Yearly Meeting Events

May 2018 Events

May 25 - 27 – Young Friends Conference
Hopewell Centre Monthly Meeting (Winchester, VA) or The Clearing (Richmond, VA)

Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Young Friends website (www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/yfs/yfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Please remember that the deadline to register and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (May 11). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.

May 28 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed


June 2018 Events

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 bymcamps.org/programs/family-camp-weekends/.

June 9 – Sixth Month Interim Meeting
Frederick Friends Meeting (Frederick, MD)

Get to know Yearly Meeting Committees and Friends from other Meetings! Be a part of important decision making. Join Friends for morning committee meetings and the afternoon’s Interim Business Meeting. Frederick Friends Meeting will host the Sixth Month Interim Meeting. Friends will begin gathering at 10:00am. Committee meetings will begin at 10:30. Check the Yearly Meeting website for more information.

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 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.


July 2018 Events

July 4 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

July 30 – August 5 – Annual Session 2018
Hood College (Frederick, MD)

Some of us come to feel at home with Friends through worship first, some through social activism, and some through community. As we continue on our path with Friends, we inevitably encounter the other two and perhaps integrate all three into our Quaker experience. What has your experience been? Have you discovered how all three of these interact with each other as essential elements of the Quaker way? Join us at Annual Session this year to share in our exploration of this question. This year, the theme of our Annual Session is Radical Listening, Rooted in Love. Through a truly exciting variety of plenaries, workshops, interest groups, Junior Yearly Meeting, through fellowship at meals, worship sharing, and other times, and also through our business sessions, we will have an opportunity to live out all three of these core elements of our faith. Registration is now open. Go to www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/ for all of the information and online registration. Register by June 25 to get the lower rates!


August 2018 Events

August 6 - 10 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

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

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


September 2018 Events

September 3 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

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 Family Camp Weekend
Shiloh Quaker Camp (Hood, 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 bymcamps.org/programs/family-camp-weekends/.

September 28 – 30 – Opequon Quaker Camp 40th and 20th Reunion
Opequon Quaker Camp (Brucetown, VA)

This summer marks the 40th year since the first summer of Camp Opequon on the Pigeon Property. And we will be entering the 20th Year of the Opequon Quaker Arts Camp!! JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC CELEBRATION! For a weekend of reminiscing, singing around the campfire, camp activities, great camp food, and catching up with old friends. All camp alumni from both versions of BYM Camps at Opequon are encouraged to come and BYM Camps alumni and friends of BYM Camps are also welcome. To get on the list or to support planning, email opequonreunion@bym-rsf.org (This event is not aimed at current campers.) Cost to attend is $45.00 for the weekend or $10.00 per meal. Go to www.bym-rsf.org/events/ymevents/oqcalumni.html for more information and registration.


October 2018 Events

October 5 – 7 Family Camp Weekend
Catoctin Quaker Camp (Thurmont, MD)

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 bymcamps.org/programs/family-camp-weekends/.

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.

October 20 – Tenth Month Interim Meeting
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting (Sandy Spring, MD)

Get to know Yearly Meeting Committees and Friends from other Meetings! Be a part of important decision making. Join Friends for morning committee meetings and the afternoon’s Interim Business Meeting. Sandy Spring Friends Meeting will host the Tenth Month Interim Meeting. Friends will begin gathering at 10:00am. Committee meetings will begin at 10:30. Check the Yearly Meeting website for more information.

October 26 – 28 Family Camp Weekend
Opequon Quaker Camp (Hood, 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 bymcamps.org/programs/family-camp-weekends/


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.

November 22 - 23 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed


December 2018 Events

December 24 - 25 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed


January 2019 Events

January 1 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

January 14 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed


February 2019 Events

February 18 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

 


March 2019 Events

 


April 2019 Events