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)
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Seeks a Development Director
The Development Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals and foundations in support of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s (BYM) ministries and programs. The Development Director builds relationships and affinity for BYM and for the future of the Religious Society of Friends throughout the Yearly Meeting. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of relevant and successful fundraising experience.
Click here to register for the 2019 Women's Retreat.
Would you like to lead a two-hour workshop at Annual Session? Program Committee is now accepting workshop proposals. If you have studied and worked in an area of interest to Friends, please consider sharing! Submit your proposal for a workshop online. The deadline for applications is February 22.
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
There are a variety of opportunities for students and institutions to obtain funding to support education for the coming academic year. Click here to see what has been announced.
The Miles White Beneficial Society is accepting applications for grants up to $5000 to non-profit 501(c)3 educational organizations in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area.
The Miles White Beneficial Society is accepting applications for scholarships for college undergraduate students up to $5000.
Friends from Baltimore area meetings will be gathering on February 10th for an in-depth discussion of how the BYM Camping Program is working to make racial and economic diversity a lasting reality at our Quaker camps. The main presenter is Dyresha Harris, a Quaker of color and current co-director of Catoctin Quaker Camp. Dyresha can speak from her own experience as a young camper. She will also give us a solid understanding of progress made and needs still to be met in accomplishing greater diversity through the STRIDE program. Others with camping program experience over the years are invited to join in sharing what has worked and what needs further work to ensure that our camps expand their mission with effective work towards growing diverse leadership and inclusivity. The evening will start with a 6pm potluck, followed by an open discussion of this arm of BYM that has for many decades been an incubator for young friends’ faith and vibrant commitment to Quakerism. Come with your questions. Please bring something to share at the potluck, if convenient. We will provide the basics. Childcare will be provided, if Martha Barss is notified in advance by Wednesday, February 7th. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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