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 2014 was held on July 20th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

November 23 at Stony Run:

8:45 am      Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee, in the Double Classroom
9:15 am      Young child care, until 12:15, in the Roberts Room
9:15 am      First Day Forum, in the Dining Room
9:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
9:30 am      Religious Education (RE) 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    Little Meeting, in Room 214
11:00 am    Young Friends, in the Library
11:20 am    First Day School Classes
12:15 pm    Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
12:15 pm    Putting Friends Community Garden to rest for the winter
12:45 pm    All-Meeting Retreat planning group, in the Library
1:00 pm      Reconsideration of the 2015 Budget, 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

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

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 -,, or 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 library page for more details. This was updated June 2014.


Food for Thought

What Life Has Taught Me:

    Resentment is poisonous;
    Compassion is healing;
    Love is creative.

Ellen Sophia Bosanquet, 1960


What's New at Stony Run


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.


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.