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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)

End of Life Working Group Workshop

Saturday, June 6, 2020
10:00 am12:00 pm
Virtual Event by Zoom

The End of Life Working Group announces an on-line forum for Friends on June 6 from 10-12 EDT, to initiate a series of conversations that explore difficult topics. Depending on the response, we are prepared to offer multiple future forums to help explore the issues, the needs, and the various responses of Quakers worldwide to this same topic of living and dying well as Friends. We know that many of us are coping with unarticulated fears about our mortality since the risks of becoming terminally ill are higher during a pandemic. As Friends seeking truth and love in a considered life, we recognize that this virus affords us the opportunity to prioritize our wishes about the end of our life. Especially for older Friends, it probably is already on our minds, however clandestinely. The working group has gathered resources and queries that are now uploaded on the BYM website, and has committed to respond to Meetings’ and individual needs. Among us are trained professionals with years of expertise in multiple areas. Please refer to our webpage, look over the queries, and send us your questions. More information to follow with registration and zoom links.

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