Weekly Announcements, June 6, 2019

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"Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed.”  --Jeremiah 22:3-5


Quaker House

9:00 am



Meeting Room

10:30 am

Personal Aid

Terrace Room

9:00 am




10:30 am

Library Committee


9:00 am




6:00 pm



Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Interim Meeting will be hosted at FMW on June 15: 

For more information to register go to:  http://www.bym-rsf.org/events/interim/sixth19.html

Also—Volunteers are needed to contribute food (lunch, supper), to help with meal prep & clean-up.

Please contact Gene gthrowe@gmail.com or Barbara, admin@quakersdc.org, tel: 202-483-3310.

Bethesda Friends Mtg workshop: Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown, Mon, June 10
Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, Paul Hawken. Over the course of 5 years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050.  June 10, 7-9 pm at Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda. 

 Canvas with Washington Interfaith Network at the Witness to Action Field Day, at Reservation 13, Saturday June 22, 10 am to 1 pm!  Reservation 13 is the 50+ acre tract in SE, near the Stadium Armory metro that is undergoing development.  It is critical to keep the mayor and city council accountable to include affordable housing in this plan.  Join a group of Friends and folks from other congregations to knock on residents’ doors, and listen to neighbors’ concerns and thoughts.  If you are interested, contact Debby Churchman dchurchman@yahoo.com or Elaine Wilson elaineswils@gmail.com 734-276-2191.   Know you want to go?  Sign up here.  

Voices from the Holy Land film series:  “Imprisoning a Generation,” Sunday, June 23, 12:30 p.m. sponsored by FMW’s Committee for Peace & Social Concerns.  The film follows the stories of four young Palestinians detained and imprisoned.  Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Avenue, Washington, DC.  For more info go to:  voicesfromtheholyland.org

A memorial meeting for Susan Lepper will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Meetinghouse of the Friends Meeting of Washington, with a reception to follow in the Assembly Room at rise of meeting.  Friends who would like to serve on the Oversight Committee for the Memorial Meeting may get in touch with Sabrina McCarthy at sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net or 240.778.5234.

The Asylum Seeker on Your Doorstep:  Friends, one of our beloved tenants is the Asylum Seeker Assistance Project (ASAP), which offers assistance in their Carriage House office to asylum seekers from all over the world. The Peace & Social Concerns committee is offering an opportunity to get to know them and their work better. You will meet staff members and asylees, learn their stories and how you can help. Meet at their office on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be offered. For information & to RSVP, contact: Debby Churchman, email: dchurchm@yahoo.com

Head of Meeting
June 9:  Capital Campaign     June 16:  Records & Handbook


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:  Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com, Jacob Ritting, j_ritting@hotmail.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 or 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