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.
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 should be in writing or electronically submitted. Complete applications must be received by June 30th of this year.
Spring Work Day For All
Come for food, fun, and fellowship and help out with spring maintenance chores: On the list so far:
• Check around cabin for openings which might entice bugs, small critters, or anything else we do not want in the cabin
• Check trees for widow makers and remove them
• Wash Windows - two people, one inside and one outside - you can help spot what the other missed and make faces at each other
• Walk the trails to remove any obstacles which might impede someone's safety when hiking
• Redo the step outside the office
• Check the dome for loose board underneath
• Paint boards under eaves
• Glue screening on porch
• Chain saw needed to cut some downed trees
• Rake leaves around Cabin
Many hands make light work and working beneath a lovely Blue Ridge sky makes it a real joy. Please come and join us in this timeless rite of spring. Please RSVP to Sheila Bachto aid her in determining how many will be having lunch (home-cooked and FREE for participants). See note above for directions.