Children & Youth Programs

The Religious Education Committee has responsibility for the Nursery, First Day School, Junior Young Friends, Young Friends and related activities.

Nursery

Childcare is provided for all children during the adult programs and Meetings for Worship on Sunday mornings.  Two child care workers are in our nursery, on the lower level of the meeting house, each week. Parents are invited to stay with their children as long as they like.

Religious Education

Religious education classes (Quakers call it "First Day School") for children age 3 and older are held weekly from September through May. Children will meet with the adults in the Meetingroom for worship from 11-11:20 a.m., then go to start First Day School, ending at noon.

Junior Young Friends

Junior Young Friends (6th-8th grade) meet weekly at 11 a.m. Their activities include discussions, social events, and service projects. 

Young Friends

Young Friends (YF) is a group of high school age youth from both Stony Run and Homewood Meetings. They typically meet on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Stony Run library, but also have activities and events offsite. Their activities include discussions, social events, and service projects for Stony Run and the greater community. Young Friends maintains their own web page.

BYM Teen Programs

Some Young Friends attend regional conferences (called "cons") that are sponsored by Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM). Cons run from Friday evening through Sunday lunch. These gatherings are typically held in September, November, February, April, and May.

Camping

Baltimore Yearly Meeting's camping programs provide opportunities for spending extended time living in functioning Quaker communities that encourage tenderness, loving concern, dynamic activity, laughter, respect, work, honesty, silence, and joyful noise. Summer camps are held at campsites in Maryland and Virginia. Campers need not be Quaker to attend.

Friends School

Friends School of Baltimore is adjacent to the Stony Run Meetinghouse. Founded in 1784, Friends School of Baltimore provides a coeducational, college preparatory program guided by the Quaker values of truth, equality, simplicity community and peaceful resolution of conflict. By setting high standards of excellence for a diverse and caring community, Friends School seeks to develop in each student the spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative strengths to make a positive contribution to the world. Recognizing that there is that of God in each person, the School strives in all its programs, policies and affairs to be an institution that exemplifies the ideals of the Religious Society of Friends.