Weekly Announcements, 10/7/2018

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"To listen another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.” – Douglas Steere


Nominating Committee


9:00 am



Quaker House Living Room

10:30 am


Quaker House

9:00 am


Ministry & Worship, Pastoral Care


12:00 pm

Membership Committee

North Room

9:15 am


Religious Education


12:00 pm


Meeting Room

10:00 am


Retirement Party

Assembly Room

12:00 pm


Meeting Room

10:30 am




6:00 pm


Today: Today is World Quaker Day.  Please stay at rise of Meeting for our annual photo.

   Then, join us in the Assembly Room to wish Debby well in her retirement….and eat chocolate (she hopes).  This will also be the last time for a while that we will be gathering in the Assembly room, since reconstruction is due to begin on Monday!  Please help take part in this process by helping move things from the Children’s Library and Assembly Room into North Room.

October 8: Office closed

October 13 – Celebrating Native Americans Today, Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, MD)   Join Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Indian Affairs Committee for a festival of information, dance, food, and more. For more information, contact the Indian Affairs Committee at indianaffairs@bym-rsf.org.

October 20 – Tenth Month Interim Meeting, Sandy Spring Friends Meeting (Sandy Spring, MD)  Get to know Yearly Meeting Committees and Friends from other Meetings! Check the Yearly Meeting website for more information.

October 21: Memorial Service for Maurice Boyd, 2:00 pm, Friends Meeting of Washington.

Head of Meeting

Oct. 7: Garden Committee; October 14: Personnel


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


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, Tuesday, 6:00 PM in the Parlor. Persons seeking to worship during the week should consider this Meeting. Child care is not available.


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.

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 Emilie Schmeidler at Emilie.schmeidler@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.