DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
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 practice what they’ve learned when they attend Meeting for Worship with their families before First Day School at 11:20. For more information, contact Amy Rakusin.
The Memorial Meeting for Worship for Aileen Dannenberg will be followed by a reception in the Dining Room.
Monday, September 29, 10 to 11:15 am: Weekly gentle/beginner Yoga classes (though all levels of experience are welcome) are taught by Martha McLaughlin 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 with any questions.
Thursday, October 2, 9:30 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.
Sunday, October 5, 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.
Tuesday, October 7, 7 to 9 pm: AFSC-Friend of a Friend and Coalition of Friends will host artist Emory Douglas at the opening of the Connexions Community Leadership Academy Library. Contact Adrian Bishop for information or to carpool. Flyers are on the hall table.
Thursday, October 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.
Sunday, October 12, 9:15 am: Voices of Transition. By focusing on immediate profit and ignoring millennia of experience in agronomy, agroindustry is responsible for the unprecedented erosion of soils occurring around the world. Add climate change and dwindling natural resources, and it seems that no part of the globe is safe from famine. This film is optimistic but clear-sighted. Sponsored by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee, there will be discussion time afterward. [Refreshments will not be served, but you may bring your own.]
Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19: Conference at Stony Run for the parents of teens, sponsored by Baltimore Yearly Meeting (while Junior Young Friends are holding their own Con at Homewood Meeting). See the flyer (goldenrod paper) on the hall table for how to register online, or contact Laura Coleson-Schreur for information.
Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19: Baltimore Yearly Meeting RE-treat at Stony Run for Quaker educators. See the flyer (goldenrod paper) on the hall table for how to register online, or contact Gail Gann for information.
Sunday, October 19, 1 pm: Ivy Pull Party at the Burial Ground. Plenty of rain during recent months has resulted in a bumper crop of ivy and other vines that need to be removed, especially from the old stone walls surrounding the Burial Ground. Come to 2506 Harford Road after Simple Lunch to help get this task done. Light refreshments will be served, and it’s a great opportunity for social time together. Contact Eric Winzenburg for information.
Sunday, October 26, 9:15 am: Increasing Racial Diversity in the BYM Camping Program. Members of BYM’s Camp Diversity Working Group are camp alumni who have been sending children of color to Catoctin over the last five years. They prepare families and then evaluate campers’ experiences; they also reflect on what barriers have prevented campers of color from participating at the same rate as white campers. [Postponed from today.]
Overnight hospitality on Saturday, October 18, is needed for out-of-town Friends coming to BYM’s Religious Education Committee weekend retreat here at Stony Run. Please call Gail Gann if you can help.
An interview with Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation, is at www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/concerns-about-military-presence-abroad-... .
Why a dollhouse in the meetinghouse? The three youngest First Day School classes want us to help make Baltimore a good home the Central American refugee children now arriving. Each week that a donation is received, our children will add some furnishings to the dollhouse. Please help fill the dollhouse, and our meetinghouse, with love.
The CARES food pantry has been very low on supplies recently, especially pasta, pasta sauce, rice (brown or white), peanut butter, canned fish or meat, and soup. Please bring your donations to the meetinghouse, and volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
Social Order Box: Donations through the end of September support Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma. Baltimore-based ASTT provides comprehensive mental health care and social services to survivors of torture and war trauma, and advocates 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.
Bakers needed! Stony Run’s annual musical evening on Saturday, November 8, will feature the Blue Moon Cowgirls, followed by a delicious chocolate reception. Help us make this evening a success by baking a chocolate treat. Use your favorite recipe or choose one of ours – so long as it’s chocolate! Please contact Rebecca Snyder if you can help.
Simple, beautiful Scull calendars for 2015 are here! They’re available on the former literature sales table downstairs. The cost is $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 November issue: Reports, articles and news items are due October 10.