DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
Meeting for Worship for Healing is held on the first Thursday and the second First Day of the month and 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.
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 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.
Monday, September 15, 10 to 11:15 am: Martha McLaughlin is teaching a weekly Gentle/Beginner Yoga class (though all levels of experience are welcome) on Monday mornings in the meeting room. The only cost is a donation to Stony Run, a suggested $5 per week. Please bring your own mat. Contact Martha with any questions.
Monday, September 15, 6:30 pm: Initial local meeting of the 2014-2015 Spiritual Formation Program. If you are ready to commit to this nine-month program, please contact Laura Kinsey. At this first local meeting, participants will share a pot-luck meal, organize the local program, and worship together. Subsequent meetings will be on the first Monday of each month, through May 2015. Information about the Spiritual Formation Program is on the hall table.
Sunday, September 21, 3 pm: Interfaith Celebration of Creation, in support of People’s Climate March in New York City. Sponsored by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee and the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council.
Friday to Sunday, September 26 to 28: Stony Run Camping Weekend. Come to Camp Catoctin in Thurmont for a day or the entire 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. Registration forms (green) are on the hall table.
Sunday, September 28, 9:15 am: Increasing Racial Diversity in the BYM Camping Program. Members of BYM’s Camp Diversity Working Group are camp alumni who have been sending children of color to Catoctin over the last five years. They prepare families and then evaluate campers’ experiences; they also reflect on what barriers have prevented campers of color from participating at the same rate as white campers. Come hear what they have learned.
Sunday, September 28, 2:30 pm: Memorial Meeting for Worship for Aileen Dannenberg. There will be a reception following worship.
Sunday, September 28: Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, jointly hosted by Sandy Spring Friends Meeting and Friends House. Join in for singing, speakers, worship, and corn pudding. The morning program is ‘Aging Well with Friends – The Village Model’ and the afternoon program is ‘The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Project.’ For more information, contact Sarah Bur, Clerk of Chesapeake Quarter, at 410-426-9584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help save the lives of children with a phone call! The President is expediting hearings for illegal immigrant children, who generally speak no English, and the result is that they often have no representation in court and thus are quickly deported. It has been reported that some of them have been killed upon return to their gang-infested country. Please call the White House comment line (202-456-1414) and insist the President insure that these children have representation in court.
Children’s Ushers are needed to provide additional support to teachers and students by directing new students to the appropriate class, circulating through classrooms, and aiding instruction as needed. Please sign up for one or more dates at the bulletin board by the office. Contact Rebecca Snyder for more information.
Hospitality needed: The Religious Education Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting is holding a weekend retreat here at Stony Run, October 18 & 19, for Friends involved with religious education. Hospitality is needed Saturday night (October 18) for out-of-town Friends. Please call Gail Gann now if you can help. Out-of-town Friends have until October 5 to request hospitality.
Conference for the parents of teens: The weekend of October 18 & 19, Stony Run will also host a conference for the parents of teenagers (while Junior Young Friends are gathered at Homewood Meeting). See the flyer (goldenrod paper) on the hall table or contact Laura Coleson-Schreur for information.
FCNL: Celebrity (Judith Light) Interview with Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation, aired on MSNBC. See it at www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/concerns-about-military-presence-abroad-... .
The CARES food pantry has been very low on supplies in recent weeks, especially pasta, pasta sauce, rice (brown or white), peanut butter, canned fish or meat, and soup. Please bring your donations to the meetinghouse, and volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
Social Order Box: Donations through the end of September support Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma. Baltimore-based ASTT provides comprehensive mental health care and social services to survivors of torture and war trauma, and advocates 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.
Bakers needed! Stony Run’s annual musical evening on Saturday, November 8, will feature the Blue Moon Cowgirls…followed by a delicious chocolate reception. Help us make this evening a success by baking a chocolate treat. Use your favorite recipe or choose one of ours. Please contact Rebecca Snyder if you can help.
Simple, classically beautiful Scull calendars for 2015 are here! They’re available on the literature sales table downstairs. The cost is $6 per calendar.
FROM THE OFFICE
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.
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 due by noon on the preceding Thursday.
Newsletter deadline for the November issue: Reports, articles and news items are due October 10.