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. 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

Registration for New England Yearly Meeting

Thursday, June 1, 2017, https://neym.org/sessions Registration on the web opens June first.

Rokeby Museum Exhibit—Yours in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition

Grand Opening Sunday, July 9, 2017 Gallery talk at 3:00 pm. Rarely seen historic photographs depict a small group of abolitionists, each with ties to the Robinsons of Rokeby as documented in letters, account books, broadsides, and other artifacts that are also on view. For more information, visit the Rokeby Museum web site

Threshing Session: Faith-Based Responses to the Deportation Crisis

Saturday July 15, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 PM, Bassett House Our aim is to both inform ourselves and, if we deem it appropriate, help to construct an inter-faith coalition that can anticipate and appropriately respond to the plight of immigrants--including refugees--facing imprisonment and/or deportation for their irregular residency status.

We will have several resource persons to help us gather information on both the problem and the responses of other faith communities to changes in U.S. immigration policy and deportation policy. Among them will be Susannah McCandless, board member at Migrant Justice. We also hope that someone representing the Interfaith Council will be able to attend.

One helpful information source is the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) "toolkit," available here. It answers a number of questions and envisions "sanctuary" as a continuum of support for refugees and the undocumented, undertaken through a coalition of supporters.

Also, AFSC has organized a telephone conference scheduled for 7/13, 8 p.m., on sanctuary. It includes legal experts, those who have experienced sanctuary, and faith community leaders. It would be useful to join this conference call. If you are interested, register by e-mailing The AFSC Action Center.

New England Yearly Meeting Sessions

Saturday, August 5 through Thursday, August 10, 2017, Castleton University, VT. The theme for annual sessions this year is “Living into Transformation,” referencing Romans 12:2: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." For details, see https://neym.org/sessions