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

"JUMP" Collection

Sunday, September 24 through Sunday October 22 First Day School is collecting food donations this year for JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Project) in order to help out our fellow neighbors in hard times. Donations will be accepted until October 22nd. Please bring donations to the meeting house and look for the JUMP sign that indicates where to place them. The list of items requested is here.

FCNL Staff Visit

Tuesday, October 10 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Robin Lloyd's house, 300 Maple St., Burlington. Sarah Kennedy and Stephen Donohoe, staff members of Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) have invited BFM Friends to a "getting-to-know-you meeting." Refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP to Robin Lloyd

Book Discussion

Third Sundays Beginning October 15 In response to the NEYM minute on white supremacy, Ministry and Counsel will host a book study using Waking up White by Debby Irving. Discussions will be held before meeting for worship; a schedule is available here. Books can be purchased at a discount through the Meeting.

Meeting Workday

Sunday, October 22nd At rise of meeting. Sustenance provided. Bring gloves, enthusiasm, and energy.

YAF Fellowship Evening

Thursday, October 26th At 7pm Young Adult Friends will be gathering at the Bassett House for a simple pot luck, games, and fellowship. Please just bring what you can, and if you are unable to bring anything please just come! There is almost always food enough. Contact: Abby Matchette, YAF@burlingtonquakers.org

YAF Hike and Outdoor Worship

Sunday, November 5 9:30 AM. Gather at the meeting house for a hike/outdoor worship combination. We will carpool to Waterbury to hike at Little River state park. Burlington Friends Meeting will pay for the state-park entry but please bring what you need for a comfortable hike: water, snacks, and sturdy shoes. At the top of the hike we will stop for some worship. After the hike we can grab some lunch somewhere or return to Burlington if people want to eat lunch at home. Contact: Abby Matchette, YAF@burlingtonquakers.org

Intergenerational Worship

Sunday, November 12 Intergenerational worship during first 15-20 minutes after we settle into silence at the beginning of worship. There will be an activity that we can all do together. Watch this space for details as the date approaches.

Quarterly Meeting

Sunday, December 3 We will be hosting the next quarterly meeting at the meeting house. Watch this space for details.

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

Current Seasonal Exhibit 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