Local Meeting and Committee Events
February 24 – Before the Flood Presentation
Frederick Friends Meeting (Frederick, MD)
Please welcome our guests as they arrive to view the film Before the Flood at the Frederick Meeting House on Friday, Feb 24. We'll have popcorn and other light snacks. The film begins at 7. A brief discussion will follow the film, as we lift this concern with our f/Friends. Note that there will be an additional presentation on March 6 in the Bethesda region (see below).
February 25 – Active Bystander Training
Friends Meeting of Washington (Washington, DC)
Ever witnessed someone being harassed and wondered “what can I do?” Peace and social justice attorney JE McNeil and Friends Meeting of Washington are providing this free training to help teach you specific, concrete, nonviolent steps to take to protect the targeted person and stop the abuse. The training will start at 2:00pm and end at 5:00. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-bystander-intervention-training-tickets-31537971923.
March 6 – Climate Change in the Trump Era
Bethesda Public Library (Bethesda, MD)
Bethesda Friends Meeting (Quakers) is sponsoring a free movie and panel discussion at 6:30pm, in the Bethesda Library meeting room (7400 Arlington Road). The award-winning documentary, Before the Flood, features Leonard DiCaprio, former President Obama and many notables, followed by a panel discussion on global climate change: what we can do collectively and individually? The film begins at 6:35pm sharp. Speakers include Joelle Novey, Director, Interfaith Power and Light, and Emiy Wirzba, Policy Associate, Friends Committee on National Legislation. There also will be information on personal energy efficiency. Snacks and beverages provided. All welcome. For more details, contact Alex Bell (240-314-0378) or Peter Jenkins (301-500-4383).
March 11 – Active Bystander Training
Friends Meeting of Washington (Washington, DC)
Ever witnessed someone being harassed and wondered “what can I do?” Peace and social justice attorney JE McNeil and Friends Meeting of Washington are providing this free training to help teach you specific, concrete, nonviolent steps to take to protect the targeted person and stop the abuse. The training will start at 2:00pm and end at 5:00. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-bystander-intervention-training-march-11-tickets-32215489396.
March 19 – Intervisitation Traveler’s Gathering
Richmond Friends Meeting (Richmond, MD)
The Intervisitation Working Group invites you to join us. Our goal is to facilitate a greater understanding and appreciation among Yearly Meetings, as well as local Meetings. Come join us in practicing being a friendly ambassador under the care of BYM. We hope by sharing worship and fellowship with other Friends, we can develop a wider perspective and respect for one another. If you have interest in learning about how other Friends worship and embrace Quakerism, this Working Group could be a good fit for you. If you are interested but can't travel, you are still very welcome. Please join us to learn more at our Traveler's Gathering on March 19 at Richmond Friends Meeting. Hope to see you soon.
April 8 – Friendly Sing Saturday
Richmond Friends Meeting (Richmond, VA)
The Quaker Women’s A Capella Choir invites you to a Friendly Sing on Saturday, April 8th from 10am to 3pm in the Richmond Meeting House. F/friends from all over BYM are invited to join singing leader, Ruth Fitz, for a day of singing. We will break at noon for a meal so please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Please let us know if you need childcare by emailing the names and ages of your children to Diane Bowden at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 5th. Strong and shy singers are welcome to join this circle of F/friends singing rounds, sacred chants, spirituals, peace songs, hymns, and fun songs. We will sing together to energize our bodies and nurture our souls, with music that affirms our diversity, reflects our beauty, and celebrates our unity. No singing or music reading experience is necessary to participate, just a willing spirit and a desire to sing.
April 28 – 30, 2017 – Men’s Retreat
Catoctin Quaker Camp (Thurmont, MD)
Since 2002, men from Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run have gathered early in the spring to build connections among Friends at one of BYM’s magnificent camps. In recent years, male Friends from other Meetings have participated in the weekend. This year, all men Friends in BYM are invited to register and gather at Catoctin for dinner sixth day through lunch first day - or any portion thereof. The retreat is very loosely programmed and includes time to relax, work cooperatively, hike (or nap), talk, tell stories, play, and have fun. For more information, including the registration form, contact Blaine Keener. (443-414-9103 or email@example.com)
June 2017 Events
October 21 - Goose Creek Meeting House Bicentennial Celebration
Goose Creek Friends Meeting (Lincoln, VA)
Join Goose Creek Friends from 10am to 3pm in their celebration of 200 years of the Meeting House. There will be a pot-luck lunch and other activities.
January 2018 Events