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 was held on July 19th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

AUGUST 2 AT STONY RUN:

8:15 am      Child care (age 6 and younger) until 11:15, in the Roberts Room
8:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
9:00 am      Library Committee work session, in the Library
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.

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

"If God ever spoke, He is still speaking.  If He has ever been in mutual and reciprocal communication with the persons He has made, He is still a communicating God, as eager as ever to have listening and receptive souls.  If there is something of His image and superscription in our inmost structure and being, we ought to expect a continuous revelation of His will and purpose throughout the ages."

Rufus M. Jones
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 4-9:  Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Annual Session in Frostburg.  BYM includes 50 local meetings and worship groups, and each year all of these Friends are invited to BYM’s multi-day Annual Session.  There are workshops, plenary speakers, interest groups, and programs for children and youth.  Please consider attending for one or more days.  For registration and detailed information, go to www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/ashome.html.

Thursday, August 6, 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.

Thursday, August 13, 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) by the preceding Tuesday to make your reservation.  Cost is $7 per person.

Thursday, August 20, at 1 pm:  Friends who are led to be members of the support group for Unified Efforts, Inc. Youth Violence Prevention Center/Penn-North will meet at the Village of Cross Keys Club House (5100 Falls Road).  For more information, contact Debbie Ramsey.

Sunday, August 23, 11:15 am:  Summer brunch.  Do you miss sharing simple lunch with F/friends?  Are you new to Friends Meeting?  Join with the Working Group on Newcomers & Welcoming (WGNW) for a simple summer brunch.  If you are led to bring food to share please do so, but that is not necessary.  Come and enjoy the conversation and our community. 

September 4-6:  Fall Retreat, to start off Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s 2015-2016 Spiritual Formation Program.  This program is for you if you want to deepen your spiritual life, strengthen your ties with our spiritual community, and participate in a spiritual support group.  See the July/August Newsletter for information; go to https://bym-rsforg.presencehost.net/events/spiritform/spiritform.html to enroll.  The registration deadline is August 10.  Stony Run has Nurture funds to assist with the cost of the retreat.  For information about our local group, contact Larry Reid.

September 25-27:  Stony Run’s Camping Weekend.  Plan to attend all or part of our meeting’s annual camping weekend at beautiful Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont.  [For non-camping Friends, come for the day on Saturday and enjoy lots of outdoor activities – or perhaps not much activity but good, unhurried conversation.]  See the July-August Newsletter for more information, or contact Blaine Keener.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Do you buy Scull calendars for yourself and/or as gifts?  If so, please notify the office of the number of 2016 calendars you plan to purchase so that we can avoid ordering too few or too many.

Summer Reading:  A Sustainable Life, Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal of Creation is available from www.quakerbooks.org in paperback ($14.95) or as an e-book ($6.50).  Highly recommended, and an excellent preparation for Friends planning to attend Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Annual Session in early August.

Please don’t forget about the CARES food pantry during this vacation season.  Friends who usually donate every week to the food pantry may not be able to do so, which makes it even more important for each of us to regularly donate non-perishable foods.  Items may be left in the upstairs hallway or downstairs by the rear staircase.

Social Order Box:  Donations during August support the Friend of a Friend program of the Baltimore office of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).  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:  Until after Labor Day, the office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and closed on Friday.

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.  This coming week, Adrian will be at Yearly Meeting in Frostburg.

First Day silent announcements:  Items are due by noon on the preceding Wednesday.
Newsletter:  Reports, news and articles for the September issue are due by Monday, August 10.