Weekly Announcements, March 14, 2019

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"He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”  

- Mark 9:36-37



Quaker House

9:00 am



Meeting Room

10:30 am

Peace & Social Concerns

Terrace Rm

9:00 am


Baby Welcoming!

Lucia Diane Pomerleau

Meeting Room

11:45 am

Change Group

Decatur Pl

9:00 am


School for Friends Simple Lunch

Assembly Room

12:00 pm

Adult Study Group


9:15 am


Friendly Bible Study

Terrace Room

12:00 pm

School for Friends Parents Welcome

Assembly Room





6:00 pm










  • 10:20 a.m. in the Assembly Room: Special Welcome for School for Friends Parents new to Quakerism – a two-minute "orientation" about what to expect at a meeting for worship.  
  • Baby welcome-Lucia Diane Pomerleau, in the Meeting Room, at Rise of Meeting, followed by
  • School for Friends Simple Lunch, in the Assembly Room:  SfF parents will prepare and serve a "Simple Meal".  This is intended as both a “Thank You” to FMW and a fundraiser for School for Friends scholarship fund.

Bethesda Friends Meeting Event: Climate Policy Solutions, Monday, March 18, 7:00 pm at Bethesday Library: What Citizens Can Do at Federal, State and Local Levels.  BFM will be joined by Congressman Jamie Raskin and area climate organizations including Citizens Climate Lobby and Chesapeake Climate Action Network and local activists.

At:  Connie Morella Library on Arlington Road, in Bethesda.

FRIENDS FIDUCIARY talk on Socially Responsible Investment Screening, March 31, noon sponsored by Peace & Social Concerns and Young Adult Friends. Contact: Chad Dobson: cdobson46@gmail.com

Head of Meeting:
March 17: Garden Committee        March 24:  Marriage & Family Relations


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 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.


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.