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

April 2017 Events

April 28 – 30, 2017 Family Camp Weekend
Shiloh Quaker Camp (Hood, 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)

April 29 – Saturday – 2018 Apportionment Meeting (North)
Nottingham Monthly Meeting (Oxford, PA)

Come find out more about the money that your Meeting sends to BYM! You’ll hear about how other Meetings are handling their finances and about how the Yearly Meeting is doing. The Stewardship and Finance Committee hosts this annual meeting to consider issues of apportionment – that is, financial support of BYM. New this year will be our holding the event on two Saturdays, one toward the north and one to the south. Friends will gather beginning at 9:30am for coffee and snacks. The Apportionment Meeting will begin at 10:00 and is expected to conclude by 2:30pm. In the morning, the Stewardship and Finance Committee will present a rough draft of the 2018 Yearly Meeting Budget, as well as a first proposal of Monthly Meeting Apportionments for 2018. For documents that explain the apportionment process, go to www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/committees/sandf. Please register for your preferred meeting location so that our hosts may know how many Friends to expect. (www.bym-rsf.org/events/ymevents/apportionreg.html)

April 30 – Blue Ridge Gathering
Roanoke Friends Meeting (Roanoke, VA)

Empowering Women: The Link to Population: How will the new federal administration affect family planning clinics? How do increasing population and consumption patterns affect declining environmental quality? How does family planning affect population numbers? How do these fit with Quaker values? What can Friends do locally? Presentations by Roanoke Planned Parenthood and Ruah Swennerfelt, a founding member of Quaker Earthcare Witness. Meeting for Worship will begin at 10:30am. There will be a potluck lunch at noon. Child care will be provided. If possible, please call in advance so that we will have an idea of how many children or for more information: Tony Martin 540-874-4212.


May 2017 Events

May 5 – 6 - Spiritual Formation Program Spring Retreat
Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry and Retreat Center (Sharpsburg, MD)

Save the date! The BYM Spiritual Formation Program's Spring Retreat will happen on May 5-6. 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 is now closed.

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

Please arrive after 7pm 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 12 – 14 – 2017 Family Camp Weekend
Catoctin Quaker Camp (Thurmont, MD)

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)

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 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 – BYM Retreat for Local Meeting Clerks
Charlottesville Friends Meeting (Charlottesville, VA)

 

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!

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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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