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 is Hiring Our Next Youth Programs Manager
Baltimore Yearly Meeting is now accepting applications to fill the position of Youth Programs Manager. The Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Youth Programs are religious education programs carried out in a diverse inclusive community. The BYM Youth Programs Manager engages in the ministry of empowering BYM children, youth, and Friendly Adult Presences to safely work, play, learn and worship in a creative spiritual community.
The Youth Programs Manager is responsible for the implementation of a year-long program of weekend Quaker conferences, meetings, and retreats for the junior high/middle school and senior high youth of the Yearly Meeting. This is a three-quarter time position and the weekly work schedule will vary considerably. The position requires extensive weekend work. Weekend-long conference participation with adolescents at sites that do not have sleeping or bathing facilities is a regular component of the position. Sleeping on floors, occasionally outdoors, is routine. Additionally, day-long, weekend meeting participation is required. These conferences and meetings are held at sites throughout the Yearly Meeting territory (the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, and parts of West Virginia).
To apply please send a resume, cover letter of interest, three references and permission to do background check to email@example.com. Applications received by March 16, 2020 will be given preference in consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The complete job description is available at www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/committees/youth/ypmjob.html.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Seeks Caretaker for Catoctin Quaker Camp
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is seeking applicants to fill the position of Caretaker at Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont MD.
The Caretaker is the onsite arm of the Camp Property Management Committee (CPMC). He or she provides a year-round presence at the camp, cares for the facility, and makes it ready for summer camp and for the groups who rent the facilities in spring and fall. The Caretaker should be an individual who enjoys living in a remote area and who is willing to work within the Friends process of decision-making. The caretaker should be a self-starter who enjoys initiating projects in consultation with a committee and the Camp Property Manager (CPM).
Please apply before February 28, 2020. Our goal is to fill the position before March 31, 2020.
The full announcement and the job description are available at www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/committees/campproperty/caretakerjob.html
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The Spiritual Formation Working Group welcomes you to our Spring retreat, which will be held at the beautiful Claggett Center in Adamstown Maryland. We will gather on the theme of prayer as both a practice and a disposition of heart and spirit. We will practice five forms of prayer, as we honor the yearnings of opening to Spirit, receiving blessings and expressing our gratitude. Come refresh and renew your spiritual being, as you share your story, community meals, conversation and fellowship with seekers throughout the BYM area. The Claggett Center offers us comfortable accommodations, lovely mountain views, and walking trails through fields and farmland.
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
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The BYM Educational Grants Committee is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Grants may be applied to expenses associated with undergraduate attendance at accredited post-secondary educational institutions such as universities, colleges, professional and vocational schools. Attendance may be either full- or part-time. Grants will be awarded on the basis of financial need and the Committee’s assessment of an applicant’s statement of purpose. Grant limits are up to $2,000 per grantee per year, for a cumulative total of $8,000. Applications will be accepted between January 1, 2020 and April 24, 2020. Award decisions will be made in May. For further information or if you have questions, please contact the Yearly Meeting Office at 301-774-7663.
Are you an undergraduate student looking for financial support for your studies? Are you a part of an organization that provides learning opportunities for young people in the greater Baltimore region? If so, we invite you to consider applying for an educational grant or scholarship from the Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore, which has been supporting scholars and organizations since 1874. We invite you to learn more about Miles White by clicking here. The deadline for scholarships and educational grants for 2020 is March 13th.
Time to let your favorite Friends School know that grants to help explain Quaker faith and practice to school communities are available once again this year. For over twenty years the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund has been supporting this path to understanding and outreach. The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Click for the application instructions and check our annual reports from previous years to get some ideas about how grants have been used in the past. Please be in touch with us if you have any questions.
The Jonathan K. Taylor Swarthmore College Scholarship Fund is administered by Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run to provide support to students attending Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA. Preference goes to members of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting community. For the 2020-2021 academic year, there are funds up to $15,000 to be distributed among the successful applicants. For more information, or to apply by the June 1, 2020 deadline, contact Cindy Maier. (email@example.com)
If you, or a committee you are part of, wants to lead a workshop, please submit this form (www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/workshopprop.html) not later than February 22. Workshops are held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons, and typically cover a range of topics that relate to the theme of Annual Session (Courage, Faith, and Hope to Love Across Our Differences), and other topics of interest to Friends. Interest group times are also available for those that want to converse with others on a topic, without the preparation needed for a full workshop. Interest group requests can be made any time before or during Annual Session.
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