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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
From earliest days, Quakers have sought to attend and follow the Inward Light, the Inner Teacher, as the only true guide to right action. And from earliest days, Quakers have been moved and guided by the Inner Teacher to act conscientiously in the world to “see what Love can do” to mend a world rent by injustice and oppression. In contemporary Quaker circles, we sometimes hear Friends speak of contemplative Friends and activist Friends, implying a false dichotomy—that some Friends are mystics and others are actively engaged in mending the world. To be faithful to our tradition and to the leadings of the Light, we are both seekers after the Truth as revealed to us in prayer and worship and animators of the Truth that is revealed to us. We participate both in mysticism and resistance to the ways of the world by standing and moving in revealed Truth. In this extended weekend together, we will hear plenary speakers, engage in extended worship and workshops, and reflect in small groups and large on our heritage and what Spirit asks of us today in creating the Beloved Community in a broken world. For more information and to register, go to www.pendlehill.org or call 610-566-4507 x137.
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