Sunday, June 2, 1 pm: Monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business is held on the first First Day of each month, September through June (the summer MMWCB will be on July 21). All members and attenders are welcome. Attenders who are considering membership are especially encouraged to come and learn more about Friends’ decision-making process.
Saturday, June 8, noon: Memorial Meeting for Worship for Howard Fullerton at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting, with a reception to follow at Friends House. Howard was a past Presiding Clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting; at the time of his death on May 19, he was the clerk of BYM’s Manual of Procedure Committee.
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9: Celebration of the 275th Anniversary of Little Falls Meeting. See the flyer (pink paper) on the hall table for details.
Sunday, June 9, 9:15 am: First Day Forum. Elizabeth DuVerlie, of Stony Run’s Working Group on Racism, will present a follow-up session on the subject of Privilege.
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. This year the committee is planning a ‘pot luck’ picnic, 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.
Sunday, June 9: Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, hosted by Gunpowder Friends, will feature an intergenerational program entitled “Treading Lightly on the Earth: One Meeting’s Discernment.” See the flyer (yellow paper) on the hall table for details.
During the summer, when children are not being fed in school, the CARES food pantry needs even more support. Especially helpful are peanut butter & jelly, canned tuna, cold cereals, and powdered milk (though all food donations are helpful). Please bring items to the meetinghouse, and volunteers will deliver them to CARES.
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.
Peace and Environmental Action, for all ages: 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. These book offerings will disappear at the end of June, so don’t wait to browse.
A request of parents: Older children in First Day School often make it a point to get to the dining room 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.
Peace Vigil relocation: Homewood Meeting’s Friday evening weekly peace vigil has been temporarily moved to the northeast corner of the intersection of Charles Street and University Parkway, by the Episcopal cathedral. The vigil will be held there until construction on Charles Street is complete.