DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business: Attenders who are considering membership are especially encouraged to come and learn more about Friends’ decision-making process. Childcare will be provided.
The Baltimore-Area Working Group on Racism meets to consider issues around racial justice, share personal experiences, and plan and host special events. All are welcome to attend.
Thursday, April 10, noon: Quaker Lunch at Broadmead. We gather on the second Thursday of the month for lunch with Friends living at Broadmead. Call Bob & Susie Fetter (443-578-8228) or Donna Smith (443-578-8206) by Tuesday to make your reservation. The cost is $7 per person.
Friday, April 11, to Sunday, April 13: Men’s Retreat at Camp Catoctin in Thurmont. Men from across BYM are invited to register and gather at Catoctin for dinner on sixth day through lunch on first day, or any portion thereof. Please register ASAP with John Baer to allow for meal planning.
Sunday, April 13, 8:30 am: Meeting for Worship for Healing is held on the first Thursday and again on the second First Day of the month and is open to all. Give the names of those who would like to be held in the light to Suzanne O'Hatnick or Dellie James. More information is available on the hall table (lilac paper).
Sunday, April 13, 9:15 am: Viewing and discussion of a Fireside Chat video with John and Ann Michener. This 2004 video is one of a series, intended to be shown from time to time to help keep us in touch with our Meeting community and its history. [Coffee/tea and bagels at 9 am]
Sunday, April 13, 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 a month; other weeks, the children can practice what they’re learning when they attend Meeting for Worship with their families before First Day School classes begin at 11:20. For more information, contact Amy Rakusin.
Tuesday, April 15: Registration deadline for Spiritual Formation retreat May 9 – 11. See the April Newsletter for details; brochures are on the hall table.
Saturday, April 26, 7 pm: DanceFree! Safe, low-cost fun for all ages. See the April Newsletter; flyers are on the hall table.
Sunday, April 27, 9:15 am: Perspectives on Meeting for Worship, presented by the Working Group on Newcomers and Welcoming. A three-person panel will discuss topics such as ways of centering, what members and attenders hear in worship, and how the experience of worship affects what they do in the world. We expect many questions and a lively discussion. [Coffee/tea and bagels at 9 am]
Sunday, April 27, noon: CSS invites everyone to enjoy special desserts following Simple Lunch as we gather to honor Stony Run employees.
Sunday, April 27, 1 pm: An “on the ground” report about AFSC’s unique work in North Korea today. The American Friends Service Committee began engaging with the DPRK more than 30 years ago. Today, AFSC works with a number of cooperative farms, the Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and an agricultural university to improve rice yield and food productivity through more sustainable agricultural methods. Sponsored by the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee.
Children’s Ushers needed for First Day School this spring: The Religious Education Committee is seeking volunteers to provide support for the FDS classrooms. For more information, contact Libby Austin.
Friends Burial Ground Committee is double-checking its records, preparing to load data into their new computer program. Anyone with a Deed of Ownership for a plot at Friends Burial Ground is asked to contact the committee clerk (Alison Webb Schweiger) so the committee can cross-reference the information and scan your document.
Do you love to grow food and flowers? Our Friends Community Garden is planning soon for the coming growing season (our 6th!) Your time and interest will be much appreciated. If this calls to you, let Diane Proctor know.
Please check the lost-and-found corner, just outside Room 214 (near the office). Our lost-and-found stash has warm scarves, hats and jackets, jewelry, a water bottle, a game component (we think), and more. Items not claimed TODAY will be donated.
Non-perishable food is needed for the CARES food pantry; some non-food items are also needed (bar soap, dishwashing liquid, toothbrushes & toothpaste, toilet paper, sanitary pads, baby wipes, disposable diapers) . Please bring your food and non-food donations to the meetinghouse, and volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
March and April donations to the Social Order Box support Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT), which provides comprehensive mental health care and social services to survivors of torture and war trauma, as well as educating the local, national and world community and advocating on behalf of torture survivors. The Social Order box stands in the hallway, to the left of the Library entrance. Please consider making a monthly contribution to the S.O. box.
FROM THE OFFICE
Office hours: Monday through Thursday, the meetinghouse office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. On Fridays, the office is open 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 are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.
Newsletter deadline for the May issue: Reports, articles and news items are due by April 10.