Information about Annapolis Friends Meeting
Meeting for Worship: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
Most of the Meeting's work is planned and coordinated by committees. Working on a committee is perhaps the best way to get to know other Friends. All committees are happy to expand their membership, so don't hesitate to join their meetings. Terms are two years and begin in January. For current officers and committee chairs, see our Officers and Committees page
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Annapolis Friends Meeting maintains two e-mail lists,
Discuss, (the latter currently down, but in the process of being reconstituted), both for different uses by members and interested
attenders who choose to join them. If you are not a member or a
regular attender of Annapolis Friends Meeting, then these lists probably
have little interest for you. Conversely, if you are a
member/attender and have interest in one list, then it is quite likely you
have an interest in the other, so feel welcome to join both if you wish.
Most do. Joining (Subscribing) requires a review by the list manager
or vetting by the Outreach Committee; but leaving (Unsubscribing) can be
performed at your discretion in the manner
in order to:
The Annapolis Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends makes little distinction between members and attenders. Membership is a personal decision and a serious commitment not to be undertaken lightly. Joining the Meeting is also joining the Religious Society of Friends.
Those interested in becoming a member may write a letter to the Clerk of Ministry and Worship Committee to explain why they feel drawn to the Religious Society of Friends and Annapolis Friends Meeting. The Clerk of Ministry and Worship appoints a clearness committee that meets with the applicant to consider the request. This process may involve several meetings to ensure that the applicant understands what it means to be a Friend.
If the clearness committee and the individual feel clear that membership is the right decision, a recommendation is made to the full Committee which in turn makes a recommendation to Business Meeting.
Financial Responsibility We rely on members and attenders for regular financial support. A collection box is on the back wall of the meeting room; checks may be mailed to 351 DuBois Rd., Annapolis, MD, 21401.
Local Groups the Meeting Supports
Light House Shelter
The Meeting joins other churches of Annapolis Area Ministries in sponsoring the Light House Shelter. We provide a meal on the first Monday of each month.
Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center
Statements of Concern
Friends are encouraged to put up photo albums of Annapolis Friends events using Picasa, Shutterbug, Snapfish, or other on-line services, and then send the links to the webmanager.
The Annapolis Friends Meeting is a a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.