173 North Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401
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

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

Concert for Benefit of Syrian Refugees

Saturday, May 21, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church, Burlington. Sunday, May 22, 3:00 PM, Montpelier High School Auditorium Pianist Michael Arnowitt has created a large-scale special program entirely of Syrian music and literary readings of writings by Syrian authors. The concert will be performed by a diverse group of 30 actors, singers, and musicians playing a mix of Western and Middle Eastern instruments, including Syrian-born poet Rana Bitar Jacob, short-story author Osama Alomar, and musician Anwar Diab Agha. More information: Michael Arnowitt. MA@MAPiano.com or 802-229-0984.

There is also a large poster with more information here.

Discussion of Support Across Generations for Elders (SAGE)

Sunday, May 22 Elinor Yahm and Jean Hopkins attended a "SAGE" weekend program at Woolman Hill last December and will lead a discussion about it after rise of meeting. Robin Lloyd also will present her experiences with a Jungian group studying the aging process.

First-Day School Picnic

Sunday, June 5 at rise of meeting As the school year comes to a close so does our First Day School program. We will take a break for the summer and celebrate with a picnic for the whole community. The Children's Religious Education (CRE) Committee will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, veggie dogs, all the "fixings," and dessert. We ask the BFM Community to please bring side dishes and drinks. We will meet outside (in the Bassett House in case of rain) to share a song and blessing together, then enjoy food and playing. Contact Abbie Matchette, clerk of CRE, if you have questions.

FCNL Advocacy Team Launch Workshop

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6-9 p.m. Malya Zwerling, FCNL's National field Organizer, is providing a workshop at Burlington Friends Meeting to help us work effecively to influence Congress and restore our democracy. Goals include

  • Build a community of people working for peace and justice
  • Help teach effective advocacy tools
  • Discuss how to build power in the community
If you wish to come please contact Elinor Yahm, ehyahm@gmail.com, to let her know. They wish to have a sense of how many people are attending