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 2016 will be held on July 24th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

JULY 31 AT STONY RUN:

8:15 am      Childcare (ages 5 and younger), until 11:15, in the Roberts Room
8:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
8:30 am      Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee, in the Double Classroom
9:30 am      Juice and time to visit, in the Library
10:00 am    Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
10:20 am    First Day School assembly, in the Double Classroom
11:15 am    Hymn singing, in the Meeting 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.

Our Meeting Coordinator, Adrian Bishop, helped make a CCTV video in May with Elie Nahimana regarding Quakers and peace in Africa. Please take a look!


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.  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

Ministry and Counsel Query of the Month:

As Friends, how can we use our faith and practices to help us manage conflict in our daily lives (e.g., seeking to see the Divine in every person, holding ourselves and others in the Light)?

 

 

 

What's New at Stony Run

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 search-committee@stonyrunfriends.org by July 31, 2016.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.