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Nurturing faith and Quaker practice
a Quaker Community in Sparks, Maryland

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.

Learn More About Gunpowder

View the Gunpowder Friends Meeting Calendar

What's New

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04/25/2014 - 5:30pm

On Friday, April 25 the First Day School children will host Gunpowder members and attenders at the Meeting House for our Passover Seder.

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04/06/2014 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Susie Fetter and Sonia Blumenthal invite Friends to come to meeting this coming First Day, April 6th at 9AM, to worship share on what issues Friends think should be a priority to Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) during the 114th Co

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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:

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What is an American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Meeting Liaison?

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08/29/2013 - 8:45pm
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Worship with us!

(410) 472-4583
14934 Priceville Road
Sparks  Maryland  21152
United States
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We invite you to join us for Meeting for Worship at 10:00 AM each First Day (that's Sunday in Quakerspeak).

Travel Directions to Gunpowder:

Sparks is about 21 miles north of Baltimore on the Harrisburg Expressway (I-83). Gunpowder Meeting is west of Sparks and west of I-83. Exit I-83 at Belfast Road (Exit 24), turn west toward Butler. Go one-third mile to Priceville Road; left on Priceville Road for one mile. Where Priceville Road turns right and Quaker Bottom Road continues ahead at the crest of a steep grade, make a sharp right turn into the Meeting House drive.

Mailing address is:

P.O. Box 737; Sparks, Maryland 21152-0737