Meeting Schedule

Meetings for Worship:
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (September through June); 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (July and August).

Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business: September through June - First Sunday of the month at 1 p.m.  The July/August meeting for 2014 was held on July 20th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

OCTOBER 19 at Stony Run (Committee Day):

9:00 am      BYM conference attendees, in the Dining Room/Sunporch and Room 103
9:00 am      Ministry & Counsel Committee, in Room 214
9:00 am      Funds Review & Use Committee (FRAUC), in the Double Classroom
9:00 am      Library Committee, in the Library
9:15 am      Young child care, until 12:15, in the Roberts Room**
9:15 am      Finance Committee, in the Double Classroom
9:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
9:30 am      Religious Education Committee, in Room 202
10:30 am    Juice and time to visit, in the Library
10:35 am    Hymn singing, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am     Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am    Young Friends, in the Library
11:20 am    First Day School Classes**
12:00 pm    Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
12:00 pm    Religious Education Teachers Table Talk, in the Dining Room
12:15 pm    Meeting Retreat Planning, in the Double Classroom
12:30 pm    Photography for the ‘Gallery’ walls, outside the sunporch
1:00 pm      Ivy Pull Party, at the Burial Ground

Contact Information

Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends, Stony Run
5116 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: (443) 703-2590
Fax: (443) 703-2589
Email: sroffice@StonyRunFriends.org
 

Using Our Website

Please look over our website. We've added a login feature which will allow us to post information available only to authorized users. We invite Stony Run members and attenders to register on the site. Here's how:

  1. Fill out and submit the username / password request form.
  2. Within a few days the (volunteer) website administrator will create an account for you. You will receive an email with your username and password.

You'll then be able to log into the site and view, among other things, the online directory of names, addresses, and phone numbers! If you have any troubles with the registration process, please email webmaster@stonyrunfriends.org.

Children from South America Seeking Asylum

A working group has been meeting recently to discuss the problem of children from South and Central America coming to the United States alone to seek asylum. We've posted the most recent notes from the group. Please contact the meeting office if you'd like to get involved.


Hey teenagers!

The high-school aged people at Stony Run are called "Young Friends". They typically meet on Sunday mornings from 11:00 to noon, but their schedule is dynamic. So to keep up with their activities please see their Facebook group for the latest information.


Book Recommendations

Ministry & Counsel and the Library Committee are excited to introduce book recommendations on our website beyond what we are able to offer on the table in the downstairs hall in the Meetinghouse. Please check it out! The page shows book images that are links to one of three websites where you can purchase the book - Amazon.com, QuakerBooks.org, or PendleHill.org. Quaker Books is a supported Friends ministry through Friends General Conference. Amazon will give Stony Run a percentage of whatever you purchase from their site when you click on one of the book links (even if you purchase items beyond what is shown on our site).  Please browse the titles and contact us if you run across any problems, have questions, or want to suggest a book. Enjoy!


The library committee has given us a catalog of all their books so we can search for things! Take a look at the library page for more details. This was updated June 2014.

Proposal from BYM Fundraising Working Group of Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends, Stony Run February 11, 2013:

Creation of a “BYM fundraising Working Group” (FWG) was approved at the September 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting “to examine the issue of cost of BYM’s fundraising as compared to the contributions income and to bring a report with recommended Stony Run Meeting’s response to this issue.” The FWG reviewed published material from Baltimore Year Meeting and drew from personal knowledge of BYM of FWG members. Click here to review the FWG's conclusions, completed in February 2013, accompanied by a proposed letter to be sent to BYM (you need to log in to the site for the link to work). An independent report of BYM's fundraising, called "The Colson Report", is also provided. Friends are invited to review these documents, which will be considered at Meeting for Worship With A Concern for Business on Sunday, March 3 at 1pm.


 

 

Food for Thought

"The testimony of simplicity was a result of the effort not only to speak but to live the truth."

Elise Boulding, 1989

 

Blue Moon Cowgirls

Join us for a Festive Fundraising Fete (concert) on November 8 from 7:30 - 9:30 featuring the Blue Moon Cowgirls! The Blue Moon Cowgirls blend front-porch directness with neon-lit sophistication as they sing about home and highways, heaven and honkytonks, heartbreak and hope. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for kids. Includes a reception with amazing chocolate treats!

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What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY

We are joined today by Friends attending one of two BYM conferences at Stony Run this weekend – Parents of Teens and Quaker Religious Educators.  We hope our visitors can stay to share lunch with us.

