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.
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.
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.