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)
News on search for the next General Secretary
Baltimore Yearly Meeting is hiring a new General Secretary. The successful candidate will supervise the office and staff and provide spirit-based leadership for our growing yearly meeting. BYM comprises 54 local Meetings in Maryland, Virginia Washington, DC, and parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We operate a vibrant regional camping program. To read the full job description and learn more about BYM go online to www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/committees/gensecsearch/description.html. The General Secretary Search Committee is accepting applications. We will begin evaluating applications on May 1, but will continue to accept them until the position is filled. To apply, send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for at least three (3) references to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee has sent queries to every local Meeting regarding the Spiritual State of the Meeting for 2015. Responses are requested by April 15. Click here to see the queries.
The Unity with Nature Committee asks all BYM worshipers to consider making a good faith effort to search for steps that will lead us in the direction of “Right Relationship with Creation” that will allow us to preserve the life resilience and integrity in our very blessed environment.