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  • Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.   -Philippians 4:8

     

    Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, February 28

    9:00 AM Early Meeting for Worship via Zoom
    Click here to join.  By phone: 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 395 231 896# Password: 738314
    Tech: Ann Herzog, (202) 246-5125

    Meeting for Worship via Zoom, 10:30 a.m.
    Click here to join via Zoom  or go to:  www.QuakersDC.org 
    To join by phone, dial: 301-715-8592  Meeting ID: 979 505 413# Password:  706188
    Head of Mtg: Frank Garvey/Fundraising Taskforce, Tech: Joe D’Antonio, (610) 620-5048  

    In-Person Meeting for Worship is Suspended for now

    No 1st Day School on Feb 28
    For more info, contact  Religious Education Co-Clerks
    Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com or Jake Ritting,j_ritting@hotmail.com

    In Memoriam:  Pablo Sanchez, father of FMW members Lucia Sanchez Norman and Jorge Sanchez, has passed away from COVID.  Please hold the family in the light.

    COVID Vaccine Appointments at Howard University:
    Any DC resident, 65 years or older, can schedule an appointment (usually within a day or two) to get the Covid vaccine for free at Howard University.  Go to:  Howard University FPP COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - College of Medicine location: Numa P G Adams Bldg. 508 W St. NW, Lobby, WDC 20059

    THIS FRIDAY -  Memorial Gathering to Remember Herbert Finley Rudd II, Friday, February 26, 8:00 pm  Join on ZoomBy phone dial: (301) 715-8592 and enter meeting ID 997 5587 3031#, Password: 679732  Former FMW attender “Finn” Rudd died on December 28 of complications from COVID.  His children remember visiting FMW with him and say he was deeply influenced by Quakerism.  They reached out to FMW for help planning a memorial in the manner of friends, and invite any FMW members or attenders to join.

    On Sunday:

    Pastoral Care Working Group Check-in, 9:45 - 10:15 am - Newcomers welcome.
    Join on ZoomBy phone dial: (301) 715-8592 and enter meeting ID 890 3842 1997# on prompt.  

    Spiritual Friendships, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Newcomers welcome.
    Please bring art materials and “found objects”to create a collage, mandala, or other work in real time together, with music in the background to invite Spirit.  Join via Zoom here
    Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234

    Nominating Committee, 12:00 pm
    Join on ZoomBy phone dial: (301) 715-8592.  Enter Mtg ID: 8814 7810 520# and Passcode: 4766 8778#  For more information contact Committee clerk Virginia Avanesyan, email: AvanesyanFamily@gmail.com

    Finance & Stewardship, 12:15 pm - via Zoom
    For more information, contact clerk Dan Dozier, Dozier.Dan@gmail.com

    Upcoming:

    TODAY (Thursday 2/25) - Hunger Ward:  FCNL Film screening and discussion, 6:00-7:30 pm 
    Friends Committee on National Legislation has teamed up with Spin Film for a special free screening of HUNGER WARD—a powerful, new documentary that provides an unflinching look at the human-caused famine in Yemen, against the backdrop of war.  Register here.

    Quaker Spiritual Development Programs sponsored by FMW’s Ministry & Worship Committee
    Full schedule for March 2021 and on  FMW’s website, www.QuakersDC.org.

    Property Committee, Monday, March 1, 2:00 - 3:30 pm via Zoom  Monthly meeting of FMW’s Property Committee.  For more information, contact co-clerks Ken Forsberg, KLForsberg@gmail.com or Todd Harvey, HarveyFolklife@gmail.com

    FCNL Training:  Learn to Lobby (including virtually) in 30 minutes, March 2, 6:00 pm  Learn to organize a virtual meeting with your member of Congress, and how to carry out an effective lobby visit.  Friends Committee on National Legislation is our country’s oldest faith-based lobbying organization, and has taught thousands how to engage effectively with their members of Congress.   Register here

    Peace & Social Concerns Monthy Meeting, next Sunday, March 7, 12:15 pm - all are welcome!
    FMW’s Committee that focuses on social justice issues is very active, and looking for members and collaborators.  Join on Zoom.  For more information, contact clerk Barbara Briggs, (412) 417-9384.

    Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples workshop, March 21, 12:30-2:30 pm
    Register here for this important workshop about building relationships among Native and non-Native communities based on truth, respect, justice and our shared humanity.  Roots of Justice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples will be led by Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Kat Griffith (co-clerk of Northern Yearly Meeting), co-directors of Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples, a program of Friends Peace Teams. For more information contact Steve Chase, SteveChase338@gmail.com

    FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend, March 20-22 - Registration is open now!
    Quakers, and young adults will gather to learn and lobby. This year, we’ll be calling on Congress to demilitarize the police and end police violence. There will be scheduled programming on Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21, followed by a day of action on March 22.  Learn more and register here!

    Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

    “Midweek Meeting for Worship, Tuesdays, 6 pm
    Join by Zoom.  Meeting ID: 202 577 8431       Password:  254224  Other phones, dial 1-646-876-9923, when prompted enter Meeting ID:  202-577-8431.

    Young Adult Friends (YAF) Zinner get-together, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00.    Join via Zoom.  For more information contact Joseph d’Antonio, JDAntonioDC@gmail.com

    Friendly Bible Study will be held online on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.  Join via Zoom.  For more information, contact Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com

    Noontime Meeting for Worship, Fridays, 12:00 - 12:30 via Zoom
    Join by Zoom.  To join by phone dial:  (301) 715-8592.  Enter Meeting ID: 869 333 90826# on prompt.  For more information contact Bertie Rossert, Bertrand.Rossert@gmail.com

    Staying in Touch

    To access the Member Directory from FMW’s website:  Log-in ID is FMW, the password is Discern. To join the FMW-Quaker listserv (for announcements only) &/or the FMW-Forum listserv (for discussion), and to be included in the FMW’s Online Directory, send an e-mail including your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.org 

    FMW’s office is officially closed.  Staff are coming in to do necessary work on-site, and working from home to the extent possible in alignment with CDC and Mayor Bowser’s guidelines.  Contact the Administrative Secretary by emailing: Admin@QuakersDC.org or leave a message on FMW’s office phone: 202.483.3310.     

    OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

    Young Adult Friends - Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like to join the YAF listserv, please contact co-conveners Joe D'Antonio, JDAntonioDC@gmail.com and Alayna Kennedy, Alayna.A.Kennedy@gmail.com

    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, please contact Property Committee co-clerks, Ken Forseberg, KLForsberg@gmail.com, cell: (202) 294-1954, Todd Harvey, HarveyFolklife@gmail.com, cell: (202) 689-5886

    Want to plan a future event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.