Local Meeting and Committee Events

May 2018 Events


June 2018 Events

June 1 – Conversations with the Other
Friends Meeting of Washington (Washington, DC)

Our political system is broken. So many events and groups have forced us into unconnected silos so we no longer function as a community. Some were created out of a naïve sense of making strong communities by helping those with things in common to connect. Some were created with merely commercial interests. But some were created with malicious intent. Besides the purely political work that needs to be done, there is more: we must work to bring our country back to a broader consensus. We will never all agree on all things but we must get back to a place where we can work together. This workshop will explore interactively one path toward that goal of learning how to communicate better with people with whom we disagree. The program will begin at 7:00pm. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-the-other-tickets-45758284260?aff=eac2 to register.

June 1 – 3 – Family Camp Weekend
Opequon Quaker Camp (Brucetown, VA)

Family Camp Weekends at Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camp Properties offer us a chance enjoy our beautiful camp properties during this delightful time of year. Individuals and families are invited to come to camp for a day or for the weekend. A program coordinator will plan camp-familiar activities for Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as Saturday afternoon and evening. Perhaps you will explore a creek, create a crafts project, play a favorite camp game or take a hike in our precious woods. There will also be plenty of work projects to do! Work projects offer people with all kinds of skills the opportunity to enjoy some meaningful and satisfying service! We will savor meals together, have time to explore and even spend time around a camp fire in the evening. We invite you to join us for a BYM Quaker Camp experience, give the gift of your time, participate with children in activities and find yourself rejuvenated. Participants are asked to contribute according to their ability – $25-50 per person. For additional information or to register please contact David Hunter, Camp Property Manager. (301-774-7663 or davidhunter@bym-rsf.org) For more information, see the BYM Camps web-site at http://bymcamps.org/programs/family-camp-weekends.

June 10 – Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting
Gunpowder Friends Meeting (Sparks, MD)

Join Friends from across Chesapeake Quarter as they meet to building their community. There will be consideration of the question What is Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting for?

June 10 – Programmed Worship
Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run (Baltimore, MD)

Everyone is invited to worship with Kenyan and Evangelical/ Orthodox Quakers from the Baltimore area. This Meeting for Worship is under the care of Stony Run Friends, but operates with its own Committee of Care, monthly on the second First day of the month, at 2:00pm. Kenyan Friends seeking a Kenyan Meeting are warmly invited. Social hour at the rise of Meeting, approximately 4pm. Please contact Sujata Massey, sujatamassey@mac.com, or Gilbert Imbayi, gilbert.imbati@gmail.com for more information.

June 11 – Homelessness in Montgomery County
Connie Morella Library (Bethesda, MD)

Join us Monday June 11 for a program on Homelessness in Montgomery County at the newly named Connie Morella Library in Bethesda from 7 to 8:30 pm. The program will start with a 16-minute film from the County Council called “A Place to Call Home,” which focuses on the January Point of Time Count of homeless people in the county. Then there will be a panel discussion on programs and solutions for homelessness in Montgomery County with John Mendez from Bethesda Cares, Betsy Bowman from EveryMind, Christine Hong from Interfaith Works, and Susie Sinclair-Smith from Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. This event is free and open to the public. The library is at 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Sponsored by Bethesda Friends Meeting.

June 20 – International Refugee Day Event
Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring, MD)

We join others on this day to commemorate the strengths, courage and resilience of those displaced from their homes. The estimated 65.6 million refugees worldwide make this the highest level ever on record, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Meet the artists of the exhibit “Uprooted: The Art of Refugees”. Hear the voices and stories of some of our new neighbors. Live music and refreshments. Donation requested. Speakers from: CASA de Maryland ( www.casademaryland.org), Lutheran Social Services (www.lssnca.org) and others. All ages welcome. For more information: bettehoover@icloud.com.

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August 2018 Events

August 19 – Warrington Quarterly Meeting
Pipe Cree Friends Meeting (Union Bridge, MD)

Join Friends from across the Warrington Quarter as they meet to building their community.

September 2018 Events

September 14 – 16 – Spiritual Formation Program Fall Retreat
Shepherd's Spring Retreat Center (Sharpsburg, MD)

You are invited to join Friends from across Baltimore Yearly Meeting for the Fall Spiritual Formation Retreat at the beautiful Shepherd's Spring Retreat Center. To find out more about the retreat and the Spiritual Formation Program, go to the BYM website at www.bym-rsf.org/events/spiritform/. We look forward to contemplating words of wisdom and faith, time for personal reflection, sharing with spiritual friends and growing in spiritual community with you. Registration will open in the summer of 2018. Scholarships will be available.

September 21 – 23 – West Virginia Fall Gathering of Friends
Bishop Hodges Catholic Pastoral Center (Huttonsville, WV)

Mid-Ohio Valley Friends Meeting is hosting the 2018 annual gathering of Friends across the state of West Virginia. The theme is Living Our Testimonies for the Long Haul: Exploring Strategies for Difficult Times. Registration will open in the summer. For more information, contact Jean Ambrose, clerk of Mid-Ohio Valley Friends Meeting.

October 2018 Events

October 13 - Celebrating Native Americans Today
Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, MD)

Put the afternoon on your calendar! This all ages opportunity to learn is sponsored by the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Indian Affairs Committee and will begin at 1:00pm. There will be a film festival, dancing, drumming, food, speakers, an art exhibit, and craft vendors. More details will be announced as the date approaches.

November 2018 Events

November 18 – Warrington Quarterly Meeting
Shepherdstown Friends Meeting (Shepherdstown, WV)

Join Friends from across the Warrington Quarter as they meet to building their community.

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