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)

Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Seeks a Development Director

The Development Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals and foundations in support of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s (BYM) ministries and programs. The Development Director builds relationships and affinity for BYM and for the future of the Religious Society of Friends throughout the Yearly Meeting. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of relevant and successful fundraising experience.

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Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) is seeking a Director (or Co-Directors)
for the 2019 camp season for Opequon Quaker Camp

Opequon is a residential camp for children ages 9-14. This is a part-time year round position, with full time responsibilities during the summer camping season, June 19 – August 15th. This applicant will be responsible for every aspect of making sure Opequon Quaker Camp is a continued success. The applicant should be spiritually grounded and familiar with how children can be transformed by experiencing the wilderness, creative workshops, and community. The director should be able to teach skills that will lead counselors in creating opportunities for spiritual growth among their campers. He or she must be familiar with safe and appropriate low-impact wilderness practices and be able to teach them and evaluate their implementation by others. He or she should also be organized, possess good social skills and be able to prevent and manage crises effectively. Applicants with experience in the BYM Camping Program are especially encouraged to apply.

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Spring Work Day For All

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am3:30 pm
Friends Wilderness Center (Harpers Ferry, WV)

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.

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