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)
Do you yearn for spiritual deepening? Are you longing for growth in a community of seekers who support one another on our individual journeys? Have you felt a nudge to greater intentionality in your spiritual practice? if so, the Spiritual Formation Program is for you.
Registration for the spring retreat is now open.
Registration is now open for the March 23, 2019 Session of Interim Meeting
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 Educational Grants Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting is accepting applications for grants for post-secondary education opportunities. Grants will be awarded based on financial need and the Committee’s assessment of an applicant’s statement of purpose, including consistency with Friends’ testimonies. The application may be found on the BYM website. Please review the application carefully. Submit the application along with supporting documentation no later than Friday, April 19, 2019. Send to the Yearly Meeting Office, attention Educational Grants Committee.
The Miles White Beneficial Society is accepting applications for scholarships for college undergraduate students up to $5000.
The ad hoc Growing Diverse Leadership Committee and the Working Group on Racism invite you to this free Change Group training to realize our vision of overcoming racism and becoming a multicultural religious society. Our lead facilitator is Dr. Amanda Kemp assisted by Dr. Erika Fitz. Both are members of a Lancaster Monthly Meeting. Each training session will be from 10am to 5pm (with an hour lunch break). Click here to download the flyer and registration instructions. The Hold Space for Transformation strategy helps us facilitate and participate in difficult conversations about racism without losing our voices or our cool. It’s a form of mindfulness that can be used in Meetings and in one-on-one conversations. We will practice leaning in to conversations about racism via role plays and heightened listening. Those who have difficulty speaking will practice finding our voices even when afraid to say the wrong thing or when intimidated by others. Those who speak often will discover the secret to having a desired impact without shutting others down. We review important concepts such as: a white frame of reference, institutional racism, interpersonal racism and the limits of color blindness as a strategy to overcome racial inequities. Over the next six weeks we will practice what we learned. A ZOOM call will be scheduled for sharing our experiences in trying out what we learned in the first session. We are also planning a closed Facebook group or a similar online forum for change group members to share our experiences and discuss issues that arise as we do this work.
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