Interchange – Spring 2011

Stony Run continues meeting for worship at 9:30 and 11:00 on First Days with First Day School from 11:40-12:00. Our Young Friends also continue to be a vibrant group. We welcomed Friends who joined us recently for an adult learning series on Clearness and Eldering. We enjoyed fellowship and learning together. Two of our members died recently.

We have Simple Lunch on First Days at the rise of meeting, and it is well attended and a good opportunity for further fellowship. Opportunities for involvement are many at our large urban meeting, and we continue to seek ways to serve in the larger community and our own Meeting community.

Women from Stony Run organized the BYM Women’s Retreat that took place in early January with about 150 BYM women in attendance. Our members felt well served in doing this work.

On March 19, the Baltimore-area Working Group on Racism (WGR) hosted a conversation with Betsy Cazden, a past clerk of NEYM. Betsy is interested in Quaker history around issues of racism and enslavement. Our conversation grew from a role-play loosely based on decisions around integration of our own Friends School. The WGR seeks to have Friends consider the nature of our present Society, how we came to be here, and what our future path might be like.

Stony Run will host the meeting of the Chesapeake Quarter in March of 2012.

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