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Upcoming Events

First Day School (Sunday School)

(First Day School is currently meeting every other week over Zoom; details will be posted here under Upcoming Events or will be emailed to parents.)

Outside Work Days at Meetinghouse: Oct. 24 and Nov. 21, 9 AM – noon

B&G Committee will host two work days this fall for outdoor work only on Saturday, October 24 and Saturday November 21.  Please join us if you can and bring your own rakes, gloves, other tools (and coffee!).  Masks required and we will all be sure to socially distance.  9 a.m. – noon. 

Colorado Regional Virtual Fall Gathering with John Calvi: Nov. 6 – 8

Colorado Regional Gathering is happening again this Fall but not at all as usual. Instead of the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes, CRM will be online on Zoom this year. Please mark your calendars for Nov. 6-8, 2020 (Friday evening until before noon on Sunday). The theme is:  Hope for Healing the World: Our Experiences during the Pandemic.

We are excited to welcome John Calvi, who many of you know from IMYM and Boulder Friends Meeting, as our keynote speaker this year.  He will share his experiences during these challenging times both personally and from being with others. He will bring a transformative perspective of the past and for the future in the face the pandemic, the election, protests, and recent climate trauma from his wide experience with healing. To prepare, check out his books: The Dance Between Hope & Fear speaks to healing from trauma, a common experience during our pandemic and political turmoil, and How Far Have You Traveled speaks to knowing one’s goodness amidst the witness of so much pain and confusion in the world.

Saturday morning will be the keynote and a discussion. Afternoon will be breakout groups for social action, expressive writing, wellness through music and movement, a follow-up session with John Calvi, and a ‘drop-in’ chat room. Youth and families may want to join in the early evening activities:  Friday eve getting-to-know-you games with Andrew Banks as host, Saturday eve traditional Creativity Night with Kevin Slick as MC followed by a sing-along and the movie, Sweet Home Monteverde, about a Quaker school and center in Costa Rica. Worship sharing will commence on Saturday and Sunday mornings along with a brief Meeting for Business and a Meeting for Worship later Sunday morning.

The planning committee has decided to offer this Gathering freely to attendees, but please do register at ‘‘ under ‘Colorado Regional Meeting’ in order to receive the zoom link to attend.  Registration is now open! Also view the schedule, descriptions of breakout groups, and see photos and bios of the group leaders.  

Please let others know, even those in Quaker meetings in other States. Together we will experience inspiration, hope, new directions and of course spiritual fellowship. 

For more information contact:
Eric Wright. registrar, at: or at 720-252-1104 (cell) or Carolyn Kuban, clerk, at: or text at: 303-204-8443

Hold in the Light: Small Group Discussions on 11/22/20, 12:30 to 1:45 pm.

What does it mean to “hold someone in the Light?” Research on Quaker thought and practice in this area offers inspiration and guidance that can help us care for others and deepen spiritual awareness. Some of these stories describe rare moments of transcendence that come in the face of great suffering. A brief personal essay, sent in advance, will encourage individual reflection and offer a common starting place for sharing and discussion. Lee Quinby and Tom Bache-Wiig will lead this 75-minute program, It will include conversation in Zoom breakout groups with facilitators provided by W&M and O&M. Join us if you want to explore the rich terrain of this compassionate practice. Come prepared for deep listening and a willingness to learn from the experience of others on Sunday November 22, 2020, from 12:30 to 1:45 pm.

2020 online/zoom ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, Sunday, December 6th, after Meeting for Worship
Artists, we need you!  Please contact Sharon Reimer or Judi Dressler ASAP if you would like to participate.
There will be a Show & Tell via Zoom on Sunday Dec 6th after Meeting; each artist will get a couple of minutes to show their items and talk about them.  We will also provide a link to a PDF file (ahead of time), with images, links, prices, and contact info for each artist
During the Show and Tell, people who want to purchase items can send a message to the artists via the Zoom chat, and/or they can contact the artists later via email, phone, or text.  
We will set up a date before Christmas, outdoors – probably in a park in Boulder, where artists and buyers will get together to complete the transactions; details yet to be worked out.  Masks and social distancing will be followed.


