Weekly Announcements, May 24, 2019

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"Men are too apt to let their heads outrun their hearts, and their notions exceed their obedience, and their passions support their conceits, instead of a daily cross, a constant watch, and a holy practice.” ~ William Penn  


Quaker House

9:00 am





Pastoral Care Working Group




Marriage & Family Relations


12:00 pm



10:30 am


Fibre Party

Decatur Place Rm

12:00 pm


Meeting Room

10:30 am




6:00 pm

Spiritual Friendships

Terrace Room

11:45 am







Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Interim Meeting will be hosted at FMW on June 15: Please Attend!  Volunteers tohost guests, contribute food (lunch, supper), meal prep & clean-up.Please contact Gene gthrowe@gmail.com or Barbara, admin@quakersdc.org, tel: 202-483-3310. 

Pastoral Care Work Group meeting, Sunday, May 26 from 9:15 a.m.  – New members welcome!
We will be discussing “Quakers and Complementary Medicine/Healing,” by Marthajane Robinson, a healer in private practice in Philadelphia.  Appears in Out of the Silence: Quaker Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counseling(Pendle Hill).    Contact Sabrina McCarthy, email: sabrinaamccarthy@gmail.com

Theater Action Group performance and dialogue on race, sponsored by FMW’s Change Group for Racial Equality, Saturday, June 1, 10am to 1 pm at FMW.  This interactive theatre gives you the space to do your own learning.  It is child friendly dynamic, engaging, ethically rigorous, and fun. Contact: David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net or 202-577-8531

Pendle Hill Quaker Institute: Deepening Our Quaker PracticeMay 30-June 2: An institute for Quakers concerned with strengthening and vitalizing their meetings, with worship, worship-sharing, workshops, and plenary speakers on central aspects of meeting life and opportunities for reflection and informal discussion. (Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch).  Contact: lblount@pendlehill.org, tel: 610-566-4507, ext. 137

Pendle Hills Annual Summer Program for Young Adult Friends and seekers, June 7-13.   This year’s theme is “Experimenting Beyond Capitalism.”  Contact:  610-566-4507 or info@pendlehill.org

Friends Couple Enrichment - A Spiritual Practice, June 8 at Bethesda Friends Meeting:  Join other committed couples in this practice of supporting and nurturing your relationship’s health and growth.  With dialogue as our centerpiece, we will deepen our understanding of ourselves and each other, finding joy in connection.  $25 per couple.  Bring your own lunch.  At BFM, 5100 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda  
For more info contact: Tia Duer at 202-577-3488 (c) tiaduer@gmail.com

Head of Meeting
May 26:  Ad hoc – Memorial Day    June 2:  Ministry & Worship


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 WiFiin 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.



For all queries about renting space for events, please reply directly to EventSpace@quakersdc.org