Weekly Announcements, February 7, 2020

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“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,”           
-Isiah 10:1



Quaker House

9:00 am



Meeting Room

10:30 am

Personal Aid

Terrace Room

9:00 am




10:30 am

Membership (Clearness)

Carriage House

9:15 am


Finance & Stewardship

Bridge Room

12:15 pm







6:00 pm


Spiritual State of the Meeting annual report process is starting now—Your input is important!
Each year Ministry & Worship compiles a report on the Spiritual State of our Meeting.  Please add to this process by responding to the queries in this Form.  For more information contact Sabrina.McCarthy.

Have you lost a coat, or a cane?  Please check Lost & Found near the old entrance!  Several items have been here for quite some time and will be disposed of next month.

This month’s Meeting for Business has been moved from the 2nd Sunday to the 3rd Sunday, February 16, Pastoral Care Working Group - No meeting on Feb. 9 because of BYM Women’s Retreat.

Hearing Improvement Project:  At January’s Meeting for Business, it was decided that we will invest in a new hearing assistance system for FMW’s Meeting Room.  (See Meeting for Business Minutes for details.) If you want to help cover the cost of this improvement, you can send a check to FMW for “HIP” (Hearing Improvement Fund).  For more information, contact:  Grant Thompson, billstar@starpower.net

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

Pendle Hill Mindfulness and White Privilege weekend seminar, February 28-March 1 –  led by Deborah Cooper and Pamela Freeman blending mindfulness practices with an engaged exploration of racial conditioning to help white people practice anti-racism with intention and self-understanding.

Head of Meeting
February 9: Library      February 16:  Ad hoc (Holiday)


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. 

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


Administrative Secretary
Friends Meeting of Washington
2111 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

tel: 202-483-3310