Child care in the Roberts Room is for ages 5 and under, but please note that First Day School’s Pre-Primary Class, in Room 214 at 11:20, is designed for 4- and 5-year-olds (age as of August 31).

RE Teacher Table Talk:  Join the Religious Education Committee and other First Day School teachers at Simple Lunch on the third First Day of the month to discuss issues concerning First Day School.

New photographs for the ‘Gallery’ walls:  Is there a photo of you and/or your family on our ‘gallery’ walls upstairs in the meetinghouse?  Is your photo recent enough that others would actually be able to recognize you?  Mike Boardman will be available to take photos at 12:30 pm.  Meet him on the lawn outside the sunporch.

Ivy Pull Party at the Burial Ground:  Plenty of rain during recent months has resulted in a bumper crop of vines that need to be removed, especially from the old stone walls surrounding the Burial Ground.  Please come and help the Burial Ground Committee clear the walls.  Light refreshments will be served.  The Burial Ground address is 2506 Harford Road.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, October 20, 10:30 to 11:45 am:  Weekly gentle/beginner Yoga classes (though all levels of experience are welcome) are held on Monday mornings at the meetinghouse.  The only cost is a suggested donation to Stony Run of $5 per week.  Please bring your own mat.  Contact Martha McLaughlin with any questions.  [This is a new time.]

Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25:  Broadmead Barn Sale.  Flyers are on the hall table.

Sunday, October 26, 11 am:  Little Meeting helps children acclimate to Meeting for Worship, with ideas and practices for settling into the silence.  It’s held once or twice each month; other weeks, the children can practice what they’ve learned when they attend Meeting for Worship with their families before First Day School classes at 11:20.  For more information, contact Amy Rakusin.

Sunday, October 26, 12:30 pm:  Young Friends invite everyone to a pot-luck picnic at the Burial Ground.  Please come, for games and food and fun!

Saturday, November 8, Noon to 2 pm:  Bowl-a-Thon to benefit The McKim Center’s programs.  Form a team with f/Friends and enlist sponsors for this fun fundraiser.  Flyers are on the hall table.  Contact Eric Thompson to sign up for a team or if you have questions.

Saturday, November 8, 7:30 pm:  The Blue Moon Cowgirls, in concert at Stony Run.  Don’t miss an evening of wonderful music followed by a delicious chocolate reception.   Contact the Meeting office for tickets to this, the Meeting’s annual fundraising event.  Flyers are on the hall table.

Sunday, November 9, 9:15 am:  First Day Forum and Gift Sale.  Campbell Plowden, of State College (PA) Friends Meeting, will talk about the Center for Amazon Community Ecology, which works to promote the understanding, conservation and sustainable development of human and other biological communities in the Amazon region.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our support is important to the CARES food pantry.  Thanks for bringing your donations to the meetinghouse.  Volunteers will deliver them to CARES.

Social Order Box:  Donations during October support The Esperanza Center of Catholic Charities, which has taken the lead in Maryland in providing services to refugee children.  The Esperanza Center provides legal services, translation and temporary housing to the children, and contacts their US relatives.  Make checks payable to Stony Run Friends Meeting, with S.O. Box on the memo line.  Please consider making a monthly contribution to the Social Order Box.

Children’s Ushers:  The Religious Education Committee is requesting volunteers to act as the children’s usher on a First Day during November or December.  Please sign up on the sheet hanging just outside the office, or contact Lydia Apencha.

Bakers needed!  Stony Run’s annual musical evening on Saturday, November 8, will bring us The Blue Moon Cowgirls, followed by a delicious chocolate reception.  Help make this evening a success by baking a chocolate treat, using your favorite recipe or one of ours – so long as it’s chocolate!  Please contact Rebecca Snyder if you can help.  

Simple, beautiful Scull calendars for 2015 are here!  They’re available on the hallway table downstairs, for $6 each.

FROM THE OFFICE

Office hours:  The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and on Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 am.

Meeting Coordinator’s schedule:  Adrian Bishop’s work week runs Sunday through Thursday, but his hours vary to allow for evening meetings and weekend events.  He is in the office as much as possible on Mondays and Wednesdays so that Friends can drop in as needed, but appointments are helpful.

First Day silent announcements:  Items to be included are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.
Newsletter deadline for the December issue:  Reports, articles and news items are due by Monday, November 10.