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:

9:00 am      Trustees, in the Double Classroom
9:00 am      Clearness Committee, in the Library
9:00 am      Working Group on Racism speaker, in the Dining Room
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
12:15 pm    Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room

And at the BURIAL GROUND:

11:00 am    Meeting for Worship, for all ages
11:45 am    Pot-luck lunch
12:30 pm    Springtime ‘Ivy Pull’

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

"Quakerism has always had within it a strong centrifugal force of individualism, but likewise…a centripetal force of corporate life in tension with it; and from the fruitful interaction of these two have come the decisions of the Society.  The vision and concerns of individuals prevent the Society from being over-traditional and static; the insights of a gathered group prevent it from moving over-hastily in unconsidered enthusiasm."

George A. Selleck, in Principles of the Quaker Business Meeting
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY

At Stony Run:  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.

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.  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, and please bring blankets or chairs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, June 4, and Sunday, June 14, at 9:30 am:  Meeting for Worship for Healing is held on the first Thursday and the second First Day of the month.  See the flyer (lilac paper) on the hall table.

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 a dish to share and a blanket to spread on the lawn!

Sunday, June 7, 1 pm:  Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business.  Attenders who are considering membership are especially encouraged to attend, to learn about Friends’ decision-making process.  Child care will be provided.

Thursday, June 11, at noon:  Quaker Lunch at Broadmead.  We gather on the second Thursday of the month for lunch with Friends living at Broadmead.  Call Bob & Susie Fetter (443-578-8228) or Donna Smith (443-578-8206) by the preceding Tuesday to make your reservation.  The cost is $7 per person.

Saturday, June 13:  BYM’s Sixth Month Interim Meeting, hosted by Patuxent Meeting in Lusby, MD.  See www.bym-rsf.org/events/interim/sixth15.html for details.

Sunday, June 14:  Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, hosted by Little Falls Meeting in Fallston, MD.  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 June Newsletter for more information, or contact Blaine Keener.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wanted:  Bat Houses!  The Burial Ground Committee has seen bats around the Burial Ground and would like to encourage them to take up residence.  The committee will happily hang donated bat houses.  Contact Sharon Veach, at sharonamelia@aol.com, if you can help.

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 (FPT) in Nepal:  When the huge quake struck on April 25, FPT’ 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.  [See the June Newsletter for details about what FPT is doing in Nepal.]

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

With vacation season upon us, Friends who usually donate every week to the CARES food pantry may not be able to do so.  That makes it even more important for each to us to regularly donate non-perishable food.  Items may be left in the upstairs hallway or downstairs by 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 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 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 July 19.