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 2015 was held on July 19th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

AUGUST 30 AT STONY RUN:

8:15 am      Child care (for ages 6 and younger) until 11:15, in the Roberts Room
8:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
9:30 am      Juice and time to visit, in the Library
10:00 am    Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
10:20 am    First Day School assembly, in the Double Classroom
11:15 am    Hymn singing, in the Meeting Room
11:15 am    Event Planning Committee, in the Double Classroom

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 catalog page try it out.

 

Food for Thought

"I can think with thankfulness of Friends who have brought light into my darkness – perhaps a single sentence, a friendly letter, a walk on the downs; their help was perhaps given unconsciously, but it was because they were sensitive to God’s leadings that they were able to do it.  Do we seek to be the channels of God’s love and caring?  Caring matters most."

Edward H. Milligan
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, September 6:  Meeting for Worship returns to the 9:30 & 11 am schedule.

Sunday, September 6, at 1 pm:  Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business is held on the first First Day of the month.  Attenders considering membership are encouraged to come and learn about Friends’ decision-making process.  Child care will be provided for children six and younger.

September 25-27:  Stony Run’s Camping Weekend.  Plan to attend for all or part of our Meeting’s annual camping weekend at beautiful Catoctin Quaker Camp near Thurmont.  [Non-camping Friends:  come for the day on Saturday and enjoy lots of outdoor activities and extended relaxed social time with others in our community.]  See the Newsletter for more information, or contact Blaine Keener.  Registration forms are on the hall table, or you can send the needed information to the office via email.

Saturday, October 3, 10 am to 3:30 pm:  “We love each other but…” workshop sponsored by Friends Meeting of Washington.  How do I stay in community with someone who has hurt me?  See the bright pink flyer on the bulletin board at the base of the main staircase.

NEWS OF FRIENDS

A Friend living near 39th & Charles would appreciate a ride to and from early Meeting for Worship.  Please contact the Meeting Coordinator, Adrian Bishop, if you could help.

A parent and child in Meeting would greatly appreciate help with housing for the next several months.  If you would consider sharing your house with an additional adult and one child on an affordable basis, please contact our Meeting Coordinator (Adrian Bishop) or one of the co-clerks of the Community, Care, and Clearness committee (Joan Thompson and Lynne Bowman). 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nurture Funds are available:  Stony Run’s Funds Review and Use Committee (FRAUC) wants all members, committees, and attenders to know that as of 8/18/15 Nurture Funds totaling $965 were still available for this calendar year.  Nurture Funds are to sponsor training for individuals in such areas as Quaker faith and practice, spiritual growth, and pastoral counseling, to sponsor Meeting seminars, religious education events, retreats, community-building occasions, and to send persons active in the Meeting to Pendle Hill, Friends General Conference or Yearly Meeting.  Nurture Fund request forms are available from the Meeting office or on the website.

Help is needed as Stony Run welcomes FGC’s Executive Committee September 25 & 26, with volunteers needed to host, transport, and help prepare meals for this group of Friends from across North America.  If you can provide housing or local transportation, contact Arthur Boyd.  If you can help with meals, contact Meg Meyer.  Arthur is our event manager, and he would welcome help to coordinate housing and transport.

Do you buy Scull calendars for yourself and/or as gifts?  If so, please notify the office of the number of 2016 calendars you plan to purchase so that we can avoid ordering too few or too many.  [If you’re not familiar with these simple, beautiful calendars, produced on thick uncoated, recycled paper, there is a sample calendar on the literature sales table downstairs.]

Consider cultivating the practice of purchasing non-perishable food items for the CARES food pantry when you are grocery shopping.  Donated items may be left in the upstairs hallway or downstairs by the rear staircase.

Social Order Box:  Donations during August and September support the Friend of a Friend program of the Baltimore office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).  Originally, Friend of a Friend was designed to help long-term prison inmates learn to live more peaceably in prison.  It has been extended to support returned citizens as they develop ways to divert young people from ever becoming involved in the legal system.  The Social Order Box stands in the hallway, next to the Library entrance; make checks payable to Stony Run Friends Meeting, with ‘S.O. Box’ on the memo line.
    
FROM THE OFFICE

Office hours:  The meetinghouse office will be closed on Friday and Monday, September 4 & 7.  Thereafter the office will be 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 are due by noon on the preceding Wednesday.
Newsletter:  Reports, news and articles for the October issue are due by Thursday, September 10.