Yearly Meeting Events

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 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 21 – 23 – Young Friends Conference
Homewood Friends Meeting (Baltimore, MD)

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) Remember that the deadline to register at the discounted rate and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (September 7). Any one registering after that date may be placed on a waiting list.

September 23 – Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting
Annapolis Friends Meeting (Annapolis, MD)

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

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 7 - World Quaker Day

Join the Quaker family around the world in worship and celebration! FWCC invites you to join Quakers around the world on 7 October for World Quaker Day, in its 5th year. The theme, Crossing Cultures, Sharing Stories draws us into our shared experience of worship, celebrating our wonderful diversity of expression. Church to church, meeting to meeting, country to country, and section to section, we feel the power of God collecting us into a faithful family. We welcome all expressions of Quaker worship! How will you celebrate World Quaker Day? Ideas about how to work with the theme can be found on the website. Whatever you do as a worshiping community, we hope you will share this with others through FWCC.  It can be very simple – a description, a poem, a short video from a mobile phone, a few photos – we will post them on this web site so that you can see what other churches and meetings were doing on the same day. We welcome your participation in World Quaker Day. We are grateful for all you bring to the Quaker world.

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

Join Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Indian Affairs Committee for a festival of information, dance, food, and more. This event is for people of all ages, and seeks to raise awareness of indigenous peoples who once were the sole residents of this land. 220,000 people in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are Native Americans – 1% of the population. There are 11 recognized tribes in Virginia (7 are federally recognized) and 3 state recognized tribes in Maryland. Click here to download a copy of the event flyer. For more information, contact the Indian Affairs Committee at indianaffairs@bym-rsf.org.

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 3 – 4 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Junior Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 10:00 am on Saturday. For information, check the Junior Young Friends website (www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/jyfs/jyfcon.html) or contact Jossie Dowling. (301-774-7663).

November 17 – The Gathered Meeting
Frederick Friends Meeting (Frederick, MD)

Warrington Quarterly Meeting presents Steve Davison, author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet The Gathered Meeting for a workshop at Frederick Friends Meeting.

 

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

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

November 22 - 23 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

November 23 – 25 – Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

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) Remember that the deadline to register at the discounted rate and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (November 9). Any one registering after that date may be placed on a waiting list.


December 2018 Events

December 2 – Nottingham Quarterly Meeting
Penn Hill Preparative Meeting

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

December 24 - 25 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed


January 2019 Events

January 1 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

January 12 – 13 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Junior Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 10:00 am on Saturday. For information, check the Junior Young Friends website (www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/jyfs/jyfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Remember that the deadline to register at the discounted rate and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (January 4). Any one registering after that date may be placed on a waiting list.

January 14 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed


February 2019 Events

February 15 – 17 – Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

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) Remember that the deadline to register at the discounted rate and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (February 1). Any one registering after that date may be placed on a waiting list.

February 17 – Warrington Quarterly Meeting
York Friends Meeting (York, PA)

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

February 18 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

February 24 – Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting
Patapsco Friends Meeting (Ellicott City, MD)

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


March 2019 Events

March 3 – Nottingham Quarterly Meeting
Nottingham Monthly Meeting (Oxford, PA)

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

March 16 – 17 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Junior Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 10:00 am on Saturday. For information, check the Junior Young Friends website (www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/jyfs/jyfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Remember that the deadline to register at the discounted rate and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (March 8). Any one registering after that date may be placed on a waiting list.


April 2019 Events

April 19 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

 


May 2019 Events

May 10 – 12 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Shiloh Quaker Camp (Hood, VA)

Junior Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Junior Young Friends website (www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/jyfs/jyfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Remember that the deadline to register at the discounted rate and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (May 3). Any one registering after that date may be placed on a waiting list.

May 17 – Warrington Quarterly Meeting
Warrington Monthly Meeting (Warrington, PA)

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

May 24 – 26 – Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

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) Remember that the deadline to register at the discounted rate and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (May 10). Any one registering after that date may be placed on a waiting list.

May 27 – Yearly Meeting Offices Closed

 

June 2019 Events

June 2 – Nottingham Quarterly Meeting
Home of Mark and Sarah Brabson

Join Friends from across Nottingham Quarter as they meet to build their community.



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August 2019 Events