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Announcements for January 7, 2022

A new worshiping community is forming in Front Royal, VA! Friends in Front Royal are worshiping in-person at the historic Bon Air House (125 Luray Ave), pictured above, at 11:30am on Sundays. Bible Study and fellowship following the Meeting for Worship 12:30-1:30. BYM Friends are encouraged to visit! 

Announcements, News, and Events
Multiple Educational Grants Available! 
Jonathan Taylor Scholarship Fund Applications Being Accepted! The Jonathan K. Taylor Swarthmore College Scholarship Fund is administered by Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run to provide support to students attending Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA. Preference goes to members of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting community, but it is also available to other applicants in the Quaker community. For the 2022-2023 academic year, there are funds up to $22,000 to be distributed among the successful applicants. For more information, or to apply by the June 1, 2022 deadline, contact Cindy Maier ( or Nick Fessenden (
The Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City (MWBS) is now accepting applications for scholarships of up to $5,000 from students who are entering, or currently attend, a college, university, or trade school. The MWBS is a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Scholarships will be awarded to qualified high school seniors and alumni from the Baltimore City Public Schools and Baltimore Yearly Meeting (including its schools, camps and youth programs).For more information and appliccation instructions, visit the Miles White page here
The BYM Educational Grants Committee is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Grants may be applied to expenses associated with undergraduate attendance at post-secondary educational institutions such as universities, colleges, professional and vocational schools. Attendance may be either full- or part-time. Grants will be awarded on the basis of a completed application, including the Committee’s assessment of an applicant’s statement of purpose. 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, 2022 and April 22, 2022. Award decisions will be made in May. Further information and a link to the application form can be found here on the BYM website. If you have further questions, please use the website to email the committee, or contact the Yearly Meeting Office at 301-774-7663.
BYM Coffee Hour: Faithful Use of Technology
Wednesday Jan 19th
7:30pm - 9:00pm 
via Zoom - Register Here
BYM Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee is hosting a Coffee House on faithful use of technology that supports worship and community. 

The Coffee House is open to
clerks of meetings, clerks of Ministry committees, and other interested Friends. We'll have a discussion about Zoom and worship with David Coletta of Three Rivers Meeting. David is one of the hosts of Three Rivers, an experimental worship group under the care of Fresh Pond Meeting (New England Yearly Meeting). David’s ministry is to serve Quaker meetings and organizations by exploring faithful use of technology that supports worship and community. 
BYM Publications Coming Soon 
The 2021 Yearbook is available online. This month, digital copies that include the Directory, will be emailed to all worshiping community clerks and anyone listed in the Directory (BYM committee members, worshiping community clerks, etc). Bound hard copies will be mailed via USPS by the end of the month to each worshiping community (2 copies), members of Trustees, Supervisory, Search, and Nominating Committees, and those Friends who have requested a print copy. Copies will also be available for sale at Annual Session and from the Yearly Meeting office. The General Secretary appreciates Friends' patience during their first production of the Yearbook. 

The Winter Interchange will arrive to your email and/or mailbox in late January or early February.

Faith & Practice is undergoing edits after the revision to the section on marriage were approved at Annual Session in 2021. Later this quarter, we will reprint an updated version of Faith & Practice online and in print. 
Dwelling Deep Retreat at Powell House has Gone Virtual!
During this extended weekend, Friends are invited to enter more fully into the silence and to experience the deeper rhythms in which we might live. This retreat will include the opportunity for solitude, individual and corporate worship, silent meals, and “active” silence. There will also be opportunities for individual and group spiritual reflection. Come and simply BE with God; listen and attend to the Divine stirrings of the soul.
Caminando con la Biblia/Walking with the Bible

WALKING WITH THE BIBLE is a monthly bilingual series of Bible hours (2 hours each) on Saturdays, January 22, February 26, and March 26. Sponsored by Friends World Committee on Consultation (FWCC).  
In this series, Peter Blood-Patterson will welcome a series of different Friends as guest leaders. We will have a chance to hear what role the Bible plays in each of these Friends’ lives and to hear what approaches to the Bible they find work in their personal practice and group settings, and we will read and discuss a piece of Scripture that is meaningful for them. 
Quaker History & Witness Drop In Group
Interested in Quaker History, Quaker Witness, or geneology?  Have a question you would like answered -- or a resource to share?  Please join the QH/QW Drop-in Group!  
The QH/QW Drop-In Group is held at 7:30 pm on Fourth Mondays. Zoom links are sent on request.  Contact Denna Joy, address in Yearbook, for more information.   
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