Upcoming Meeting Events

Memorial for Sharon Reimer: Sept. 30, 11:00 – 2:00
A Memorial Meeting for Worship for Friend Sharon Reimer, who passed away April 23, 2023, is planned for Saturday, September 30, from 11 am to 2 pm.
The Memorial Service will be at the Boulder Friends Meetinghouse (and on Zoom), starting at 11 am, followed by a reception in our Fellowship space. Friends are invited to bring savory finger food for the reception. The Zoom link will be posted on the BFM calendar.

This meeting is on our regular meeting link:
Join Zoom Meeting with video from a computer, tablet, or smart phone:
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 Worship in Louisville Changes to 10:00 for Autumn and Winter Starting Oct. 1

See worship information below in these Announcements.

Colorado Regionals: October 20-22

Colorado Regional 2023 Fall Gathering of Friends is October 20-22! This weekend gathering at the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center is a chance for Colorado Quakers to know each other, worship together, have fun together, and deepen our spiritual life together. Our keynote speaker this year will be Paula Palmer, sharing her experiences as a founder and co-director of the Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples project, now a part of Friends Peace Teams. Registration has closed but it’s still possible to registrar for Saturday alone. More information and registration at this link:

Submitted by the Colorado Regional Planning Committee

Boulder Friends Meeting Book Group Discusses The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois: Nov. 4, 1:00

BFM Book Group is alive and well!!

Seven Friends gathered at the Meeting House on Saturday September 23 to share thoughts and feelings inspired by Parker Palmer’s On the Brink of Everything. It was a very good ‘wide-ranging’ discussion! Thanks to all who showed up to make it happen!

 Our next book is The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois 

by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers 

Please join us on November 4th at 1 PM at the Meeting House.

Miriam and Becky would like to suggest gathering together for a discussion on the Theme of Light if we can find a suitable day/time during the Holiday Season.

Miriam (; (720) 645-3630); Becky (; (303)-459-3233)

New Boulder Meeting Announcements

Covid in our Meeting: Update from Ministry and Worship Committee on Sept. 17

Dear Friends:

We are pleased to note that Friends who contracted COVID-19 recently are recovering! However, Ministry & Worship still urges Friends to consider masking and social distancing if they have concerns about their own health and/or their risk of spreading infection.

We also encourage Friends to worship by Zoom if they have concerns.

We will resume Fellowship after worship today. Please feel free to take your coffee out of doors as well.

Thank you,
Clerk and M&W Committee

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

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!

September FCNL Update

From the “FCNL Advocacy Team” newsletter:

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have passed their State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPs) bills containing our three peacebuilding accounts. Given a challenging fiscal environment, the support for the three accounts in the House and Senate is a testament to the power of our grassroots lobbying.

Members of Congress will head back to Washington in two weeks. They face a Sept. 30 deadline to pass all 12 appropriations bills or a continuing resolution to keep the government open. There is a likelihood that they will miss this deadline, and we may experience a government shutdown. Against this backdrop, there is significant pressure from a few members of Congress to further slash federal spending, especially foreign assistance and peace-building funds like ours, to strike a deal to fund the government.

Let’s make sure every member of Congress hears from us about how important it is to Invest in Peace before they return to Washington.

And from the FCNL monthly national gathering:

One of the speakers urged us to think of “peace” as a verb.

 Submitted by Barbara Kelly

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 –, you can also call or text me at:  729.597.2685
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. 


Learn and Take Action

Peace and Social Justice Roundtable: Sept. 30, 2:00-3:00

Sept. 30 we will hear a short presentation from a passionate Friend working to advance Peace & Justice in our community.  Tom Thompson from Fort Collins will be sharing his Meeting’s innovative approach to helping homeless people and immigrants. We will also seek updates from P&SJ organizations represented at our Roundtable.

Let’s share our Meetings’ P&SJ projects with Friends throughout IMYM. Joining together to make a better world for all!

ALL Friends are invited.

