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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Stargazing with Kevin Boles

Saturday, July 14, 2018
7:00 pm10:00 pm
Friends Wilderness Center (Harper's Ferry, WV)

Weather permitting (i.e. no rain, thick clouds or dangerously high winds) come join us for an evening of Sky Watching with Kevin Bowles of the Morgan County (WV) Observatory and his telescope. Kevin is a font of wonderful information about the night sky and Cosmos ranging from ancient mythology and star stories to intergalactic collisions and black holes and he loves to share this information on these occasions. The skies this night will bring into view the moon which will be a thin crescent in the West after sunset. Along with Venus, it will set a couple hours later. Jupiter and its moons will be visible all night. Saturn and Mars will be rising in the east at sunset, clearing the haze an hour or so later. If conditions allow, we will also be able to see the double star Albireo in the constellation Cygnus the Swan; the globular cluster M13 in Hercules, and perhaps the Ring Nebula. A laser pointer tour of the constellations along with some of their mythology will fill out the program. So not only can you see some wonderful objects in the sky but you can learn a lot of entertaining lore from Kevin as well. Meet at the Niles Cabin. A home cooked dinner is available at 7:00 PM if you make a reservation with Sheila by July 12th (Thursday), ($10 for ages 7and up and $5 for children under 7). The program will begin at around 9:00 PM for which we are suggesting a $10 donation per person of $25 per family.

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