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 2014 was held on July 20th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

MARCH 29 AT STONY RUN:

9:00 am      All-Meeting Breakfast, in the Dining Room
9:15 am      Infant and toddler care 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, until 10:50, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am    Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
11:20 am    First Day School Classes
12:15 pm    Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
12:45 pm    Child Safety Committee, in Room 202
1:00 pm      Quaker Parenting discussion, in the Library
1:00 pm      Men’s Retreat Planning, in the Double Classr

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

"…the emphases of our theology and practice are profoundly individualistic:  the light of Christ shines through the individual soul above all; structures are for testing, correcting, and supporting the Light and its Leadings, never a substitute for it."

Chuck Fager, in A Friendly Letter (1982)
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY

All-Meeting Breakfast will have yummy food and interesting talk.  Come one, come all!

This second of three monthly Quaker Parenting discussion will focus on the topic of Peace.

Planning for the 2015 Men’s Retreat at Quaker Camp Catoctin (April 10-12) is open to any man who would like to have input into activities during the retreat.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, April 2, and Sunday, April 12, 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.

Thursday, April 9, 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.

Friday to Sunday, April 10-12:  Men’s Retreat at Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont.  All men from throughout Baltimore Yearly Meeting are invited to participate.  Copies of the registration form (green paper) are available on the hall table and in the April Newsletter; for additional information, contact Blaine Keener.

Saturday, April 11, 6 pm, and Sunday, April 12, 12:15 pm:  The Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee invites you to meet the 2015 walkers from the New England Peace Pagoda on Saturday at a pot-luck dinner (6 pm) at Homewood Meeting and/or on Sunday at Simple Lunch after the 11 am worship at Stony Run.  For more information, see the April Newsletter.

Sunday, April 12, 1 pm:  Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business.  The April business meeting will be held a week later than usual, since many families will be celebrating Easter on the first First Day of April.

Saturday, April 18, 9 am to 3 pm:  Joyful Clarity - Discovering Stony Run!  Who went before us? Where are we now?  Who are we?  Come and share a day with us as we discover our past, acknowledge our present, and consider our future.  Lunch will be provided.  Save the date!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are hosts this weekend to the Friends General Conference (FGC) Youth Program Committee as they prepare for the annual FGC Gathering this summer.  The committee members, sixteen Friends from across the US, have been working, eating and sleeping in the meetinghouse.

Are you young at heart and ready to have some fun?  Young Friends are looking for a new Friendly Adult Presence (FAP) to work with them beginning in the fall.  See the flyers in the hall (look for the cool Quaker dude) for more information.

“Listen” will be the theme for First Day School assemblies this summer.  The Religious Education Committee is considering a blend of poetry writing and nature, with a splash of music and visual arts, to explore how each of us hears the call of the spirit.  There will be ten 40-minute assemblies, from June 14 through August 23, with all the children in one group.  If you are interested in leading a session or contributing in any way, please contact Kathy Vizachero.

What would make Stony Run’s website more useful?  Our website is 12 years old, and we want to take a fresh look at how it can help both those who are part of our community and those who are looking for a spiritual home.  If you would like to be involved, either by offering suggestions or by being part of the team making the changes, please contact Larry Reid.

Social Order Box:  Donations during March and April support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, which provides emergency medical aid to people caught in crises in more than 60 countries – people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.  The Social Order Box stands in the hallway, to the left of 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.

First Day silent announcements:  Items for these weekly printed announcements are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.

Newsletter deadline for the May issue:  Reports, articles and news items are due by April 10.