DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
Library Committee Work Session: Come and see how interesting and fun the committee’s work is!
Monday & Tuesday, August 4 & 5: Baltimore Yearly Meeting retreat at Frostburg, MD.
Tuesday to Sunday, August 5 to 10: Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Annual Session at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD. Go to www.bym-rsf.org and click on Annual Session for details.
Thursday, August 7, 9:30 am & Sunday, August 10, 8:30 am: Meeting for Worship for Healing, held on the first Thursday and the second First Day of the month, 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. See the lilac-colored flyer on the hall table.
Thursday, August 14, at 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.
Sunday, August 17, 11 am: Summer Brunch sponsored by the Working Group on Newcomers & Welcoming, at the rise of the 10 am Meeting for Worship. Contributions of food or beverages are welcome; if you would like suggestions of what to bring, or if you have questions, contact Bob Breyer.
Friday to Sunday, September 26 to 28: Stony Run Camping Weekend 2014. Come to Camp Catoctin in Thurmont for one day or the whole weekend – for hiking, canoeing, nighttime visits to the camp fire ring, cooperative meals, and time to play, relax and share with other Friends. For more information, contact Blaine Keener.
Enrollment for the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Spiritual Formation Program continues. The registration deadline for the opening retreat (September 5-7) is August 10. Visit the Spiritual Formation section of the BYM website for more information and online registration. Related materials and local information are available in the hallway.
Get to know the young people of Stony Run by volunteering to teach a trimester of First Day School. No experience needed! The Religious Education Committee supplies all lesson plans and materials. This is a wonderful way to deepen your own spiritual practice and gain more knowledge of Quakerism. We need teachers and substitutes for various grade levels. Please contact Rebecca Snyder.
Alert! The CARES food pantry is very low on supplies, especially pasta, pasta sauce, rice (brown or white), peanut butter, canned fish or meat, and soup. Please bring your donations to the meetinghouse; volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
Social Order Box: Donations during August support Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma. ASTT provides comprehensive mental health care and social services to survivors of torture and war trauma. Baltimore-based ASTT is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate the suffering of those who have experienced the trauma of torture, to educate the local, national, and world community about the needs of torture survivors, and to advocate on their behalf. 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.
The Committee for Support and Supervision (CSS) is in need of a used, fireproof, filing cabinet for storing personnel records. If you or your business has one and would be willing to donate it, we would be most appreciative. Contact the Stony Run office or Betsy Forbush, CSS clerk.
FROM THE OFFICE
Office hours: Through the end of August, the office will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 am on Monday and Friday, and from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Meeting Coordinator’s schedule: Adrian Bishop’s work week runs Sunday through Thursday, but this week he will be attending BYM’s Annual Session in Frostburg, MD.
First Day silent announcements: Items to be included are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.
Newsletter deadline for the September issue: Reports, articles and news items are due by August 10.