Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
Friends of Harford and Cecil Counties, Maryland, and Southern York and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania


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Our First Day Meetings follow a general schedule through each month, thus giving those who plan to attend some time to prepare for learning and sharing. We hope that each Sunday's Adult Education session offers insight and opportunity to practice Quaker values and beliefs. For 2019 we hope to cover the Gospels, Quaker Testimonies, and Nonviolent Communication. Please join us for any or all of our adult education sessions, followed by silent worship.



Sun., June 2      9:00 AM: Ministry and Oversight

                         10:00 AM: Adult First Day School – “Quaker Testimony” – led by

                                            Ministry and Oversight

                         10:00 AM: Children’s First Day School

                         10:45 AM: Adult Meeting for Worship

                         11:15 AM: Meeting for Worship - adults and children                                                       


Sun., June 9     10:00 AM: Adult First Day School – “Emily Dickinson and Her

                                            Connection to Nature and Spirit” – presented by Colleen

                                            Webster from Harford Community College

                          10:00 AM: Children’s First Day School

                          10:45 AM: Adult Meeting for Worship

                          11:15 AM: Meeting for Worship – adults and children

                          11:30 AM: Social Hour – light refreshments are welcome.         


Sun., June 16    HAPPY FATHER’S DAY    

                        *10:00 AM: MONTHLY MEETING FOR BUSINESS

                          10:00 AM: Children’s First Day School  

                          10:45 AM: Adult Meeting for Worship

                          11:15 AM: Meeting for Worship – adults and children 


Sun.,  June 23  10:00 AM: Adult First Day School – “Gospel of  Luke”                        

                          10:00 AM: Children’s First Day School

                          10:45 AM: Adult Meeting for Worship

                          11:15 AM: Meeting for Worship – adults and children


Sun., June 30   10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship with Little Falls Meeting at

                                            Falls Creek Campus of Friends School of Harford,

                                            2700 Conowingo Rd. (entrance is across from the

                                            intersection of Rte 1 and Forge Hill Rd.)  A pot-luck

                                            picnic will follow worship.  Little Falls Meeting will

                                            provide plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery.   


*PLEASE NOTE:  A trial period will start June 16, scheduling MONTHLY             

                                 MEETING FOR BUSINESS on third Sundays at 10:00 AM.



June 7 – Richard Holloway                 June 15 – Josephine Cohen


MANY THANKS  to Peggy Eppig for leading a very successful 6-session Nature Journaling program.



The 21st Annual Blueberry Festival will be held July 13th.  There will be plenty of opportunity to help before, during, and after!!! Please contact Mary Maccarelli

 (540-907-0303 or [email protected]) with questions, ideas, or volunteering.

Thank you in advance.


Please consider serving on a committee(s).  The new term starts July 1.  If you have

questions, contact Jim Pickard (443-752-0995 or [email protected])


Anyone who wishes to lead an Adult First Day School discussion/presentation with a  spiritual message (one that is inspirational, having spiritual depth to carry over to Meeting for Worship), is asked to schedule with the sub-committee for adult education.


Please continue to help needy families by contributing non-perishable foods, meats, and pantry staples.  Currently, there is a special need for meats (canned, fresh, or frozen).   Also, laundry detergents, paper towels, toiletries (bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.) are needed.   A collection area is in the foyer of the Meetinghouse. Meats may be put in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator in the kitchen. The items will be delivered to Twice Blessed Thrift Shop in Darlington.  If anyone wishes to contribute clothing, please take the items to the side door of the Thrift Shop. The shop is located across the road from the Darlington Methodist Church.




 June 15                BYM Interim Meeting at Friends Meeting of Washington


 July 13                Deer Creek Friends 22nd Annual Blueberry Festival


 July 13                6:00 PM: Music on the Lawn at Little Falls Meeting, Fallston,

                             featuring Charlie Campbell.  Take a lawn chair, and relax after

                             a busy day at the Blueberry Festival.


 July 29–Aug. 4   Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Session at Hood College

                             in Frederick, MD.  The theme is “Quaker Tools for the



 Nov. 2                 BYM Interim Meeting at Stony Run Friends Meeting


For further information about Baltimore Yearly Meeting programs and scholarships, contact the Office at 301-774-7663 or [email protected].