Weekly Announcements 5.12.2022

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“Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.   
–Galatians 5:23

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, May 15, 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

Friendly Office Presence:   Chris Wickham

10:30 Meeting for WorshipIn-person & Online
Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# )
Head of Meeting: Alternatives to Violence Project  Zoom Tech: Rob Farr

6:00 pm Worship

First Day School (1st & 3rd Sundays)
For more info, contact RE Committee: Marissa Yeakey, Marissa.Yeakey@gmail.com

Sunday “Staffing” Schedule
(Office Presence; Head of Meeting, Zoom Tech, Hospitality Support)
Masking and vaccine documentation are required.

Also on Sunday:

Marriage & Family Relations, Bridge Room, 9:00 am
For more information contact Committee clerk Martha Solt, email: SoltDozier@gmail.com

Reading Quakers Together, Sunday, May 15 9:15 - 10:15 am (3rd Sundays) Newcomers welcome
Join on ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431# Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell (240) 778-5234, for the monthly order of worship.

Fellowship: Special Welcome for New Members, Assembly Room & courtyard, 12:00 pm
Join FMW’s Membership Committee in welcoming FMW’s new members!

Friendly Bible Study, Sunday, May 15, 12:00 pm (every 2 weeks, online)   
Join on ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923.  Enter meeting ID: 2025778431#, password:  254224.
Both auditors and participants are welcome.  For more information contact convener: David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net, cell (202) 577-8431.

War in Ukraine and the Quaker Peace Testimony, Quaker House, Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 pm

The Quaker Peace Testimony seeks justice and healing for all people; taking away the causes of war in the way we live.Are you being challenged by the Peace Testimony as it relates to the ongoing violence and war crimes devastating Ukraine?  For over three centuries, Friends have struggled to maintain non-violence in the face of many wars and other violence. Please join us for a Worship Sharing session on Sunday, May 15th to reflect on and speak about your own thoughts concerning what actions might help end this horrific war and suffering.   Please join us.  Jim Bell, kelleybell21@comcast.net, Joe Izzo, JIzzo4102@gmail.com


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for May 2022

ON SATURDAY 5/14 - Simple Women’s Gathering for FMW Moms, Lincoln Park, 10:00-11:00 am. 
If you're a mom of an infant through high schooler, join us for a small women's gathering for connection, rest, and fun.  We want to keep this easy, short and refreshing.  We’ll meet at Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill for a simple picnic brunch.  We'll bring: Breakfast sliders, pretzel goodies from the Pretzel Bakery and fresh fruit You bring: Your own drink (coffee shop nearby) and a picnic blanket (or share one of ours)

Meet at:  northwest corner of the park on East Capitol St and 11 St SE.
Please sign up here so we'll know to expect you.  Looking forward to connecting!
For more info, contact: Julie Johnson (juliejenj@gmail.com) or Letty Coffin (LettyCoffin@hotmail.com)

Friendly Quaker Film Club, at FMW, Wednesday, May 25, 6 pm
We will be watching Invasion of the Body Snatchers PG (1978) to be followed by a discussion centered around Quaker ethics and values. You can read about it here and watch the trailer here
For more information, email or call Bill Parker, WParkerCRA@gmail.com, cell: 301-221-4539. 

Claiming Our Collective Power: Social Witness Among Friends
An online collaboration between Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre & Pendle Hill.
Wednesday speaker series June 1, 15, & 22, 1:00-2:30 pm ET.  (Pay-as-led.  Register here). 
Weekend workshop June 24 - 26 ($90.  Register here for entire series) 

Help send a DC public school grad to college: Donate to Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund

The goal for FMW is to fully fund an $8000 scholarship for one student. ($2000 over four years) FMW has already contributed $5000 towards this goal. We are asking you to fill in the gap of $3000.  Interesting fact: In 1981 we gave one $1000 scholarship. In 2021 we gave six $8000 scholarships.

In 18 DAYS (on June 1) we will decide how many scholarships we can give this year.

Here is what Aleisha H., a 2019 scholar at Villanova, says about her scholarship:

The Mary Jane Simpson scholarship is meaningful to me because it has helped to alleviate the financial burden of tuition on my mother. Especially with all the changes the pandemic has brought about, it has been relieving to have an area of certainty in my life. This scholarship helped provide that. I am so grateful to be a recipient of the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship, as it has gone a long way towards helping me get my degree and being able to pursue my dream career.     

Please give generously!  You will be part of shaping a young person’s future.
You can donate here.  Use the drop-down menu to select MJ Simpson Scholarships.

If you have any questions or comments, write to mjsimpsonscholarship@gmail.com.

URGENT ACTION REQUEST–ASYLUM SEEKERS NEED HELP:  Sanctuary DMV and others are mobilizing to help migrant asylum seekers bussed to DC from Texas, with no plan and no support. Peace & Social Concerns & friends are organizing to help them.  If you want to help please bring any of these urgently needed items to FMW BY NOON ON SUNDAY.   

  • Bookbags & Duffle bags
  • KN-95 & N95 masks (adult and child sizes)
  • Portable chargers/battery packs
  • Phones with the capability to use "Whatsapp"
  • Charging chords(preferably multi-cable)
  • Socks & Underwear
  • T-shirts (size M/L/XL)
  • Toiletries(Deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap)
  • Jackets/hoodies (size M/L/XL)
  • Cases of water and sports drinks
  • Snacks(protein bars, chips, fruit snacks etc. 
  • Ziplock/storage bags(gallon size)

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.

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.  - will resume in the fall.
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 - Is seeking new co-conveners!  Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning more, joining the YAF email list–or taking a role–contact Rebecca, email: RebeccaLeeNelson99@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

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-Friends Journal Selections for May  

- 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

If you would like to receive Weekly Announcements, write Barbara our Administrator at admin@QuakersDC.org or drop a note with your contact info through the mail slot in her office door, near the old front door.