Boulder Meeting Announcements

Link Your King Soopers Card to Boulder Friends Meeting

If you shop at King Soopers, they will donate money to our Meeting if you link your King Soopers card to the Meeting. Log into your King Soopers account or create a new account here. Then go to My Account and set your Community Rewards as “Boulder Meeting of Friends.”

King Soopers writes to our Meeting:

Dear Boulder Meeting of Friends (JT735),

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to the local neighborhoods we call home. Our stores are on a mission to not just part of, but to help create a stronger community. We recognize that every community has unique causes that need support. Thank you for being such an important organization in our community.

We encourage you to ask your supporters to link their loyalty card to your organization. Community Rewards is easy to use, The more your supporters shop with us, the more money your organization will earn!

We are committed to carefully protecting our customer’s personal information. In order to meet their expectation of privacy, we have adopted a simple policy to never share a customer’s personal information. Our privacy policy applies to Community Rewards participation as well. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or visit our website.

Thank you for being such an important organization in our community,

Community Rewards Staff

Joseph Linton Passed; Request for GoFundMe Donations; Eulogy & Memorial Service

Joseph Lippincott Linton passed away at 3:22 am on September 16th, 2020, after battling cancer.  We will miss his gentle kindness.  His wife, Wendy Picard, wrote this haiku:

 He’s gone but still here,

Within always keeps us close

Sorrow brings release.

Wendy’s father also died recently; so hard…  Please hold Wendy and daughters Elizabeth and Geneva in the Light.   

Click here to read Joseph’s Eulogy, which includes information about the memorial service. 

Makaan Burt has set up a GoFundMe campaign for Elizabeth and Wendy and for Joseph’s Life Celebration.  It includes links to the obituary and invite to Joseph’s Memorial.

Your support would mean a lot to us. Thank you so much!

Makaan Michael Burt and Elizabeth Anne Linton 

This photo includes Joseph, Wendy, and Elizabeth 








Carl Feitler Passed Away on September 18

Carl Feitler passed away in the hospital on September 18, of pancreatitis. Since they are in shock, Polly, Carl’s mother, asks that they not receive calls, but emails and cards may be ok. Please hold Polly, Carl’s wife Sarah, and his children, Kai and Rose, in the Light.

Sign up to Help Miriam Sander

Miriam Sander attends our meeting and serves as lead cook when we volunteer at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Now she needs our support. She was hospitalized and then in hospice with necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) and cellulitis. Then she discovered that many of her symptoms stemmed from the treatment: a severe reaction to an antibiotic. Off that medication, she was able to leave hospice and return home, but she still moves slowly with a walker and is under orders to keep her legs elevated, a challenge since she lives alone.

Miriam needs help walking her Weimaraner, Sabi. A leash walk in the neighborhood or a hike on one of the many trails close to her condo, whichever works for you.

In addition to dog-walking, she probably could use help with errands and food. (She’s on a specific diet so generous cooks should wait for directions before offering meals.) She also needs social contact – visits with friends. Please contact Margaret if you would like to be added to a MealTrainPlus site to learn more about her needs and to offer your help.

Practice Zoom Break-out Rooms: Please sign up to practice

Want to join a session to practice hosting Zoom with break-out rooms? Contact Margaret and we will schedule a time.

New Zoom Address:

Requests or questions about Zoom schedules or practice on Zoom can now be submitted to: Your email will still go to Margaret, and it’s still fine to write to her directly.

