Yearly Meeting Events

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February 2017 Events

 


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. Committee clerks will gather with Marcy Seitel at 9:00am. Friends will gathering to socialize at 10:00am. Committee meetings will begin at 10:30. Check the Yearly Meeting website for more information.

March 19 – Intervisitation Traveler’s Gathering
Richmond Friends Meeting (Richmond, MD)

The Intervisitation Working Group invites you to join us. Our goal is to facilitate a greater understanding and appreciation among Yearly Meetings, as well as local Meetings. Come join us in practicing being a friendly ambassador under the care of BYM. We hope by sharing worship and fellowship with other Friends, we can develop a wider perspective and respect for one another. If you have interest in learning about how other Friends worship and embrace Quakerism, this Working Group could be a good fit for you. If you are interested but can't travel, you are still very welcome. Please join us to learn more at our Traveler's Gathering on March 19 at Richmond Friends Meeting. Hope to see you soon.

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

April 1 – Peace Committee Networking Day
Friends Meeting School (Ijamsville, MD)

April 8 – Friendly Sing Saturday
Richmond Friends Meeting (Richmond, VA)

The Quaker Women’s A Capella Choir invites you to a Friendly Sing on Saturday, April 8th from 10am to 3pm in the Richmond Meeting House. F/friends from all over BYM are invited to join singing leader, Ruth Fitz, for a day of singing. We will break at noon for a meal so please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Please let us know if you need childcare by emailing the names and ages of your children to Diane Bowden at bowden.diane@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 5th. Strong and shy singers are welcome to join this circle of F/friends singing rounds, sacred chants, spirituals, peace songs, hymns, and fun songs. We will sing together to energize our bodies and nurture our souls, with music that affirms our diversity, reflects our beauty, and celebrates our unity. No singing or music reading experience is necessary to participate, just a willing spirit and a desire to sing.

April 22 – Saturday – 2018 Apportionment Meeting (South)
Floyd Friends Meeting (Floyd, VA)

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 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)


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 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)

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/

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!


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

 


January 2018 Events