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Yearly Meeting Committees and Working Groups Resources for Covid-19

The committees and working groups of Baltimore Yearly Meeting have been collecting information from across our community, and beyond, about how people are responding to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. These have included basic matters such as how to hold Meeting for Worship with social distancing or stay-in-place orders as well as more complex issues like how our society will be changed by these events.

As our groups assemble this information, we will be adding their input to the website. Listed below are the committees and working groups and brief notes of what has been made available so far. There will be links to the detailed information included.

Committee Available information Date of last update
Trustees of Baltimore Yearly Meeting    
Advancement and Outreach Committee    
Camping Program Committee BYM Camps will be closed for the 2020 season. Click here to see the full statement. 5/9/2020
Camp Property Management Committee    
Development Committee    
Educational Grants Committee    
Faith and Practice Committee    
Growing Diverse Leadership Committee    
Indian Affairs Committee    
Manual of Procedure Committee    
Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee    
Nominating Committee    
Peace and Social Concerns Committee

BYM's Peace & Social Concerns Committee asks that you fill out a questionnaire:
The Committee is considering organizing a series of online workshops for Quakers in our region, especially since both the annual Networking Meeting and the planned Committee retreat had to be cancelled. To determine whether or not to go forward with these workshops, the Committee has developed a questionnaire and asks individual Friends, Monthly Meeting clerks, and members of Peace & Social Concerns Committees to respond by May 15. This questionnaire should only take about 5 minutes to complete—and the results will provide critical information to enable us to work collaboratively on issues of importance during this challenging time. Please fill out the questionnaire now! Click here:

Program Committee

Annual Session 2020 Cancelled for In-Person Gathering

Go to to see all the information about Virtual Annual Session 2020



Religious Education Committee

Religious Education Clerks from different Meetings met in Zoom Meetings to talk about religious education during the time of Covid 19. You can find many exciting ideas in addition to different on line resources on the BYM Religious Education committee page.

Search Committee    
Stewardship and Finance Committee


Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund    
Supervisory Committee    
Unity with Nature Committee    
Youth Programs Committee    
End of Life Working Group    
Growing Our Meetings Working Group    
Internet Communications Working Group    
Intervisitation Working Group    
Pastoral Care Working Group    
Refugees, Immigration, and Sanctuary Working Group    
Spiritual Formation Working Group    
Strengthening Transformative Relationships in Diverse Environments (STRIDE) Working Group    
Women's Retreat Working Group    
Working Group on Civil and Human Rights of Transgender and Non-Binary People    
Working Group on Racism    
Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals    
Youth Safety Policy Working Group    
Young Adult Friends

Young Adult Friends is a worship group for Friends ages 18-35 with a concern for helping support and encourage one another through the trials and tribulations of young adulthood. We embrace and explicitly include the full spectrum of gender, race and sexual identities. We work to create a space where everyone is safe to connect with Spirit in themselves and others.
We have a variety of online meeting spaces so those within our community can interact and bond based on individual needs and social media habits. In addition to our public social media accounts, we maintain an active Discord server for ongoing YAF discussion of memes, spirituality, and community planning. In light of recent feedback within the community, we have also begun virtual gatherings where YAFs can come together during this time of distancing for potlucks, movie nights, game nights, conversation (both business and social) and worship.
Anyone is welcome to follow us on our public accounts (Instagram and Facebook); if you are a YAF not currently active within our online community but would like to be, please email us at so we may beam you up. Love and Light from a safe measure until we can gather once more, The BYM Young Adult Friends

Organization Available information Date of last update
Caln Quarterly Meeting
of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting


Peace First

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
Peace First's COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants program is a coaching and grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19. Project ideas range from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world. The application form is available here.

Quaker Religious Education Collaborative

Quaker Religious Education Collaborative has a page on their website for resources related to Covid-19 and support for families and RE committees, and QREC has a new Facebook group where discussion and sharing of ideas and resources is very active. If you were interested in adding these links to your page, they are:


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