DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
Child care in the Roberts Room is for ages 5 and under, but please note that First Day School’s Pre-Primary Class, in Room 214 at 11:20, is designed for 4- and 5-year-olds (age as of August 31).
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 can 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.
Young Friends invite everyone to a pot-luck picnic at the Burial Ground. Please come, for games and food and fun! The Burial Ground is at 2506 Harford Road.
Monday, October 27, 10:30 to 11:45 am: Weekly gentle/beginner Yoga classes (though all levels of experience are welcome) are held on Monday mornings at the meetinghouse. The only cost is a suggested donation to Stony Run of $5 per week. Please bring your own mat. Contact Martha McLaughlin with any questions.
Sunday, November 2, 1 pm: Monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business is held on the first First Day of the month. Attenders who are considering membership are especially encouraged to come and learn about Friends’ decision-making process. Child care will be provided.
Wednesday, November 5, 4:30 to 8:30 pm: Artists’ Showcase to Benefit ASTT. Friend Elizabeth Cadwalader and eight other local artists will display art for sale, with 20% of the proceeds going to Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma. The showcase and sale will be in Suite 338 of the Mill Centre, 3000 Chestnut Avenue in Hampden (21211). For directions, go to www.ejcadwalader.com. This event is endorsed by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee.
Thursday, November 6, 9:30 am & Sunday, November 9, 8:30 am: Meeting for Worship for Healing, held on the first Thursday and the second First Day of the month, 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.
Saturday, November 8, Noon to 2 pm: Bowl-a-Thon to benefit The McKim Center’s programs. Form a team with f/Friends and enlist sponsors for this fun fundraiser. Carpools will leave Stony Run at aa am and return at 3 pm. Contact Eric Thompson to sign up for a team or if you have questions.
Saturday, November 8, 7:30 pm: The Blue Moon Cowgirls, in concert at Stony Run. Don’t miss an evening of wonderful music followed by a delicious chocolate reception. Contact the Meeting office for tickets to this, the Meeting’s annual fundraising event, or you can purchase tickets online at www.stonyrunfriends.org. Flyers are on the hall table.
Sunday, November 9, 9:15 am: First Day Forum. For nearly 30 years, Stony Run has extended a loan to the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center. Gerard Joab, Executive Director of St. Ambrose, will present information about their services and programs, designed to strengthen communities in Baltimore. Stony Run's decision about whether to extend the loan’s current expiration date is coming up in early 2015.
Saturday, November 15, 7 to 10 pm: DanceFree is family-friendly, free-form dancing that’s alcohol-free and smoke-free. Join in at the meetinghouse for this fun, community-building event. See the flyer on the hall table. Contact Paul Phillips to volunteer for the snacks, decorations or DJ committees.
Sunday, November 23, 9:15 am: First Day Forum and Gift Sale. Campbell Plowden, of State College (PA) Friends Meeting, will talk about the Center for Amazon Community Ecology, which works to promote the understanding, conservation and sustainable development of human and other biological communities in the Amazon region.
Register for the Quaker Public Policy Institute and FCNL Annual Meeting to be held November 20-23 in Washington, DC. Join Friends from around the country to participate in policy briefings, lobby training, and advocacy to support diplomatic negotiations with Iran. Parker Palmer will be the keynote speaker. Go to fcnl.org/annualmeeting for the 4-day event, or to fcnl.org/lobbyday for just the QPPI on 11/20-21.
Our support is important to the CARES food pantry. Thanks for bringing your donations to the meetinghouse. Volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
Social Order Box: Donations during October support The Esperanza Center of Catholic Charities, which has taken the lead in Maryland in providing services to refugee children. The Esperanza Center provides legal services, translation and temporary housing to the children, and contacts their US relatives. 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.
Children’s Ushers: The Religious Education Committee is requesting volunteers to act as the children’s usher on a First Day during November or December. Please sign up on the sheet hanging just outside the office, or contact Lydia Apencha.
Bakers needed! Stony Run’s annual musical evening on Saturday, November 8, will bring us The Blue Moon Cowgirls, followed by a delicious chocolate reception. Help make this evening a success by baking a chocolate treat, using your favorite recipe or one of ours – so long as it’s chocolate! Please contact Rebecca Snyder if you can help.
Simple, beautiful Scull calendars for 2015 are available on the hallway table downstairs, for $6 each.
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 December issue: Reports, articles and news items are due by Monday, November 10.