Sunday Outdoor Worship in Louisville: now at 9:30 weekly

Outdoor meeting for worship in Louisville: We meet in the shade of cottonwood trees on Sundays at 9:30 am in Cottonwood Park. The parking lot is on the south side of South Boulder Road between Via Appia and Garfield streets. A bathroom is available. Please wear masks and bring your own chair or blanket, water, hand sanitizer. All are welcome. Contact Paula Palmer at with questions.

The Boulder group that had been at Molly Greacen’s home is no longer meeting.


Ongoing Meeting Announcements

Boulder Friends Meeting's Email Lists
To be added to any of Boulder Friends Meeting’s email lists, please send an email to  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.
No Meetinghouse Workdays, but plenty of work to be done
Meetinghouse Workdays:  There are no scheduled workdays due to coronavirus, but there is plenty of yard work and other tasks that need doing; these could be completed on your own time.  Please contact Sara Williams-Mann if interested and able to help out.
Zoom Quaker Check-in

Check-in sessions via Zoom are offered by Ministry & Worship to help the community stay connected and to offer ideas and support to one another during this time of coronavirus isolation. These one-hour sessions are limited to 10 persons each in order to give participants the time to express themselves. Each session will use the same process and questions:  check with each participant about how and what they are doing, ask each participant about their short and long term concerns, and offer short suggestions and responses. 

Currently, the check-ins are held on 1st and 3rd Thursdays each week at 3 pm.  If you would like to participate, send a brief email with the Subject line QUAKER CHECK-IN to 

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 ( 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:

FRIENDS ONLINE PROFILES – Please help us build community
  • Have you ever spoken with someone during Fellowship and later wanted to contact them but you couldn’t remember their name? 
  • Do you sometimes wish you knew a little more about some of the people in our Meeting? 

Tada! Soon these and similar kinds of issues will be a thing of the past, due to a new feature on our website added by the Web Committee, called Friends Online Profiles! Friends Online Profiles is a community builder, a way for all of us to get to know one another better. 

To view this new feature after you have logged into the website, from the far right Members drop-down menu, choose “Friends Online Profiles”. You will see all of the members and attenders listed who currently have a login to our website. You can click on “View Profile” for anyone to see details. 

Currently there is not much information visible for most people. That’s where you come in! We all need to fill in some details for ourselves. Here’s how to update your own profile: 

From the website’s Members drop-down menu at far right, look for “Update your Online Profile”. 

Once there, upload a digital picture of yourself. Head shots are best, because the image will be very small and we want to recognize you. Then continue to fill in as many fields as you like and are comfortable with. 

When done, click “Submit”. That’s it! 

You can make changes at any time. 

Note that these profiles are secure — they are only visible to people within our Meeting who have logged into the protected pages of our website. 

The Web Committee would like to help. We will have someone in Fellowship Hall, computer in hand, after Meeting for Worship most Sundays in April to help anyone who would like some help with this. And we’ll help after April too. 

It will take all of us to make it work. We invite you to be a part of it. Thank you from the Web Committee

For further information...
For further information about any of the above activities, contact
Resources Available about Coronavirus
For links to articles about easing the effects we feel from the new coronavirus outbreak go to the RESOURCES section of this website.


Other Announcements of Interest to Friends

Help Needed for BFM Supported Former Sudanese Refugee

Help needed for one of our BFM former Sudanese refugees, Grace N., who we supported for 7 years beginning in 2007. Grace, a single mom, and her twins, age 4, have just moved into an apartment at: 3507 Nottingham Circuit #4, Boulder. They are the only renters. The cost of the apartment is $1,191 a month. The unit is managed by Boulder Housing Partners. It’s a Section 8 apt., but costs more than half her pay. Another Sudanese refugee will stay there overnight while Grace works the night shift as a CNA. Grace can’t send the twins to school because of COVID. But Grace can’t work all night and then try to be with her kids all day either. There are tutors in the community that could help, but who would have to be paid.

Please share any resources or suggestions to find a place for the kids to go to each day or a person to come to their apartment.

