Weekly Announcements, April 11, 2019

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"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”         - Revelations 3:20


Quaker House

9:00 am



Meeting Room

10:30 am

Breakfast & Talk:

Sara Ramey, Migrant Center for Human Rights

Decatur Place Room

9:00 am


Meeting for Business

Meeting Room

12:15 pm

Pastoral Care Wkg Group


9:15 am




6:00 pm



10:30 am






This Sunday
Join Sara Ramey, director of Migrant Center for Human Rights, FMW’s Sanctuary Taskforce and Peace & Social Concerns Committee for breakfast and a report on conditions faced by migrant detainees in Texas and the Centers efforts to provide legal assistance. More info, call Barbara Briggs, 412-417-9384.  FMW’s Decatur Place Room 9:00 a.m. Sunday 4/14

FMW’s monthly Meeting for Business 12:15 – All are invited to attend.  Bring your favorite poem!

Maryland United for Peace & Justice Forum on Nonviolent Peacemaking Initiatives, Sunday, 4/14 2:30-4:30 pm.  From Local to Global, nonviolent peacemaking programs make a difference.   Rep from 3 organizations, Little Friends for Peace, DC Peace Team, and Global Peace Services will share their experiences, followed by an open discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.  At:  Adelphi Friends Meeting, 2303 Metzerott Road, Adelphi, MD.  More info: mupj.org or call Will Kastens, 240-606-9002

And Beyond:

Bethesda Friends Meeting Fundraiser for Ramallah Friends School, Sunday, April 28 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Rummage sale, perennials, olive oil, Silent Auction, Middle East Buffet, Music.  All proceeds to Ramallah Friends School scholarship fund.  Location: Sidwell Friends Lower School Campus, 5100 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.  Contact: Sara Anderson, climbthestairs@gmail.com, tel: 301-908-1226

Visit to Clagett Farm, April 28, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for FMW families.  Tour will include cow and lamb visits, vegetable fields, potting tree seedlings (!) on this 284 acre working farm operated by Chesapeake Bay Foundation, home to Rob and Amelia Vaughn, our hosts, who have helped manage the farm for 20 years.  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  

Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology, May 24-27.  The Mystical and Spiritual Dimensions of Trauma and Healing, with Plenary Speaker, Donald Kalsched, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst.  Held at Pendle Hill.  Please visit our web site: http://fcrp.quaker.org/ for more information and/or to register.  Space is limited.

Upcoming at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center:  (Contact:  610-566-4507 or info@pendlehill.org)

  • May 31-June 2 – An institute where Friends can enhance the skills they need to serve their meetings joyfully and confidently, focusing on religious education, eldering, pastoral care, clerking, and recording.

Head of Meeting:  April 14:  Library       April 21:  Young Adult Friends


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) or Krystin Sinclair, Ksinclair@grad.bryant.edu. 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.