Weekly Announcements, 3.11.2018

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"Come regularly to meeting for worship even when you are angry, depressed, tired or spiritually cold. In the silence ask for and accept the prayerful support of others joined with you in worship. Try to find a spiritual wholeness which encompasses suffering as well as thankfulness and joy. Prayer, springing from a deep place in the heart, may bring healing and unity as nothing else can. Let meeting for worship nourish your whole life.” – Britain Yearly Meeting Faith & Practice


Personal Aid

Terrace Room

8:45 am


Sanctuary Taskforce

Decatur Place Room

9:00 am

Library Ctte


9:00 am



Meeting Room, Quaker House, Terrace Room

10:30 am

Spiritual Deepening

North Room

9:00 am


Meeting for Business

Meeting Room



Quaker House

9:00 am




6:00 pm



March 17: Third Month Interim Meeting, Charlottesville Friends Meeting, VA. Get to know Yearly Meeting Committees and Friends from other Meetings! Be a part of important decision making. Join Friends for morning committee meetings and the afternoon’s Interim Business Meeting. Check the Yearly Meeting website for more information.

March 17 – 20: FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend, bringing 450 young adults to Washington to be trained to lobby Congress on a just and fair immigration system. For more information, see https://www.fcnl.org/updates/spring-lobby-weekend-739

March 18: Simple Meal, School for Friends, noon, Assembly Room. The wonderful parents at School for Friends bring us a delicious meal every year, in honor of our historic role in their school. Enjoy!

    J.E. McNeil will provide postcards for us to prepare at rise of meeting, encouraging voting in Pennsylvania. This is a nonpartisan activity.

   Every two years Friends Committee on National Legislation asks all meetings across the country to help them set their legislative priorities.  The Peace and Social Concerns committee is sponsoring a worship sharing for all concerned FMW Friends to consider this question at 12:15 pm in the North Room. For more: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/setting-legislative-priorities-1169

March 24: March for Our Lives  Led by students in Parkland, FL, this march will address the need for gun control. FMW is opening its doors and floors. Please help spread the word! For more info, contact the office at 202.483.3310 or admin@quakersdc.org

March 24: Networking Day, BYM Peace & Social Concerns, will be rescheduled to a different date so Friends are free to participate in the March for Our Lives.

Head of Meeting

March 11: Personal Aid; March 18: Religious Education



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:  Shannon Hughes (shannughes@gmail.com) and Michael Beer at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com or 703-655-5655.

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 Michael Beer at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com for any child care related questions. Child Care is also available for all ages of children during events on our campus upon request.


Meeting for Worship 9:00 AM Sunday. Held in the Quaker House Living Room, this Meeting for Worship tends to have less vocal ministry. Child care is not available.

Meeting for Worship 6:00 PM Sunday. Held in the Decatur Place Room, 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, Wednesday, 6:00 PM in the Parlor. Persons seeking to worship during the week should consider this Meeting. Child care is not available.


The FMW webpage is available at www.quakersdc.org  To access the non-public pages, the log-in ID is FMW– the password is Discern. To join the FMW Listserv, or to be included in the Meeting’s Online Directory, send an e-mail to: admin@quakersdc.org  To phone the Meeting Office, call 202.483.3310.    To use WiFi in the Meetinghouse, the network is FMW and the password is simplicity. The Meeting’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/FriendsMeetingOfWashington.

Young Adult Friends - Anyone interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like the join the YAF list-serve, please contact Erin Murphy (murph23e@mtholyoke.edu) and Rebecca Nelson (rebecca@americasolidaria.org). Young adults are between the ages of 18 and 40ish.

Martha’s Table needs nonperishable food items on an ongoing basis.  Donations are collected in the basket near the Meeting House Decatur Place. Pam Callard (202) 829-9577.

The Library Committee would like anyone who has read a "Quaker-related" book that has made an impact to submit a review to them.  We would like to display it on the shelves of our Library on second floor.  This would be similar to the "Staff Picks" that you see at commercial bookstores and might point folks to a good read.

Would you be willing to provide a meal—or a ride—to a Friend in need? Personal Aid is looking for such service from time to time. Please contact Emilie Schmeidler at Emilie.schmeidler@gmail.com

A year ago the Peace and Social Concerns committee ran a short survey of the FMW community to determine what programs would be of the greatest interest to the meeting and to help members and attenders who are engaged with projects to find and assist each other.  Thank you to those who participated.  We would like for anyone who did not participate to please do so online. The survey is only 3 questions long and should not take much time.  Click here:https://goo.gl/forms/1IBwjtYzZCcBpNzp1