That is not all though…. Grace’s sister, Alice, who lives in Uganda, is very ill due to drought/ violence, as is her youngest, 3 year old Moses, who has the pot-belly of malnutrition. The dad is in S. Sudan and can’t help. Grace sends money for food for them. Last summer Carolyn Kuban and George Banks gave a fundraising concert to help with Grace’s return to Africa to bring her twins back to Boulder (after a robbery of her plane ticket money). Now she again needs our Meeting’s support.

Please contact Carolyn at: or call or text 303-204-8443 if you have apartment items to donate, tutor suggestions, or funds for gift cards I could purchase (this works better than cash).



The Centre Quaker de Congenies, in the south of France, is seeking long term volunteer Resident Friends. Enjoy the region, the garden and the conviviality of visits from (f)Friends around the world. Accommodation at the centre is offered in exchange for managing the house, organizing events and hosting BnB guests (5 rooms). This position is ideal for two active retirees or telecommuters. At least one must speak reasonably good French. We seek a commitment of at least 2 years. Flexible start date. Respond to:

Thank you in Friendship,

Marie & Nick


Centre Quaker Congenies


LISTEN—Spiritual awareness and discernment, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 12.
Way of the Spirit online Mini-Courses invite you to a bite-sized spiritual feast, because many are hungry for Quaker wisdom and practical tools to taste the Spirit’s inner guidance.
Apply soon for: LISTEN—Spiritual awareness and discernment, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 12. Details and more mini-courses online:
Questions to Christine Betz Hall, Way of the Spirit founder/director:
Announcement submitted by Bruce Thron-Weber
Working Towards Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples Webinar Series
Dear Friends,
Please see this announcement of an ongoing six webinar series, starting with a presentation by TRR’s Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and William David (Haudenosaunee) on August 10. You can learn about the webinars at the Pendle Hill website and register for single webinars or for the whole series (at a significant discount). Hope you will join us!
Paula Palmer and Toward Right Relationship Boulder
Boulder Public Library’s “One Book, One Boulder” program reads So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Friends may want to participate in the Boulder Public Library’s “One Book, One Boulder” program. This year’s selection is ‘So You Want to Talk About Race‘ by Ijeoma Oluo.

Discrimination in Boulder: Historical Roots & Current Impacts: Available Online
How have discrimination and racism shaped Boulder? Explore the past and present with the Museum of Boulder.
From stolen land to bombings and police brutality, Boulder has a complex past. Explore how discrimination and racism have shaped this place we call home with Megan Moriarty of the Museum of Boulder. This webinar is available for viewing here.



Take Action

October FCNL Letter Writing - Awareness of Domestic Violence Against Indigenous Peoples

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is continuing its monthly letter writing campaign. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. FCNL’s effort is to encourage the U.S. Senate to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with strong tribal jurisdiction provisions.

We have an opportunity to reauthorize VAWA in early 2021. This is a crucial time to ensure that the Senate resumes bipartisan negotiations to reauthorize VAWA with strong tribal provisions. It is vital that they introduce a bill that protects Native women by respecting tribal sovereignty and restoring jurisdiction over non-Native perpetrators of violence in tribal communities.

The House passed its version of VAWA (H.R. 1585) several months ago. It’s now on the Senate to do their part. 

Please contact our Senators. You can write your own letter. You can also submit a letter electronically through FCNL here.

Contact information for Colorado Senators:

Senator Michael Bennet

1244 Speer Blvd

Denver, CO 80204



Senator Cory Gardner   

1961 Stout St #12-300                          

Denver, CO 80294                                


FCNL seeks an equitable society supported by policies that recognize the Light of God in each of us, no exceptions. Yet Congress has so far refused to reform the U.S. immigration system, leaving millions of immigrants in fear of family separation, deportation, and detention. Even though they came to this country as children and grew up in our communities, approximately 3 million Dreamers, including individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, have been forced to live in the shadows as the administration, courts, and Congress debate their fate.

