Weekly Announcements, February 13, 2020

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“It would go a great way to caution and direct People in their Use of the World, that they were better studied and known in the Creation of it.  For how could Man find the Confidence to abuse it, while they could see the Great Creator stare them in the Face, in all and every part thereof? 

                                                                                                              - William Penn, 1682


Quaker House

9:00 am



Meeting Room and Library

10:30 am

Peace & Social Concerns

Carriage House

9:00 am


Meeting for Business


12:15 pm

Reading Early Quakers


9:15 am




6:00 pm


All are invited to FMW’s monthly Meeting for Business, today in Quaker House Living Room, 12:15 p.m.  Child care available. 

FMW’s Social Justice Fund application deadline is March 14, 5:00 p.m.  The Social Justice Fund offers small grants to strengthen social justice efforts, especially those in which FMW members and attenders are engaged.  More information, instructions on how to apply and the application form can be found here.

Spiritual State of the Meeting annual report —Your input is needed. Deadline: TODAY!   Please add to this process by responding to the queries in this Form, also available on paper on the table in the main lobby of the meetinghouse.  For more information contact Sabrina.McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, 240.778.5234 cell.

Hearing Improvement Project:  If you want to help cover the cost of this important improvement, you can send a check to FMW for “HIP”.  For more information, contact:  Grant Thompson, billstar@starpower.net

Conversations with the Other:  How to talk with People with Whom You Disagree Politically:  Join FMW member J. E. McNeil, On The Level, LLC for this interactive workshop, Saturday February 22, 4:00- 5:30 PM.   Location: 410 GoodBuddY, 410 Florida Avenue NW.  Seating Limited.  RSVP by Feb 20: jmcnrick@gmail.com

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 at FMW on 2/22, 3/28, 4/25, 5, 23 and 6/27.  For information and to RSVP contact STRIDE Coordinator Dyresha Harris at OIC@bym-rsf.org

AFSC Community Consultation, Saturday, Feb 29, 12-2:00 p.m. at AFSC, 1822 R St NW (near Dupont Circle): American Friends Service Cttee’s DC Peace & Economic Justice Program will end in May. We are asking our supporters’ help in determining next steps, especially in transitioning our Human Rights Learning Project which expands access to human rights education in DC Public Schools.  Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP Rachel, RBergsieker@afsc.org by Wed, Feb 26, and indicate any special food needs.    

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 16:  Ad hoc (Holiday)    February 23:  Nominating Comittee


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