Weekly Announcements 6.23.2022

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”   –Colossians 4:6

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, June 26, 2022

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

Friendly Office Presence:  Jim Bell til 12, Mary Melchior, after

10:30 Meeting for Worship
In-person & Online.  Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# )
Library Records & Handbook, Head of Meeting;  Tech: Rebecca Nelson

6:00 pm Worship

First Day School - On summer break! 
For more info, contact RE Committee: Marissa Yeakey, Marissa.Yeakey@gmail.com

Sunday “Staffing” Schedule
Masking and vaccine documentation are required.

Also on Sunday:

Friendly Bible Study, Terrace Room or Join on Zoom
For more information contact David Etheridge, email: David.Etheridge@verizon.net

Quakerism 101 Class potluck, West garden patio & online, 12:15
For more info, contact Ann Herzog, AHerzog333@yahoo.com

Quaker Peace Testimony & the War in Ukraine, Sunday, June 26, Quaker House, 12:30 pm 
Sponsored by Peace & Social Concerns.  For more information, contact Jim Bell at kelleybell21@comcast.net 

Ignatian Prayer, 3:30pm to 5pm (4th Sundays). Newcomers welcome. We will converse with Spirit in solitude, using the encounter between Jesus and Mary Magdalene at the tomb in John 20 as the starting point for our conversation with Spirit. Afterwards, we will come together for worship sharing about our experience.
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.

Quaker Activist George Lakey at American Library Assoc Convention, Sunday, June 26, 3:30 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC  Lifelong justice activist and scholar George Lakey will discuss his soon-to-be-published memoir “Dancing with History, A Life for Peace & Justice.”   Flyer

Help provide Respite and Welcome to Men, Women and Children Bused from Texas
Sign up to help at FMW on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of July & August

Six days a week, men, women and children, who cross into Texas are being bused 36 hours to DC and dumped at Union Station.  DC residents have formed a volunteer Migrant Solidarity Network to welcome them, assess their needs and, help them get to family in other cities.  FMW supports this effort.  On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of July and August we will open our doors to provide a welcome and respite place for those newly arrived.   Please sign up here to join FMW folks who want to volunteer.  Also, here’s the list of what is needed–money (for food, bus tickets, clothing, basic necessities), volunteers (to help with respite, drivers, Spanish speakers), short- and longer-term lodging.  

Friendly Office Presence (Welcomers) & Hybrid Meeting Techs are needed.

Interested in taking a volunteer (or paid) shift? 
Contact FMW Administrator Barbara Briggs, email: Admin@QuakersDC.org,  Cell: (412)417-9384


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for June 2022 

Emergency Meeting for Worship with concern for Supreme Court Decision on Roe v Wade
Friends Meeting of Washington will be holding a Called Meeting for Worship with concern for the Supreme Court decision on Roe v Wade with a worship sharing format.  The meeting will be held at 7pm on the evening of the day after the announcement at the Meeting House and via Zoom. All are welcome.  Join on Zoom  By phone dial: (301) 715-8592 & enter Meeting ID 8593 9563 376# on prompt.
For more information contact: Martha Solt, email: soltdozier@gmail.com

Trans Identity and Rights Workshop, Quaker House Living Room & on Zoom, July 10 at 12:15 pm
Sponsored by FMW,’s Committee on Peace & Social Concerns.  For more info contact: Tamina Chowdhury (taminacam@gmail.com) or Quinn Bacon (QJBacon@gmail.com)

Reminder:  FMW’s July Meeting for Business is always on the 3rd Sunday, July 17, 12:15 pm

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Session 2022, Hood College, Frederick, MD, August 1-7
Registration is open through July 15.

Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

Midweek Meeting for Worship, Wednesdays, 6 pm in person and by Zoom.
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 it's 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 Michael Wood, michaelhbwood@gmail.com 

Links to other Quaker Events and News:

- QuakerBooks of FGC-Friends Journal Selections for June/July  

- 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.