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 90 minutes.

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

The Growing Dangers of Nuclear War

Friday, January 18, 6:30 PM Meetinghouse

Talk by Dr. Joseph Gerson, Executive Director of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and Director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Peace & Economic Security Program.

In the wake of the Post-Cold War period, there are growing dangers of nuclear war confronting humanity. Why is this so, who are the protagonists and what can be done to reduce the danger will be the subject of Dr. Gerson's discussion. He will also talk about how the Trump Administration’s foreign and military policy is perceived in Europe and Asia.

Refreshments will be served. Donations to the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security will be accepted. Organized by Vermont Action for Peace and sponsored by Hanover and Burlington Monthly Meetings. For more information: 802-522-2376; jgainza@vtlink.net

Authority Discussion

Sunday, January 20, 9:00 am, Sunday February 17, 9:00 am Meetinghouse

We will be holding two pre-meeting discussions to consider many questions about authority in the context of a Quaker meeting. The first (January 20) will consider the spiritual basis of Friends decision making and review some history. The second (February 17) will turn to more practical matters here in Burlington Friends Meeting. Christopher McCandless will facilitate both sessions.

Please plan to come to both discussions. They should be valuable to new Friends who are learning about Quaker process as well as to experienced Friends who may have seen some of the inevitable ambiguities implicit in our way of making decisions.