Announcements

Announcements by Members & Attenders

Please submit announcements to announcements@boulderfriendsmeeting.org. Most announcements will run for 2 weeks or until an event ends. These announcements are visible to the general public, so save confidential information to share at Meeting. To read an entire announcement, click on it and an accordion will expand to reveal the details.

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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.

 

Right Relationship Boulder Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm:  Monthly meeting of Right Relationship Boulder. Location:  Tebo Family Medical Building on the Foothills campus of Boulder Community Health, Arapahoe and 48th St. We meet in the basement conference room. Park and enter on the WEST side of the building. All are welcome!


Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 – 5:30 pm:  Seeing the Racial Waters with Dr. Robin DiAngelo: Naropa University, Nalanda Events Center: 6287 Arapahoe Ave Boulder,CO 80301

In this 3.5 hour workshop with Dr. DiAngelo we will explore topics including white socialization, systemic racism, white solidarity, the specific ways racism manifests for white progressives, safety versus comfort, the politics of emotions, and white fragility. This will be a combination of lecture, structured reflection, and small group discussion designed to provide a comprehensive system analysis and identify personal complicity. More information and registration here.

Saturday, May 25, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm: “A Pilgrimage to Sand Creek 5.0” – Marrty Dormish invites you to join him for his annual trip to Sand Creek National Historic Site in Eastern Colorado. For more information, check out his blog here. RSVP to marrton@everydayepics.com.


Support the Earth Guardians’ Indigenous Youth Leadership Training to be held in May – June in Arkansas. Donate here. From website: “This program is a deepening of past EG work and a response to Native youth who are looking for concrete training materials and support in building environmental and cultural preservation campaigns in their communities. The intention of the training is to remain spiritually and culturally-based, including daily sweat lodges, prayer, Elders/Youth healing exchange focused on trauma and colonization, courses in Indigenous leadership development and plenty of time to explore and connect to the land. Ultimately, our mission is to see Native youth step into positions of leadership within their local communities, and nationally as land and water protectors.”

Free A-cappella Concert, Sat. June 8, 7-8 pm at the Academy

The Harmonia a-cappella choir, including our own Andrew Banks, will perform a free public concert on Saturday June 8, 7:00-8:00 pm, at the Academy Senior Living Center, 10th & Aurora in Boulder.  The eclectic program will include secular, spiritual, jazz and pop selections.  All are welcome!

Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM), June 9-16: Register by April 28

IMYM will be June 9 – 16, 2019, at Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu, New Mexico

MARCH 5 – Online registration will open at www.IMYM.org . Credit cards will be accepted. Many adjustments have been made to make this a clearer and simpler process.

APRIL 28 – Final day for regular registration. Registrations after April 28 cause extra work for the registrars, and housing at Ghost Ranch may not be available. We ask for a $50 late fee.

MAY 7 – Final day for payment of registration. Final day for registrations, unless you are commuting. The online link will be removed. Anyone wishing to register after May 7 must contact the registrars.

About Pay as Led

We are continuing to use Pay as Led to finance our annual gathering. There is no need for members or attenders to ask monthly meetings or the yearly meeting for financial support. Friends are asked to register for the accommodations they need and then prayerfully consider how much they are led to pay in support of attendance at the annual gathering – either less or more than the real cost which will be provided by the registrar.

Monthly meetings are asked to continue to support attendance at the annual gathering. However, instead of awarding scholarships for attendance to individuals, meetings are asked to send the amount they would spend on scholarships directly to the yearly meeting. In this way, no one must ask for a scholarship, and everyone will be provided for.

This method of financing the annual gathering worked last year, and the yearly meeting has decided to use it unless if quits working. We had more attendance last year, especially among young adult Friends. We want to remove as many barriers to participation as we can, so that more can contribute to the fellowship and discernment of business at the annual gathering.

Friends General Conference: June 30 – July 6

The FGC Annual Gathering will be June 30 – July 6, 2019, at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.  See https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering.  Register by May 31 to avoid late fee.

How to Help Pine Ridge (Updated)
Operation Oyate is now moving to developing and creating sustainable community projects and helping to meet the need of repairs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
 
So here is the current status update.
We will be meeting with a lawyer that has agreed to provide her services to create a Non-Profit for us to operate from we just have to pay the filing fees.  We will meet with her next week to complete the paperwork.  We believe this is the best way to move forward to accomplish the work needed.
 
There are over 500 damaged homes from the storm that will need a variety of repairs, currently there is a team assessing the damage and the needed materials.
 
We have people currently growing seedlings for the community garden so that we can plant the community garden in the Kyle community location at the middle of May.  
 
We also need to repair the damage to the Community building in Kyle caused by the storm.
 
So we are looking for at this time financial donations to cover these costs.  We have not really asked for financial donations previously and have just done enough to cover the costs of gas, trailer rentals, hotel costs, and misc. supplies.
 
Kari Bell has created a pay pal account for cash donations which will be used to buy all needed supplies to repair the building and also pay for filing fees in creating the non-profit
 
 
We are also asking if you would prefer for Lowe’s gift cards that we can purchase building materials with in Rapid City these can be mailed or taken to
Kari Bell
2641 S Grant St
Denver, C0 80210
 
The help has been incredible we have been able to create a permanent food bank fully stocked with food, water, hygiene products, baby supplies, clothing and bedding that we can now just maintain moving forward in Kyle.  There is also now a soup kitchen that is able to provide one meal a day in the Manderson area.  They are currently looking for a similar location as we found in Kyle in both Oglala area and the Manderson area that can provide for a community garden, community kitchen, and permanent food bank emergency supply location.
 

So once again as we move forward we will keep everyone updated and are all so grateful for all the generosity if you would like to see pictures and a full current update of all that has been accomplished here is a link to the current Facebook post 

 
Thank you so much
Laura Richards, ifrrstatelegislation@gmail.com
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.

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.

Friends Committee on National Legislation(FCNL)

Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM)

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