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.

Presence implies a power to influence, to engage with the other; but it means equally a willingness to be vulnerable enough to be influenced by, and even to be changed by the experience.~Douglas V. SteereSource: On Being Present Where You Are

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Sunday, Aug 21 at Noon – Corruptive Influences on Congress

Bill Wilson will lead the discussion. Many feel Congress has become influenced by more than ‘the will of the people’ in modern times. How does this alter our representative democracy and affect decisions? Is everyone across the political spectrum – left, middle, and right – impacted? What efforts are underway to correct it?  How do we as Quakers influence the dialogue and provide a forum that seeks solutions?

Bill Wilson is an attender of Patapsco Friends Meeting. He is not affiliated with any political party, and prefers his political discussions to ‘generate more light than heat.’ He seeks to understand the viewpoints of others, but has felt a strong calling to educate on this issue. His love of solving problems led him to become an electrical engineer and project manager for products ranging from car wash point-of-sale systems to communications test equipment. He lives in Columbia, MD with his wife and six cats.

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Saturday, July 2 Serving Lunch at Our Daily Bread in Baltimore

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Join us Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm to serve at Our Daily Bread, the largest soup kitchen in Maryland. The Peace and Social Concerns Committee is organizing another opportunity for direct service.

Meet at 8am at Hebron House and carpool. We sign in, set up service, and participate in an orientation for new volunteers at 9am, lunch is from 10am – 12pm. Expect to be back to Mt. Hebron by 1pm.

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Sunday, June 12 – Patapsco Friends hosts Chesapeake Quarterly meeting

Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, June 9, 2016, 9 am -3 pm

Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting is an association of Quaker Meetings in central and southern Maryland, including Annapolis, Baltimore-Homewood, Baltimore-Stony Run, Gunpowder, Little Falls, Patapscpo, Patuxent, Sandy Spring, South Mountain

Program

9:00 Welcome and Light Refreshments (coffee, bagels, etc.)
9:30-10:30 Chesapeake Quarter Business Meeting, Sarah Bur, Clerk
10:30 Meeting for Worship with Patapsco Friends, Karen Ownbey, Clerk
12:00-1:30 Mexican Almuerzo (Vegan Lunch)
1:30-3:00 Program: Growing Our Meetings: Inreach, Outreach and Integrating Newcomers

Diversity

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Emma & Tom Byrne Peace Award

The Emma & Tom Byrne Peace Award is established to recognize Howard County students working to promote peace and peaceful resolution of conflict. The Byrnes, originally from Scotland, members of Sandy Spring Friends and Patapsco Friends Meetings, were enthusiastically involved in Peace and Conflict Resolution programs in Howard County. Of particular note is Emma Byrne’s “Peace Rap” which she performed for the youth of Howard County in schools and community events.

Many have been attracted to Quakers because of the Peace Testimony. The enthusiasm with which Friends follow their leadings to “speak truth to power” in the pursuit of peace has garnered the admiration of many. Instead of joining in actions that may lead to destruction and death, Friends urge all to cooperate to save life and strengthen the bonds of unity among all people. All are urged to create the conditions of peace, such as freedom, justice, cooperation, and the right sharing of the world’s resources, seeking not only peace with one another, but also peace with the earth.

For more information see the full description.

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