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. All are welcome.

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 1-1/2 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

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

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.

Next Session, Sunday, April 2, 9:00 AM: Meeting for Business

We will consider Meeting for Business, the role of worship, unity, sense of the Meeting vs. consensus; role of clerk, recording clerk, and the Meeting as a whole. Facilitated by Beth Truzansky and Abby Matchette.

Nonviolent Communication Practice

Six Sundays: March 26, April 9, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 21. Meetinghouse. 9:00 - 10:30 am. Peace Justice and Earthcare Committee has set up a schedule of 6 Sunday mornings for a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practice group. There will be no charge. Please send your confirmation and contact information, including telephone numbers, to Jeanne Plo.

Quaker Seder

Friday, April 14, 2017, Bassett House 6:00 p.m. The Seder is a traditional Jewish ritual, celebrated during Passover, commemorating the ancient story of the Jews' escape from slavery in Egypt. It includes readings from Haggadah, or liturgy, and traditional prayers and songs. We will be using a liturgy that has been modified in certain ways to help Quakers and other non-Jewish readers relate to the Seder experience through its theme of liberation as a crucial human issue in the world today.

The ritual takes place during a festive dinner that involves certain foods, such as matzoh, wine, and bitter herbs, that symbolize different aspects of the quest for liberation.

The main meal will be potluck, and more details will be available as we get closer to the date. Put it on your calendar and come share a wonderful community experience.