DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
Young Friends’ all-souls worship & gathering: Meeting for Worship around the fire, followed by a picnic and games. Everyone is invited to the worship or the picnic, or both. The Burial Ground is at 2506 Harford Road. Handicapped parking is on the driveway loop inside; others are asked to park on the street.
Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream is a symposium on changing the dream of the modern world; it is presented by representatives of the Pachamama Alliance. Check-in and registration begin at 1:30, and the symposium runs from 2 to 6 pm, with an optional potluck meal afterwards. There is no cost to register, but donations would be appreciated. See the flyer on the hall table.
Thursday, November 3, at 9:30 am: Meeting for Worship for Healing. Please see the flyer (lilac paper) on the hall table for information.
Sunday, November 6, at 1 pm: Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business. Attenders who are considering membership are encouraged to attend, to learn about Friends’ decision-making process. Child care is provided.
Sunday, November 6
, at 7 pm: Join in a good Quaker sing-along with the gifted folk musicians who put together Rise Up Singing – Peter Blood and Annie Patterson – plus local musician Lea Gilmore. The location is St. John’s United Methodist Church, at 2640 St. Paul Street. This is a fundraiser for Tubman House, the new AFSC-supported community center in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, and a $15 to $25 donation for adults is suggested ($5 for children under 18). Advance registration (at www.riseupandsing.org
) is recommended. Come for fun, fellowship, and community outreach.
Saturday, November 12, at 11 am: Memorial Meeting for Worship for Cartan Kraft. Cookies/bars are needed for the reception following our worship. Please make 3 dozen of your favorite cookies or bars, and notify Lynne Bowman that you are doing so. Fall baking makes everyone smile, and this will be a gift of love to Cartan's family and friends.
Sunday, November 13, at 9 am: Faces & places in Iran today. Karie Firoozmand will show photos and video of her recent trip to Iran to visit family. The trip included three cities, museums, restaurants and bazaars, plus other interesting sites. Many people enthusiastically welcomed an American to Iran.
Saturday, November 19, from 7 to 10 pm: Square dance fundraiser to enable Baltimore City youths to attend Opequon Quaker Camp. Funds raised will be used to pay 80% of camp enrollment costs, plus providing transportation and camping gear. This event is part of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s efforts to increase diversity at BYM Quaker Camps. So put on your square dancing shoes and come to Lovely Lane Church, at 2200 St. Paul Street. Admission is on a sliding scale from $7 to $20. Popcorn and catered snacks will be sold throughout the evening. Additional donations gratefully accepted.
Want to get to know Friends and Attenders better? Why not host, or co-host, a ‘Friendly Eats’ pot-luck meal? These are gatherings of 6 to 8 people who come together to share favorite dishes and good conversation. It’s easy to do and lots of fun. Lynne Bowman has a sign-up template you can use to organize your event.
Be sure to read your November Newsletter – for a reason to SMILE.
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. Copies of the schedule for the remainder of October (bright pink paper) and for November (turquoise paper) are on the hall table. Contact Rob Ketron for further information.
Rain gardens: Now is the time to weed and water our newly planted rain gardens, to give them a strong start to survive the winter and thrive in the spring. If you can find an hour in your busy week to pull crabgrass and/or water the plants, it would help a lot.
GEDCO’s CARES food pantry: Please remember to add non-perishable items for the food pantry to your grocery shopping list. You may leave food contributions in the upstairs hallway or on the lower level near the rear staircase. Items most needed: peanut butter, jelly, tuna, rice, spaghetti sauce.
Social Order Box: Donations during October and November will go to Thread, which engages students in the bottom 25% of their high school freshman class and radically and permanently reconfigures their social support structure. Each student is matched with a group of volunteers and provided individualized support for ten years, while working toward realizing his or her potential. For more information, see www.thread.org
. 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.
Meeting Facilitator’s schedule: Larry Reid’s work week runs Sunday through Thursday, but his hours vary to allow for evening meetings and weekend events.
First Day silent announcements: Items are due to the office by noon on the preceding Wednesday.
Monthly Newsletter: Reports/news/articles for the December issue are due to the office by Thursday, November 10.