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    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18 – 19

     

    Peace and Social Concerns

    Terrace Room

    9am

     

    Meeting for Business

    Meeting Room

    12:00 pm

    Worship

    Quaker House

    9 am

    Worship

    Parlor

    6 pm

    Worship

    Quaker House, Meeting Room

    10:30 am

     

     

     

     

                   
     

     

    Today, June 17 at NOON: Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business.

    
     

    June 18 – 22: Your Administrative Secretary is visiting her grandchildren. Please support Susan Griffin, who gets to be here in Construction Noise Central.

     

    June 24, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. – Pastoral Care group will discuss Chapter 4, “Pastoral Care across Cultures: A Quaker Model,” by J. Bill Ratleff, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Earlham School of Religion.  

     

    June 24:  Muslim Responses since 9/11 and Beyond, presented by Dr. Maha Hilal, 12:15 pm. The Muslim community has been targeted since 9/11 by the government and society. What are the ways that Muslims have been targeted and how has this shaped their experiences? What is being done at the local and national levels to improve or exacerbate the problems? How can we support the Muslim community? Dr. Maha Hilal is the co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective where she focuses on political education addressing institutionalized Islamophobia.

     

    Spiritual Formation - Do you seek an opening to the Spirit? Do you sit in meeting in anticipation of the "still small voice", yet it rarely or never comes? Or are you ready to deepen your connection to the Inner Light? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, FMW's Spiritual Formation Group may be of interest to you. The Spiritual Formation Groups were formed to nurture and strengthen your connection to the Inner Light on personal, meeting, and community levels. For more information, please contact John Bluedorn at johnbluedorn@gmail.com.

    
     
    
     
    
     
    
     
    
     

    Head of Meeting

     June 17: Hunger & Homelessness Taskforce; June 24: Library Committee

     

     

     

     

    FAMILIES AND CHILDREN ARE WELCOME

    First Day School begins at 10:30 each Sunday. If you come later than 10:30, please stay a moment with your child to help them settle into the class. Children in FDS are reunited with their parents in the final minutes of Meeting for Worship.

     

    Points of Contacts for First Day School:  Shannon Hughes (shannughes@gmail.com) and Michael Beer at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com or 703-655-5655.

    Child Care is available for parents needing a respite during worship. Children age 0 to 4 will be lovingly tended in the Decatur Place Room from 10:20 am to Noon on Sunday. Please contact Michael Beer at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com for any child care related questions. Child Care is also available for all ages of children during events on our campus upon request.

    FMW is pleased to offer an opportunity to families who would like to have the Meeting officially welcome their children into our community. Anyone interested in such a welcoming, please contact Gray Handley, handleygr@niaid.nih.gov
    
     

    ADDITIONAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

     

    Meeting for Worship 9:00 AM Sunday.  Held in the Quaker House Living Room.  This Meeting for Worship has a special invitation to silence seekers. "Quietness enough not only to know our own minds, but to listen to the still small voice."  Child care not available.

     

    Meeting for Worship 6:00 PM Sunday. Held in the Decatur Place Room, this Meeting for Worship offers a sustaining opportunity for worship at the end of the weekend. Child care is not available.

     

    Mid-Week Meeting for Worship, Wednesday, 6:00 PM in the Parlor. Persons seeking to worship during the week should consider this Meeting. Child care is not available.

     

    OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

    The FMW webpage is available at www.quakersdc.org  To access the non-public pages, the log-in ID is FMW– the password is Discern. To join the FMW Listserv, or to be included in the Meeting’s Online Directory, send an e-mail to: admin@quakersdc.org  To phone the Meeting Office, call 202.483.3310.    To use WiFi in the Meetinghouse, the network is FMW and the password is simplicity. The Meeting’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/FriendsMeetingOfWashington.

     

    Young Adult Friends - Anyone interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like the join the YAF list-serve, please contact Erin Murphy (murph23e@mtholyoke.edu) and Rebecca Nelson (rebecca@americasolidaria.org). Young adults are between the ages of 18 and 40ish.

     

    Martha’s Table needs nonperishable food items on an ongoing basis.  Donations are collected in the basket near the Meeting House Decatur Place. Pam Callard (202) 829-9577.

     

    Would you be willing to provide a meal—or a ride—to a Friend in need? Personal Aid is looking for such service from time to time. Please contact Emilie Schmeidler at Emilie.schmeidler@gmail.com

     

    A year ago the Peace and Social Concerns committee ran a short survey of the FMW community to determine what programs would be of the greatest interest to the meeting and to help members and attenders who are engaged with projects to find and assist each other.  Thank you to those who participated.  We would like for anyone who did not participate to please do so online. The survey is only 3 questions long and should not take much time.  Click here:https://goo.gl/forms/1IBwjtYzZCcBpNzp1