Welcome to Patapsco Friends Meeting

A Loving Community for Your Spiritual Journey
All are always welcome

We meet in silent worship every Sunday at 10:30am, followed by Simple Meal.
We have programs to nurture the spiritual growth of our children.

For more information on our silent worship, our spiritual community, and the Quaker way, check out our Newcomer Packet.

The Society of Friends can make its greatest contribution to community by continuing to be a religious society...~Parker J. PalmerSource: A Place Called Community,

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9/24/2017 at Noon Patapsco Celebrates International Peace Day

The United Nations established Peace Day in 1981. This year’s theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. The theme is based on the Together global campaign that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. For more info, see UN Peace Day

For our celebration at Patapsco, we’ll explore through queries how our family experiences impact the way we look at the current refugee/immigration situation.

We invite you to share a story from your family history and an object that relates to the story. Our celebration falls on Potluck Sunday so we also encourage you to bring a dish from your family traditions

Sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee

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Recipe – Pat Rockinberg’s Chili

Pat Rockinberg’s Chili Recipe
(from Beatrice Kondo, uses with permission from Pat Rockinberg)


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce (just a small amount of it is needed, or to taste)
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle Barbeque Sauce (we used between a third to half of an 18 oz. bottle)
  • Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Smokehouse Traditional (22 oz. can)
  • Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Bourbon and Brown Sugar (22 oz. can)
  • Del Monte Diced Tomatoes – Zesty Chili Style (2 cans, 28 oz each?  14 oz each?)
    • –or- Fire Roasted Organic Tomatoes
  • McCormick Original Chili (2 paper packets)
  • Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Brown the ground turkey complete first, then cook the beans and tomatoes until gently bubbling, stirring.  Add sauces and spices, mix in thoroughly, then lower heat to very low, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn.

I usually brown the turkey in a frying pan, then add all the ingredients in a crock pot, heat it to bubbling, then lower it to the keep warm setting overnight.

For the tomatoes, I’m not sure which size can, so I sometimes use three 14 oz cans, other times I have used two 28 oz cans… I guess it depends on how tomato-y you’re feeling.  Same for the Sweet Baby Ray’s, sometimes I use a whole half a bottle, other times less.

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2/12/17 at Noon: “Fracking Western Maryland?”

Join Patapsco Friends as we watch “Fracking Western Maryland?” to learn about the process of fracking and the problems with fracking in the western portion of Maryland.

Sunday, 2/12/17, at Noon, after Simple Meal, on the second level of Hebron House. Join us for worship at 10:30am. All are always welcome!

This landmark documentary film by Mike Wicklein captures the contentious issues surrounding the fracking moratorium bill that was passed in the 2015 legislative session. The film features many familiar faces of Garrett County and legislators in Annapolis who advocated for and fought against the bill. You will learn how Engage Mountain Maryland and other grass roots organizations helped rally support to change the trajectory of this very important decision to hit the pause button on fracking Western Maryland.

See http://chesapeakeclimate.org/maryland/fracking/ and http://www.engagemmd.org/engage-edu for more information on the fracking issue.

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Saturday, Jan 21 – 10am-5pm – Women’s March on Washington

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee is gathering a group who want to attend the March together.

Interested? Contact us

Note that Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Staff will be available in front of the FCNL building in Washington with heaters, water, #LoveThyNeighbor (No Exceptions) materials, and rally signs. See FCNL info at FCNL march info

There will also be a twenty minute Gathered Worship before the march at FCNL (outside) at 9 am.

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