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

Quaker Made: Vermont Furniture, 1820–1835

Through October 31, 2016 A unique collection of furniture crafted by Quaker cabinetmaker Stephen Foster Stevens, along with his account books, photographs, and other personal items. See the Rokeby Museum website for hours, admission, directions, etc..

Food Collection

NOW through Sunday, October 23, 2016 First day school children are collecting food items and bags for the joint urban ministry project (JUMP). Look for the collecting place in the meeting house; there's also a list of requested food items. Encourage the kids to serve our community and help give them a tangible way to talk about poverty!

Fall Work Day

Sunday, October 23, 201, 1:00-4:00 PM Please join the Property Committee for a fall work party! Come for an hour or for the whole afternoon. All skill levels appreciated. The property committee will provide lunch.

Clerking Workshop

Saturday, October 29, 2016 9 AM - 4 PM, Meetinghouse The workshop—Led by Jan Hoffman and Jackie Stillwell and open to the whole of the Northwest Quarter—will be about how we do business together, how we all have clerking responsibilities, and how we are all interconnected in the business process that is unique to Quakers. Snacks, a light lunch, and tea/coffee will be provided. There is a resource packet for the workshop, as well as many other useful materials, at this link: http://neym.org/resources-clerking. Contact Abby Matchette at yaf@burlingtonquakers.org to RSVP or with questions.


Sunday, November 6, 2016, Meetinghouse At rise of meeting, David Millar, now of Montreal Meeting, will present his paper, "The Great Transformation: toward an eco-economy based on Quaker principles of right relationship," which shows how organizational work—from writing to community-building, from lobbying to non-violent protest—is inseparable from social justice and personal transformation.

Used Book Sale

Sunday, November 20, 2016, Meetinghouse Great gift ideas! The sale will be open to Burlington Friends before meeting (starting about 10:00) and after meeting. The sale will be open to the neighborhood starting at 1:00.

Movie and Presentation

Sunday, December 11, 2016, Meetinghouse At rise of meeting, Sas Carey, of Middlebury Meeting, will present a discussion titled "My 22 years in Mongolia: A Tale of Leadings." She will show one of her documentaries, "MIGRATION," which documents the migration of a family of reindeer herders from their spring camp to their winter camp and has earned awards from the International Film Awards in Berlin, the Parnu International Film Festival in Estonia, and the Earth Day Film Festival in San Francisco.