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 State of the Meeting Reports Being Gathered
The Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee has promulgated their request for Local Meetings to report on the spiritual state of their Meeting. Queries that Friends might wish to consider in preparing their report were sent to each Meeting in November 2017.
As reports are received from Meetings over the next months, they will be made available from the Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee section of the website. You may click here to go directly to the list of reports that have been received.
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.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting is seeking an Administrative Assistant. For the full description and application instructions, click here.
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
College undergraduates may apply for a scholarship up to $5000 through the Miles White Beneficial Society. Click here to find out how to apply!
Time to let your favorite Friends School know that grants to help explain Quaker faith and practice to school communities are available once again this year. For over twenty years the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund has been supporting this path to understanding and out reach. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018. Click here for the the application for funds and check our annual reports from previous years to get some ideas about how grants have been used in the past. Please be in touch with us if you have any questions.
See all of the information needed to apply for an Educational Grant from Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Applications must be complete by April 15, 2018.
How Sweet It Is! Concert
How Sweet It Is! Tour. Well-known and loved Quaker musician and songleader Annie Patterson is coming to the Baltimore YM area! She will be holding a series of singalong concerts. Those present will have the chance to join her in singing songs of the heart from a wide variety of genres from folk to jazz standards, and from Beatles to Broadway. Annie is the co-creator (with her husband Peter Blood) of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and their 2015 sequel Rise Again. This is a great opportunity to celebrate what’s important to us during challenging times. For more information about these concerts go to: https://www.riseupandsing.org/events. Annie & Peter do their music work under the care of Mt Toby Monthly Meeting in New England Yearly Meeting. This concert will be part of the school’s This Land is Our Land Quaker Schools Farm Conference.