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

Adult Education: "Leadings"

Sunday, March 24, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Meetinghouse. Coffee, tea, and scones available beforehand.

Friends are invited to a consideration of "Leadings:"

  • How do you figure out what to do in life?
  • From where does a conviction grow about a path to follow, an interest to pursue?
In preparation, Friends may wish to consult the world wide web for "Quaker Leadings," or read from Nudged by the Spirit: Stories of People Responding to the Still, Small Voice of God by Charlotte Fardelmann, Pendle Hill Publications, 2001. Copies are available at the Meeting Library.

Diana Linda, Robin Lloyd, Martha Penzer, conveners on behalf of Adult Religious Education

Called Meeting for Business This Sunday

March 24 at rise of meeting Peace, Justice and Earthcare requests a called Meeting for Business to consider sponsorship of two events that will take place before our next Monthly Meeting for Business:

Please follow the links if you have questions about these events and come prepared to decide about meeting sponsorship.

FCNL Grassroots Advocacy Workshhop

Friday, March 29, 4-7 p.m. Meetinghouse (Light dinner provided). Join us for a Friends Committee on National Legislation Introduction Advocacy Workshop (FCNL). Come and learn strategic and effective advocacy tools to promote peace and justice, and learn how you can get involved with the local grassroots advocacy team in Burlington. At the Workshop, you will also learn about the 2019 FCNL Advocacy Team campaign to repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that have been used by three presidents to justify endless wars. This Introduction to Advocacy Workshop features FCNL Advocacy Teams Trainer Sarah Freeman-Woolpert.

Please RSVP for this program at this link.

State-of-Society Potluck Breakfast

Sunday, March 31, 8:30 a.m. Bassett House. Potluck breakfast and discussion of the State of Society report

Each year New England Yearly Meeting asks Burlington Friends Meeting for a report, the annual State of Society report, that reflects the spiritual state of our meeting, what's going well, and the challenges we face. These reports help the broader Quaker community know how the Spirit is moving in our region, and they inform the work of the Ministry and Counsel committee of the Yearly Meeting. This potluck breakfast provides an opportunity to discuss and reflect on our past year. Ministry and Counsel will collect our reflections for inclusion in the report, to be presented to the Monthly Meeting for approval in April.

Memorial Service for Marcia Mason

Sunday, March 31, 1:30 p.m. The memorial service for long-time Burlington Friend Marcia Mason will be held in the Burlington Friends meetinghouse, 173 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT. A simple reception will follow.