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.

December 21 at Stony Run:

9:15 am      Young child care, until 12:15, in the Roberts Room
9:15 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
11:20 am    First Day School Classes
12:15 pm    Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
12:45 pm    All-Meeting Retreat Planning, in the Library
7:00 pm      Carol Sing, in the Meeting 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.

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

"Sing and rejoice you children of the day and of the Light.  For the Lord is at work in this thick night of darkness that [may] be felt.  Truth does flourish as the rose, the lilies do grow among the thorns, the plants a-top of the hills, and upon them the lambs do skip and play."

George Fox, 1663

 

What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY

Carol Sing!  Join in for an hour of fun and music for all ages.  After our singing we will have fresh-baked cookies (made by Stony Run’s Young Friends) and other refreshments in the Dining Room.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, December 24, 7 pm:  Christmas Eve worship-sharing for all ages, in front of a fire in the Library.  Worship-sharing often includes singing carols, stories read or told, and personal Christmas memories.  Afterwards, we will share cookies and juice, with all going home by 9 pm.

Wednesday, December 31, 11 pm:  Candlelight vigil on the National Mall to honor all victims of gun violence and to pray for continued, substantial, lasting change in our country’s gun laws, mental health policies and culture of violence.  See the bright pink flyer in the hall for information about bus transportation to and from D.C.

Sunday, January 4, 1 pm:  Monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business is held on the first First Day of the month.  Attenders who are considering membership are encouraged to come and learn about Friends’ decision-making process.  Child care is provided.

Sunday, January 11, 9:15 am:  First Day Forum.  The Working Group on Racism will lead worship-sharing with a concern for police brutality.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Weekly gentle/beginner Yoga classes (though all levels of experience are welcome) are held Monday mornings from 10:30 to 11:45 am – and class WILL be held on January 22 & 29.  The only cost is a suggested donation to Stony Run of $5 per week.  Please bring your own mat.  Contact Martha McLaughlin with any questions.  [Note:  Beginning on January 12, yoga classes will run from 10 to 11:15 am.]

The Working Group on Unaccompanied Children from Central America has identified three ways to help the children:  winter clothes, funding for an ESL teacher, and volunteering with ESL classes.  For more information see the color flyer in the hallway.

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.

A few of the simple, beautiful 2015 Scull calendars are still available on the hallway table downstairs.  They are $6 each.

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 can be distributed either in printed form or via email.  Friends who receive the emailed version of the Newsletter also receive these weekly silent announcements via email – a great way to be reminded of upcoming activities.

FROM THE OFFICE

Office hours:  The office is normally 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 the week of December 22-26, and it will be closed on New Year’s Day.

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.  Adrian is out of the office until January 4.

First Day silent announcements:  Items for the First Day silent announcements are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.
Newsletter deadline for the February issue:  Reports, articles and news items are due by January 10.