Announcements

Announcements by Members & Attenders

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Minutes from Nov 3rd Building Use Threshing Session

Building Use Threshing Session:  IF you are logged in, the November 3rd Building Use Policy Threshing Session minutes can be viewed here.  If you are unable to view the PDF file, please log in. 

Circle of Light – Holding Friends in the Light
 

Circle of Light is up and ready with nine participants; Email Daniel Booth (booth.daniel.j@gmail.com) if you would 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 hope 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 at 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.

Caregiver Support Group: Next Meeting December 1, 9:00 – 10:30

For those of us who are caring for elderly parents, or caring for people of any age with special needs, there will be a monthly, drop-in support group in the Senior Young Friends’ Room across from the restrooms. We meet from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on the first Saturday of each month.

Lessie Myers will be the initial facilitator for the group. Lessie is a retired RN and Psychologist, and her background includes facilitating mutual support groups. Lessie’s mom recently passed at the age of 97. For this group, “drop-in” means there is no need to come every month; just come as you find time and feel led. 

Contact Lessie Myers at 720-539-0258 or lesliemyers4u@yahoo.com with questions. 

Workshops on Nonviolence: Jan. 12 and Jan. 18
Anyone interested in learning an approach to social change that merges deep nonviolence with restorative justice is encouraged to attend the Call to Active Peace workshops on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, January 19 at the Boulder Mennonite church.  The trainings are designed to be put into practice as an adventure into holistic and transformative community-led peacemaking; an approach that addresses the root causes of specific issues in our Boulder community and seeks to change the systems that perpetuate harm. Find more information and register here. You can also email or call Scott Brown with questions: Scott@4activepeace.com / (720) 565-9388.
Submitted by Judy Huston
Business Meeting Email List: Please sign up!
 
A reminder that if you wish to receive the agenda and any documents to be discussed at the up-coming monthly business meetings you can sign up on the special emailing list. Please indicate your desire to receive this mailing, which will come to you by the Thursday before business meeting, to Dave Lohman davelohman@gmail.com , or Stan  stangrotegut@gmail.com .
Computer and technology help available

The Service Committee found some resources for Friends wanting help with technology. Many classes are offered through Senior Services at either of the Senior Centers or a few at the library. Check out p. 21 of their online catalog. Many of these classes are given by Diana DeBrohun of Silver Surfers, and she also offers one-on-one training for $40 – $45/hour. See large postcard flyers in our lobby or speak with Margaret.

Would you like to join a potluck group?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A POTLUCK GROUP? 

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

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

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

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

Marilyn Hayes – Marilyn.hayes@colorado.edu 

Video of Paula Palmer’s “Truth Talk” at the 2018 FGC Gathering

The video of Paula Palmer’s “Truth Talk” at the 2018 FGC Gathering in Toledo, OH is now posted on the FGC website.  

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

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

Submitted by, Chris Griffin-Wehr 

Current Needs

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

Ongoing Announcements

Meeting for Worship Arrival Time: The Ministry & Worship Committee is grateful for your presence and attendance. When you aren’t here, we miss you. We would like to remind Friends that early Meeting for Worship starts at 8:30 and standard Meeting for Worship starts at 10:00 a.m., whether you are in the worship room or out in the foyer. If you find you can not arrive on time, please be mindful that noise in the foyer carries into the meeting room and can disturb those gathered in worship. Please gather in silence with others in the foyer to prepare yourself to join the larger Meeting for Worship. 

Parking: Please remember not to park in front of our neighbors’ homes on Upland. Instead, please park in the Crestview School lot at 19th & Sumac or in the double row of spaces across the street on Upland. 

Grocery Cards benefiting the American Friends Service Committee are sold regularly during Fellowship times, after Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Meetings for Worship. Your purchases are a convenient way for Friends to support Quaker Good Work in the wider world. 

Contributions: The Boulder Meeting of Friends is a non-profit, religious organization which relies on contributions and volunteer service to support the various service committees. There is a small wooden box for contributions on the table to the left of the door as you leave the Meeting Room. Money may be given at any time to the Treasurer, c/o Boulder Meeting of Friends, P.O. Box 4363, Boulder CO 80306. Donations may also be made online via PayPal links at www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org. Many thanks for your support. 

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For further information...

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