Announcements

Announcements by Members & Attenders

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Toward Right Relationship Programs, January and February 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-8:30 pm (and subsequent second Wednesdays), Indigenous Film and Arts Festival, “We Still Live Here,” screening and Q&A. This award-winning documentary film chronicles the re-vitalization of the Wampanoag language. If you wonder why learning and speaking Native languages is important to Native peoples, see this inspiring film! Location: Phipps Theater, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Use the Evening Entrance; park in the East parking lot. Free (suggested donation $5). 
 
Monday, January 14, 7-9 pm: “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples.” Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Paula Palmer co-facilitate this experiential workshop, which is appropriate for high school students and adults. Location: Boulder Friends Meetinghouse, 1825 Upland Ave, Boulder 80304. Suggested donation: $10-$20. See and circulate the attached flyer. Please RSVP to paulaRpalmer@gmail.com
 
Thursday, January 17, 6:30-8:30: “Two Rivers” documentary film and discussion. Join Right Relationship Boulder for a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary film, “Two Rivers.” See flyer attached, and please invite your family and friends to join us!
 
Tuesday, January 22, 6-8 pm: Right Relationship Boulder monthly meeting.  Location: Tebo Family Medical Building on the Foothills campus of Boulder Community Health, Arapaho and 48th St. We meet in the basement conference room. Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.
 
Friday, February 8, 10 am – noon, Front Range Eco-Social Solutions: A Bioneers Network Event, “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples.” Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Paula Palmer co-facilitate this experiential workshop. For location and full event schedule, see: https://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/bioneers
 
Sunday, February 24, 3-5 pm: “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples.” Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Paula Palmer co-facilitate this experiential workshop, which is appropriate for high school students and adults. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder. Suggested donation: $10-$20. See and circulate the attached flyer. Please RSVP to paulaRpalmer@gmail.com 
 
OTHER RESOURCES:
 
“Dawnland,” a new documentary film about the Maine-Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation process, is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dawnland+movie.  The Maine-Wabanaki TRC was established to seek justice and healing for Native people in the state of Maine who were removed from their homes and fostered in white families as a deliberate policy of the state’s Child Welfare Department. 
 
FNX, First Nations Experience, posts programs by and about Indigenous peoples and issues. See: https://watch.fnx.org  
 
Hope to see you soon,
Jerilyn DeCoteau, Ava Hamilton, Jake Matlak, Paula Palmer
Right Relationship Boulder Coordinators
New Member Welcoming Potluck, Sat. Feb. 9, 1-4 pm

Everyone is invited to join in welcoming our new members at a Lunch Potluck on Sat. Feb. 9, 1-4 pm, at Bill & Bonnie Moninger’s home, 2439 Kalmia Ave. in Boulder.  New members to be honored are: Leslie Myers, Kevin Moore, Sandra Bierman, Grant Marylander, Tom Bache-Wiig, Donna Singer and Lee Bentley.  Bring a potluck dish to share.

Caregiver Support Group: First Saturday each month, 9:00 – 10:30 AM

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. 

Donations for California’s Camp Fire

Chico Friends Meeting has established a special fund to receive donations for California’s Camp Fire.  To donate, send an email to the clerk of their meeting at janderson@csuchico.edu for details.  You can also find more information on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChicoQuakers/ . 

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.

Creating a safe, scent-free meeting house

In consideration for our chemically sensitive friends, please refrain from using scented products.  The fewer scented products we all use, the more likely people with respiratory conditions, chemical sensitivities and allergies will be able to enjoy and participate fully in our Meeting.  Products to avoid include: perfumes, aftershave, lotions, body washes, sunscreen, essential oils, shampoos, conditioners, many hair products, scented deodorants, scented laundry soap, dryer sheets, and fabric softeners.

Incense and air fresheners (like plug-ins) infuse chemicals into our clothes and hair. The best way to know if a product has a fragrance is to check the ingredients before purchase.  If the word “fragrance” or an essential oil is listed then they aren’t fragrance free.  Please consider not using them when attending Meeting.

Recommended alternatives:  Safe Products for Chemically Sensitive People.

Minutes from Nov 3rd Building Use Threshing Session

Building Use Threshing Session:  Log in first, then click here to view the minutes of the November 3rd threshing session: Building Use Policy Threshing Session. (You must be logged in to view.)

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.

Incident Report Form

Please use this Incident Report Form to report an accident, injury or incident that impacts our meeting house or the people in it.  Email it to the addresses on the form.

 
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...

For further information about any of the above activities, contact clerk@boulderfriendsmeeting.org.

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