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 2014 was held on July 20th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

SEPTEMBER 14 at Stony Run:

8:30 am      Meeting for Worship for Healing, in Room 214
9:15 am      Child care, 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, on the front porch
10:35 am    Hymn singing, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am    Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am    Little Meeting, in Room 214
11:00 am    Young Friends’ Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, on the Sunporch
11:20 am    First Day School classes
12:00 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 library page for more details. This was updated June 2014.

Proposal from BYM Fundraising Working Group of Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends, Stony Run February 11, 2013:

Creation of a “BYM fundraising Working Group” (FWG) was approved at the September 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting “to examine the issue of cost of BYM’s fundraising as compared to the contributions income and to bring a report with recommended Stony Run Meeting’s response to this issue.” The FWG reviewed published material from Baltimore Year Meeting and drew from personal knowledge of BYM of FWG members. Click here to review the FWG's conclusions, completed in February 2013, accompanied by a proposed letter to be sent to BYM (you need to log in to the site for the link to work). An independent report of BYM's fundraising, called "The Colson Report", is also provided. Friends are invited to review these documents, which will be considered at Meeting for Worship With A Concern for Business on Sunday, March 3 at 1pm.


 

 

Food for Thought

"Brevity, earnestness, sincerity, and frequently a lack of polish – characterize the best Quaker speaking."

Thomas R. Kelly, in The Gathered Meeting
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY

Meeting for Worship for Healing is held on the first Thursday and the second First Day of the month and is open to all.  Give the names of those who would like to be held in the light to Suzanne O'Hatnick or Dellie James.  See the lilac-colored flyer on the hall table.

Little Meeting helps children acclimate to Meeting for Worship, with ideas and practices for settling into the silence.  It’s held once or twice each month; other weeks, the children practice what they’ve learned when they attend Meeting for Worship with their families before First Day School classes at 11:20.  For more information, contact Amy Rakusin.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, September 15, 10 to 11:15 am:  Martha McLaughlin is teaching a weekly Gentle/Beginner Yoga class (though all levels of experience are welcome) on Monday mornings in the meeting room.  The only cost is a donation to Stony Run, a suggested $5 per week.  Please bring your own mat.  Contact Martha with any questions.

Monday, September 15, 6:30 pm:  Initial local meeting of the 2014-2015 Spiritual Formation Program.  If you are ready to commit to this nine-month program, please contact Laura Kinsey.  At this first local meeting, participants will share a pot-luck meal, organize the local program, and worship together.  Subsequent meetings will be on the first Monday of each month, through May 2015.  Information about the Spiritual Formation Program is on the hall table.

Sunday, September 21, 3 pm:  Interfaith Celebration of Creation, in support of People’s Climate March in New York City.  Sponsored by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee and the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council.

Friday to Sunday, September 26 to 28:  Stony Run Camping Weekend.  Come to Camp Catoctin in Thurmont for a day or the entire weekend – for hiking, canoeing, nighttime visits to the camp fire ring, cooperative meals, and time to play, relax and share with other Friends.  For more information, contact Blaine Keener.  Registration forms (green) are on the hall table.

Sunday, September 28, 9:15 am:  Increasing Racial Diversity in the BYM Camping Program.  Members of BYM’s Camp Diversity Working Group are camp alumni who have been sending children of color to Catoctin over the last five years.  They prepare families and then evaluate campers’ experiences; they also reflect on what barriers have prevented campers of color from participating at the same rate as white campers.  Come hear what they have learned.

Sunday, September 28, 2:30 pm:  Memorial Meeting for Worship for Aileen Dannenberg.  There will be a reception following worship.

Sunday, September 28:  Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, jointly hosted by Sandy Spring Friends Meeting and Friends House.  Join in for singing, speakers, worship, and corn pudding.  The morning program is ‘Aging Well with Friends – The Village Model’ and the afternoon program is ‘The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Project.’  For more information, contact Sarah Bur, Clerk of Chesapeake Quarter, at 410-426-9584 or sbur@bop.gov.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

You can help save the lives of children with a phone call!  The President is expediting hearings for illegal immigrant children, who generally speak no English, and the result is that they often have no representation in court and thus are quickly deported.  It has been reported that some of them have been killed upon return to their gang-infested country.  Please call the White House comment line (202-456-1414) and insist the President insure that these children have representation in court.

Children’s Ushers are needed to provide additional support to teachers and students by directing new students to the appropriate class, circulating through classrooms, and aiding instruction as needed.  Please sign up for one or more dates at the bulletin board by the office.  Contact Rebecca Snyder for more information.

Hospitality needed:  The Religious Education Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting is holding a weekend retreat here at Stony Run, October 18 & 19, for Friends involved with religious education.  Hospitality is needed Saturday night (October 18) for out-of-town Friends.  Please call Gail Gann now if you can help.  Out-of-town Friends have until October 5 to request hospitality.

Conference for the parents of teens:  The weekend of October 18 & 19, Stony Run will also host a conference for the parents of teenagers (while Junior Young Friends are gathered at Homewood Meeting).  See the flyer (goldenrod paper) on the hall table or contact Laura Coleson-Schreur for information.

FCNL:  Celebrity (Judith Light) Interview with Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation, aired on MSNBC.  See it at www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/concerns-about-military-presence-abroad-... .

The CARES food pantry has been very low on supplies in recent weeks, especially pasta, pasta sauce, rice (brown or white), peanut butter, canned fish or meat, and soup.   Please bring your donations to the meetinghouse, and volunteers will deliver them to CARES.

Social Order Box:  Donations through the end of September support Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma.  Baltimore-based ASTT provides comprehensive mental health care and social services to survivors of torture and war trauma, and advocates on their behalf.  Make checks payable to Stony Run Friends Meeting, with S.O. Box on the memo line.  Please consider making a monthly contribution to the Social Order Box.

Bakers needed!  Stony Run’s annual musical evening on Saturday, November 8, will feature the Blue Moon Cowgirls…followed by a delicious chocolate reception.  Help us make this evening a success by baking a chocolate treat.  Use your favorite recipe or choose one of ours.  Please contact Rebecca Snyder if you can help.  

Simple, classically beautiful Scull calendars for 2015 are here!  They’re available on the literature sales table downstairs.  The cost is $6 per calendar.

FROM THE OFFICE

Office hours:  The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and on Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 am.
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.

First Day silent announcements:  Items to be included are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.
Newsletter deadline for the November issue:  Reports, articles and news items are due October 10.