DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
First Day School Teacher Table Talk: Join the Religious Education Committee and other FDS teachers at Simple Lunch to discuss issues concerning First Day School.
Interfaith Celebration of Creation, organized by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee and the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, in support of the People’s Climate March today in New York City, which is being co-sponsored by Quaker Earthcare Witness. Please bring chairs or a blanket.
Monday, September 22, 10 to 11:15 am: Martha McLaughlin teaches 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.
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, and time to play, relax and share with Friends. For more information, contact Blaine Keener. To help us plan for meals, please have your registration to the meetinghouse office no later than noon on Thursday. You can register using the form (green paper) on the hall table, or you can email the Meeting office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 28: Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, jointly hosted by Sandy Spring Friends Meeting and Friends House. For information, see the flyer (yellow paper) on the hall table.
Sunday, September 28, 11 am: 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.
Sunday, September 28, 2:30 pm: Memorial Meeting for Worship for Aileen Dannenberg. There will be a reception following worship.
Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19:
· Conference for the parents of teens, sponsored by Baltimore Yearly Meeting (while Junior Young Friends are holding their own Con at Homewood Meeting)
· BYM RE-treat for Quaker educators
See the flyer (goldenrod paper) on the hall table or contact Laura Coleson-Schreur for information.
Sunday, October 26, 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. [Postponed from 9/28.]
The Mid-Atlantic Region AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) facilitators’ annual workshop will be held here at Stony Run on Saturday, September 27, sponsored by our Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee. We appreciate the work of these facilitators, and we welcome them.
Overnight hospitality on Saturday, October 18, is needed for out-of-town Friends coming to BYM’s Religious Education Committee weekend retreat here at Stony Run. Please call Gail Gann if you can help.
An interview with Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation, is at www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/concerns-about-military-presence-abroad-... .
Why a dollhouse in the meetinghouse? The three youngest First Day School classes want us to help make Baltimore a good home the Central American refugee children now arriving. Each week that a donation is received, our children will add some furnishings to the dollhouse. Please help fill the dollhouse, and our meetinghouse, with love.
The CARES food pantry has been very low on supplies recently, 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 – so long as it’s chocolate! Please contact Rebecca Snyder if you can help.
Simple, classically beautiful Scull calendars for 2015 are here! They’re available on the former literature sales table downstairs. The cost is $6 each, with only nine calendars remaining.
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.