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)
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
The Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City, a charitable organization affiliated with the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), is now accepting applications for grants up to $5000 to non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. All applications must be in writing. Complete applications must be received by JULY 1st of this year.
September 29th through October 1, 2017
This summer marks the 60th year we have been holding camp at Catoctin!
JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC CELEBRATION
For a weekend of reminiscing, singing around the campfire, frazzlyram, short hikes on the mountain, great camp food, and catching up with old friends.
Enjoy the history and familiarity of camp, the physical heart of our beloved community for the last 60 years, while also experiencing
the brand new bathhouse, a key component in building a sustainable future for our camp, and the mountain we call home, for the next 50 years. For more information and to register, visit www.bym-rsf.org/events/ymevents/cqcalumni.html
Click to see the latest information about Stewardship and Finance Committee's work to update the apportionment formula.
A White Historian Confronts Lynching
In response to police shootings, to #BlackLivesMatter, and to the 2015 murders at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, historian Susan Strasser seeks to provide historical perspective to people grappling with contemporary issues of race and racism. This is the second of a series of illustrated talks, “A White Historian Reads Black History,” sponsored by Bethesda Friends Meeting. The talk will be followed by poet Marcia Cole (www.historyworthwhile.com) reading her powerful “A Bitter Suite,” winner of the 2010 College Language Association Creative Writing Contest first prize in poetry. Dr. Strasser, Richards Professor of American History Emerita at the University of Delaware, is a prize-winning historian, praised by the New Yorker for “retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of everyday life.” For more about her, see susanstrasser.net. Many scholars and activists remind us that every image of a tormented black body has power in our culture. This presentation will include some disturbing images, offered as stark evidence of our shared history and in memory of those whose murder and torture they represent.