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 of the Religious Society of Friends
Seeks a STRIDE Coordinator
Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) is seeking a Coordinator for its Strengthening Transformative Relationships In Diverse Environments (STRIDE) Program. The STRIDE Program is a volunteer-based program, composed primarily of young adults who have been involved in the BYM camping program and who live in urban communities across the Mid-Atlantic. The program works to actively live out the Quaker values of community and equity by increasing the attendance, participation, ownership, and leadership of people from underrepresented backgrounds at every stage of the BYM camping program. STRIDE Core Groups carry out the work of the program. To date, Core Groups have been active in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Charlottesville.
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.
BYM Peace & Social Concerns Networking Day workshops will be offered on Sat., 4/6/19, 9:30-3:30 pm will be held at the Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016.
Before workshops, Friends are encouraged to mingle & discuss programs & we’ll discuss the “hard turn” towards extremism in our politics. At lunch and on tables, we also may share information on: a bill in Congress to de-militarize police, electric cars, and George Lakey’s new book How We Win.
Fact sheets, contact info. & other take-home resources about these also should be available.
Please RSVP by email to email@example.com, telling how many Friends will attend & identifying your meeting, and your choice of a.m. & p.m. workshop.
Continental breakfast will be provided --and a vegan lunch will be provided by BYM’s Working Group on Right Relationships with Animals. Donations to cover costs will be welcome!
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