General Secretary Sabbatical

Riley Robinson, the Yearly Meeting’s General Secretary, is taking a well earned sabbatical until late in September. 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



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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)

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  • 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.

  • The Baltimore Yearly Meeting Religious Education Committee REtreat II, the second RE treat for Religious Educators, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, 2014, at Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run and be lead by Virginia Avanaseyan (FMW) and Stephanie Bean (Adelphi). Their topic is “Coordinating a Spirit-led First Day School: Tools and Inspiration.”

  • The biannual Conference for Parents of Teenagers will happen at Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run on October 18 and 19, the same weekend as the Junior Young Friends conference. Parents should arrive at 11am (whether they drop a child off at Homewood or not) with sleeping bag, pad, pillow, change of clothes and toiletries. The theme for this weekend is 'How to Fight with your Teen' the workshop is provided by Emory Luce Baldwin of the Parent Encouragement Program, and costs $50.00 per person.