Announcements

Announcements by Members & Attenders

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New Book: Going Into the Light: Death and Dying Support for Boulder Friends Meeting

Molly Greacen and the Grief and Bereavement Committee  has copies of the new book Going Into the Light: Death and Dying Support for Boulder Friends Meeting available for purchase. You can call her at 303.931.6367, or ask her at meeting on Sundays.  The cost is $18.00, and checks can be made out to Molly Greacen. Cash is fine too, and she can also do credit cards. There are two copies available in the library for check out as well. 

Anne Marie has made available a DVD of the Sep. 15 program hour on green funeral and burial with speakers from the Natural Funeral in Lafayette along with our committee members.  It is in the library and you can check it out.  Further information from the panelists is available at TheNaturalFuneral.com and a free online magazine at naturaltransitions.org.

Share the Spirit: Dec. 8 deadline

As we all know, sharing is one of the most important parts of Christmas. Our Meeting has generously contributed to needy local children for many years. This year will be similar to the others and we will gather gently used or out grown toys, sports gear, journals and all types of electronics. They are donated to Boulder County students who qualify for free lunch. Last year over 1700 received gifts. We have supported an apartment for EFAA for many years and assisted their Christmas program. This year they have requested new gifts, UNwrapped, to let parents select items for their own child. Their gift room will be sorted by age groups and categories of gifts. 

All you need to do is to purchase a new item from the suggestions on the fellowship room door or use your imagination. Then bring them to Meeting, UNwrapped, and put them under the tree by Sunday, December 8th. Marty will do all the rest. 

Then, of course, there was will be the mitten tree with hats and mittens for the kids on the reservation. Checks and cash are always appreciated. If you have questions find Marty at Meeting or email her at: Marthaddick@gmail.com or 303-588-0402. Thanks for your generosity. 

Submitted by Marty Dick 

Grief Process Group: Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, 6:30 – 8:30

Marissa Wallace, Molly Greacen, and the Grief and Bereavement Committee will be hosting a monthly grief process group beginning during the holiday season and going into the new year. It will be held on the 2nd Mondays of November, December, and January in the evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 in the library at the Meeting House. These dates are November 11, December 9, and January 13. Please come for this experience of sharing together our journeys with grief. You being there helps other people.

Please contact Marissa at 817-734-6961 or marissawallace2014@gmail.com with inquiries or suggestions.

Quakerism 101 Study Series, Thursdays or Saturdays, Oct. 17 - Nov. 23

Ministry and Worship Committee is sponsoring a series of meetings under the title “Quakerism 101” to give basic information on Quaker history, beliefs, and practices to newcomers or to anyone who would like a refresher.

To accommodate as many people as possible, we will offer two sessions, Thursday evenings (7 – 8:30 pm) and Saturday afternoons (1:30 – 3 pm), each week for six weeks. Participants may attend either session, as best fits their schedules. Each week’s sessions will cover the same readings. Greg Shubert and members of Ministry and Worship will facilitate discussions.

 

Week

Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Saturday afternoons 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Readings from The Quakers

1

Oct 17

Oct 19

chapter 1, pages 1-18

2

Oct 24

Oct 26

chapter 2, pages 19-36

3

Oct 31

Nov 2

chapter 3, pages 37-54

4

Nov 7

Nov 9

chapter 4, pages 55-71

5

Nov 14

Nov 16

chapters 5-6(part), pages 72-96

6

Nov 21

Nov 23

chapters 6(part)-7, pages 96-118

We plan to use “The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction” as a starting point for reading and discussion. By British Friend Pink Dandelion, this small book costs about $12 in print and $8 as an ebook.

  • Paperback book ISBN is: 978-0199206797
  • Kindle (Amazon) ASIN is: B003CXAM1Y
  • Nook (Barnes & Noble) ISBN is: 978-0191578649
Called to Serve in a New Direction? Opportunities from the Service Committee

The Service Committee alerts Friends to these needs for volunteers.  Scheduling can be flexible and occasional.Contact any Service Committee member with questions.

 Our Meeting

 Provide a ride to Meeting for a Friend who has no means of transportation. Visit a friend just back from the hospital, or a caregiver approaching burnout. Work with a Service Committee member in the occasional use of “Meal Train,” a computer program to organize temporary help for Boulder Meeting Friends with home visits, food etc.

