Baltimore Yearly Meeting is the regional organizing unit for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the area of central Pennsylvania, Maryland, parts of West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. It is through membership in a Yearly Meeting that individual Quakers become connected with the larger Quaker movement worldwide. "In fellowship, in deep listening, in waiting worship, in commitment to each other, it richly rewards those who embrace the challenge of being a Yearly Meeting Friend." (2011 draft Faith and Practice)
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
The Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City, a charitable organization affiliated with the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), is now accepting applications for grants up to $5000 to non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. All applications must be in writing. Complete applications must be received by JULY 1st of this year.
September 29th through October 1, 2017
This summer marks the 60th year we have been holding camp at Catoctin!
JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC CELEBRATION
For a weekend of reminiscing, singing around the campfire, frazzlyram, short hikes on the mountain, great camp food, and catching up with old friends.
Enjoy the history and familiarity of camp, the physical heart of our beloved community for the last 60 years, while also experiencing
the brand new bathhouse, a key component in building a sustainable future for our camp, and the mountain we call home, for the next 50 years. For more information and to register, visit www.bym-rsf.org/events/ymevents/cqcalumni.html
Click to see the latest information about Stewardship and Finance Committee's work to update the apportionment formula.
The Underground Railroad in Loudoun County
Dr. Glenn Crothers, author of Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth, The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865, will be visiting the 200 year old Goose Creek Meeting House. He will be speaking on the role of Loudoun County’s Friends in the abolitionist movement and in helping freedom seekers escape slavery. Eric Larson of the Loudoun County Courthouse will also be on hand with copies of documents related to the trials of two of the area’s leading Quaker abolitionists – Samuel Janney and Yardley Taylor. Following the lecture we will go over to “Springdale,” the one-time home of Samuel Janney. The house was used as a girl’s boarding school and as a hospital during the Civil War. The home is also rumored to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, and contains secret passages and hiding places. Guests will also be able to visit the 1815 Oakdale School and the Goose Creek burying ground. For more information, see their website at www.mosbyheritagearea.org/events.