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  • “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”  --Galatians 6:9

     

    Let Us Worship Together

    Sunday

     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 Bob MacNab, tel:  571-332-8427 

    Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Racial Justice. 9:00 am.  
    Black Lives Matter Plaza
    , 16th and H Street 
    Outside, keeping social distance.  Contact:  Tom Yonker, 573-808-6602

    Meeting for Worship via Zoom, 10:30 a.m.
    Click here to join via Zoom
    To join by phone, dial: 301-715-8592
     Meeting ID: 979 505 413# Password:  706188
    Clerk:Allen Fawcett, Religious Education;  Zoom Tech: Joe D’Antonio, (610) 620-5048
    (Unmute yourself if you wish to speak.)

    10:30 a.m. In-Person Meeting for Worship at FMW
    In East Garden this Sunday, facing Florida
    Register Here. (Required for each week)
    For more information, contact Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com

    1st Day School via Zoom - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Contact  Religious Education Co-Clerks
    Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com or Jake Ritting,j_ritting@hotmail.com

    Also On Sunday

    Reading Early Quakers Together.  September 20, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. via Zoom. Please join us discussing epistles written by Anne Whitehead, Mary Elson and Katharine Whitton, pages 489-512 in Hidden in Plain Sight: Quaker Women’s Writings 1650-1700 (Pendle Hill).  Join by Zoom.  By phone dial: (301( 715-8592.  On prompt, enter Meeting ID: 85843989294# Contact: Sabrina.Mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234

    Fostering Community at FMW.  DATE CHANGE. September 20, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.  Please join us as we refine our mission and vision statements and begin work on a visual image to describe the values, practices and manifestations of our mission.  Contact: Sabrina.McCarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234 for Zoom link.

    Friendly Bible Study, 12:00 p.m., September 20 & every 2 weeks
    Join by Zoom.  By phone:  (646) 876-9923.  On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431#  Password: 254224  For more information, contact David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net

    Upcoming

    Help Get Out The Vote!

    Reclaim Our Vote needs volunteers to make phone calls and/or send postcards.  We are reaching out to minority voters in eight states with long histories of voter suppression, to encourage voter registration and turnout--one important way to fight systemic racism.  

    * We’ve sent over 3000 postcards so far and another list--voters purged from the lists--is on it has way.  We have said that FMW will try to send out another 1,000.  Can we do it?? 

    * Soon we will turn our attention to making phone calls.  One friend says that this is different from any phone-banking she has ever been part of:  Many people she called expressed tremendous gratitude that she had reached out.  Reclaim Our Vote is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) organization supported by NAACP.  

    Learn more here.  Watch Suppressed: The Fight To Vote.  To join, contact Laurie Wilner, LEWilner@gmail.com or BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com, or register directly here. You can pick up all needed materials at FMW.

     

    FMW Social Justice Fund Deadline is September 19!

    FMW’s Social Justice Fund provides small grants for social justice projects in which our members and attenders are involved.  Learn more and apply here, or contact  Elaine Wilson, ElaineSWils@gmail.com or Barbara Briggs, BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com

    THIS FRIDAY-SATURDAY - BYM Spiritual Formation Retreat,  September 18-19 via Zoom
    Join with Friends across Baltimore Yearly Meeting for a weekend retreat that offers time for reflection and renewal, quiet and spiritual friendship, chanting and celebration. We'll gather via Zoom for times of whole group listening, small group sharing, and encountering wisdom in and with one another.  Click here for more information and to register.

