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Spiritual Formation Program

Spiritual Formation 2022-2023 Program

Fall 2022 Spiritual Formation Retreat, September 9-11, 2022
Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
16869 Taylors Landing Rd, Sharpsburg, MD

Registration for the Fall Retreat is now full. Please email Marilyn at to join the wait list. 
We expect a few spots may become available. 

Zoom Group, Launching October 1, 2022
We're offering our year-long Spiritual Formation Large Group via Zoom again in 2022-2023.
This group will launch on October 1st, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm with a mini-retreat by program facilitators Chad Smyser ( and Rita Willet (

Mid-Year Mini-Retreat, February 11, 2023 via Zoom
This mid-year gathering will create a bridge between those Friends who meet in person and those who meet via Zoom.

Spring 2023 Spiritual Formation Retreat May 5-7, 2023
The Claggett Center
3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD
Registration for the Spring 2023 Retreat will open in March 2023

Local Gatherings
After the fall retreat all local Meetings begin their monthly small and large group year-long gatherings. If you would like help in launching or renewing your local Meeting group, please contact Amy Schmaljohn ( or Alan Evans (

We invite you to a journey of personal spiritual deepening in the fellowship of your local Meeting and with Friends from across Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Our Spiritual Formation Program is designed to gather us in spiritual friendship for the deep listening that opens our hearts and helps us to discern how God is at work in our lives. Friends are invited to two annual retreats, to monthly gatherings of your local Meeting group, and to smaller friendship groups. We support and encourage one another in finding spiritual practices that nourish us. We share and reflect on readings that provide wisdom along the way. We welcome you to join us.

To find out more about the Spiritual Formation Program, read our booklet Sacred Intersections: Spiritual Formation Program. You are also welcome to contact the clerks of the Spiritual Formation Working Group, Amy Schmaljohn ( or Alan Evans ( You can get a taste of the program by registering for our next retreat or by inviting Amy and Alan to visit your Meeting. We have developed a short-format (2-3 hour) retreat that we offer on-site at local Meetings, often at the rise of Meeting on a Sunday.

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