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"…for the warmth of Life in each vessel doth not only warm the particular, but they are like a heap of fresh and living coals, warming each other."
Isaac Penington

July 22 at Stony Run:

8:00 am     Giving Committee, in Room 203
8:15 am     Child care, until 11:15, in the Roberts Room (downstairs)
8:30 am     Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
9:00 am     Working Group on Newcomers & Welcoming, in the Dining Room
9:30 am     Juice and time to visit, in the Library
10:00 am   Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
10:20 am   First Day School assembly
11:15 am   Summer Brunch, in the Dining Room (downstairs)
12:00 noon Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, in the Meeting Room



The theme of the summertime First Day School assemblies (for all grade levels) is Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.  See below for information about a Stony Run event focused on Harriet Tubman on August 5.
Hymn singing:  Due to scheduling conflicts, we will not have hymn-singing for the rest of the summer.  The plan is for hymn-singing to resume in September.
Please come and enjoy the second of three Summer Brunches at the rise of the late Meeting for Worship, sponsored by the Working Group on Newcomers & Welcoming.  (The final 2018 Summer Brunch will be on 8/19.)  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.  There is plenty of food!
July/August Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business will begin after Summer Brunch.  Stony Run attenders who are considering membership are especially encouraged to come and learn about Friends’ decision-making process.  Child care is provided.
Monday, July 23, at 6 pm:  Court Watch training, sponsored by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee.  Kim Haven, project head, will give training to participants on this date and also on August 6 and September 4 (all sessions on the sunporch).  Participants can select a session to attend as their introduction to the project.  For information, contact Maria Brown.
Tuesday, July 24, at 7 pm:  Public Forum on Solitary Confinement, hosted by Frederick Friends Meeting (723 N. Market Street, Frederick MD 21701) and organized by Interfaith Action on Human Rights.  RSVP to https://www.interfaithactionhr.org/forum_on_solitary_confinement_in_mary... and parking information will be sent to you.  See the flyer on the hall table for details.
Wednesday, July 25, from 7 to 8 pm:  Quakers in Recovery meet at Homewood Friends on the last Wednesday of each month.  All Friends in recovery are welcome; you don’t have to be in a 12-step program.  At each session, texts chosen by Friends are read aloud (round robin), followed by worship sharing; readings can be on recovery or Quaker spirituality as it pertains to recovery.  For more information, contact Kevin-Douglas Olive (443-930-6277 or kdolive@hotmail.com).
Saturday, July 28, at 2 pm:  Memorial worship for Mary Kitner, mother of Melissa Kitner-Triolo.  Please contact Rae Ann McInnis if you can contribute cookies for the reception.
Sunday, July 29, at 11:15 am:  Rosalie Dance and Adrian Bishop will share about their experiences so far living and working with the Friends community in Belize.  With them will be the pastor of that community, Oscar Mmbali.  A light Belizean snack will be provided.
Thursday, August 2, at 9:30 am:  Meeting for Worship for Healing.  See the flyer (lilac paper) on the hall table or contact Dellie James for information.
Saturday, August 4, from Noon to 2 pm:  Baltimore Ceasefire 365 parade.  Ceasefire weekend challenges the people of Baltimore to agree to resolve conflicts without harm.  Friends from Stony Run and Homewood hope to march in this event, carrying a banner to show our support. If you’d like to participate, please contact Susan Johns Smith so that we can estimate the size of our group; email to ssmith6623@gmail.com or text to 410-458-1835.
Sunday, August 5, at 11:15 am:  Stony Run visit to the Maryland Historical Society for a guided tour focused on Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.  This is an event for children and adults (with or without children).  See the flyer (pink paper) on the hall table; the sign-up sheet is posted on the board outside the office.
Monday, August 6, from 5 pm:  On this 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, a demonstration at Charles and 33rd Streets in protest of JHU’s weapons contracts, followed by a pot-luck meal, speakers and music at Homewood Friends.  For more information, see the Hiroshima/Nagasaki flyer (blue paper) on the hall table.
Thursday, August 9, from 5:30 pm:  On this 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, an anti-nuke demonstration in front of Homewood’s meetinghouse, followed by speakers and music inside, and ending with a late meal at a nearby Japanese restaurant.  See the Hiroshima/Nagasaki flyer (blue paper) on the hall table for details.
A summer pop-up book sale in the Library benefits FGC’s Quaker Books, with $1, $2, or $5 books for sale.  These are new or like-new books.   A fresh selection of books will be offered each First Day through Labor Day weekend.
Fall 2018 Workshop Series for White People:  What can white people do about systemic racism?  This workshop series will begin in mid-September and continue twice monthly until early December.  Participation will require a commitment of 28 hours of classroom time, plus 2-3 hours between sessions for reading and meeting with a learning partner.  See the flyer on the hall table for more information.
If you would like to begin using Stony Run’s hearing assistance system, or if you’ve had difficulties doing so, please see the information/instructions on the long table in the hallway (on buff-colored strips of paper) or talk with the usher.
Please support the CARES pantry.  Donated items may be left in the upstairs hallway or on the lower level by the rear staircase.  The pantry is currently running low on spaghetti sauce, as well as canned tomatoes, veggies, tuna, and salmon.
Social Order Box:  Donations during July go to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical non-profit which delivers emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.  They are currently one of the few humanitarian organizations working in Yemen, where years of conflict have devastated the nation’s health system. Please help support their work.  The Social Order Box stands in the hallway by the Library entrance; make checks payable to Stony Run Friends, with ‘S.O. Box’ on the memo line.
Office hours:  The meetinghouse office is open Monday–Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm.  During July and August, the office is closed on Fridays.
Meeting Facilitator’s schedule:  Larry Reid’s work week runs Sunday through Thursday.  His hours vary to allow for evening meetings and weekend events.
First Day silent announcements:  Items to be included are due by noon on the preceding Wednesday.
Monthly Newsletter:  Reports, news and articles for the September issue are due by August 15.
Paper copies of the July/August issue are available in the upstairs rear hallway, just past the photo gallery.  Contact the office to have the newsletter (and the weekly First Day silent announcements) emailed to you.
Contributions by check or in cash can be placed in the wall-mounted box near the elevator; checks can also be mailed to the meetinghouse.  Please make checks payable to Stony Run Friends Meeting.
Property insurance does not cost the Meeting anything.  It is generously paid for by Friends School because students and faculty are frequently in the building to meet with parents and for students to attend Meetings for Worship.  The school also cuts the grass and clears the snow, covers our Trustees insurance, and provides our telephone service.  Our computers run through the school’s server.