Yearly Meeting Events

BYM Camps Registration Is Open for All Campers
Catoctin, Opequon, and Shiloh Quaker Camps

For full information about BYM Camps, see their website

July 2017 Events

July 31 - August 6 – Annual Session 2017
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 Growing Towards Justice – Acting on Faith. 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 http://www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/ for all of the information and online registration. Register by June 26 to get the lower rates!

August 2017 Events

July 31 - August 6 – Annual Session 2017
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 Growing Towards Justice – Acting on Faith. 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 http://www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/ for all of the information and online registration. Register by June 26 to get the lower rates!


September 2017 Events

September 8 – 10 - Spiritual Formation Program Fall Retreat
Priestfield Pastoral Center (Kearneysville, WV)

Save the date! The BYM Spiritual Formation Program's Fall Retreat will happen on September 8-10 at the Priestfield Pastoral Retreat Center. Open to all regardless of prior or planned participation in an existing Spiritual Formation program, the retreat is a time to explore and deepen our practice of living and worshipping in spiritual community. Registration for the retreat will open in mid-July. For full information, go to https://bym-rsf1-org.presencehost.net/events/spiritform/

September 16 –– Retreat for Clerks of BYM Committees and Working Groups
Langley Hill Friends Meeting (McLean, VA)

The clerks of BYM Committees and Working Groups– past, present, and future – are invited to gather for a day of worship and preparation for the new committee year. We will have time to worship, share information about the role and tasks of a clerk, and especially to share our knowledge and wisdom with each other. Please bring questions you’d like to explore, and insights about committee life and clerking to share. We will look at some of the nuts and bolts of clerking a BYM committee, including such different things as recognizing and nurturing gifts of committee members, as well as using internet and computer technology to connect with one another, and working with BYM staff. We will discuss and discern how to nurture our committees to keep them spiritually centered and vital as we serve our Yearly Meeting and local Meetings. The retreat will begin with hospitality at 9:45am and run until 4pm.

September 29 – October 1 – Catoctin Quaker Camp 60th Anniversary
Catoctin Quaker Camp (Thurmont, MD)

Mark your calendars! More details will be added as we get closer to the weekend!


October 2017 Events

October 7 - 8 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Junior Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 10:00am on Saturday. For information, check the Young Friends website (http://bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/jyfs/jyfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Please remember that the deadline to register and be guaranteed a slot is one week before the conference (September 29). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.

October 14 – Tenth Month Interim Meeting
Homewood Friends Meeting (Baltimore, 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. Homewood 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.


November 2017 Events

November 26 - 26 – Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Young Friends should plant to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Young Friends website (http://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 (November 10). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.


December 2017 Events

December 9 - 10 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Junior Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 10:00am on Saturday. For information, check the Young Friends website (http://bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/jyfs/jyfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Please remember that the deadline to register and be guaranteed a slot is one week before the conference (December 1). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.


January 2018 Events

 


February 2018 Events

February 9 - 11 – Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Young Friends should plant to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Young Friends website (http://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 (January 26). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.


March 2018 Events

March 17 - 18 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Junior Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 10:00am on Saturday. For information, check the Young Friends website (http://bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/jyfs/jyfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Please remember that the deadline to register and be guaranteed a slot is one week before the conference (March 9). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.


April 2018 Events

 


May 2018 Events

May 5 - 6 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Opequon Quaker Camp (Brucetown, VA)

Junior Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 7:00pm on Fridayy. For information, check the Young Friends website (http://bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/jyfs/jyfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Please remember that the deadline to register and be guaranteed a slot is one week before the conference (April 27). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.

May 25 - 27 – Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Young Friends should plant to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Young Friends website (http://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.


June 2018 Events