Mountain View Friends Meeting
Mountain View Friends Meeting is a Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (often known as "Quakers"). We welcome people from all faiths and those of no particular faith. We are all seeking the Divine together. Our meeting practices “unprogrammed” worship. This means that we gather to wait for God’s ministry to come to us out of the silence without appointed clergy as a guide. We have no creed or dogma, but we do have testimonies which guide our actions. Those testimonies include simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. Friends believe that putting our faith into action in the world is important.
What to Expect at a Meeting
When you come into the meetinghouse before worship you may find some Friends already sitting in silence. There is generally a “centering” that occurs at the beginning of Meetings when Friends seek to clear their minds of distractions and come to a receptive state. We listen and wait for a direct experience of the Divine. Some may be moved to share their experience by standing and speaking. About 15 minutes before the end of worship, the children enter the room to join us in worship. The meeting ends when friends shake hands and greet each other. Following worship, Friends share joys and sorrows, welcome new people, share announcements and enjoy a time of fellowship.
Learn more at the About pages
This year's Colorado Women's Retreat will take place March 13-15 at Highlands Presbyterian Camp.
It will be a special time with Quaker women from throughout Colorado, talking about personal issues and learning from one another.
You can download the registration form using the link below. Registration deadline is February 10.
Scholarships may be available from the MVFM Meeting and by requesting on the registration form.
This year's theme: Friends, Trust and the True Self: What’s all the buzz about Circles of Trust?
Please join us for a potluck dinner and music to celebrate together the successful first phase of our capital campaign!
We have many wonderful resources in the Library. More information about them will be posted here soon.
BACK AGAIN for a Limited Run! Quaker Studies will begin at 9 AM on Sat. morning, January 3rd, 2015 in our Meetinghouse! EVERYONE is welcome. We’ll be looking at some of our Quaker stories - how they got started and what’s kept them alive without clergy for over 350 years. We’ll share from our own experiences together and in small groups. How we make decisions, where the testimonies come from are all pieces of who we are. Come join us - those who have been around a long time and those new to us are all welcome & make for a great mix.
Get to know other members and attenders by coming out and/or volunteering:
So far we have raised $130,000 of our $250,000 goal!
Thank you so much to everyone who has already so generously made a gift to the Phase One Fund. Our friendly teams will be visiting as many meeting members and attendees as possible over the next few months, so we hope that if you get a phone call asking for a visit to discuss your dream for the meeting house, you will take them up on the opportunity.
Worship with us!
Sunday at The Meetinghouse
9:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship
10:15 a.m. First Day School (Children)
10:30 a.m. Meeting for Worship (Child Care Available)
First Sundays: Spiritual Journey
Second Sundays: Meeting for Worship for Business
Third Sundays: Peace & Justice Forum
Fourth Sundays: Potluck/FCNL Letter-writing table
Sunday at West Side
10:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship
2014-15 Committee and Activity Meeting Times (clerk in parentheses)
School of the Spirit Committee 8:30 am
AFSC Interfaith Prayer Vigil, 6:00 p.m.
(Jennifer Piper- 3/623-3464)
Membership Guidance c’tee,6:45 p.m.
(Tom Gilmore, Bruce Thron-Weber) upstairs
Peace & Justice c’tee, 6:30 p.m.
Finance and Budget Committee, 7:00 p.m.
Service to the Denver Homeless:
Meet at 6:45 p.m., Northwest Corner of Park Ave and Lawrence St.
Donations needed—Socks and Hot Chocolate (Paul Lindberg)
Library Committee, 10:00 a.m.
Building and Grounds Committee, 9:00 a.m.
Care and Counsel Committee, 7:00 p.m.
Racism & White Privilege8:45-10:10 a.m.
Peace & Justice Forum,12:15 p.m.
(Laure Abercrombie, Paula VanDusen)
Community Fellowship c’tee,7:00 p.m.
Service to the Denver Homeless:
CALM committee, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
(Penny Thron-Weber, Eleanor Wright)
Meeting for Healing & Support, 11:45 am
Compassionate Listening Practice Group, 7pm