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"Those who go forth ministering to the wants and necessities of their fellow beings, experience a rich return – their souls being as a watered garden and a spring that faileth not."
Lucretia Mott, as quoted in Margaret Hope Bacon’s Valiant Friend, The Life of Lucretia Mott

January 20 at Stony Run:

9:00 am     Ministry & Counsel Committee, in Room 105
9:00 am     Funds Review & Use Committee (FRAUC), in Room 203
9:00 am     Library Committee, in the Library
9:00 am     Religious Education Committee, in Room 104
9:15 am     Child care, until 12:15, in the Roberts Room (downstairs)
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
11:20 am   First Day School classes
12:15 pm   Simple Lunch, in the Dining Room (downstairs)
1:00 pm     Spirit-led Parenting, in the Library
2:00 pm     Programmed Quaker Worship, in the Meeting Room



Spirit-led Parenting:  Following a short reading, the group will move into a time when individuals can raise parenting issues/concerns for discussion.  Everyone is welcome, and childcare is provided.  Contact Lisa Beauvois or Annemiek Wilms Floet with any questions.
Monday, January 21, 11:30 am:  Martin Luther King Jr. parade with Unified Efforts (UE).  All Friends are invited to march with UE in their “Walk of Peace” in the 19th annual MLK Day parade.  Gather at Eutaw & Dolphin Streets (no parking available there); upon arrival at the checkpoint, indicate that you are with Unified Efforts.
Sunday, January 27, at 9:15 am:  Introduction to Quakers and Stony Run.  The Working Group on Newcomers and Welcoming offers an opportunity for newcomers, visitors, inquirers and attenders to ask questions about Quakers, Stony Run, worship, committees — whatever is on your mind.  Coffee/tea and bagels provided.  Everyone is welcome.
Sunday, January 27, from 5 to 8 pm:  The Cooperative Outreach working group meets for a potluck supper to share community, updates on the organizations we support, and a report on the progress of our social media newsletter.
Sunday, February 3, at 6 pm:  Souper Bowl party and CARES fundraiser, at the home of Annemiek Wilms Floet.  Please RSVP to the meetinghouse office.  Then, please bring a dish to share at the party and a donation for the Souper Bowl basket for CARES.
Sunday, February 10, at 9:15 am:  Stop the Hurt – 5 Steps to Stop Implicit Racial Bias.  The Working Group on Racism will show and discuss this video.  This is the first half of a forum that will conclude on February 24.  For information about the content, see the January Newsletter or go to www.dramandakemp.com.
Saturday, February 23, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm:  Growing a Quaker Voice in Annapolis, hosted by Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting, for Friends from all Quaker meetings in Maryland.  This event will take place at Homewood’s meetinghouse.  For more information, see the flyer (pink paper) on the hall table.  Lunch will be provided.  [Snow date is March 9.]
Saturday, February 23, at 2 pm:  Memorial meeting for worship for Joseph Rogers.
Sunday, February 24, at 9:15 am:  Stop the Hurt – 5 Steps to Stop Implicit Racial Bias.  The Working Group on Racism will show and discuss this video.  This is the second half of the forum begun on February 10.  For information about the content, see the January Newsletter or go to www.dramandakemp.com.
Help set the tone for worship.  The Ministry & Counsel Committee has prepared a set of queries to help us set the tone for worship.  There are copies (goldenrod paper) on the lecterns in the hallway.
BYM’s 2019 Quaker Summer Camp Program:
- Returning campers:  registration is open.
- New campers:  registration opens on Friday, February 1.
- Go to www.bymcamps.org for information and to register.
- Applications for Quaker camp scholarships are due by Thursday, February 14.  Copies of the form (orange paper) are on the hall table, or you can contact the office (sroffice@stonyrunfriends.org) to have the form emailed to you.
The Library Committee has a sale table of (mostly) new books for your reading pleasure, with bargain prices in effect through the end of January.  First come, first served!  All proceeds to Stony Run.
Please support the CARES pantry.  Non-perishable grocery items may be left in the upstairs hallway or on the lower level by the rear staircase.  Grocery bags – paper, plastic or fabric – are also needed.
Social Order Box:  Donations during January and February go to Paul’s Place.  For information see the flyer (blue paper) on the hall table or the article in the January Newsletter, or go to https://paulsplaceoutreach.org/about-us/ .  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.
Take Control Initiative journal (red) was found on the credenza in the upper level rear.  If it belongs to you, please contact the office.
Office hours:  The meetinghouse office is open Monday–Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Friday from 9 to 11:30 am.  The office will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of MLK Jr. Day.
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 March issue are due by February 15.
Paper copies of the current Newsletter issue are available in the upstairs rear hallway, just past the photo gallery.  Contact the office to have the newsletter (and First Day silent announcements) emailed to you.
Contributions to the Meeting 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.
A recent donation has left us wondering whom we should thank.  It was a $500 charitable distribution from an account with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.  If this contribution was from you, please contact the office so we can update our records – and thank you!