The Peace and Social Justice Roundtable provides an online space for IMYM Community members to share and discuss their personal, Meeting, or Worship Group peace and social justice interests, concerns, and projects. Let’s share our Meetings’ P&SJ projects with Friends throughout IMYM. Let’s work together, aiming to make a better world for all!

ALL Friends are invited.

We meet the last Saturday of every month at 2 pm MT
Questions? Contact
or Anne Remley

ZOOM: (new joining link)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 0866 2511
Passcode: 520517

Walk to Save Lives! Oct. 7, 9:00

Join Boulder-Nablus Sister City on Saturday, October 7, at 9 am for a walk around Viele Lake in Boulder to raise funds for an ambulance for Askar Refugee Camp in Nablus.  Gather at Harlow Platts Park at 9 am. Register here to walk or donate.

Donations Are Still Needed for Ingrid Encalada

Judy Huston is still collecting donations for a fund needed for Ingrid Encalada, who lived in sanctuary for four years. She recently had a cataract surgery and is scheduled for a major abdominal surgery on October 17. She has minimal insurance, so she will have a large deductible to meet for each surgery. Anyone who feels moved to make a donation, please contact Judy Huston at

Contact Members of Congress about the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)

Request From FCNL

Bobby Trice, FCNL’s Quaker Engagement Program Manager, asks that Friends contact their Congressional representatives to ask that they support the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).

The U.S. government conducted hundreds of above-ground nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962, spreading radiation thousands of miles and exposing uranium miners, service members, and entire communities to unsafe levels of radiation.

Lawmakers have a responsibility to help Americans who have suffered physically and financially due to illnesses caused by the mining, manufacturing, and testing of nuclear weapons. 

Tell your members of Congress: Expand RECA and support victims of Cold-War era policies.

Congressional staff tells FCNL that personalized letters are the most impactful. Customize your message to reflect your experience.

Please contact Barbara Kelly at 303/464-0446 or if you’d like to discuss this.

Submitted by Barbara Kelly, 9/17/2023

Quaker Indigenous Boarding Schools

Quakers are in the national news because of a grant awarded to the historical libraries at Haverford and Swarthmore colleges in partnership with the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. Read about this important collaboration to digitize the records of the Quaker Indigenous boarding schools here.

FCNL Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action: Read and Discuss

The SCOTUS decision will impact arenas far beyond education.  However, as a city that is home to a major university, its tentacles may be especially profound.  Friends who would like to discuss how the ruling may affect Boulder as well as the country are encouraged to contact Barbara Kelly,, 303/464-0446. Read the statement from Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) here.

Our Community

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

Martha Larson Needs Our Light and GoFundMe Support

Martha had a fall September 1st, and had a concussion, brain bleed and skull fracture. She was in the hospital 4 days. She was about to start a new job when this happened, and currently does not have any income. She cannot work yet, as she is suffering from dizziness, bad headaches, as well as extreme fatigue and constant nausea. Her doctors have told her that she cannot work for at least a month. She has been pretty much bedridden since September 1st. Her son who has been living with her has recently moved to Portland, and she is now living alone. She needs some help to get back on her feet.

You can contribute to the GoFundMe fund here. Many thanks for any donation, big or small. Martha has helped so many people in the past. It will be a wonderful support! If you have any ideas of social services or non-profits that could help her, please share that information too!
(written September 15 by Molly Greacen)
Judi Dressler's House is for Rent January – May
Are you looking for a short term furnished place for rent in early 2024? Judi Dressler will be in Mexico from January 1 through end of May, and will be renting her 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath house in Louisville during that time. You can find all details here: 
Thank you!
Housing Needed for Visiting Friend Brad Parks
Brad Parks, a long-time member of this meeting, who has been tending his ailing mother in Michigan, will be visiting Boulder in October, and is in need of housing. If you think you might be able to accommodate Brad, please feel free to reach out to him at Bradley.Parks@Colorado.EDU or 303-588-0388.
– Submitted by Bill Moninger
Friend Sandy Felt, Moving to Colorado, Seeks Temporary Housing

Dear Friends,

I am a member of the Dayton Friends Meeting in Ohio who is planning to move to Colorado. I plan to buy a house eventually, but I’m in search of shorter term housing as a starting point from which to scope out the area and do more research. It could be a housesitting situation, renting a bedroom/bathroom in a home, or renting a furnished apartment or home. I could also do elder care, childcare, or tech support in exchange for housing.

