DETAILS OF EVENTS TODAY
First Day School summer assemblies begin today in lieu of age-specific classes. The summer-long theme is peace, including peace with nature and stewardship of the environment. The children will paint images on small panels, to be mounted as a single large display; they will also draw or write messages on small shapes (circles, stars) which will be collected over the summer to make a peace chain. Adults young and old who would like to lead or assist at one or more assemblies can sign up on a sheet outside of the Meeting office. Contact Bob Breyer with any questions or comments.
Thursday, June 20, noon: Quaker Lunch at Broadmead. We gather on the third Thursday of the month for lunch with Friends living at Broadmead. Call Bob & Susie Fetter (443-578-8228) or Donna Smith (443-578-8206) by the preceding Tuesday to make your reservation. The cost is $7 per person.
Sunday, June 23, noon: Photography for our gallery walls. Michael Boardman will be available to take first-time or updated photographs of members and attenders. If the weather allows, photos will be taken outside the sunporch.
Sunday, June 30, 12:30 pm: “Do The Math” a 45-minute film from 350.org, followed by discussion; sponsored by the Unity with Nature Committee. (Bring your lunch, to eat together at the rise of Meeting for Worship.) 350 is the threshold of parts per million of carbon in the earth’s atmosphere above which irreversible changes occur in the environment. This film, produced by 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, is a message about how powerful we are when we act together. Come and see what others are doing and discern what is yours to do. Child care in the Roberts Room will be arranged if requested no later than today; contact Karie Firoozmand.
Our support of the CARES food pantry generally falls off during the summer, when many of us are away or not following our usual routines – but this is the very time when our help is most needed, because children are not being fed at school. Especially useful are peanut butter & jelly, canned tuna, cold cereals, and powdered milk (though all food items are helpful). Please bring your food donations 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. Each year NAMI Baltimore’s educational programs, support services, and outreach programs serve more than 10,000 people living with the debilitating effects of their own or someone else’s mental illness. 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.
Books about 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. These book offerings will be removed on June 24, so don’t wait to browse.
A Wealth of Books Available:
· Surplus books from Stony Run’s Library. These books are available for the taking. Check the boxes on the far window sill in the Library. The books there will be available for the next few weeks, after which they’ll be sent to a new home (The Book Thing or BYM).
· Book Sale, with proceeds to Stony Run, on Saturday, July 6, 1-5 pm. Books from Bob Clark's carefully chosen library will be for sale. Topics include holistic health, psychology, spirituality, meditation, religion, art and poetry, plus some fiction. Quaker authors are well represented. The sale will be at Marilyn Clark's home, which is near the meetinghouse. For more information, contact Marilyn.
Meeting Directory and Appendix reissued: A new edition of the Meeting’s Directory and Appendix were emailed this past week to Friends who receive the monthly Newsletter and the weekly Silent Announcements via email. If you did not receive these files, please contact the office. If you need a paper copy but do not wish to print it yourself, a double-sided copy is available from the office for $5.