Please contact our Senators. You can write your own letter. You can also submit a letter electronically through FCNL here.

Contact information for Colorado Senators and Representatives:

Senator Michael Bennet

1244 Speer Blvd

Denver, CO 80204



Senator Cory Gardner

1961 Stout St #12-300

Denver, CO 80294


From Friends General Conference (FGC): The U.S. Election – Nonviolence, Your Meeting, and You
The U.S. Election: Nonviolence, Your Meeting, and You | Friends General Conference

The U.S. Election: Nonviolence, Your Meeting, and You

By Barry Crossno and FGC Staff | 10/14/20

Dear Friends,

In the United States, one of the most important elections of our lifetime is almost upon us. Tensions are high and many of us, not just in the U.S. but across North America and the world, have a great deal of concern about what will happen on November 3rd and the days that follow.

Having talked with many Friends, I’m aware that we as a community carry a wide variety of political views. With that said, we share a deep spiritual commitment to peace and nonviolence. We share a commitment to seeing and hearing that of God in one another, even if we are sometimes imperfect at doing so. These commitments are vital.

As we live into the challenging days ahead, we urge everyone to approach this situation by answering to that of God of each and every person, to center yourself through spiritual practice, to lift up nonviolent solutions, and to think ahead to your safety and the safety of those you love even as you discern engaging in nonviolent direct action. We also encourage you to consider, should there be post-election instability, how you, your neighbors, and those around you—who might be more affected or at risk than some because of your location, race, health needs, or other factors—might address these risks or want to be in relationship with those you love around these issues. Conscience, duty, and Spirit may call upon many of us to work across the political divides and with other groups to de-escalate the situation.

Please remember, depending on how Election Day unfolds, it could be days or even weeks before all votes are counted, recognized, and the election hopefully resolved. Our shared efforts to ensure a peaceful resolution are needed throughout this time.

If you feel called, the way you may go about this could vary greatly. Many Friends have told me they will join peaceful demonstrations and try to de-escalate public flashpoints. Some of you may make calls to relatives and friends who feel differently than you do in an attempt to humanize one another even if you can’t reach agreement. You may use your social media accounts to counter misinformation and escalation while encouraging cooperation and listening. You might collaborate with your local interfaith council. You may contact your local, regional and national government representatives. There are so many ways that you can contribute to what will hopefully be a peaceful and equitable outcome to this election.

There are also numerous resources for you to deepen your understanding of the spiritual basis of nonviolence, as well as to learn practical tools for de-escalation and to cultivate peaceful outcomes to difficult situations. We’ve included a listing of these resources following this letter.

We know from thousands of years of human history that should violence become widespread, it will have very negative multi-generational impacts. Let us act now to help create a foundation upon which we can lessen our divisions and work towards a peaceful world of equity and justice.

In Service,

Barry Crossno
General Secretary of Friends General Conference

Nonviolent Direct Action Resources, Training, and Workshops

Compiled by FGC’s Communications Team, with appreciation to FGC staff and volunteers for their contributions!

Strategies & Resources for Before, During, and After Election Day 2020 

By Marta Rusek

Before the Election

  • Make a Self-Care Plan AND a Safety Plan (one is for when you’re having a bad day, the other is for when you’re in crisis). This resource from The Mighty can help.
  • Write a personal statement on what the Peace Testimony looks like to you, now and if there is a contested election. For inspiration, check out these statements from Early Friends and Contemporary Quakers.
  • Check out AFSC’s Bystander Intervention Resource here, to stand with and advocate for community members who are most vulnerable to violence due to scapegoating and hate speech. 
  • Check in with your monthly meeting or church to see if there are plans for nonviolent direct action in the days after Election Day, support systems set up for members of the community that are most vulnerable to violence, and if your meeting space will be open for worship or if there will be virtual worship sessions available on Election Day and beyond.

