DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
Summer brunch is sponsored by the Working Group on Newcomers & Welcoming. There will be another brunch on August 17.
Sunday, August 3, at 11:15 am: Come to a Library Committee work day and see how interesting and fun the committee’s work is!
Friday to Sunday, September 26 to 28: Stony Run Camping Weekend 2014. Come to beautiful Camp Catoctin for one day or the whole weekend, for hiking, canoeing, nighttime visits to the camp fire ring, cooperative meals, and time to play, relax and share with other Friends. If you have questions or would like to serve on the planning committee, contact Blaine Keener.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Spiritual Formation Program has extended its annual invitation to monthly meetings and their members and attenders to participate in a program that supports deepening spiritual experiences in their worship communities and in their personal lives. Visit the BYM website for the program description and sign-up information. Print materials are available on the table in the hallway. The deadline for registration to attend the opening retreat is August 10.
Get to know the young people of Stony Run by volunteering to teach a trimester of First Day School. We need adults who are interested in the unique perspectives of our young Friends. No experience needed! The Religious Education Committee supplies all lesson plans and materials. This is a wonderful way to deepen your own spiritual practice and gain more knowledge of Quakerism. We need teachers and substitutes for various grade levels. Please contact Rebecca Snyder.
Alert! The CARES food pantry is running low on supplies, especially pasta, pasta sauce, rice (brown or white), peanut butter, canned fish or meat, and soup. Please bring your donations to the meetinghouse; volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
Social Order Box: Donations during July support Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma. ASTT provides comprehensive mental health care and social services to survivors of torture and war trauma. Baltimore-based ASTT is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate the suffering of those who have experienced the trauma of torture, to educate the local, national, and world community about the needs of torture survivors, and to advocate 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.
FROM THE OFFICE
Office hours: During July and August, the office will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 am on Monday and Friday, and from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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 are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.
Newsletter deadline for the September issue: Reports, articles and news items are due by August 10.