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.
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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
FMW Quaker Spiritual Development Program. Presenters: Shawn & Katrina McConaughey. By phone dial: (301) 715-8592. Enter meeting ID on prompt: 8744 1817 683#. The McConaughey’s will share an overview of their work among Friends in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania with additional information on emerging plans for sustainability of the programs and how the covid pandemic has impacted life and ministry in their part of the world. They will have photos to share and will leave time for questions and dialogue.
“Shawn and Katrina McConaughey are lifelong Friends from Oregon. Shawn has served in pastoral and yearly meeting leadership for the past 30 years; Katrina in volunteer ministry in church and with refugees and immigrants in her community, as well as ESL instruction and working on an organic vegetable farm. A few years ago, anticipating an empty nest, they began to look for opportunities to serve Friends overseas and were invited to work with Friends United Meeting in East Africa. For the last 3 years they have been living in Kenya and working as Programme Officers in the Africa Ministries Office. Their work focuses on the Project Partners of FUM and facilitating communication and relationships between Friends in North America and in East Africa.
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