Raising Consciousness About White Privilege
How do I remind myself that race and racism are spiritual matters?
October 15 at Stony Run:
8:30 am Nominating Committee, in Room 203
8:30 am Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee, at Homewood’s meetinghouse
9:15 am Child care, until 12:15, in the Roberts Room
9:30 am Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
10:30 am Juice and time to visit, in the Library
10:35 am Hymn singing, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting Room
11:00 am Young Friends & Junior Young Friends, on the Sunporch
11:20 am First Day School classes
12:00 pm Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room
Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 pm: Stony Run’s 2017 concert fundraiser, with the Lao Tizer Trio playing a mix of jazz, rock, classical and jam band influences infused with Afro Cuban and world rhythms. A Sweet & Savory reception follows the performance. Purchase your tickets from the office or online at www.stonyrunfriends.org/srcms/content/concert-registration . Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door ($10 for children 12 and younger). You can purchase admissions to the concert online until noon on Friday, 10/27. There are no physical tickets for the concert; the names of all those who pre-purchased admissions will be on a list at the door.’
Sunday, October 29, at 9 am: Ministry & Counsel sponsors “How (Much) to Think about Donald Trump,” the first of three conversations about Nurturing the Light in Times of Darkness. See the flyer (yellow paper) on the hall table for details about all three of these conversations. Bring your own breakfast, if desired.
Sunday, October 29, 12:30-2:30pm: All Hallows fun-and-food gathering at the Burial Ground (2506 Harford Road), sponsored by Young Friends. This is a shared meal, with requested contributions by last name: A-F bring grill-ables, G-M salads, N-S desserts, and T-Z beverages. Please notify Elizabeth McGraw-Austin with what you’d like to bring. Come for fun, food and games! Handicapped parking is available inside the Burial Ground property; others are asked to park on Harford Road.
Friday, November 3: Join the Peace Challenge -- 5 pm Vigil, 6 pm potluck meal, 7:15 pm film Brother Outsider, the life of Bayard Rustin – civil rights activist, Gandhi disciple, M.L. King mentor, Black Quaker, architect of the march on Washington, gay man, unsung American hero. At the Homewood meetinghouse, sponsored by the Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee.
Sunday, November 5, at 9 am: Enquirers’ Series. What do Quakers believe and how do they worship? Why did they wear grey? What are the Inner Light and the Peace Testimony? Come satisfy your curiosity (or deepen your knowledge) about the Religious Society of Friends. Presented by members of the Ministry & Counsel Committee. For more information, contact Paul Phillips.
Saturday, November 11, from 9 to 11:30 am: A Lasting Gift: Thoughtful Preparation for End-of-Life Planning is a workshop that will provide preparation resources, suggestions to help you and your future caregivers and heirs, a review of legal issues associated with planned giving, and forms to centralize and document your wishes. Childcare will be available if requested by Wednesday, 11/8.
Sunday, November 12, at 11:15 am: 2018 Legislative Agenda of the Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform (MAJR), at Gunpowder Meeting following the rise of their 10 am worship.
Would you like to do something simple but concrete for a person who’s been victimized by the criminal justice system? See the flyer (blue paper) on the hall table. The Baltimore Quaker Peace & Justice Committee has endorsed this request from Natalie Finegar.
Zawadi Dance is assisting two refugee families who need help with basic home furnishings, some specific to the needs of a paralyzed child. A goldenrod flyer with the list of items needed (and contact information for Zawadi) is on the hall table.
Please remember that we gather for worship in a large room. You may need to make an extra effort to project your voice so that everyone can hear your message.
Nurture Funds are available: Stony Run’s Funds Review and Use Committee (FRAUC) wants all members, attenders and committees to know that Nurture Funds are still available for this calendar year – to sponsor education for individuals in such areas as Quaker faith and practice, spiritual growth, and pastoral counseling; to sponsor Meeting seminars, religious education events, retreats, and community-building occasions; and to send persons active in the Meeting to events sponsored by Pendle Hill, Friends General Conference, and Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Request forms are available from the Meeting office and on the Meeting’s website.
Social Order Box: Donations during October and November go to the Baltimore Community Mediation Center. Since 1995, the BCMC has provided free mediation services across Baltimore, teaching conflict resolution skills in neighborhoods, families, schools and businesses, and providing non-judgmental processes for individuals and groups to be heard and to listen, to make decisions, and to peacefully change their lives, families and communities. 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.
Please don’t forget items for GEDCO’s CARES pantry when you are shopping. You may leave donated items in the upstairs hallway or on the lower level by the rear staircase. The CARES pantry is running low on canned meat, canned salmon, pasta sauce, and pasta.
Lost a jacket or glasses or a wristwatch? Maybe you brought food to a summer brunch and forgot your container or carry-bag or cooler? Please check the lost-and-found corner near the office and the kitchen counter under the windows. Items left unclaimed after Sunday, October 29, will be donated.
FROM THE OFFICE
Office hours: The Meeting office is open Monday–Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm; on Fridays, the office is open until 11:30 am.
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 December issue are due by 11/15.
We no longer send our monthly newsletter via bulk mail, but printed copies are available in the upstairs rear hallway, just past the picture gallery. Contact the office to have the newsletter emailed to you.
GIVING TO THE MEETING
Planned Giving: Consider providing a bequest to Stony Run in your will. Contact John Merrill for information.
Giving Committee members: Margaret Allen, Janet Daley, Lynn Jordan, John Merrill (clerk), Sandi Morton, Rebecca Snyder, Beth Wells