Saturday, October 1, at 6 pm: Potluck followed by a book talk and Q&A with Ruah Swennerfelt. See the flyer on the hall table.
Sunday, October 9, at 9:15 am: Introduction to the Religious Society of Friends – An Overview of The Quaker Approach to Finding One’s Way, Beginning From Within. This introductory session will include a brief history of the Religious Society of Friends and insights into how Friends’ emphasis on the Inner Light influences their faith and practices. The session will include Q&A and group discussion. For information, contact Fred Leonard or call the meetinghouse at 443-703-2590, ext. 3. [Bagels and coffee/tea at 9:00.]
Sunday, October 9, at 12:30 pm: GOAT Walk along Stony Run. Join Homewood Meeting’s Green Organizing Action Team to explore the refurbished path along Stony Run. We'll stroll along the portion from University Parkway up to Wyndhurst Avenue, and back again. Meet in front of Homewood’s meetinghouse (3107 N. Charles Street, across from Art Museum Drive). Rain date is October 16.
Sunday, October 23, at 1:30 pm: The Burial Ground Committee invites members and attenders to the Burial Ground for their Fall Clean-up. Bring gloves and pruning shears, and help ready the grounds for winter. Please park on Harford Road and spend the afternoon in a beautiful place with good Friends.
NEWS OF FRIENDS
Cartan Kraft died at Broadmead on September 2. A memorial Meeting for Worship is being planned for Saturday, November 12, at 11 am.
The Quaker Principles Committee of Friends School has expressed how much the students appreciate having a Friendly presence from Stony Run in their meetings for worship. Please worship with them as you feel led. Their schedule for this final week in September is on the meetinghouse calendar, posted on the bulletin board just outside the office. [FSB-LS = Lower School, FSB-MS = Middle School, FSB-US = Upper School] Copies of the full schedule for October (bright pink paper) are on the hall table.
Scull calendars WILL be produced for 2017 after all. We have ordered a dozen of these simple, beautiful calendars, and several of them are already spoken for. Contact the office if you’d like to reserve one or more calendars. The cost is $6.15 each. When the order arrives, any calendars not previously reserved will be available for sale on the downstairs literature sales table.
The Stony Run/Friends School Community Garden was established in 2009 to provide fresh produce to underserved communities through the CARES food pantry. The transition between end of summer and back to school, though, is a hard time to cover, and more help is needed to keep the garden productive into October. If you can help, please go to www.friendsbalt.org/school/communitygarden
and sign up using the online scheduler.
GEDCO’s CARES food pantry: Please remember to add non-perishable items for the food pantry to your shopping list. You may leave food contributions in the upstairs hallway or on the lower level near the rear staircase. Items most needed are peanut butter, jelly, tuna, rice, and spaghetti sauce.
Social Order Box: Donations this month will assist Syrian refugees making a new life in Maryland. 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.
FROM THE OFFICE
Office hours: The Meeting office is open Monday–Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 am.
First Day silent announcements: Items are due to the office by noon on the preceding Wednesday.
Monthly Newsletter: Reports/news/articles for the November issue are due to the office by October 10.
GIVING TO THE MEETING
Did you know?
In 2016, the Meeting has available $2500 from our operating budget to support the spiritual growth of our members and active attenders. If you need money to attend a conference or course relating to spiritual development, the presiding Clerk of the Meeting, or the clerks of Community, Care & Clearness, Ministry & Counsel, Religious Education, and Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice, can recommend up to $300 for you. Please ask! FRAUC keeps track of all recommendations so we don’t overspend the budget.