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.

November 2 at Stony Run:

9:00 am      Library Committee Work Session, in the Library
9:15 am      Young child care, until 12:15 and again for Business Meeting, 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, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am    Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am    Young Friends, on the Sunporch    
11:20 am    First Day School Classes
12:00 pm    Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
1:00 pm      Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, in the Meeting Room

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 library page for more details. This was updated June 2014.

Proposal from BYM Fundraising Working Group of Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends, Stony Run February 11, 2013:

Creation of a “BYM fundraising Working Group” (FWG) was approved at the September 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting “to examine the issue of cost of BYM’s fundraising as compared to the contributions income and to bring a report with recommended Stony Run Meeting’s response to this issue.” The FWG reviewed published material from Baltimore Year Meeting and drew from personal knowledge of BYM of FWG members. Click here to review the FWG's conclusions, completed in February 2013, accompanied by a proposed letter to be sent to BYM (you need to log in to the site for the link to work). An independent report of BYM's fundraising, called "The Colson Report", is also provided. Friends are invited to review these documents, which will be considered at Meeting for Worship With A Concern for Business on Sunday, March 3 at 1pm.


 

 

Food for Thought

"Community comes as a by-product of commitment and struggle.  It comes when we step forward to right some wrong, to heal some hurt, to give some service.  (It) always means the collision of egos.  It is less like Utopia than like a crucible or a refiner’s fire."

Parker Palmer, in A Place Called Community

 

Blue Moon Cowgirls

Join us for a Festive Fundraising Fete (concert) on November 8 from 7:30 - 9:30 featuring the Blue Moon Cowgirls! The Blue Moon Cowgirls blend front-porch directness with neon-lit sophistication as they sing about home and highways, heaven and honkytonks, heartbreak and hope. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for kids. Includes a reception with amazing chocolate treats!

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What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY

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.  Young child care is provided.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Friday, November 7:  Peace Vigil, followed by a potluck dinner and the film The Tillman Story.  See page 2 of the November Newsletter for more information

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 11 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:  Blue Moon Cowgirls, in concert at Stony Run.  Don’t miss an evening of wonderful music followed by a delicious chocolate reception.  Tickets for adults are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; tickets for children are $10.
You can purchase tickets in advance
·    from the Meeting office, until noon on Friday, or
·    online, using the link above, until 8 pm on Friday.
 
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.  Early in 2015, Stony Run will need to decide whether to extend the loan’s current expiration date.

Sunday, November 9, 11 am: 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.

Saturday, November 15, 7 to 10 pm:  DanceFree is all-ages, free-form dancing.  Join in this fun, community-building event.  See the flyer on the hall table.  Contact Paul Phillips to volunteer for the snacks, decorations or DJ committees.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Register for the Quaker Public Policy Institute and FCNL’s Annual Meeting, November 20-23 in Washington, DC.  Join Friends from around the country in policy briefings, lobby training, and advocacy to support diplomatic negotiations with Iran.  Parker Palmer will be the keynote speaker.  Go to www.fcnl.org/annualmeeting for the 4-day event or to www.fcnl.org/lobbyday for just the QPPI on 11/20-21.  See page 8 of the November Newsletter for more information.

Holiday gift project for clients of the Women’s Housing Coalition:  Please support Stony Run’s annual gift project for the WHC by donating new, warm, gift-quality women’s hats, scarves and gloves, or funds for their purchase.  [See page 3 of November’s Newsletter for information about the important ways that children and teens are contributing to this effort.]  Boxes on the bench in the library are ready to accept your contributions, and the last day to donate is December 7.

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 November and December support the Baltimore American Indian Center.  BAIC, established in 1968, assists and supports American Indian and Alaskan Native families as they adjust to living in an urban environment.  BAIC also serves as a social and cultural ‘home base’ for Native American Indians in this region.  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.  Please consider making a monthly contribution to the Social Order Box.

Weekly gentle/beginner Yoga classes (though all levels of experience are welcome) are held on Monday mornings, from 10:30 to 11:45 am.  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.

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.  The office will be open until noon on Friday, November 7.

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.