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  • "The Seed, or Grace of God, is small in its first Appearance, even as the Morning Light; but as it is given Heed to, and obeyed, it will increase in Brightness, till it shine in the Soul, like the Sun in the Firmament at its Noon-day Height.”

    ~ Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655-1685

     

    Worship

    Quaker House

    9:00 am

     

    Clearness

    Library

    12:00 pm

    Peace & Social Concerns

    Terrace Room

    9:00 am

     

    Friendly Bible Study

    Terrace Room

    12:00 pm

    Worship

    Library

    10:30 am

     

    Worship

    Library

    6:00 pm

    Worship

    Meeting Room

    10:30 am

     

     

     

     

     

    Bethesda Friends Meeting Fundraiser for Ramallah Friends School Scholarship Fund:

    • Sunday April 28 Spring Fling 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Rummage sale, perennials, olive oil, Silent Auction, Middle East Buffet, Music.  Location: Sidwell Friends Lower School Campus, 5100 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.  Contact: Sara Anderson, climbthestairs@gmail.com, tel: 301-908-1226
    • Online “Buy It Now” Sale, April 16-22 only. 
      For details contact: Stephanie Koenig at stephaniekoenig@verizon.net, 301-593-3843

    Hospitality Support & Strategy Meeting, April 28, 9:00am:  The coffee, cookies and snacks our Hospitality Committee provides every Sunday after meeting for worship plays a vital role in welcoming visitors and fostering fellowship in our meeting.  If you value this fellowship, have ideas about volunteer recruitment and management, or are looking for a new way to contribute to the vibrant life of our meeting, please join us in this brainstorming session to better support the committee.  Anyone is welcome! Contact Betsy Bramon betsy.bramon@gmail.com for more info.

    Visit to Clagett Farm, April 28, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for FMW families.  Cow and lamb visits, vegetable fields, potting seedlings on this 284 acre working farm operated by Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Bring lunch, dress for weather.  Clagett Farm, 11904 Old Marlboro Pk, Upper Marlboro MD 20772. 

    For more info call Rob Vaughn, t:  301-646-0281, email: vaugnr@gmail.com  

    Calling all FMW parents!  The Religious Education Committee would like to meet you and talk about what's happening, all the exciting new changes on the committee, and our plans for the Spring and Summer.  This meeting will occur on May 5 at noon in the Quaker House.  Food and childcare will be provided.

    Catoctin Quaker Camp - FMW Retreat Weekend, May 10-12.  Share meals and fellowship in the lodge, hiking, canoeing.  Cabins and tent sites available.  Catoctin Camp address:  12611 Tower Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788 (near Cunningham Falls State Park). For more info contact Anita Drever: anita.drever@gmail.com.  Phone:  307-399-4238

    Head of Meeting
        April 21:  Young Adult Friends    
        
    April 28:  Sanctuary Taskforce


    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 is not available.  

    Meeting for Worship 6:00 PM Sunday. Held in the Parlor, 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, Tuesday, 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 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’s Decatur Pl entrance. For more info call Pam Callard (202) 829-9577.

    Personal Aid is looking for gift cards for grocery stores, Target, etc. These will be given to our vulnerable members and attenders as needed. Please contact Mary Melchior, email:  mulchness@gmail.com

    If you have maintenance concerns about the FMW campus or identify accessibility issues, please contact Property Committee co-clerks Brian Lutenegger (734-255-6829 brian.lutenegger@gmail.com) and Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 or merrypearlstein@gmail.com). They will work with you to identify potential solutions.