Weekly Announcements, January 30, 2020

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“And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.”   
                                                                                   - 1 Thessalonians 5:14


Quaker House

9:00 am



Meeting Room

10:30 am


Decatur Place

9:00 am




10:30 am

Personnel Committee


9:00 am


FCNL Gun Violence presentation

Decatur Place Rm

12:00 pm

Membership Committee

Terrace Room

9:15 am


Spiritual Formation Mini-retreat


12-2 pm

Clearness Cttees Working Group

Carriage House

9:15 am




6:00 pm

Change Group


9:15 am







Working Group on Clearness Committees. Feb. 2, 9:15, Carriage House Room.  Join us to help plan education and training in the use of Clearness Committees. Contact: Petrarahim Carnes, carnespetrarahim@gmail.com.

Gun Control--What Can Friends Do?-Meeting with Friends Cttee on Natl Legislation, Feb 2 at 12 p.m., Decatur Place Room. Peace and Social Concerns will host a meeting with FCNL representatives to discuss gun violence:  what is happening nationally, FCNL’s strategy, and what Friends can do. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Chad Dobson at cdobson56@gmail.com

Spiritual Formation mini-retreat, February 2, 2020 from 12:00-2:00pm, Quaker House.  Experience the power of spiritual friendship in a Sacred Circle and learn more about FMW's Spiritual Formation program. Experienced BYM retreat leaders will facilitate.   A simple meal will be served. For more info and RSVP contact John.Bluedorn@gmail.com.

Reading Early Quakers Together. Feb. 16, 9:15, Library  to discuss “This is a short Relation of some of the Cruel Sufferings for the Truth’s sake of Katharine Evans and Sarah Chevers in the Inquisition in the Isle of Malta” at pages 171 through 209 in Hidden in Plain Sight: Quaker Women’s Writings 1650-1700, available from Pendle Hill, https://pendlehill.org/product/hidden-plain-sight-quaker-womens-writings-1650-1700/. Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

Pendle Hill: Embracing Our Inner Critics: A Pathway to Inner Strength and Peace weekend workshop, Feb 21-23  with Quaker personal coach Dana Mitra.  Embracing Our Inner Critics: A Pathway to Inner Strength and Peace. For info and to register contact Pendle Hill Quaker Study and Retreat Center, 610-566-4507, ext. 137.

FMW’s Racial Equity Change Cttee and BYM STRIDE Anti-Racism Series begins February 22.  This 5-part  antiracism series will be led by Khalila Lomax, coordinator of the STRIDE program, committed to ensuring that young people from all racial, geographical, and economic backgrounds have the opportunity to benefit from the Quaker camping programs conducted by the Baltimore Yearly Meeting.  FMW, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Sat, Feb 22, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27.  Please RSVP the STRIDE Coordinator Dyresha Harris at OIC@bym-rsf.org

Head of Meeting
February 2:  Healing & Reconciliation    February 9: Library


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 and Youth Program:  Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com, Jacob Ritting, j_ritting@hotmail.com or 202-365-3914, and Cait Hone at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com

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 Cait at: FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com.

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 Library. Persons seeking to worship during the week should consider this Meeting. Child care is not available.


Young Adult Friends - Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like the join the YAF list-serve, please contact Amanda Nadeau , amanda.l.nadeau@gmail.com or Joe D'Antonio, 89dantonio@cua.edu. 

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 or accessibility concerns, please contact Property Cttee co-clerks, Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 , merrypearlstein@gmail.com) and Justin Kwong ((202) 215-3891, justinkwong@gmail.com)

Want to hold an event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org

Office Phone: 202.483.3310.   Administrative Secretary email: admin@QuakersDC.org  
Wifi:  FMW, Password: simplicityWebsitewww.QuakersDC.org.

To access the Member Directory from website:  Log-in ID is FMW, the password is Discern. To join the FMW Listserv, or to be included in the FMW’s Online Directory, send an e-mail to: admin@quakersdc.org  Or “Friend” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendsMeetingOfWashington