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 2016 was held on July 24th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

FEBRUARY 19 at Stony Run:

9:00 am    Childcare, until 12:15, in the Roberts Room
9:00 am    Ministry & Counsel Committee, in the Double Classroom
9:00 am    Funds Review & Use Committee (FRAUC), in Room 103
9:00 am    Library Committee, in the Library
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
12:15 pm  Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
1:00 pm    Making “Izzy” comfort dolls, in the Library
1:00 pm    Planning for the Men’s Retreat, in the Double Classroom
3:00 pm    Equality on Trial – Bail Reform for Maryland, at Homewood Meeting
7:00 pm    Working Group on Racism, in the Dining Room
 
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.

Our former Meeting Coordinator, Adrian Bishop, helped make a CCTV video in May with Elie Nahimana regarding Quakers and peace in Africa. Please take a look!


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.  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

"Let us try what Love will do."
 
William Penn, in Some Fruits of Solitude
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
 
Making “Izzy” comfort dolls – To participate in knitting comfort dolls for children in Baltimore, please knit a tube from the Izzy doll pattern (see www.hpicanada.ca/izzy-dolls/knitting-pattern/) and come to this meeting to complete your doll.  
 
Planning for the Men’s Retreat at Catoctin Quaker Camp, April 28-30.  Contact Blaine Keener for information.
 
Equality on Trial – Bail Reform for Maryland, at Homewood Meeting and sponsored by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice (BQP&J) Committee.  Guest speakers will discuss money bail reform in the courts and bills being considered in the Maryland legislature.  Debbie Ramsey will also report on the observations of the BQP&J Court Watch project since it began in 2015.  This event was originally, incorrectly, publicized as being held next month.
 
The Baltimore Area Working Group on Racism (WGR) meets to consider issues around racial justice, share personal experiences, and plan and host special events.  Everyone is welcome.  
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Monday, February 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm:  Peaceable City, a subcommittee of the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee, is sponsoring a series of four weekly discussions on how non-violence works.  Each week’s discussion will be held at Homewood’s meetinghouse and will begin with the viewing of a TED Talk.  RSVP at http://evite.me/7wangbdWeF.
 
Sunday, February 26, at 11 am:  Junior/Young Friends will meet for a session of Four Corners.
 
Sunday, February 26, at 1 pm:  Criminal justice reform in Maryland continues.   Rabbi Charles Feinberg, executive director of Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR), and Diamonte Brown, former executive director of Out for Justice, will discuss pending legislation to reduce the incidence of solitary confinement in Maryland prisons (SB1015 and HB1001).   Also, SB694 and HB723 would remove the Governor from parole decisions, helping to de-politicize the process.  IAHR is also active in countering anti-Muslim bigotry, and Rabbi Feinberg can provide an update on his work in that arena.
 
Sunday, March 5, from 8 to 10:30 am:  Pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit Unified Efforts, sponsored by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice (BQP&J) Committee.  If you can lend a hand, please contact Ann Kehinde.  Learn more about Unified Efforts at www.unifiedefforts.com or by talking with Debbie Ramsey or members of BQP&J.
 
Saturday, March 11, from 9 am to 1 pm:  Clerking workshop, toward making our committees operate more effectively.  Open to all.
 
Sunday, March 12:  Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, at Homewood Meeting.  See the flyer on the hall table and in the February Newsletter.
 
Sunday, March 19, at 1 pm:  Remembering and upholding the truth of the Holocaust – American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) work before, during and after the Holocaust:  Don Gann and Isaac Rehert will discuss AFSC’s work to assist and rescue victims.  See the flyer on the hall table.
 
Saturday, March 25, at 9 am:  Annual meeting of the Stony Run money committees – Trustees, Finance, Giving, Funds Review & Use Committee (FRAUC), Support & Supervision, Property, and Burial Ground.  Everyone is welcome.
 
Sunday, March 26, at 1 pm:  Members of the Working Group on Unaccompanied Children would like to expand their scope to immigration issues generally, with a focus on policy and advocacy, and the group invites interested Friends to join them at this meeting.
 
Sunday, April 9, from 9 to 10:30 am:  Annual All-Meeting Breakfast.
 
Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 2:30 pm:  Remembering and upholding the truth of the Holocaust – A survivor speaks:  Halina Silber will bear witness and share her experience.
 
Saturday, April 22, at 9 am:  Annual all-Meeting budget discussion, an opportunity for us to explore our spending and fundraising priorities and provide guidance for the development of the next budget.
 
Friday through Sunday, September 22-24:  Stony Run camping weekend at Camp Catoctin.  Contact Blaine Keener for information.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Miles White Beneficial Society scholarships and educational grants:  Preference is given to students and organizations in the metropolitan Baltimore area and to those associated with BYM.  Applications are being accepted until March 15.  See Stony Run’s February Newsletter for more information.
 
The Jonathan K. Taylor Swarthmore College Scholarship Fund is administered by Stony Run, and preference goes to members of the BYM community.  For the next academic year, up to $15,000 can be allocated among the successful applicants.  For more information, or to apply by the April 20 deadline, contact Cindy Maier.
 
GEDCO’s CARES food pantry:  Please remember to add non-perishable items for the CARES food pantry to your grocery list.  You may leave food contributions in the upstairs hallway or on the lower level near the rear staircase.  Items most needed: peanut butter, jelly, tuna, rice, spaghetti sauce.
 
Social Order Box:  Donations during February and March will go to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.  Please see the February Newsletter for information about the Fund’s work through litigation, advocacy and public education.  The Social Order Box stands in the hallway by the Library entrance; make checks payable to Stony Run Friends, with ‘S.O. Box’ on the memo line.
 
FROM THE OFFICE
 
Office hours:  The Meeting office is open Monday–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 Monday, February 20.
 
Meeting Facilitator’s schedule:  Larry Reid’s work week runs Sunday through Thursday, but his hours vary to allow for evening meetings and weekend events.
 
First Day silent announcements:  Items are due to the office by noon on the preceding Wednesday.
Monthly Newsletter:  Reports/news/articles for the April issue are due to the office by March 10.
 
GIVING TO THE MEETING – FINANCIAL FACTS
 
For 2017, the Meeting has an operating budget which includes income of $378,000 and expenses of $399,000, with a deficit of $21,000.  The deficit will result in  unfunded capital reserves.