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)
Spiritual State of the Meeting Reports Being Gathered
The Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee has promulgated their request for Local Meetings to report on the spiritual state of their Meeting. Queries that Friends might wish to consider in preparing their report were sent to each Meeting in November 2017.
As reports are received from Meetings over the next months, they will be made available from the Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee section of the website. You may click here to go directly to the list of reports that have been received.
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
Time to let your favorite Friends School know that grants to help explain Quaker faith and practice to school communities are available once again this year. For over twenty years the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund has been supporting this path to understanding and out reach. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018. Click here for the the application for funds and check our annual reports from previous years to get some ideas about how grants have been used in the past. Please be in touch with us if you have any questions.
See all of the information needed to apply for an Educational Grant from Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Applications must be complete by April 15, 2018.
Living Through Grief and Loss, Part 2
Grief is the heart’s natural response to the loss of something important, whether it’s the death of a loved one or pet, the break-up of a relationship, loss of health, job loss, or a myriad of other losses. The grief process, while healthy and natural, often creates a constellation of emotions and reactions that are hard to handle, and it can be a time of isolation and confusion. This workshop is designed to help anyone who is going through a significant loss navigate through the process and learn about the nature of grief and the journey to healing. In this safe, supportive environment, participants will develop a deeper understanding of their experience, and find comfort in knowing they are not alone in their suffering. The workshop will begin at 1:00pm and end at 4:00. Admission is $25 and you can register by contacting the FMW office. (202-483-3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org) For those interested in continuing, six weeks of follow up small support group meetings will be offered on Tuesday evenings, November 7 – December 12. For more information contact: Marsha Holliday email@example.com or 202 544 2629.