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Sign up for Committees – Even if you're continuing on a committee, sign up once more....
The annual sign-up for Meeting jobs and committees is currently in process in preparation for the new committee year to begin on May 1st. If you are already serving on a committee, and wish to continue, you must sign up again! We have a range of committees and positions available so a good fit for your interests, skills, and talents is likely. All committees are open to volunteers except for the appointed committees, which have a date after the members’ names to indicate when their term expires.
 
Detailed job descriptions are available on both our website, and in hard- copy form, in the blue binder located beneath the bulletin board in the library. Check the front of your yellow Meeting Directory for the current Committee slate. Many people sign up year after year for the same committee/s, as they’ve found a place that fits them. Feel free to change to a new committee if you feel called to do so. Committee meetings are generally held 1x a month for 2 hours at a time mutually agreeable to all members, so it’s hopefully a manageable commitment.
 
If you are already serving on a committee, and wish to continue, you must sign up again! Newcomers, you may attend or join a committee atanytimeduringtheyear. Talktosomeonealreadyonthecommittee, or just show up at a meeting! The meeting dates/times (except for the appointed committees) should be listed in the Monthly Calendar in the front of the Miscellany every month. (The appointed committees are not open.)
 
Look for the table in the fellowship room with sign-up sheets for each committeeoneverySundayinFebruary. TwomembersofNominating will be available to answer questions, or just call or email any of us.
 
Submitted by the Nominating Committee: Sheila Atchley, Judi Dressler, Marilyn Hayes, Judy Huston, Maria Krenz, Claude Weil
'Let Hope Be a Place of Meeting' – Speakers from Combatants for Peace, Thur. Feb. 22, 7-9 pm

“Let Hope Be a Place of Meeting”:  Features speakers from Combatants for Peace, Thursday, February 22, 7-9 PM, at Congregation Nevei Kodesh, 1925 Glenwood Drive, Boulder.  Sponsored by J Street Boulder and Lemon Tree Group, jstreetboulder@gmail.com.  Suggested donation $10-25.

John Calvi – Talks and workshops, Feb. 23-25 at Boulder Meeting
 

We are pleased to welcome John Calvi to Boulder Meeting again, this time on Feb 23 – 25th.  Below is the agenda for the weekend.  His website, gives a fuller picture of his work, as a nationally known Quaker healer: www.johncalvi.com.  Everyone is welcome, as are donations to John.  (Make checks out to Boulder Friends Meeting, with Walton Fund on the memo line.)
Contact Marilyn Hayes with questions.

“The gift of shared energy by a light touch on the shoulder, we all know to be a kindness and a sign of care.  Early Friends did healing on much the same understanding.  A gentle touch can commence healing in ways that bring our care and reverence, similar to meeting for worship, as a gift to one in need.”

Fri, Feb 23 – evening event  7 – 8:30 PM
Friends and Healing – John Calvi will present the history of early Friends and healing, along with current practices among Friends worldwide.  John will also teach a simple laying on of hands exercise as an introduction to Friend’s healing and energy work.

Sat, Feb 24 – day workshop 10 AM – 4 PM
Gathering Light – This workshop will offer two wonderful experiences.  In the morning we will have the goal of deep rest and relaxation by learning an energy work form to wash oneself or another of the noise of the world, releasing worries, tensions, and pain.  The afternoon will include a life map that reveals having a sense of one’s own goodness, plus a meditation for clearing the pain and confusion we experience in others.  Friends are welcome to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions, and can also choose either.  (Bring brown bag lunch.)

Sun, Feb 25 – John Calvi reading – after meeting for worship during Program Hour time
John Calvi will offer a reading from his books.  The Dance Between Hope and Fear 2013 is about healing trauma.  How Far Have You Traveled? is with editors now and will hopefully go to print this spring.  A third book, much of it being written while on retreat this winter in the west, is about John’s own healing journey and becoming a Quaker healer.

bio – John Calvi is a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in trauma and a Quaker healer with a spiritual gift for releasing physical and emotional pain following trauma.  John began his work in 1982 while a student at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy.  Working mainly by invitation and living primarily on gifts, John has spent the last 36 years working with rape survivors, inmates, vets, people with AIDS, tortured refugees, among others. Submitted by Elaine Yarbrough, 303-589-0104, Eyarb47@gmail.con

Black History Month workshop for parents, FDS teachers, and others, Sat. Feb. 24

When: Saturday, February 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: First Congregational Church of Boulder, 1128 Pine Street

Join SURJ Families of Boulder County for an interactive workshop on how to recognize and challenge anti-Black stereotypes, and how to integrate positive representations of Blackness every month of the year. 

This workshop is for parents, caregivers, educators, and anyone who has kids in their life. 

