Weekly Announcements for March 24, 2023
Interim Meeting Is Tomorrow
Interim Meeting is tomorrow, Saturday, at Friends Meeting of Washington and online via Zoom. The Zoom link is available in your registration confirmation and will be re-circulated to all registered Friends on Saturday at 9:00am. If you are coming in-person, we encourage use of Metro. In addition, Sidwell Friends School has graciously offered parking, and BYM will provide a shuttle that runs between Sidwell and FMW. The shuttle will depart from the entrance to the Sidwell Parking Garage at 9:00am, 9:30am, and 10:00am. The shuttle will depart FMW to return Friends to Sidwell at 1:30pm, 2:00pm, and 2:30pm. Click the link below to find more detailed information, to register, and to read the advance documents!
Budget & Apportionment Meeting, April 22nd
Come find out more about the financial support that your Meeting contributes to BYM! The Stewardship and Finance Committee hosts this annual meeting to consider issues related to apportionment and financial support of BYM. We will worshipfully consider how our budget supports our values and our commitment to be an anti-racist faith community. In addition, the committee will share a preliminary look at the 2024 budget and proposed guidelines for budget requests, and seek your feedback on both. The session will be online and begin at 10am.
from the BYM Unity with Nature Committee
Does your meeting have a committee working on environmental concerns? Do you have ongoing projects that promote engagement with the natural world? The BYM Unity with Nature Committee is collecting information about what our local meetings are doing. Please let us know about your meeting by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious Education Meet-Up
The regular Monthly Religious Education Meet-Up meeting time will be moved to 2-4 pm so we can meet together with the BYM Religious Education Committee. We'll be thinking about the upcoming Junior Yearly Meeting, the 0 years-8th grade gathering at BYM Annual Sessions.
Annual Session Bookstore Seeks Your Books!
The Annual Session Bookstore is getting greener in 2023! This year, the bookstore will feature gently used books from Friends near and far. Please check your library stash for any gently used Quaker or Quaker-adjacent books to donate to our new-for-2023 used books sale! Books can be sent to the BYM Office or dropped of at the March or June Interim Meeting.
Share Your Light with Junior Yearly Meeting
Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) is the children's program (nursey-8th grade) at BYM's Annual Sessions. JYM seeks Friends to share their Light with younger members. We seek past volunteers and new one to help with the planning and execution of JYM. Interested? Join the Religious Education Meet-Up this Saturday at 2pm on Zoom, where we will discuss JYM. If you're interested but unable to attend the Meet-Up, email Linda Coates at email@example.com
Couples Enrichment Retreat at Pendle Hill, April 14-16
Friends Couples Enrichment, a 50-year old ministry of Quakers from around the country, invites you to a weekend to explore with other couples our patterns of decision-making in a spirit of experiment and curiosity. We will explore how decision-making can affirm our strengths, how conflict is an opportunity to deepen intimacy, and how we can uphold integrity, equality, and peace-making when we consider the questions before us. Bring with you at least one question that you and your beloved are currently sitting with – be it profound or mundane – so that we can learn together and, God willing, experience where Spirit takes us.
Nurturing Your Light in Wild Spaces
Rolling Ridge + BYM Open House
As Friends consider the recommendation of the Camping Committees to relocated Opequon Quaker Camp to the Rolling Ridge Conservancy, we will be hosting 2 open houses for you to come visit! ike to have an opportunity to visit the site this spring so we have scheduled 2 dates for visits. Sunday, March 19, 1-4pm; Saturday, April 1st, 1-4pm. Located near Harpers Ferry, WV - you'll have a chance to see the existing facilities, walk the nearby woods, and talk to BYM Committee members and staff. Please RSVP Here so we can send you more detailed information!
Spring Camp Rentals
8 campsites at Catoctin Quaker Camp are available for rental April 10th-June 8th. Each site has a cabin, picnic table, fire pit, and access to clean water, the bathhouse, and the rest of the property. Groups who rent at least 2 cabins can also rent the Lodger/Kitchen and Dining Hall. BYM Friends are encouraged to use the Discount Code (75OEZ68B) and receive a 30% discount. Learn more on HipCamp.
Looking for a place that is a little less rustic? You can also rent the Studio at Catoctin for rental on AirBnB throughout the year. Check out “The Studio at Catoctin.”
Early spring is in the air, and BYM will soon be preparing our camps for the 2023 season. From cleaning cabins and kitchens to setting up tents and planting chestnut trees as we restore the native canopy, there is work to be done for Friends of all ages! Please join for the fun and fellowship of a Community Workdays: Sat, April 8th - Catoctin; Sat, April 29 - Shiloh; Sat, May 13 - Opequon; Sat, June 10 - Catoctin. More Info & Sign Up for Camp Workdays!
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