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 will be held on July 20th.

See bottom of page for address and directions.

JULY 20 at Stony Run:

8:00 am      Funds Review & Use Committee (FRAUC), in Room 202
8:15 am      Child care, until the rise of Meeting for Business, in the Roberts Room
8:30 am      Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
9:30 am      Juice and time to visit, on the front porch
9:35 am      Hymn singing, in the Meeting Room
10:00 am    Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
10:20 am    First Day School Assembly, in the Double Classroom
11:15 am    Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, in the Meeting Room

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.

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.

 


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

"In religious circles we find today a fierce and almost violent planning and programming.  A sense that without ceaseless activity nothing will ever be accomplished.  How seldom it occurs to us that God has to undo and to do all over again so much of what we in our willfulness have pushed through in God’s name.  How little there is in us of the silent and radiant strength in which the secret works of God really take place!  How ready we are to speak, how loath to listen, to sense the further dimension of what it is that we confront."

Douglas Steere, 1962
 

 

What's New at Stony Run

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, July 27, at 11 am:  Summer brunch sponsored by the Working Group on Newcomers & Welcoming, at the rise of the 10 am meeting for worship.  Contributions of food or beverages are welcome; if you would like suggestions of what to bring, or if you have questions, contact Bob Breyer.  There will be another such 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Calling for bags!!  During the coming weeks we will be harvesting produce from our Friends Community Garden for distribution to CARES’ food pantry and to Meeting and Friends School families.  We will need clean plastic grocery bags for this purpose; if you can donate some bags, please leave them in the small collection box in the library (first window on the left.

CARES food pantry needs non-perishable food and some non-food items (bar soap, dishwashing liquid, toothbrushes & toothpaste, toilet paper, sanitary pads, baby wipes, disposable diapers).  Please bring your food and non-food 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:  For the remainder of the summer, 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.