Weekly Announcements, June 13, 2019

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"So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”                 - Matthew 5:23-24


Quaker House

9:00 am


MIND Book Discussion

Terrace Rm

12:00 pm

Peace & Social Concerns

Terrace Room

9:00 am


Friendly Bible Study


12:00 pm



10:30 am


BYM Women’s Retreat


12:00 pm


Meeting Room

10:30 am




6:00 pm


Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Interim Meeting will be hosted at FMW on June 15:  This is our Meeting’s regional body.  Committee meetings in the morning followed by lunch and Business Meeting in the afternoon.

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

 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, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the FMW’s  Meeting Room, followed by a reception in the Assembly Room. Friends who would like to serve on the Oversight Committee 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

Hilda Findley-Knier’s memorial meeting, Sunday, July 28 at 1:00 pm in Quaker House Living Room.

Pendle Hill, Kairos: Silence, Contemplation, and Scripture, Four-day spiritual retreat, July 11-14. 
Led by Francisco Burgos based on the monastic practice of worshiping, working, and studying while experiencing the dynamic of solitude and community living.  For more information call Pendle Hill at 610-566-4507, ext. 137 or write info@pendlehill.org

Pendle Hill Weekend Workshop, The Spiritual Practice of Letting Go, July 26-28, with Stephanie Gretchen. For more information call Pendle Hill at 610-566-4507, ext. 137 or write info@pendlehill.org

Head of Meeting June 16:  Records & Handbook   June 23: Trustees


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.