DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
At Stony Run: the Working Group on Racism welcomes Mohammad Taghi Arefnia, speaking on “How does the current mental health community acknowledge race?” See the half-page flyer and NYT article on the hall table.
At our beautiful 301-year-old Friends Burial Ground: Worship for all ages (for 45 minutes, with volunteers available to care for babies and toddlers), pot-luck lunch and ivy-pulling. The Burial Ground is at 2506 Harford Road, just north of 25th Street; look for the tall, dark stone wall on the west side of Harford Road, with iron gates at the driveway. Please park on the street unless you need handicapped parking, and please bring blankets or chairs.
Thursday, June 4, and Sunday, June 14, at 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.
Sunday, June 7, 9 am: Discussion and discernment on living in right relation to creation, in response to Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s request that local meetings undertake discernment on climate change, environmental degradation and resource depletion. More information is on the hall table.
Sunday, June 7, at noon: First Day School’s end-of-year pot-luck picnic, sponsored by the Religious Education Committee. Bring a dish to share and a blanket to spread on the lawn!
Sunday, June 7, 1 pm: Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business. Attenders who are considering membership are especially encouraged to attend, to learn about Friends’ decision-making process. Child care will be provided.
Thursday, June 11, 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.
Saturday, June 13: BYM’s Sixth Month Interim Meeting, hosted by Patuxent Meeting in Lusby, MD. See www.bym-rsf.org/events/interim/sixth15.html for details.
Sunday, June 14: Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, hosted by Little Falls Meeting in Fallston, MD. A flyer on the hall table has details.
Friday to Sunday, September 25 – 27: Camping Weekend. Plan now to attend all or part of Stony Run’s annual camping weekend at Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont. See the June Newsletter for more information, or contact Blaine Keener.
Wanted: Bat Houses! The Burial Ground Committee has seen bats around the Burial Ground and would like to encourage them to take up residence. The committee will happily hang donated bat houses. Contact Sharon Veach, at email@example.com, if you can help.
Do you live near Union Memorial or Good Samaritan Hospital? Could you rent a room to a Nepalese physician beginning his residency training here in Baltimore? We’ve been contacted by a member of Blacksburg Monthly Meeting, who will be in the same residency group here in Baltimore, asking for our assistance. Contact the office if you might be able to help.
Friends Peace Teams (FPT) in Nepal: When the huge quake struck on April 25, FPT’ Asia West Pacific Initiative already had a team in Kathmandu, conducting AVP (Alternatives to Violence Program) training. Our Friends are OK, but since that first quake they have been busy helping survivors, providing families with relief packs that include food, cooking oil, a mosquito net, detergent soap, and bathing soap. If you would like to help, please send checks directly to Friends Peace Teams, 1001 Park Ave, St Louis MO 63104, with Nepal relief on the memo line. Stony Run is an annual contributor to Friends Peace Teams. [See the June Newsletter for details about what FPT is doing in Nepal.]
Stony Run Committees: Will your committee have a new clerk or co-clerks going forward? If so, please notify the office!
With vacation season upon us, 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 to 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 May will help pay the funeral expenses for Freddie Gray. 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 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 are due by noon on the preceding Thursday.
Newsletter deadline for the combined July/August issue: Reports, articles and news are due to the office by Monday, June 22. The July/August Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business will be held July 19.