$5 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP for childcare by Thursday, February 22 by emailing BoulderSURJ@gmail.com. Please use the subject “childcare” and provide names, gender pronouns (she/her, they/them, he/his, etc.) and ages of children as well as an allergies or medical conditions.

Please note that there is limited parking. 

John Huyler is featured in a recent New York Times article about ...

John Huyler is featured in a recent New York Times article about him and 5 other junior military officers who became antiwar resisters during the Vietnam War. Bonus: a great picture of John with Long Hair.

Book Group -- Discussing 'Lincoln in the Bardo', Sat. Mar. 10

The Book Group meets on the second Saturday of each month, 2-4 pm, in the Meeting library.  All are welcome!  Come and join our lively discussion.  The book for March 10 is “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Sanders.  Review by Lessie Myers:

Is there a space/time between the worlds of the living and the dead? During the US Civil War, did President Lincoln’s beloved little boy, Willie, die and linger in the Bardo? Did Willie’s father try to follow him there, though still alive, and then choose life and go on to lead the Union? Can we bear to read such a poignant and strangely structured historical novel, wherein a full third of the book is made up of odd quotes from actual eyewitness accounts, and the other two thirds is pure (clean?) fiction about….what? The Bardo? One reviewer called this book a story about “living a good life and what that even means”. This one is a real challenge. A lot of people are talking about it.

See the LA Times review.

Book News from the Library Committee

Two new books are available for you to check out! Find them by the New Books section.

Conscientious Objection: Is This For You? Discerning and Documenting a CO claim at Selective Service Registration 2016), by Curt Torell. This Quaker House publication is a teacher’s guide, but is a fine and accessible resource for individuals as well. The extensive and comprehensive content includes: “an explanation of Selective Service, its registration and methods; defines conscientious objection as currently prescribed by law and judicial rulings; and lists procedures on how to document a CO claim with an emphasis on writing a CO letter.”

Martha and the Slave Catchers (2017) by Harriet Hyman Alonso is a gripping novel intended for a young adult audience, but easily can engage adult readers as well. Alonso writes an absorbing adventure of a young heroine who risks her life in the Underground Railroad during mid-nineteenth century America, a period of increasing tension and conflict over slavery. With a historian’s understanding of historical context and detail, Alonso brings the horrors of slavery and the complexities of racism to life in Martha’s coming of age story in a Quaker family and community. Especially noteworthy for this reader was gaining a more personal view of Quaker involvement in the Underground Railroad. We learn of the commitment, struggles and costs of Quaker abolitionist activism through the lens of one Quaker family’s experience and devotion to “that of God in everyone” as well as through the story of the larger Quaker community which provided Martha with a network of support in her quest for freedom.                          

Submitted by Anne Marie Pois for the Library Committee.

Sanctuary – Ingrid Encalada LaTorre has been taking Sanctuary at the Unitarian Church ...
Sanctuary – Ingrid Encalada LaTorre has been taking Sanctuary at the Unitarian Church. Boulder Friends Meeting is a supporting congregation for the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition.

Ingrid Encalada LaTorre has been taking Sanctuary at the Unitarian Church of Boulder. Her 2 and 9 year old sons are with her, and the older boy is attending a neighborhood school. Her husband Eliseo Jurado was detained by ICE early in January, but was released on bond Feb. 5th. Before coming to UUCB Ingrid spent several months at Mountain View Friends Meeting, and two months at a Ft Collins Unitarian Church. 

As of today the most pressing needs are as follows:

  1. Volunteers — please go to page: http://uuchurchofboulder.org/justice/sanctuary/ to fill out the forms for becoming a volunteer. The next volunteer training will be 5:30-7:30 on Feb. 20, at UUCB, 5001 Pennsylvania.
  2. Donations — To support Ingrid and her family you can donate grocery cards available at rise of Meeting.
  3. To support immigrants in Sanctuary you can donate to MDSC –https://www.metrodenversanctuary.org/, and you can earmark your check to the Boulder County Sanctuary group for it to be directed to Ingrid and UUCB.
  4. – Submitted by Judy Huston
  5. PS:  Please forward this to others who might be interested. 
Green Faith Circle – Boulder Meeting has agreed ...

Boulder Meeting has agreed to become an institutional member of Green Faith Circle.

Ongoing Announcements

Socks are needed for homeless people: Please put them in donation box at meetinghouse. (New or gently used socks are preferred.)  Questions? Contact sheilaatchley@hotmail.com.

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

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. 

Create your own log-in to our website by clicking on the right-most link in the navigation bar. It is important that you create your new login with a secure password (i.e., use uppercase, lowercase, number, & symbol) to provide better security for protected pages. The web committee will try to approve your login within 48 hours. 

For further information...

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

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