Baltimore Yearly Meeting

The Yearly Meeting has begun receiving Spiritual State of the Meeting Reports from the Local Meetings for 2013. Click here to see what reports have been received.

The Spiritual State of the Yearly Meeting was presented and accepted during Annual Session 2014.

General Secretary Sabbatical

Riley Robinson, the Yearly Meeting’s General Secretary, will be taking a well earned sabbatical for the weeks following Annual Session until late in September. The Yearly Meeting offices will re-open for business on Monday, August 18. Friends should keep in mind that Riley will not be receiving emails or phone messages while he is away. Administration Manager Wayne Finegar will act in an interim capacity while Riley is gone. Friends are welcome to contact the BYM staff at 301-774-7663 or

Baltimore Yearly Meeting welcomes you to our website. We hope that you will find all of the information about Baltimore Yearly Meeting and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) that you are looking for.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting is the regional organizing unit for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the area of central Pennsylvania, Maryland, parts of West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. It is through membership in a Yearly Meeting that individual Quakers become connected with the larger Quaker movement worldwide. "In fellowship, in deep listening, in waiting worship, in commitment to each other, it richly rewards those who embrace the challenge of being a Yearly Meeting Friend." (2011 draft Faith and Practice)

  • Spiritual Formation Program The Yearly Meeting's Spiritual Formation Program is now accepting registrations for 2014-2015.

  • Baltimore Yearly Meeting embraces the Unity with Nature Committee's request for each Local Meeting to discern on climate change, resource depletion, and environmental degradation. We believe a mindful discernment process will lead us to the hope, inspiration and strength we need. This will be in preparation for 2015 Annual Session with the theme "Right Relationship". Unity with Nature's emphasis is "Right Relationship with Creation". Click to see minutes from Local and Quarterly Meetings that have been received to date.