Thank you for posting this in your announcements if it is appropriate. I appreciate any help you can give me in finding a potential short-term housing match among the Quaker community!


-Sandy Felt at

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:

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,, 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


Current as of April 25, 2023

As a result of workshops April 8 and 22, Friends have formed 7 planning groups and a coordinating council to revitalize BFM. Get Involved.

Spiritual Life

Goal: BFM is a worshipping community that nurtures our spiritual growth to live our faith in the world.  We invite and welcome newcomers and provide tools for deeper engagement in our faith community.


DeAnne Butterfield–contact,

Chris Griffin-Wehr, Robert Nichols


Goal: In support of our spiritual mission, BFM will improve our hybrid meeting capabilities, enhance our social media outreach, and continue to improve our web presence.


Mary Downton, contact,

Rebecca Morris, Margaret Wallace, John Huyler, George Banks, Greg Shubert, Austin Lear, Makaan Burt


Goal: In order to cover essential administrative work and free up Friends for spiritual development and well-being, we propose paying professionals to perform some roles previously dealt with by members.    These positions could include accounting, First Day school, and assisting the Clerk.

Member and Contact: Barbara Kelly


Goal: Simplify Boulder Friends Meeting organizational structure to allow more room for the spirit.

Members: Contact, Martha Larson, text or call 303-956-7169

Bill Moninger, Lee Quinby, Anne Marie Pois, Judy Huston, Leslie Stephens, Linda Johnson


Goal: We develop education and practices for adults, youth, children, and
families that incorporate spiritual practices, values and Quaker
history, and create opportunities for connection, practice and growth.

Members: Contact, Molly Greacen,

Arlene Brownell, Oak Thorne, Lydia Bickell, Barbara Stephens, Susan Stephens, Tom Bache-Wiig.

Support of Individuals

Goal: Our Meeting is structured in such a way as to nurture and highlight the spiritual life and the concerns and leadings of Friends and Attenders as individuals.

Members: Contact, Chris Braider,,  (303) 502-7998

Carolyn Kuban, Chris Moore, and Steven Sherman-Boemker. Chris Brown, Helen Braider.


Goal: Goal: We attract a wide diversity of people by offering a vibrant spiritual community that practices its values in the world.

Members: Contact Daniel Booth,, tel: 303-440-4166

Conner Middelmann, Toby Gallegos.

Coordinating Council—1 person from each planning group to overview plans, notice overlaps, share resources, plan a 3-month review, and keep the groups moving.

Barbara Kelly, convener and rep from Outsourcing,

Toby Gallegos,, Outreach
Robert Nichols,, Spiritual Life
Anne Marie Pois,, Restructuring
Steven Sherman-Boemker,, Individual Support
Austin Lear,, Technology
Molly Greacen,, Education

Tai Chi Yoga Combo Class, 12:00-12:45 most Sundays

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:

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

New Covid Policy Approved at Feb. 12 Business Meeting
  1. We urge all those who feel they may have, or be at risk of, Covid or any other contagious illness to refrain from entering the Meetinghouse.
  2. We highly recommend and encourage all users of the Meetinghouse to maintain a fully vaccinated status (as per current CDC guidelines). However, the Meeting House will now be open to all who wish to enter, with the exception of New Horizon activities, which will be governed by the New Horizons Covid policy.
  3. Masks continue to be recommended for anyone who feels they may be at risk of getting Covid or any other illness, such as flu.
  4. We will reestablish the social distancing area (the East section of the Worship Room).
  5. We urge the Meeting to install air purifier(s) in the Worship Room.
How to Submit Announcement, Bulletin and Calendar Items

For a printable version, please click here.


  • 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


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


Meeting events will be added to the Calendar.

How to Submit:

Send all postings to

What Not to Send:

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


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 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.

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.

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 (

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 ( 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:

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 

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  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

Friends Committee on National Legislation(FCNL)