DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
First Day Forum: The mission of the Center for Amazon Community Ecology is to promote the understanding, conservation and sustainable development of human and other biological communities in the Amazon region. See page 2 of the November Newsletter for more information about this organization.
Young Friends’ annual benefit Pie Sale! These delicious pies were baked by our teens on Saturday. Proceeds pay for the toiletries to be packed into dozens of gift bags for clients of the Women’s Housing Coalition.
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.
Help put the Friends Community Garden to rest for the winter. Please come after the rise of the 11 am worship. Bring garden gloves, a water bottle and energy for simple but essential tasks; if you can, please also bring a hoe, rake and/or trowel. All ages are welcome. Contact Diane Proctor if you have questions.
Budget reconsideration: Committees involved with Meeting finances will meet to review the latest draft of the 2015 budget and consider how to bring it into balance. All interested Friends are welcome.
Thursday, November 27, 10 am: Thanksgiving Day Worship. It has become tradition that we share worship on Thanksgiving morning with Friends from Homewood Meeting, and this year we are the hosts. So that our staff can enjoy the holiday with their families, child care will not be provided; you are welcome to bring a quiet toy or a book to occupy your child during worship.
Saturday, December 6, 9am: EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team) Day of Action against mountaintop-removal coal mining. Twenty-some actions in various states will let PNC Bank know that we care deeply about damage to the environment and to the people of Appalachia. After a training session at Stony Run, we will enter a local PNC branch and hold Meeting for Worship. In this nonviolent, direct action without arrests, we will join faith with action. See the flyer on the hall table, or contact Bob Goren or Karie Firoozmand.
Sundays, December 7, 14 & 21, 7 pm: Carol Sing! Join in for an hour of fun and music for all ages. On the final evening, December 21, there will be fresh-baked cookies (made by Stony Run’s Young Friends) and other refreshments after the singing.
Our support is important to the CARES food pantry. Thanks for bringing your donations to the meetinghouse. Volunteers will deliver these nonperishable foods and other items to CARES.
Holiday gifts for clients of the Women’s Housing Coalition: Please support Stony Run’s annual gift project for the WHC by donating new, warm, gift-quality women’s hats, scarves and gloves, or funds for their purchase. [See page 3 of November’s Newsletter for information about the important ways that children and teens are contributing to this effort.] Boxes on the bench in the library are ready to accept your contributions, and the last day to donate is December 7.
Social Order Box: Donations during November & December support the Baltimore American Indian Center. BAIC, established in 1968, assists and supports American Indian and Alaskan Native families as they adjust to living in an urban environment. BAIC also serves as a social and cultural ‘home base’ for Native American Indians in this region. The Social Order Box stands in the hallway, to the left of the Library entrance; make checks payable to Stony Run Friends Meeting, with ‘S.O. Box’ on the memo line.
Are you receiving Stony Run’s monthly Newsletter? If you are not but would like to, please contact the Meeting office (see the bottom of this page). The Newsletter is distributed either in printed form or via email – and email recipients also receive the weekly silent announcements so they can stay up-to-date on Meeting news even when they can’t get to the meetinghouse on First Day.
Simple, beautiful 2015 Scull calendars are 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. The office will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day following.
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 normally due by noon on the preceding Thursday. For the November 30 announcements, Thanksgiving weekend, items are due by noon on the preceding Wednesday.
Newsletter deadline for the January issue: Reports, articles and news items are due by December 10.