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)
Do you yearn for spiritual deepening? Are you longing for growth in a community of seekers who support one another on our individual journeys? Have you felt a nudge to greater intentionality in your spiritual practice? if so, the Spiritual Formation Program is for you.
Registration for the spring retreat is now open.
Registration is now open for the March 23, 2019 Session of Interim Meeting
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
There are a variety of opportunities for students and institutions to obtain funding to support education for the coming academic year. Click here to see what has been announced.
The Miles White Beneficial Society is accepting applications for grants up to $5000 to non-profit 501(c)3 educational organizations in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area.
The Educational Grants Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting is accepting applications for grants for post-secondary education opportunities. Grants will be awarded based on financial need and the Committee’s assessment of an applicant’s statement of purpose, including consistency with Friends’ testimonies. The application may be found on the BYM website. Please review the application carefully. Submit the application along with supporting documentation no later than Friday, April 19, 2019. Send to the Yearly Meeting Office, attention Educational Grants Committee.
The Miles White Beneficial Society is accepting applications for scholarships for college undergraduate students up to $5000.
Art Camp is a weekend gathering for artists of all media and faiths to explore art as a spiritual practice in a summer camp setting. Art Camp is packed with scheduled group programming, opportunities to work individually and collaborate, and free time to enjoy what summer camp in Maine has to offer. Art Camp's fabulous staff provides creative, transformative programming that allows artists to delve deep into both their artistic and spiritual practices whilst in community. Hands-on workshops and collaborative projects allow artists to share the creative skills they have and learn new ones. Group discussions and a variety of worship experiences encourage spiritual nourishment and growth and bridge the gap between art-making and practice of faith. Many choices of summer camp activities like singing, swimming, boating, group games, and excursions in the woods bring the silly fun that makes Art Camp truly special. Most of all, we foster connections between people who believe that art and faith are inextricably linked - connections which will continue outside of Art Camp in the work we are led to do together. Open to artists of all media 18 and older: painting, video, illustration, music, performance, dance, photography, fibers, sculpture, writing. Open to artists of all spiritual backgrounds who are ready to practice Quaker values together to create intentional community. Want more info? Go to https://www.art-camp.org/2018.html to register by August 15.
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