Weekly Announcements, October 7, 2021

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“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
                           -Psalm 147:3

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, October 10, 2021

 9:00 AM Early Meeting for Worship - Online only. Join on Zoom. 
By phone: 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 395 231 896# Password: 738314
Tech: Ann Herzog, (202) 246-5125

10:30 Meeting for Worship Indoors and Outdoors at FMW
Please Register or update your prior registration here (for contact tracing if needed)

12:15 Monthly Meeting for Business
(Same as above: Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# )

First Day School - October 17  (1st & 3rd Sundays)
We will gather in the upper courtyard

For more info, contact RE Committee: Marissa Yeakey, Marissa.Yeakey@gmail.com

Meeting for Worship, 6:00 pm

Masking is required by DC in all indoor spaces.
Vaccination and masking, indoors and outdoors, are lovingly expected.

Also on Sunday:


Head of Meeting


Hospitality Support

This Sunday

Property Committee

Guy Martorana

Personal Aid

Sunday 10/17

Library Committee

Rob Farr

Volunteers needed

Sunday 10/24

Debby Churchman

Rebecca Nelson

Peace & Social Concerns

Head of Mtg & Hospitality Support Schedule through December 2022.  Review & add to calendar!

Pastoral Care Working Group Check-in, 9:45-10:15 am (2nd Sundays). Newcomers welcome!
Join on Zoom. By phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923. On prompt, enter meeting ID: 2025778431#
Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

Monthly Meeting for Business, 12:15, Quaker House Living Room & on zoom (above)
This is our monthly opportunity to discuss matters of importance to our community and plan for the future.Please join if you can!


ON SATURDAY - Gardening & Library workday at FMW, Saturday, October 9 at 10:00 am to noon
Join FMW’s Garden Committee working make our garden space beautiful. It will be a great opportunity to spend some time together. For more info, contact Mark Haskell, email: MKHaskell@aol.com

Afghanistan webinar by Solidarity 2020 & Beyond, Thursday, October 14, 11:00 am
FMW’s Peace & Social Concerns encourages members of the FMW community to attend this webinar.  All those who register can attend live or listen to the recording. Register hereThis webinar is also a fundraiser and all funds raised will be sent directly to women, youth and marginalized groups in Afghanistan. (But no one turned away for lack of funds.) 
Join us on Sunday, October 17, 12:15pm in Quaker House to discuss the content and plan next steps.

Memorial Service for Mirabel Telfair-Cha, Friday October 15 (zoom and in-person)  Doors open 1:30 pm, Program begins, 2:00 pm.  Friends with a direct personal connection to Mirabel and her family are invited to attend the memorial in person. To help ensure the safety of all attenders, particularly unvaccinated children, we encourage all other Friends to join by Zoom.  Registration and Zoom join information will follow.  Also, please know that there will be many opportunities to support the family in the coming months.  If you would like to plan or join a separate event within the Meeting community for further connection and healing around this profound loss, please contact Joe Izzo, email: JIzzo4102@Gmail.com

Washington Interfaith Network Action Team Meeting, Thursday, October 14, 6:15 - 7:30 pm

In person at several important DC housing sites and via Zoom.  FMW folks will meet at the Ward 3/Fort Reno site and on Zoom.

Global Vaccine Equity action, October 28, 2021 - Save the date!
Here is more information on this important effort to press our government to expand vaccine availability and enable production in developing countries where access to Covid-19 vaccines remains extremely low.

Bring Books Now!        Volunteers needed!

FMW Community Celebration & Open House, November 7, 12:30-3:30 pm

Volunteers needed to help make it fun, smooth & easy. 
To volunteer write

There will be a BOOK SALE!

To make it fun, huge and edifying, bring your unneeded volumes to FMW’s Library now, so they can be sorted by subject for the sale. “Just books, please!”
For info contact Gene Throwe email: GThrowe@gmail.com  

Quaker Spring Interim Retreat, Saturday, Oct. 30 via Zoom
“Listening to the Inward Christ Together” Join us for the Quaker Spring Interim Retreat from 10 am to 3 pm. Please save the date. For more information, write to info@quakerspring.org

Teach-in on Afghanistan, Sunday, October 31, 12:15 pm - SAVE THIS DATE
FMW’S Committee on Peace & Social Concerns is organizing a teach-in on Afghanistan, the impact of U.S. policies through the years, and how can be done to support the Afghan people going forward.

FGC Fall Adult Friends of Color Virtual Retreat, November 5-7 via Zoom. - Register now
Friends General Conference welcomes all Friends of Color, 18 years and older, to sign up for the 2021 Fall Adult Friends of Color Virtual Retreat, which will be held via Zoom from Friday, November 5 to Sunday, November 7, 2021.  If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to join us, please click here to register for the retreat.  Registration deadline is October 25th.  (This event is free, but donations are welcome and should be marked for “FGC Ministry on Racism.”

FMW Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full Schedule September and October 2021

Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

“Midweek Meeting for Worship, Tuesdays, 6 pm
Join by Zoom.  Meeting ID: 202 577 8431       Password:  254224

Other phones, dial 1-646-876-9923, when prompted enter Meeting ID:  202-577-8431.

Young Adult Friends (YAF) Zinner get-together, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00.  
Join via Zoom.  For more information contact Joseph d’Antonio, JDAntonioDC@gmail.com

Friendly Bible Study, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 12:00 pm
For more information contact David Etheridge, email: david.etheridge22@gmail.com

Quaker Bible Study will be held online on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.  
Join via Zoom.  For more information, contact Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com

Staying in Touch

To be included in the FMW’s Directory of members and attenders and email lists, or to update your information, send an email including your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.orgAccess the Directory from FMW’s website use  Log-in ID: FMW and password is Discern.

FMW’s office is open most days during regular business hours, but its helpful if you email or call ahead so staff can be sure to meet you.  Contact: Admin@QuakersDC.org or call: 202.483.3310.


Save-the-Date flyers are on the Lobby Table at FMW.  Take all you can use!     Print-ready copy here.     


Young Adult Friends - Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like to join the YAF listserv, please contact co-conveners Joe D'Antonio, JDAntonioDC@gmail.com.

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


FMW’s Personal Aid Committee is in a position to help members and attenders who are struggling in Covid-times. If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to us. No need is too great or too small. All discussions will be kept confidential. Email Mary Melchoir at mulchness@gmail.com or call Greg Robb at (202) 257-6646

Want to plan a future event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.

If you have maintenance concerns, please contact Property Committee co-clerks, Ken Forsberg, KLForsberg@gmail.com, cell: (202) 294-1954, or Todd Harvey, HarveyFolklife@gmail.com, cell: (202) 689-5886

Links to other Quaker Events and News:

- QuakerBooks from FGC - Book Musings

- Friends United Meetings (FUM) video series “Walking in the Way,” (4 min each)
  Released Thursdays on FUM’s FaceBook page, YouTube channel, Instagram feed

- Pendle Hill - Upcoming Events