Gunpowder Friends Meeting
We are a community grounded in Quaker Practice, rooted in Christian Faith, and growing through our commitment to the ongoing spiritual lives of our members and attenders.
Welcome to the website of Gunpowder Friends Meeting. We invite you to spend some time with us, whether it is exploring our meeting and Quakerism on these pages, or in person on a Sunday! Gunpowder is just north of Hunt Valley, Maryland, in the scenic Sparks area.
We extend a welcome to visitors of all faiths who are interested in sharing quiet time in worship with us. Sunday (First Day) worship is held in our simply appointed meeting room, unless you happen to come on a day when the weather is perfect for sitting outside. Then you will find us sitting on the back porch, overlooking the vista before us.
Gunpowder is an active, diverse community, offering opportunities for spiritual enrichment and friendship. Our children and youth are very active too, with lots of things to do in their First Day School community.
When: Second Saturday of each month (with occasional date changes) 9 am until 3 pm
Who: All are welcome.
Where: Gunpowder Friends Meetinghouse, 14934 Priceville Road, Sparks, MD 21152-0737
Gunpowder Friends Meeting Minute Against Hydraulic Fracturing, approved May 19, 2013
First Day School (FDS)
Note updated child safety policy draft pdf file at bottom of this web page
Each January Gunpowder Friends Meeting collects feedback from members and attenders for the purpose of documenting the Spiritual State of the Meeting. Files are uploaded below on this webpage and also appear on Baltimore Yearly Meeting's website
How to log in for the first time to Gunpowder’s website, so that you can participate in discussions and view materials on private pages for the use of our meeting community:
Once a month on first Sundays, at the rise of Meeting for Worship, members and attenders use time during the coffee hour to write letters to our governmental representatives. Depending on the subject, the President; the Congress; the U.N.; local
Coffee Social is held at 11:15 AM on the first Sunday of every month.
Join us for Bible Study.
Bible Study is held on the fourth Sunday of the month.