 Homeless at Bridge House

 Meet as personal mentor with one homeless client, every week or two. Drive clients to appointments. Work the front desk or do data entry. Write “success stories”. Help the Chef…and many more. Contact Scott Medina scott@boulderbridgehouse.org

 Homeless at Boulder Shelter – Dinner

Every third Saturday help to cook, serve and clean up after dinner, along with a group of about 7 Friends from our meeting. More hands are always needed.

Safehouse (“SPAN” – Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-violence)

Answer the crisis phone line at Boulder’s shelter for people of all genders in danger because of domestic abuse and violence. 33 hour training is extensive and excellent.

 Food Pantry – Harvest of Hope

Stock shelves or shop with one client at a time, at Boulder’s free food pantry for people with severe food deficits. Training is simple and brief. Contact Andrew DeQuiroz, 720-382-1971, andrew@hopepantry.org.

Submitted by Lessie Myers, lesliemyers4u@yahoo.com, 720-539-0258

Beautiful name tags available from our Junior and Senior Young Friends

The SYFs and JYFs have made watercolor nametags for you as part of their 5th Sunday service project. If you’d like to add some color to your nametag, they can be found in the drawer that’s part of the nametag table, as well as a Sharpie to write your name (and preferred pronouns, if you’d like to add those, too). Enjoy!

Change to King Soopers program for AFSC

King Soopers has changed the way we earn money for AFSC.  We no longer reload grocery cards.  We now link the Boulder Meeting of Friends to the King Soopers or City Market loyaltycard.  You have probably been using the loyalty card for years – you swipe the card or enter your phone number when you pay for groceries.

To link your loyalty card to the Boulder meeting of friends:

  • For King Soopers Stores – go to http://www.kingsoopers.com
  • For City Market Stores – go to http://www.citymarket.com

Once logged into your account you can search for Boulder Meeting of Friends either by name or JT735 and then click Enroll. New userswill need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a loyalty card number.

*If a member does not yet have a King Soopers or City Market loyalty card, please ask for one at the customer service desk at any King Soopers or City Market.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for the Meeting until after you register your loyalty card.

Swipe the registered King Soopers or City Market loyalty card or use the phone number that is related to the registered King Soopers or City Market loyalty card when shopping for each purchase to count.

 

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. 

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.

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 boulderfriendsmeeting@gmail.com.  If any problems or questions, please contact Judi Dressler.

News from Right Relationship Boulder

Paula Palmer and other Boulder Meeting Friends are actively working with Right Relationship Boulder. The group’s mission: “We are Native and non-Native people working with local governments and organizations to help all Boulder Valley residents learn about the Native peoples who lived here historically and those who live here today. Our goal is to promote and practice right relationship with Native peoples.” For the latest announcements and updates from Right Relationship Boulder, email  jake@philanthropiece.org to be put on the RRB newsletter list.

 

Quaker Women's Retreat: April 24 – 26, 2020

My name is Sulastri Carr and I am from the Columbine Quaker Meeting House (Mountain View Friends Meeting). I’ve only just started to attend as of last November so you probably don’t know me, yet. Though you might as some of you went to the Quaker Women’s Retreat back in April.

I’ve offered to help Polly Washburn and Kaylee Kuehnast (kkuehnast@hotmail.com) out in getting the word out for next year’s retreat.

Please save the date and let us know if you plan on attending and/or would like to get involved with the planning stages. Since this is my first planning of the retreat, as well as Kaylee’s we’re hoping we can make this happen as smoothly as possible.

Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks! Sulastri

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. Many of these classes are given by Diana DeBrohun of Silver Surfers, and she also offers one-on-one training for $40 – $45/hour. Often the Senior Center has teens come in to help seniors with their devices. Friends who want individual help with solving tech problems at home might call Mike McDaniel of MacAssist; This isn’t a discount service, but several of us have worked with him and like him a lot. (There are many other competent computer tech people around Boulder who can come out to your home to problem-solve.) Speak with Margaret for more details: mewalace@comcast.net, 303-579-6573.

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.

 
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. 

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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