173 North Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 054011
Burlington Friends Meeting


Events, Ongoing
Workday at the Meeting House

Meeting for Worship

Sundays at 11:00 AM and on Wednesdays at noon. On some Sundays there is singing before Worship, from 9:30 - 10:45. All are welcome, in tune or otherwise.



Meeting for Business








The second Sunday of Each Month after a light lunch after rise of Meeting. The length of the Business Meeting varies but it usually lasts about 1- 1/4 hours.

Our Meeting has undertaken an exploration of our purpose and resources. In recent months in Meeting for Business, non-essential business has been deferred so that we may begin the task of addressing the larger questions posed by our changing planet: Who are we called to be? How might we help midwife the transitions that are coming?

It is critical that we bring the whole spectrum of our voices to these questions. Please attend and encourage other Friends to attend.



First Day
School




First Day School is held on Second and Fourth Sundays, beginning at 10:45, September through mid-June. See the First Day School page for more detailed information. On the First, Third, and Fifth Sundays, the children attend Meeting for Worship from 11 AM to 11:15 AM and then move to the Bassett House for group activities as part of a multi-age childcare program.


Events, Recent and Upcoming

Report on Standing Rock

Sunday, Decembeer 4 At rise of meeting, Catherine Bock reported on her trip to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest gathering at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Her written reflections on that trip are posted here.

Principles and Practice of Nonviolent Communication

Saturday, January 14. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 74 Lilac Ln., South Burlington, VT 05403. This workshop will present the basic ideas of nonviolent communication in preparation for the more specific workshop to be held at the Bassett House on January 28. Led by John Reuwer. Register by e-mail to jfreuwer@aol.com, or call (540) 267-4317. Sliding fee $30 - $60, no one turned away for lack of funds.


Quakerism Course



Sunday, January 15, 2017, through Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Meetinghouse. BFM's Ministry and Counsel Committee has put together an adult-education course on Quaker history, practice, and faith. Sessions will be approximately every two weeks. There will be readings and discussion, with each session facilitated by different members of our community. Go here for details.

Workshop on Nonviolent Communication

Saturday, January 28, 2017, Bassett House BFM's Peace, Justice and Earthcare committee hosts an all-day workshop titled, "We are all in this together," to help deal with the time of great uncertainty that the recent elections bring. For details, follow this link to the New England Nonviolent Communication web site for registration information. Open to all.