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.
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.
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.