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 (BYM) is seeking a Director for the 2020 camp season for Opequon Quaker Camp, 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, mid-June through mid-August.
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. They 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.
To apply please send a resume and letter of interest along with three references to email@example.com Questions? Please contact Jane Megginson at 717-481-4870.
Please apply by November 30, 2019. We hope to have a new director in place by the end of December.
BYM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring based on race, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, or national origin.
Attention All Women of Baltimore Yearly Meeting - your presence is welcome at our annual women's retreat, February 7-9, 2020, just a few short months away. (Note: this is a different weekend than past retreats). Spend time relaxing, reconnecting, and restoring your joy with workshops, chanting, worship, long walks, and delicious meals. Diligence in Love, Overcoming Isolation is the theme. For more information and to register, go to:https://womensretreat.bym-rsf.net/.
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
If you took ten steps from your door into nature, what reflections might come up? Watch this slide show about a Unity With Nature project and send us your video BEFORE Annual Session 2019. Instructions appear in the slide show.
The Yearly Meeting wants to help support local Meeting clerks, so we would like to invite you to a retreat for Meeting Clerks, past, present, and future, at Annapolis Friends Meeting in Maryland on 11/9/2019 from 10:30am - 4pm. While focused on Meeting clerks, anyone with an interest in how we build and sustain our Meeting communities is most welcome to attend. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming. Also let us know whether you seek overnight hospitality or child care, have special dietary needs, or have any questions, so we can try to accommodate. This event is intended more as a retreat than a workshop, though we can try to make it whatever you would find most helpful. Please let us know your thoughts on that. Primarily, this is a day for spiritual refreshment, fellowship, and sharing our collective wisdom. We’ll have time to share our joys and challenges and ask questions and hear responses from those gathered. We’ll also have time to hear what sort of support you would find most helpful from the Yearly Meeting and make sure you are aware of support we do provide. In particular, one topic might be to explore diversity or anti-racism concerns, especially in light of the anti-racist declaration approved at Annual Session. Let us know if you’re interested in that.
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