DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
We are joined today by Friends attending one of two BYM conferences at Stony Run this weekend – Parents of Teens and Quaker Religious Educators. We hope our visitors can stay to share lunch with us.
Child care in the Roberts Room is for ages 5 and under, but please note that First Day School’s Pre-Primary Class, in Room 214 at 11:20, is designed for 4- and 5-year-olds (age as of August 31).
RE Teacher Table Talk: Join the Religious Education Committee and other First Day School teachers at Simple Lunch on the third First Day of the month to discuss issues concerning First Day School.
New photographs for the ‘Gallery’ walls: Is there a photo of you and/or your family on our ‘gallery’ walls upstairs in the meetinghouse? Is your photo recent enough that others would actually be able to recognize you? Mike Boardman will be available to take photos at 12:30 pm. Meet him on the lawn outside the sunporch.
Ivy Pull Party at the Burial Ground: Plenty of rain during recent months has resulted in a bumper crop of vines that need to be removed, especially from the old stone walls surrounding the Burial Ground. Please come and help the Burial Ground Committee clear the walls. Light refreshments will be served. The Burial Ground address is 2506 Harford Road.
Monday, October 20, 10:30 to 11:45 am: Weekly gentle/beginner Yoga classes (though all levels of experience are welcome) are held on Monday mornings at the meetinghouse. 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. [This is a new time.]
Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25: Broadmead Barn Sale. Flyers are on the hall table.
Sunday, October 26, 11 am: 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.
Sunday, October 26, 12:30 pm: Young Friends invite everyone to a pot-luck picnic at the Burial Ground. Please come, for games and food and fun!
Saturday, November 8, Noon to 2 pm: Bowl-a-Thon to benefit The McKim Center’s programs. Form a team with f/Friends and enlist sponsors for this fun fundraiser. Flyers are on the hall table. Contact Eric Thompson to sign up for a team or if you have questions.
Saturday, November 8, 7:30 pm: The Blue Moon Cowgirls, in concert at Stony Run. Don’t miss an evening of wonderful music followed by a delicious chocolate reception. Contact the Meeting office for tickets to this, the Meeting’s annual fundraising event. Flyers are on the hall table.
Sunday, November 9, 9:15 am: First Day Forum and Gift Sale. Campbell Plowden, of State College (PA) Friends Meeting, will talk about the Center for Amazon Community Ecology, which works to promote the understanding, conservation and sustainable development of human and other biological communities in the Amazon region.
Our support is important to the CARES food pantry. Thanks for bringing your donations to the meetinghouse. Volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
Social Order Box: Donations during October support The Esperanza Center of Catholic Charities, which has taken the lead in Maryland in providing services to refugee children. The Esperanza Center provides legal services, translation and temporary housing to the children, and contacts their US relatives. 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.
Children’s Ushers: The Religious Education Committee is requesting volunteers to act as the children’s usher on a First Day during November or December. Please sign up on the sheet hanging just outside the office, or contact Lydia Apencha.
Bakers needed! Stony Run’s annual musical evening on Saturday, November 8, will bring us The Blue Moon Cowgirls, followed by a delicious chocolate reception. Help make this evening a success by baking a chocolate treat, using your favorite recipe or one of ours – so long as it’s chocolate! Please contact Rebecca Snyder if you can help.
Simple, beautiful Scull calendars for 2015 are here! They’re available on the hallway table downstairs, for $6 each.
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 December issue: Reports, articles and news items are due by Monday, November 10.