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.

AUGUST 3 at Stony Run:

8:15 am      Child care, until 11:15, in the Roberts Room
8:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
9:30 am      Juice and time to visit, on the front porch
9:35 am      Hymn singing, in the Meeting Room
10:00 am    Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
10:20 am    First Day School Assembly, in the Double Classroom
11:15 am    Library Committee work session, in the Library

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.

 


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.

Proposal from BYM Fundraising Working Group of Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends, Stony Run February 11, 2013:

Creation of a “BYM fundraising Working Group” (FWG) was approved at the September 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting “to examine the issue of cost of BYM’s fundraising as compared to the contributions income and to bring a report with recommended Stony Run Meeting’s response to this issue.” The FWG reviewed published material from Baltimore Year Meeting and drew from personal knowledge of BYM of FWG members. Click here to review the FWG's conclusions, completed in February 2013, accompanied by a proposed letter to be sent to BYM (you need to log in to the site for the link to work). An independent report of BYM's fundraising, called "The Colson Report", is also provided. Friends are invited to review these documents, which will be considered at Meeting for Worship With A Concern for Business on Sunday, March 3 at 1pm.


 

Food for Thought

"There is also a vision of divine order which does not require each of us to take on everything.  There is a sense that in a world under gospel order, or divine guidance, each person’s appointed tasks would fit together organically, moving toward God’s unknowable goals for the universe.  There is a sense that we are not responsible for the outcome.  We are responsible for faithfully discerning and performing our own personal parts in the process, leaving the outcome to God."

Patricia Loring, 1992
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY

Library Committee Work Session:  Come and see how interesting and fun the committee’s work is!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.