.

TAI CHI YOGA COMBO CLASS (No class July 31)

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

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:

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– 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.)

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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)