Stony Run Friends Meeting is seeking an Interim Meeting Facilitator. The qualified individual should be a Friend with spiritual depth and commitment to Quaker values and practices. The facilitator should have a friendly outgoing personality with the ability to work with persons of diverse backgrounds and interaction styles. For more details about the position, view the Interim Meeting Facilitator job description at www.stonyrunfriends.org/srcms/content/meeting-facilitator-search . To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2016.
August 1 – 7: Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Annual Session, at Hood College in Frederick. Go to www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/ashome.html for information about attending.
Thursday, August 4, at 9:30 am: Meeting for Worship for Healing is held on the first Thursday of the month. See the flyer (lilac paper) on the hall table for information.
Summertime does not mean there’s less need at GEDCO’s CARES food pantry. With many Friends on vacation, it’s more important than ever that those of us still in town donate non-perishable foods on a regular basis. You may leave them in the upstairs hallway or on the lower level near the rear staircase. Items currently most needed are peanut butter, jelly, tuna, rice, and spaghetti sauce.
Volunteer opportunity for those with little time: Looking for a way to give back to Meeting? Don't have time to serve on a committee but want to help the Meeting with a volunteer hour here and there? Then please, on any Monday at 4:30 pm, come with gloves and a trowel to help weed our recently planted rain gardens.
Volunteers are needed for the Friends Community Garden until the start of the new school year. Please contact Eric Thompson or Andrew Spawn if you are new to working in the garden; a garden brochure with contact details is available in the upstairs hallway near the stairs. Please schedule when you will water the garden and/or harvest produce for the CARES food pantry by going to www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054bacaa2fab9-watering . Using the online sign-up allows us to efficiently coordinate the work needed in the garden.
Social Order Box: Donations this month support the Assistance Fund of Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring. The Assistance Fund helps low-income residents with uninsured health care needs after other sources of funding have been exhausted. The Social Order Box stands in the hallway, by the Library entrance; make checks payable to Stony Run Friends, with ‘S.O. Box’ on the memo line.
Scull calendars: The Meeting has been notified that there will be no further production of Scull calendars.
FROM THE OFFICE
Summer office hours: For the remainder of the summer, the Meeting office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 3 pm and closed on Friday.
First Day silent announcements: Items are due to the office by noon on the preceding Wednesday.
Monthly Newsletter: Reports/news/articles for the September issue are due to the office by August 10.
GIVING TO THE MEETING
Did you know? For 2016, the Meeting approved a payroll budget of $177k. Until June 30 we had one full-time employee, the Meeting Coordinator; we have seven part-time employees – the Office Manager, Meeting Housekeeper, Burial Ground Keeper, and five Childcare Workers. Our Bookkeeper is an independent contractor.