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Annual Session 2021
Events of the Week

Worship Sharing

Each morning Friends will be invited to gather with others in small groups to share in worship. In keeping with recent practice, several different formats for worship will be offered. Among these will be worship sharing around a query, worship in unity with nature, family friendly worship, Bible Study, and possibly a few others. Details of who will lead these and how the on-line connections will be made are still in planning stages. We will also be asking Friends to offer the gift of “Holding the Meeting in the Light” during Business sessions and will be seeking volunteers.

Black and Indigenous People of Color
Hang Out

On Tuesday through Saturday, we will continue our BIPOC Hang-out, bringing in Friends from far and wide to join this exclusive space for People of Color.

Drop-In Lunch

Returning from 2020! We’ll have some virtual “rooms” open for those who want to socialize online during the lunch hour. This could be a relaxing time to catch up with old and new F/friends.

Intervisitation Lounge 

The Intervisitation Working Group will be sponsoring 1 session during the week when visitors to Baltimore Yearly Meeting can get together to discuss concerns and joys. We look forward to connecting with those that have joined us in the past and those new to our sessions. This is a great time to share what we have learned in our visits to other Meetings and from visitors to our own Yearly Meeting.

Workshops

Workshops on a wide variety of topics of interest to Friends are presented at five different times during Annual Session and the week of pre-session. Leaders come from BYM or represent other Quaker organizations. Descriptions of workshops are in this Interchange and online. Sign up for one workshop or a Connecting Local Meetings (CLM) session each day. CLMs offer a chance to consult with Friends from other Meetings, and share challenges and successes on the topic. Some workshops limit attendance, so make sure you get the workshop of your choice! You may indicate your workshop preferences at the time you register.

The Daily Minute

The Daily Minute is the newsletter of Annual Session. An electronic Daily Minute will be produced during Annual Session 2021 and sent to everyone who is registered.

350th/100th Anniversary Kick Off!

Join us in the evening on Thursday August 5 for a fun and memory-filled evening to celebrate the beginning of a year of activities to commemorate the 350th Anniversary to Baltimore Yearly Meeting and the 100th Anniversary of BYM Camps.

Things We will Miss

We will continue to miss sharing our talents and passions at the Coffee House, nightly singing, celebrating Friends of all ages at the Celebration and the Wednesday plenary, Interest Groups and Committee Meetings, browsing the crafts and media in the Bookstore. Come back in 2022 for these and more!

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