Meeting Schedule

Meetings for Worship:
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (September through June); 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (July and August).

Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business: September through June - First Sunday of the month at 1 p.m.  The July/August meeting for 2015 will be held on July 19th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

MAY 24 AT STONY RUN:

8:45 am      Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee, in the Double Classroom
9:00 am      Working Group on Unaccompanied Minors, in Room 202
9:15 am      Child care (ages 6 and younger) until 12:15, in the Roberts Room
9:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
10:30 am    Juice and time to visit, in the Library
10:35 am    Hymn singing, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am    Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
11:20 am    First Day School assembly, in the Double Classroom
12:15 pm    Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room

Contact Information:

Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends, Stony Run
5116 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: (443) 703-2590
Fax: (443) 703-2589
Email: sroffice@StonyRunFriends.org

Using Our Website

Please look over our website. We've added a login feature which will allow us to post information available only to authorized users. We invite Stony Run members and attenders to register on the site. Here's how:

  1. Fill out and submit the username / password request form.
  2. Within a few days the (volunteer) website administrator will create an account for you. You will receive an email with your username and password.

You'll then be able to log into the site and view, among other things, the online directory of names, addresses, and phone numbers! If you have any troubles with the registration process, please email webmaster@stonyrunfriends.org.

Children from South America Seeking Asylum

A working group has been meeting recently to discuss the problem of children from South and Central America coming to the United States alone to seek asylum. We've posted the most recent notes from the group. Please contact the meeting office if you'd like to get involved.


Hey teenagers!

The high-school aged people at Stony Run are called "Young Friends". They typically meet on Sunday mornings from 11:00 to noon, but their schedule is dynamic. So to keep up with their activities please see their Facebook group for the latest information.


Book Recommendations

Ministry & Counsel and the Library Committee are excited to introduce book recommendations on our website beyond what we are able to offer on the table in the downstairs hall in the Meetinghouse. Please check it out! The page shows book images that are links to one of three websites where you can purchase the book - Amazon.com, QuakerBooks.org, or PendleHill.org. Quaker Books is a supported Friends ministry through Friends General Conference. Amazon will give Stony Run a percentage of whatever you purchase from their site when you click on one of the book links (even if you purchase items beyond what is shown on our site).  Please browse the titles and contact us if you run across any problems, have questions, or want to suggest a book. Enjoy!


The library committee has given us a catalog of all their books so we can search for things! Take a look at the catalog page try it out.

 

Food for Thought

"The witness of the Society of Friends has always been in the fact that the apostolic period of the Christian witness has never stopped; that the epoch of the Holy Spirit is upon us; and that the revelation of the power of the Spirit, which the Book of Acts records, is in full surge.  It is class-blind and color-blind and age-blind, and it comes to the plain man as well as to the genius.  Given a yielding, it will pour through the lives of ordinary lay men and women and through its power will release them for hallowed service in the fabric of this world."

Douglas V. Steere, in The Hardest Journey
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, May 30, 9 am to noon:  A rally/march/picnic to keep Cove Point Dominion-free.  This six mile walk will begin with a rally on the Solomons Island boardwalk, stop at Patuxent Monthly Meeting for refreshments, and then continue to Cove Point Park for the picnic.  Walkers who want a shorter distance can do just the first or second leg of the march.  See the flyer on the hall table or call Karie Firoozmand.  Participants are encouraged to car-pool from Baltimore.

Sunday, May 31, 9 am:  The Working Group on Racism welcomes Mohammad Taghi Arefnia, speaking on “How does the current mental health community acknowledge race?”  See the half-page flyer and NYT article on the hall table.

Sunday, May 31, at 11 am:  At our beautiful 301-year-old Friends Burial Ground – Worship for all ages (for 45 minutes, with volunteers available to care for babies and toddlers), pot-luck lunch and ivy-pulling.  [At Stony Run that day, child care for ages 6 and younger will be provided during worship, and we will have simple lunch, but there will be no First Day School.]  The Burial Ground is at 2506 Harford Road, just north of 25th Street; look for the tall, dark stone wall on the west side of Harford Road, with iron gates at the driveway.  Please park on the street unless you need handicapped parking.

Sunday, June 7, 9 am:  Discussion and discernment on living in right relation to creation, in response to Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s request that local meetings undertake discernment on climate change, environmental degradation and resource depletion.  More information is on the hall table.

Sunday, June 7, at noon:  First Day School’s end-of-year pot-luck picnic, sponsored by the Religious Education Committee.  Bring blankets to spread on the lawn!

Sunday, June 14:  Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, at Little Falls.  A flyer on the hall table has details.

Friday to Sunday, September 25–27:  Camping Weekend.  Plan now to attend all or part of Stony Run’s annual camping weekend at Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont.  See the May Newsletter for more information or contact Blaine Keener. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

First Day School summer assemblies (instead of age-based FDS classes) begin June 14, and more volunteers are needed.  The theme this year is Listening— to ourselves, each other, nature and everything else.  No experience is required to lead an assembly, and the Religious Education Committee will gladly help you plan a class if that would be helpful.  Don’t pass up this opportunity to give back to the Meeting, to get to know our younger friends and share with them.  You can sign up just outside the office or contact Rebecca Snyder or Marcie Brennan for more information.

Do you live near Union Memorial or Good Samaritan Hospital?  Could you rent a room to a Nepalese physician beginning his residency training here in Baltimore?  We’ve been contacted by a member of Blacksburg Monthly Meeting, who will be in the same residency group here in Baltimore, asking for our assistance.  Contact the office if you might be able to help.

Friends Peace Teams in Nepal:  When the huge quake struck on April 25, Friends Peace Teams’ Asia West Pacific Initiative already had a team in Kathmandu, conducting AVP (Alternatives to Violence Program) training.  Our Friends are OK, but since that first quake they have been busy helping survivors, providing families with relief packs that include food, cooking oil, a mosquito net, detergent soap, and bathing soap.  If you would like to help, please send checks directly to Friends Peace Teams, 1001 Park Ave, St Louis MO 63104, with Nepal relief on the memo line.  Stony Run is an annual contributor to Friends Peace Teams.

Stony Run Committees:  Will your committee have a new clerk or co-clerks going forward?  If so, please notify the office!

Stony Run’s contributions are very important to the CARES food pantry.  Please consider donating nonperishable food this week and every week.  Donations may be left in the upstairs hallway or downstairs next to the rear staircase.

Social Order Box:  Donations during May will help pay the funeral expenses for Freddie Gray.  The Social Order Box stands in the hallway, next to the Library entrance; make checks payable to Stony Run Friends Meeting, with ‘S.O. Box’ on the memo line.

FROM THE OFFICE

Office hours:  The office is usually 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 on Monday, May 25.

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.  Adrian is out of town, through and including Tuesday, May 26.

First Day silent announcements for May 31:  items are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.  

Newsletter deadline for the combined July/August issue:  Reports, articles and news are due to the office by Monday, June 22.  The July/August Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business will be held on July 19.