Weekly Announcements, February 27, 2020

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“Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence, and said to him: “All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.” At this Jesus said to him, “Get away, Satan! It is written: The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.” Matthew 4:8-11


Quaker House

9:00 am


Library Committee


12:00 pm

Membership Committee

Terrace Room

9:15 am


Religious Education

Quaker House

12:00 pm


Meeting Room

10:00 am


Ministry & Worship

Bridge Room

12:00 pm


Meeting Room, Library

10:30 am




6:00 pm


Threshing Session on Clearness Processes, Tuesday March 3, 2020, 7:00 p.m. in  Decatur Room.  FMW’s Working Group on the Clearness Process requests your participation in a threshing session to discuss how FMW can better support the spiritual health and wellbeing of the community and individual F/friends through the Clearness process.   Contact:  Danielle Carnes, carnesdanielleg@gmail.com

Grate Patrol—Preparing meals for the homeless, Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 pm: 1st Wednesday of each month we prepare and distribute meals with Salvation Army's Grate Patrol. Join us making the sandwiches or distributing meals.  Kids and teens are welcome.  Contact: Louisa Terrell (louisa.terrell@gmail.com)

Spiritual Formation Group, Thursday, March 5, 6:30:   Join Friends to strengthen your spiritual practice and deepen your connection with the spirit in your Meeting and community. SFG meets on the first Thursday of the month.  Additional groups are forming.  If Thursdays  don’t work for you  or for more information, contact John Bluedorn at johnbluedorn@gmail.com.

Book Discussion, March 8, 15, 22, 9:30 to 10:15, Terrace Room Charles Vogl’s The Art of Community: Seven Principles for BelongingRoseanna Stanton and Bill Parker of the Pastoral Care Working Group will facilitate the discussion. 

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.

Clerking Workshop, Sunday March 15, 12:15 in Quaker House: Are you a clerk of a committee?  Ever considered becoming one, but puzzled as to what that entails? Come to this Clerking Workshop.  Marcy Seitel draws on years of experience helping BYM clerk its interim meetings, will walk us through the logistics and strategies for successful clerking. Snacks will be served. For more info, contact Debby, dchurchm@yahoo.com

Washington Interfaith Network DC Council Ward 2 Candidates Forum, Metropolitan AME Church, March 22 at 2:00 pm.  Through  FMW’s affiliation with WIN, we can support important work on affordable housing and immigrant rights.  Our Meeting is in Ward 2 and this is a unique opportunity to influence the thinking of the candidates.   Contacts:  Elaine Wilson,  elaineswils@gmail or BethCogswell8@gmail.com

Pendle Hill Workshops.  Facing Transitions Together: A Couple Enrichment Retreat with Mike and Marsha Green and Kathy and Jeff Richman, March 20-22
The Sankofa Path: Healing from the Traumas of Racism, weekend retreat with Erva Baden and Isha Vela designed for those who self-identify as U.S.-born African-American/Black Women, March 27-29
For more information, Go to www.PendleHill.org  or contact Pendle Hill, tel: 610-566-4507, ext. 137 

Greeters on First Day.  The FMW Ministry & Worship Committee seeks volunteer greeters to greet Friends from 10:10  to 10:30 a.m. You can sign up in the main lobby or at the door to the hallway door to Meeting Room.  Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, 240.778.5234 cell. 

Head of Meeting
March 1:  Property Committee      March 8:  IT Committee


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 a.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 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