    SATURDAY - “Grace-filled to the End” Workshop by BYM End of Life Working Group, 9/19 10:00 a.m.
    The first in a series of online workshops sponsored by Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s End of Life Working Group,  “Grace-filled to the End” will be held on Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Subsequent programs on issues of living and dying well as Friends will be held approximately every 2 months.  Topics will include advanced planning, advanced medical directives and what happens if there is no planning; the special challenges of dementia care; burial practices, funerals and memorial services; support committees in our Meetings; the role of caregivers; grief work; spiritual journeys in illness and decline; and special considerations in the time of the pandemic.  If you are interested in the Working Group and/or wish to participate in these programs, please email the End of Life Working Group at:  endoflife@bym-rsf.org.  (The End of Life Working Group is under the care of BYM’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee )

    George Lakey, Choose Democracy/Defend the Elections trainings, September 23 and 30, 7:30 ET
    Long-time Friend and activist George Lakey of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Training for Change is helping to lead “Choose Democracy”--organizing and training to defend democratic elections, including preparation for nonviolent resistance if that is necessary in November.  Click Here to learn more, sign the Choose Democracy Pledge and register for the trainings,

    Fostering Community at FMW.  September 27, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.  Please join us as we refine our mission and vision statements and begin work on a visual image to describe the values, practices and manifestations of our mission.  Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234

    Spiritual Friendships.  September 27, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Please join us for check-in on how we are all doing.  Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234

    Investing our Gifts, October 3, 2020, 1pm to 3pm, via Zoom
    In this time when the world’s desperate needs demand our attention and energy, a deeper understanding of our own strengths, and an appreciation of others' gifts, create the possibility of grounded, centered action.

    This workshop will use storytelling, poetry, video, journaling and small-group discussion to explore our gifts and help us more consciously create the beloved community--in our families, communities and the world.  Join facilitators Martha Baer, Clerk of  Annapolis Friends Meeting and Nancy Jo Steetle, member of Annapolis Meeting and a life coach for over 20 years in this joyful exploration.  For more information, contact Sabrina McCarthy/FMW Ministry & Worship, Sabrina.McCarthy@verizon.net
    Register here:  https://tinyurl.com/y6lt6x82

    "Presbyterian Rev. Francis Grimké and his Quaker Half-Sisters Speak Out on Faith, Race and Civil Rights.”, Sunday, Oct. 11, 3 - 4:30 via Zoom.  Sarah and Angelina Grimke, from a southern, slave-owning family, became leading thinkers and Quaker voices in the movements to end slavery and for women's right to vote.  For more information go to FreedomForum.org/events or contact:  Blair Forlaw, email: blair.forlaw@gmail.comRegister at: http://tiny.cc/8hiqsz

    FCNL Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute to focus on Anti-Racism, Nov 14-17
    (Via Zoom) In concert with the upswell of protests and calls for justice across the country this year, antiracism will be a major focus of FCNL’s Annual Meeting and lobbying effort this November.  Quakers will gather (virtually) to conduct worshipful business and lobby for the Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120/S.3912).  Learn more and register here for FCNL’s Annual Meeting (Nov. 14-17) to act in faith and feel Spirit weave us together as Friends uniting for the world we seek.

    Black Lives Matter / End White Silence
    Yard Signs are available from FMW Peace & Social Concerns.
    Contact:  P&SC co-clerk BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com

    Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

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

    YAF Zinner get together, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00.  
    Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99526062736?pwd=VStjb0I3QTN0NG54VmduTHdBYkcwQT09  
    For more information contact Joseph d’Antonio, 89dantonio@cua.edu

    Friendly Bible Study will be held online on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.  
    Join via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83228466514?pwd=Y3ljYVJ6OGxLd2FCNStTcHRjMFYxUT09For more information, contact Gene Throwe, gthrowe@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 to: admin@quakersdc.org 

    FMW’s office is officially closed, but are in most days, and checking email and phone messages regularly.  If your call is not answered, leave a message or send an email to Admin@QuakersDC.org.
    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 the join the YAF list-serve, please contact Amanda Nadeau , amanda.l.nadeau@gmail.com or Joe D'Antonio, 89dantonio@cua.edu.

    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 or accessibility concerns, please contact Property Cttee co-clerks, Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 , merrypearlstein@gmail.com) and Justin Kwong ((202) 215-3891, justinkwong@gmail.com)

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