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 was held on July 24th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

OCTOBER 30 at Stony Run:

9:15 am    Childcare, 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, until 10:50, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am  Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am  Young Friends’ all-souls worship & gathering, at the Burial Ground
11:20 am  First Day School classes
12:15 pm  Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
1:30 pm    Awakening the Dreamer:  Changing the Dream, 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

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

Our former 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 -,, or  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

"As an individual mediates and prays, it should be remembered that worship is the meeting of the Divine and the human and it should be a dialogue rather than a monologue.  In the silence one discovers that God, too, speaks, if we are still and listen."

Leonard S. Kenworthy, in Quakerism:  A Study Guide to the Religious Society of Friends


Stony Run's 2016 Musical Event

Reaching Across Borders

with Bossalingo's inspired Latin jazz featuring
Michael Joseph Harris and Cesar Orozco
Stony Run Friends (Quaker) Meeting
Sat, Oct 29, 7:30 pm
Stony Run Friends Meetinghouse
A Sweet & Savory reception will follow the performance
More Information

$25 paid at the door
$20 paid in advance
$10 children 12 and under

Purchase Tickets:

Phone or Email
Adult ($20):
Child ($10):

What's New at Stony Run

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 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  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.
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.