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, February 19: Quaker Universalism

We will consider the relationship of Quakerism to Christianity and to universalism, both in the early days and now. Is there anything that all Friends believe? This may lead to a brief discussion of membership, though there will be more on that later. Facilitated by Jeanne Plo and Robin Lloyd.

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.