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.

SEPTEMBER 21 at Stony Run:

9:00 am      Ministry & Counsel Committee, in Room 214
9:00 am      Funds Review & Use Committee (FRAUC), in Room 103
9:00 am      Working Group on Newcomers & Welcoming, in the Dining Room
9:15 am      Child care, until 12:15, in the Roberts Room
9:15 am      Library Committee, in the Library
9:15 am      Finance Committee, in the Double Classroom
9:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
9:30 am      Religious Education (RE) Committee, in Room 202
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
11:20 am    First Day School classes
12:00 pm    Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
12:00 pm    FDS Teachers Table Talk, in the Dining Room
3:00 pm      Interfaith Celebration of Creation, on the Lawn   

 

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

"Refusing to face moral complexity can be a form of running away, or refusing to face the necessarily unpleasant consequences of the values we adopt…an attempt to avoid our personal Gethsemane."

John Punshon, 1990
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY

First Day School Teacher Table Talk:  Join the Religious Education Committee and other FDS teachers at Simple Lunch to discuss issues concerning First Day School.

Interfaith Celebration of Creation, organized by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee and the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, in support of the People’s Climate March today in New York City, which is being co-sponsored by Quaker Earthcare Witness.  Please bring chairs or a blanket.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, September 22, 10 to 11:15 am:  Martha McLaughlin teaches a weekly Gentle/Beginner Yoga class (though all levels of experience are welcome) on Monday mornings in the meeting room.  The only cost is a donation to Stony Run, a suggested $5 per week.  Please bring your own mat.  Contact Martha with any questions.

Friday to Sunday, September 26 to 28:  Stony Run Camping Weekend.  Come to Camp Catoctin in Thurmont for a day or the entire weekend – for hiking, canoeing, nighttime visits to the camp fire ring, and time to play, relax and share with Friends.  For more information, contact Blaine Keener.  To help us plan for meals, please have your registration to the meetinghouse office no later than noon on Thursday.  You can register using the form (green paper) on the hall table, or you can email the Meeting office at sroffice@stonyrunfriends.org.

Sunday, September 28:  Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, jointly hosted by Sandy Spring Friends Meeting and Friends House.  For information, see the flyer (yellow paper) on the hall table.

Sunday, September 28, 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 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.

Sunday, September 28, 2:30 pm:  Memorial Meeting for Worship for Aileen Dannenberg.  There will be a reception following worship.

Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19:
·    Conference for the parents of teens, sponsored by Baltimore Yearly Meeting (while Junior Young Friends are holding their own Con at Homewood Meeting)
·    BYM RE-treat for Quaker educators
See the flyer (goldenrod paper) on the hall table or contact Laura Coleson-Schreur 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 9/28.]

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mid-Atlantic Region AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) facilitators’ annual workshop will be held here at Stony Run on Saturday, September 27, sponsored by our Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee.  We appreciate the work of these facilitators, and we welcome them.

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, classically beautiful Scull calendars for 2015 are here!  They’re available on the former literature sales table downstairs.  The cost is $6 each, with only nine calendars remaining.

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.