Weekly Announcements 1.13.2022

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“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,”   
-Philippians 1:9

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, January 16, 2022

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
Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# )

First Day School - January 9 & 23. (Normally, 1st & 3rd Sundays)
For more info, contact RE Committee: Marissa Yeakey, Marissa.Yeakey@gmail.com
In-person Meetings suspended for January–or as way opens.

Also on Sunday:

Reading Quakers Together, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. (3rd Sundays) Newcomers welcome
Join by ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923Enter meeting ID: 2025778431# on prompt.
Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234, for order of worship.

Friendly Bible Study, 12:00 p.m. (Every 2 weeks)  Join by ZoomBy phone:  (646) 876-9923.  Enter meeting ID: 2025778431#  Password is 254224. Both auditors and participants are welcome.
Contact: David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net, cell 202.577.8431. 

Committee on Peace & Social Concerns, 12:15 pm  All are welcome
Join on ZoomBy phone dial: (301) 715-8592. Enter Mtg ID 8488 3680 922# on prompt.
FMW’s Committee on Peace & Social Concerns works to raise our communities awareness and effective engagement on a broad range of issues: support for human rights and native peoples, building a diverse and inclusive community, climate change and transition to renewable energy, support for voter participation.

For more information, contact PSC clerk, BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com.  Cell: (412) 417-9384.

10:30 Worship--- Head of Meeting: Personal Aid / Zoom Tech: Rob Farr


Head of Meeting

Zoom Tech

Hospitality Support

This Sunday

Personal Aid

Rob Farr


Sunday 1/23

Religious Education

Rebecca Nelson


Sunday 1/30

Peace & Social Concerns

Rebecca Nelson


Survey:  Quaker Spiritual Development at FMW: 

What are our needs and priorities in 2022?

In order to address the spiritual needs and interests of FMW Friends, your input is needed!  Please fill out this Survey at your earliest convenience.  The survey results will be used to determine priorities for FMW QSD programs and workshops in 2022.  For more info, contact Ann Herzog, AHerzog333@yahoo.com    Thank you,  Ministry & Worship’s QSD Team


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for and January 2022

BYM Quaker Summer Camps - Registration opens Saturday, January 15, 12pm!
Here is the BYM Camps Registration Portal to register your child to attend Catoctin, Opequon, Shiloh, or Teen Adventure this summer.  It’s a formative experience!  You can learn on the new BYM Camps website, especially the Admissions page and the Family Resource Center. For more information, contact BYM Camps Program Manager, Brian Massey, email: brian@bymcamps.org.  Cell: (336) 301-5210

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow to address Loyola’s MLK Convocation, Thurs, Jan 20, 6:30 pm   Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow will speak at the Loyola University of Maryland’s MLK Day Convocation.  Learn more and register here for this free event.

WIN Ward 3 Affordable Housing Rally, on Zoom, Sunday, January 23, 3:00 pm
Early in the 20th century, thriving African American communities–homes, schools, churches–west of Rock Creek were systematically displaced to make way for “whites only” housing developments, schools and parkland.  Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) is campaigning to press that DC’s wealthiest, and whitest Ward (Ward 3) provide its fair share of affordable housing.  (Lower income workers employed in Ward 3 should be able to live there!)  This campaign is very much in alignment with FMW’s commitment to work to end systemic racism, and since many FMW members/attenders are Ward 3 residents, this is an opportunity to work for justice in our own backyard.  We have committed to bring at least 20 FMW folks to this important meeting. (WIN’s goal is 300.)  For more info, contact Elaine Wilson (ElaineSWils@gmail.com) or Beth Cogswell (BethCogswell8@gmail.com, WIN Core Group.  InfoGraphicRegister here

The Friendly Quaker Film Club will kick off in January 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
We will watch a movie a month through the lens of Quaker ethics and values and then meet for a Friendly discussion using a query based framework.  For now, given the Covid surge, Friends can watch the movie on their own or in their Pod….then we will meet to discuss it via Zoom.  Our first selection is the much loved classic “The Wizard of Oz”  For details contact Bill Parker earnestlyeston@gmail.com, (301) 221-4539   Join on ZoomBy phone dial: (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID: 8518 6585 765# on prompt.

FMW Committee of Clerks (quarterly) Meeting, Sunday, Jan 30, 9:00 am
All clerks of FMW committees are invited (and urged!) to attend this important meeting for discussion and planning of FMW’s work, worship and care for our community in 2022.  For more info, contact FMW co-clerks Debby Churchman (DChurchm@yahoo.com) or Rebecca Nelson (RebeccaLeeNelson99@yahoo.com)

Pendle Hill Spring Term–still accepting scholarship applications for Spring Residential Term!
This ten-week residential program fuses study, work, and worship in a spiritually led community.  For more info, read this flyer.  Click here for details on registration.  Generous scholarships are available, especially to support participation of folks who identify as LGBTQ+.   See all upcoming workshops, events, and lectures on Pendle Hill’s website

BYM Women’s Retreat, February 5, 2022
The Baltimore Yearly Meeting Women’s Retreat is an annual event for Quakers in this area. This year it will be online via Zoom from 10:00 am to noon on Saturday, February 5. Its purpose is to provide refreshment and spiritual insight to BYM women so that they may grow in the Spirit. In recent years, more than 100 women have attended each year. Learn more and to register here.

Polar Plunge to raise $$ for Climate and Social Justice!  Register now and join the team!
The Quaking Quakers Polar Plunge team is forming!  We will be plunging on Saturday, February 12!  Join us to raise funds for Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and FMW’s social justice programs. 
Last year we raised nearly $16,000!  Can we raise more in 2022?  Hot chocolate, fun, and swag are perks of being part of the team!  ∾  This year the plan/hope is to plunge into the Potomac River at Washington Harbor.  But we are flexible with how our team might plunge for the safety of all participants.   Sign up here and join the team.  For more info on how to join, fundraise or contribute, contact Elaine Wilson: elaineswils@gmail.com or (734) 276-2191.

Friendly Office Presences (FOPs) Needed

FMW’s Friendly Office Presences (FOPs) play a crucial role in welcoming people on Sundays, encouraging sign-in, making sure that people know where they are doing and buttoning up the building afterward.  We are looking for someone to be FOP one Sunday a month (or maybe 2 friends would enjoy doing this together.)  For more info, contact Barbara Briggs, admin@quakersDC.org

PS:  We are also looking for weekday and weekend Event HostsThis is a paid position.

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.


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 of FGC on “Bookshop”:  https://bookshop.org/shop/QuakerBooks-of-FGC 

- 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