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.

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

Book Discussion

Third Sundays Beginning October 15 (Next meeting: 18 March) 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Meetinghouse. In response to the NEYM minute on white supremacy, Ministry and Counsel hosts 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.

Quarterly Meeting

Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, United Methodist Church, 108 East Main St., Route 140, Poultney, Vt.! Meetings of our "Northwest Quarter," which includes all meetings in Vermont plus some along the western border of New Hampshire, are excellent places to meet Friends from other places and to learn more about Quaker process and concerns. This particular quarterly meeting features a program on racial justice in Vermont and will include several interesting and knowledgeable guests. It's likely to be lively and informative. Click here for a schedule of activities and information about registering.

Interfaith Seder

Saturday, March 31, 2018 5:30 PM, Bassett House. The Quaker Seder at Burlington Friends Meeting, organized by Elinor Yahm, is only three weeks away, so it is time to plan. Once Elinor has an idea of who is coming she can figure out what people need to bring. She has made 10 copies of a wonderful new "MLK+50" hagaddah as well as five quarts of chicken soup and could make the fresh horseradish and her chocolate meringue cookies. So we will need matzoh, wine, grape juice, salad, wheat-free main dishes, and vegetables (no pasta). The desserts also have to be wheat-free macaroons, and fruit salads work. Please contact Elinor if you are coming, and she will reply to let you know what to bring.

Elinor Yahm, 802-985-9095, e-mail address in directory.