DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
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. Please come and enjoy the conversation and our community. WGNW will also sponsor summer brunch on July 26 and August 23.
Thursday, July 2, 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.
Friends Peace Vigil is held every Friday from 5 to 6 pm in front of Homewood’s meetinghouse, in the 3100 block of N. Charles Street. Banners are provided. After the vigil, there will be a friendly discussion and/or movie with potluck. Please join the vigil, and the gathering afterwards, with the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice committee on any Friday.
August 3-9: Quaker Summer Vacation in Frostburg. Baltimore Yearly Meeting includes 50 local meetings and worship groups, and each year all of these Friends are invited to gather at BYM’s multi-day Annual Session. There are workshops, plenary speakers, interest groups, and children’s and youth programs. Please consider attending for one or more days. There are choices of housing and meal plans; you can also stay at a nearby hotel. Stony Run has Nurture funds to assist with the cost. Go to www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/ashome.html for registration and detailed information. Early Bird (reduced rate) registration deadline is tomorrow, June 29.
September 4-6: Fall Retreat to begin Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s 2015-2016 Spiritual Formation Program. If you want to deepen your spiritual life and strengthen your ties with our spiritual community here at Stony Run, if you seek a spiritual support group, this program is for you. Go to https://bym-rsforg.presencehost.net/events/spiritform/spiritform.html for more information and to enroll. Registration deadline is August 1. 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 now to attend all or part of our meeting’s annual camping weekend at Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont. See the June Newsletter for more information, or contact Blaine Keener.
Summer at Stony Run…First Day School consists of assemblies rather than age-based classes, and simple lunch is on hiatus. The following changes will be in effect during July and August:
• Meetings for Worship on First Day at 8:30 and 10:00 am, with First Day School at 10:20
• Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business held only once during July and August, on July 19 at 11:15 am
The office is closed every Friday until after Labor Day and will be closed the entire week of July 6-10.
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.
Friends are reminded of the importance of arriving on time for Meeting for Worship. While it’s not always possible to reach our destination in a timely manner, we should be mindful that late entry into Meeting for Worship tends to disrupt worship for those already present. In order to minimize this disruption, the usher may ask late arrivals to wait a few minutes before entering the meeting room. Concerns should be directed to the clerk of Ushers, Blaine Keener. Don’t forget that, beginning July 5 and continuing through the end of August, worship begins at 8:30 and 10 am.
Please help us recognize and celebrate all our new graduates. If you know someone who completed high school, college or graduate school this spring, please give that person’s name (and school name) to a member of the Community, Care & Clearness Committee or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
During this vacation season, 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 of 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 June and July support Out For Justice, an ex-offender member led organization that promotes reform of policies that adversely affect the ex-offender's re-entry into society; our donations will be used to purchase books for a reading and literacy program. 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. The office is closed every Friday until after Labor Day, and it will also be closed the entire week of July 6-10.
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. Adrian will be out of town from Tuesday, 6/30, through Saturday, 7/11.
First Day silent announcements: Items are due by noon on the preceding Wednesday.