Weekly Announcements, March 5, 2020

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“So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.      - Psalm 90:12


Quaker Hs

9:00 am


Records & Handbook

Carriage Room

10:15 am

Personal Aid

Decatur Room

9:00 am



Meeting Room, Library

10:30 am

Personnel Cttee


9:00 am


Meeting for Business

Quaker House

12:15 pm

Pastoral Care Wkg Gr & Book Discussion

Terrace Rm

9:15 am




6:00 pm


Meeting for Business is this Sunday, March 8 at 12:15.  All are welcome.  Childcare available. 
Potluck lunch will be served beforehand. Can you bring a dish to share ?  Add it to the list here

Book Discussion, March 8, 15, 22, Terrace Room, 9:30:  Charles Vogl’s The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging, facilitator: Roseanna Stanton and Bill Parker, Pastoral Care Working Group. 

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 Quaker Retreat Center:  Facing Transitions Together: A Couple Enrichment Retreat, March 20-22 with Mike and Marsha Green and Kathy and Jeff Richman.  Contact Pendle Hill: 610-566-4507, ext. 137  Radical Faithfulness in Action Program on grassroots organizing and radical faithfulness, April-August.  Online with three on-campus residencies, 4/2-5; 6/25-28; and 8/20-23, 2020. Registration deadline: March 10

Share Your Experience in a Workshop!  Have you committed to Spirit-led giving? Written a spiritual autobiography?  Prepared for the end of life?  You can share your experience in a workshop with Friends as part of “Sustaining Each Other in Community: A Year-Long Series on How Our Meeting Can Support Us.” For more info, contact Sabrina, Sabrina.Mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

First Day Greeters needed.  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 8:  IT Committee    March 15:  Marriage & Family Relations


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

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

tel: 202-483-3310