Yearly Meeting Events

January 2017 Events
January 15 - BYM Camps Registration Opens for Returning Campers
Catoctin, Opequon, Shiloh, and Teen Adventure Quaker Camps

For full information about BYM Camps, see their website

January 22 –Meeting to Clarify Faith and Practice Process
Location to be Announced

The new ad hoc Faith and Practice Process Clarification Committee will meet on Sunday, January 22. The location and start time have not yet been announced. Everyone is invited to attend. Details about the Committee, which was created at Interim Meeting in October, are available at www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/committees/fandpclarity/home.html. The Committee currently has eleven members and more are welcome. There will be other ways to participate in this work as well, including attending meetings and submitting comments. The email for the Committee is fandp@bym-rsf.org. Please use it to indicate your interest in joining the committee, request more information about the upcoming and future meetings, to submit comments, and to get informed about the location and timing when they have been determined.

January 27 – 29 – Women's Retreat
Pearlstone Retreat Center (Reisterstown, MD)

Registration is now open, but is nearly full. To register, go to https://bym-rsf1-org.presencehost.net/events/ymevents/women17.html. For other informaiton about the Retreat, see bymwomensretreat.org.


February 2017 Events
February 1 - BYM Camps Registration Opens for All Campers
Catoctin, Opequon, Shiloh, and Teen Adventure Quaker Camps

For full information about BYM Camps, see their website

February 10 – 12 – Young Friends Conference
Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, MD)

Young Friends should plant to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Young Friends website (https://bym-rsforg.presencehost.net/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 27). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.


March 2017 Events

March 4 – 5 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Langley Hill Friends Meeting (McLean, VA)

Please arrive at 10am with sleeping bag, pad, pillow, change of clothes and toiletries. Please remember that the deadline to register and be guaranteed a slot is one week before the conference (February 24). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend. For more information, contact Jocelyn Dowling, Youth Programs Manager. To register, go to the JYF Registration page on the Yearly Meeting website.

March 12 – Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting
Homewood Friends Meeting (Baltimore, MD)

Doug Gwyn, author of "A Sustainable Life" will be our guest for the program. He will respond to the question: What does a revolutionary Quaker faith and practice look and sound like? We hope you will plan to join us. If ever a revolutionary Quaker faith and practice was needed now is the time. Coffee and refreshments will begin at 8:45. Meeting for Business will be at 9:15, and the program will begin after the second session of Business Meeting at 1:30. For more information, contact Sarah Bur, Clerk of Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting. (chesapeakeqm@gmail.com)

March 18 – Third Month Interim Meeting
Richmond Friends Meeting (Richmond, VA)

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. Richmond Friends Meeting will host the Third 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.

March 31 – April 2 – Young Friends Conference
Fox Haven Retreat Center (Frederick, MD)

Young Friends should plant to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Young Friends website (https://bym-rsforg.presencehost.net/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 (March 17). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.


April 2017 Events

 


May 2017 Events

May 5 – 7 – Junior Young Friends Conference
Catoctin Quaker Camp (Thurmont, MD)

Please arrive at 10am with sleeping bag, pad, pillow, change of clothes and toiletries. Please remember that the deadline to register and be guaranteed a slot is one week before the conference (April 28). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend. For more information, contact Jocelyn Dowling, Youth Programs Manager. To register, go to the JYF Registration page on the Yearly Meeting website.

May 26 – 28 – Young Friends Conference
Annapolis Friends Meeting (Annapolis, MD)

Young Friends should plant to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Young Friends website (https://bym-rsforg.presencehost.net/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 12). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.


June 2017 Events

June 17 – Sixth Month Interim Meeting
Gunpowder Friends Meeting (Sparks, 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. Gunpowder 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.


July 2017 Events

July 31 - August 6 – Annual Session 2017
Hood College (Frederick, MD)

Join us at Annual Session. 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 our faith. Registration will open in the spring. Go to www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/ for updated information.


August 2017 Events

 


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/


October 2017 Events

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

 


December 2017 Events