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)
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The Minutes of Third Month 2021 Interim Meeting are now available.
Information about services from the Yearly Meeting available for our local Meetings and worshiping communities is listed here.
The BYM Educational Grants Committee is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year from members or regular attenders of Monthly Meetings associated with BYM (or from their children). Grants may be applied to expenses associated with undergraduate attendance at accredited post-secondary educational institutions. Attendance may be either full- or parttime. Grants will be awarded based on multiple criteria, including financial need and the Committee’s assessment of an applicant’s statement of purpose and its consistency with Friends’ testimonies. 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, 2021 and April 23, 2021. Award decisions will be made in May and notifications sent by early June. For further information or if you have questions, please contact the Yearly Meeting Office at 301-774-7663
The 5th Annual Youth Peace Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, April 10th, 2021 from 9:15 am - 4:30 pm. Youth from grades 8 - 12 are welcome to register at http://www.youthpeaceconferencemd.org The Peace Committee of SSMM supports this student-run social justice and community building summit in honor of the legacies of Lee Stern and Bayard Rustin. A team of teens in Howard County are organizing this year’s conference “Youth activism: resistance and radical reform”. From the website: "The theme "Resistance and Radical Reform" is most pressing and relevant now more than ever, as youth are coming together across the world to organize in support of causes and movements such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for environmental awareness, among many others. Youth are demanding that broken, oppressive systems be rebuilt and reformed. At the 2021 Youth Peace Conference, students will gain resources on how to peacefully organize, resist injustice, and create change within their communities. Contact Uma Ribeiro, lead organizer, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Check out their website for more information and the schedule! Also follow them on Instagram @youthpeaceconferencemd
Please note: Students who stay all day can receive 6 Student Service Learning hours!
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