General Information

Office hours:  The Meeting office is open Monday–Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 am.

Meeting Facilitator’s schedule:  Larry Reid’s work week runs Sunday through Thursday, but his hours vary to allow for evening meetings and weekend events.

MEETING FOR WORSHIP:  Every Sunday at 9:30 am (fragrance-free) and at 11:00 am, except during July and August, when the Meetings are moved up one hour and begin at 8:30 and 10:00 am.

MEETING FOR WORSHIP WITH A CONCERN FOR BUSINESS:  First Sunday of the month, September through June, at 1:00 pm (during July or August, on a Sunday as arranged).  Learn how Quakers make decisions.

CHILDCARE IN THE NURSERY:  Every Sunday from 9:15 am – 12:15 pm (8:15 – 11:15 am during July and August).  Two care-givers are present each week.

FIRST DAY CLASSES FOR CHILDREN (age 4 through 5th grade):  Every Sunday from September through May.  Children gather with the adults in the meeting room for worship from 11:00-11:20 am and then go to First Day School classes until noon.  During the summer, when no First Day School classes meet, children participate in “assembly” programs for all ages.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES:  Junior Young Friends (6th-8th grade) meet weekly at 11:20 am.  The High School-age Young Friends meet regularly, often at 11:00 am in the library; their activities include discussions, social events, and service projects.

NEWSLETTER: Published monthly. To have your name added to the Newsletter e-mailing list, please advise the Meeting office.

CONTRIBUTIONS:  Friends do not pass a collection plate during the worship service, but we welcome your contributions in any amount to support our operating budget. Contributions may be mailed to the meetinghouse or placed in the wall-mounted box to the left of the elevator, across from the meeting room; checks should be made payable to “Stony Run Friends Meeting.” Anyone who wishes to make monthly contributions to the Meeting can sign up for Direct Support, to have a monthly amount deducted from his or her checking account.

There is also a Social Order Box, to the left of the Library door. This is collection to assist agencies working for social justice; the recipient organization changes monthly.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR FELLOWSHIP: From September through May, after the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship, everyone is invited for a Simple Lunch of bread, soup, and cheese. Another social gathering is between the two Meetings for Worship, when we gather for juice in the Library.

Throughout the year, there are a variety of fellowship opportunities (such as camping weekend, evening programs and potluck dinners). Watch the monthly newsletter and weekly announcements for details.

MEETING COMMITTEES:  Opportunities for fellowship, growth, and participation in the life of the Meeting occur as individuals come together for committee service. Many committees are open to non-members who are regular attenders, so if you have a particular interest in peace, religious education, or some other aspect of Meeting work, feel free to investigate. 

THE LIBRARY:  Unless a scheduled gathering is being held in the Library, it is open whenever the Office is open, and it is open on First Days from 9:15 am to 1:00 pm (8:15 to 11:00 am during July and August).  The books are there for the borrowing! We also subscribe to a number of periodicals relating to both the Religious Society of Friends and peace and justice concerns. We recommend that you call the Meeting Office during the week before coming, to make sure that someone will be here to let you in.

MEMBERSHIP:  Membership in the Religious Society of Friends is a commitment and carries with it spiritual as well as practical obligations. To become a member, an applicant should have come into general agreement with the Society’s principles of belief and testimonies. Attenders interested in pursuing membership at Stony Run should contact the clerk of the Community, Care and Clearness (CCC) Committee (see “Committees at Stony Run”).

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