DETAILS OF ACTIVITIES 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, though not during the summer; other weeks, these littlest Friends practice what they’re learning while attending Meeting for Worship with their families until it’s time for First Day School classes. For more information, contact Amy Rakusin.
Photographs for our Gallery Walls: Michael Boardman will be ready to take photographs of individuals and families at Stony Run, whether members or attenders, following Simple Lunch until about 1:15. If the weather cooperates, the location will be outside the Sunporch and down the hill.
The Baltimore-Area Working Group on Racism: Members consider issues around racial justice, share personal experiences, and plan and host special events.
Saturday, May 25, 1:30 pm: Living Quaker history at the Benjamin Banneker Museum. Our adventure begins with a family-friendly living history presentation in which Quaker Martha Ellicott Tyson and friend-of-Friends Benjamin Banneker explain about relations 200 years ago between white Quakers and free African-Americans. Then, after the children head off to other activities, our two ‘hosts’ will go into as much depth as we wish. For details, see the May Newsletter or the flyer on the hall table.
Sunday, June 9, noon: Invitation to a Picnic. Please join with the Religious Education Committee for the First Day School’s end-of-year picnic. The committee is planning a ‘pot luck’ picnic this year, so please come and bring a dish to share – entrée, side dish or dessert. We have wonderful cooks in the Meeting, and many hands make for light work.
May and June donations to the Social Order box go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Baltimore. NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore provides resources and community educational tools to families and consumers living with the debilitating effects of mental illness. NAMI’s educational programs, support services, and outreach programs serve more than 10,000 people each year. 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 S.O. box.
Please donate items for the CARES food pantry – especially peanut butter & jelly, canned tuna, cold cereals, and powdered milk (though all food donations are helpful). The pantry is very low on supplies. You can bring items to the meetinghouse, and volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
Peace, Environmental Action, and Pendle Hill too! The current offerings on the downstairs book sales table are designed to help adults and younger Friends talk together about our work for peace and for our world’s environment. Many are colorful, fairly inexpensive books aimed at youth of various ages but full of appeal for parents and grandparents as well. Other more adult books will be full of things to discuss with younger Friends. And, on top of the cabinet opposite the main book sales table, Friends can still find Pendle Hill pamphlets on all sorts of topics. These pamphlets are yours for 50 cents apiece. Enjoy!! All these offerings will disappear at the end of June, so don’t wait too long to browse.
Do you enjoy gardening? Whether you’re an experienced gardener or you’d like to gain experience, our perennial beds at the meetinghouse could benefit from your care. Becky Copeland has done a great deal over the years to develop our beautiful garden beds, but additional volunteers are needed. If you can help, contact Brian Gamble, clerk of the Property Committee,
A request of parents: Often the older children in First Day School make it a point to get to Simple Lunch before the grown-ups, but younger children wait for their parents to collect them after class or from the nursery. Please bear in mind that our First Day School teachers and our child care staff often have commitments after Meeting for Worship, and they would be appreciative if parents would come promptly for their children.