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

May 2017 Events

May 26 – 28 – Young Friends Conference
Adelphi Friends Meeting (Adelphi, 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 2 – 4 – 2017 Family Camp Weekend
Opequon Quaker Camp (Brucetown, VA)

Family Camp Weekends at Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camp Properties offer us all a chance enjoy our beautiful camp properties during the greening up time of year. Individuals and families are invited to come and enjoy the camps for a day or for the weekend. This spring, we will have a program coordinator at each weekend who will plan camp-familiar activities for Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as Saturday afternoon and evening. These may include things such as playing in the creek, a crafts project or hiking around one of the most precious places on earth. 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 work! We will enjoy 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. For more information, see www.bymcamps.org/programs/family-camp-weekends/. To register, contact David Hunter, Camp Property Manager. (davidhunter@bym-rsf.org or 301-774-7663)

June 3 – Retreat for Meeting Clerks - Past, Present, and Future
Charlottesville Friends Meeting (Charlottesville, VA)

Mark your calendar for the Meeting Clerks’ Retreat, hosted by Charlottesville Friends Meeting. This is a day for spiritual refreshment and sharing of collective wisdom for all Friends. You don’t have to be, or have been, a Meeting Clerk to attend. Anyone interested in nurturing spirit-led servant leadership is welcome. We'll gather at 10:30am, with opening worship at 11am, to give folks driving time in the morning. We'll wrap up by 5pm. Charlottesville Friends will provide lunch. There will be no charge for the retreat, but donations for food cost will be appreciated. Overnight hospitality and childcare is available on request. Please RSVP to Ken Stockbridge (ymclerk@bym-rsf.org or 410-306-5010) by May 26.

June 3 – CQC Bathhouse Fundraiser: An Evening of Music with Richard Broadbent
Frederick Friends Meeting (Frederick, MD)

Please join us Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM at Frederick Friends Meeting for an evening of music to raise funds for the new GREEN bathhouse at Catoctin Quaker Camp. For more on the bathhouse project, please see www.bym-rsf.org/giving/catoctin-bath-house-project.html. We will likely hear lots of great songs and quite a few of those will be by Bob Dylan. Richard is a highly accomplished folk singer, fabulous guitarist, and a wonderful Friend. If you have never heard Richard play, this is a terrific opportunity. We are aiming to raise $10,000 during this evening, so please bring your checks and credit cards. Frederick Meeting House seats about 70 or 80 and is easily accessible from Rts 70 and 270 for those who want to come out from Baltimore or the DC area (about a 1h drive). We will enjoy great music, nibble on some snacks, and raise money for a worthwhile cause. For more information, or if you are unable to attend but want to participate in the fundraising aspect of this event, please contact Greg Tobin. (gregtobin2001@yahoo.com or 301-471-0201)

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)

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

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

September 30 – BYM Committee Clerks Retreat
Location to be Announced

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


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.


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