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.
The ad hoc Growing Diverse Leadership Committee and the Working Group on Racism invite you to this free Change Group training to realize our vision of overcoming racism and becoming a multicultural religious society. Our lead facilitator is Dr. Amanda Kemp assisted by Dr. Erika Fitz. Both are members of a Lancaster Monthly Meeting. Each training session will be from 10am to 5pm (with an hour lunch break). Click here to download the flyer and registration instructions. Before we can create healthy relationships across the color line, attract and retain racial diversity, or be effective advocates for change in our Meeting we need to increase self-awareness. We will focus on:
• Noticing implicit racial bias and unintended micro-aggressions
• Removing audio and visuals in our home and Meeting that cue negative racial stereotypes
• Adding audio and visuals that promote equity in our community
• Expanding our leadership and positive impact by going towards what we fear
• Creating an action plan that includes regularly reflecting on our impact and intention.
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