During Election Day

  • ​Practice self-care. Schedule a Zoom call or Netflix party with loved ones if watching the news conflicts with your self-care and safety plans.
  • Check in with loved ones who expressed the most concern or are fearful of a contested election. If they feel unsafe and need to leave their home, make a plan with them (if you’re willing to open your home to them, let them know that).
  • Communicate regularly with your employer if you need time off (this is a stressful time), and consider re-scheduling or postponing meetings and deadlines, if you have that sort of flexibility.

After Election Day

  • Be mindful of your feelings and physical health. Drink more water, take breaks as you need them, eat foods that give you energy, make time to move your body at home or talk a walk, keep your safety plan handy, and gets lots of sleep at bedtime. If there is a need and you decide to engage in nonviolent direct action of whatever sort, you will need to be rested mentally and physically.
  • Check out this virtual event from ​Friends Committee on National Legislation: Thursdays with Friends, with Diane Randall – After the Elections, Now What?
  • If you are called to take to the streets with other Friends to protect our democracy through non-violent direct actions, plan ahead. Let your loved ones know where you will be and how they can reach you. Bring snacks and water, and don’t forget to mask up and socially distance as best as possible.
  • Regardless of the outcome of the election, stay vigilant and keep the momentum for peace, nonviolence, and the recognition of our shared humanity going in the years ahead.
Choose Democracy Training: How to Beat an Election-Related Power Grab, Oct. 16, 21, 22, 27, 20 (for Train the Trainers)

 George Lakey is a Quaker who has provided leadership in nonviolent action around many issues of concern to us over many decades. He has also authored a number of books on the topic of nonviolent action. He will present this workshop with Zein Nakhoda.

The Zoom sessions are responding to a concern many of us share that “Trump will respond to a narrow victory by Biden by declaring the election fraudulent, urging his base to support his continued presidency.  This training will share the most important things to know and practice in order to be ready for that possibility.”  

For more information and to register, go to the Choose Democracy Website.

If you have others in your household that could join you, feel free to invite them. There will be opportunities to engage in groups, for folks who connect to the workshop together from the same device. We’re also working to schedule additional workshop dates, so stay tuned for updates.

Here are two resources that we recommend as pre reading for the training:


Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples (

FCNL Resources on Racial Justice

From FCNL: Quaker Volunteer Service has pulled together a collection of resources to help each of us determine our next right step. Get started using this list of 75 Things White People can Do for Racial Justice. Watch Quaker Speak’s collection of video interviews with Quakers of Color, and read this powerful reflection by Vanessa Julye, which asks: “Are we ready to make the systematic changes necessary in our meetings to remove white supremacy?”

More Ways to Get Involved with Racial Justice Right Now

These suggestions have been compiled by a number of folks in and out of our meeting. See what speaks to your heart.

If you’re looking for local ways to get involved:

-Watch this 17-minute video by the creator of VeggieTales on the History of Race in America.

-Join the Colorado Poor People’s Campaign

-White parents of white children can help their kids process the injustices that people of color face, along with how to respond, by reading this article.

-Download this template for a 2020-06-09 BVSD School Board Letter to the Boulder Valley School Board and Superintendent. The address is (note it’s NOT bvsd.board, just bvs.board). Boulder NAACP is working to get SRO (School Resource Officers) out of schools – learn more about why and write to the school board.

– Do work in your own school district to remove SROs/police from schools

-Click here for a website that compiles many, many ways we can help, from petitions to sign, who to text/call, donations, protests, and other resources.

Click here for movies to educate yourself on racial justice.

This NY Times opinion piece includes many suggested readings and films.

Learn about Right Relationship Boulder

Learn more about building relationship with Native Peoples by subscribing to the newsletter for Right Relationship Boulder. Paula Palmer and other members of the Indigenous Peoples Concerns committee can give you more information about this important organization.

Friends Committee on National Legislation(FCNL)