Current Announcements

Friends wishing to submit announcements for this list, please send to the administrator or mail them to 2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, 20008. Be sure to include the dates during which your announcement should be displayed.

  • “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  —John 10:10

    Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, May 19, 2024

    9:00 am Early Meeting for Worship - In FMW’s Library & on Zoom. 
    By phone: 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 395 231 896#  Tech: Ann Herzog, (202) 246-5125

    10:30 am Meeting for Worship, Meeting Room 
    Head of Meeting:  Joe Izzo & Nominating Committee.  Zoom tech: Amanda Wernick
    Join on Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413#
    Friendly Office Presence: Jim Bell

    6:00 pm Worship - Convener: Steve Morse, email: vze234d2@verizon.net

    Children & Youth Programs 1st & 3rd Sundays

    Children (First Day School) and youth (Young Friends and Grate Patrol) meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Families are encouraged to bring their children and youth to Meeting for Worship on non-RE Sundays.
    Childcare: Every Sunday (year-round), 10:30, Decatur Room.
    For more info, contact RE Committee: Julie Johnson, JulieJenJ@gmail.com 

    Head of 10:30 Meeting:  May 19 - Nominating, May 26 - Hospitality Committee
    Sunday “Staffing” Schedule  /  Masking encouraged.  See FMW’s full masking policy here.

    To receive an email copy of Weekly Announcements (every Thursday) email:  admin@QuakersDC.org

    On Sunday: 

    Pericles: Lost & Found by The Street Sense Theater Workshop, Assembly Room, May 19, 12:15.  Street Sense Theater Workshop will perform Pericles to challenge perceptions of homelessness and those it affects, creating common ground to build a stronger community. Hosted by FMW’s Hospitality Committee and Grate Patrol. (Flyer attached!) For more information, contact Ann Herzog (lannherzog@gmail.com)

    Deeper Dive into Quakerism Study Group, Bridge Room and online, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - 3rd SundaysIn this in-depth book study group we will read and discuss thought provoking books on Quaker faith and practice. In 2024, we will be reading“Quaker Spirituality: Selected Writings” (George Fox, Issac Pennington, John Woolman, Caroline Stephen, Rufus Jones & Thomas Kelly. 1984, Ed. Douglas V. Steere)  Join on Zoom.  For more information contact:  Joe Izzo (jizzo4102@gmail.com).

    Upcoming: 

    MORE GOOD STUFF! → Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - May 2024

    LGBTQ+ Meeting for Worship, Quaker House Living Room, Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 pm Our monthly meeting for worship with a concern for Queer and Trans Friends. This tradition of worship began at FMW in the late 1970s and, after a hiatus, we are discerning together what this space might become.  For more info, reach out to Rheagan Martin (rheagan.martin@gmail.com) or Jason Terry (jason@jaterry.com).

    Friendly Quaker Film Club Movie Night + Potluck, FMW’s Quaker House, Wed, May 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm  March film: Barbie.  Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. Trailer.  Facilitators: Greg Rob and Bill Parker.  For more info, contact Margaret Fuener (mfuener@gmail.com)

    FMW Weekend at Catoctin Camp, May 24-26 - SIGNUP NOW!
    Twice a year–spring and fall–FMW reserves a weekend to spend time together at Catoctin Quaker Camp, “our very own spot in the woods.  The weekend is unstructured, with space for play, walk in the woods, worship, evening s’mores, shared meals, and solitude. You can book a cabin here, or talk to Robin and Ken if you’d like to pitch a tent.  For more info, contact Robin Appleberry (rappleberry@aya.yale.edu) or Ken Forsberg (klforsberg@gmail.com)

    AFSC: The Quaker Peace Testimony & Palestine, FMW, Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 pm FMW’s Committee on Peace and Social Concerns is honored to welcome Joyce Ajlouny, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee. Joyce, a Palestinian-American Quaker,  will share AFSC's history of working with refugees from its founding in 1917, its current programs in Gaza, Jerusalem and the U.S., and some of her personal experience.  There will be a reception with Joyce at 6:30, followed by Joyce’s 7:30 presentation, Q&A and discussion.  Please register here.

    Friends General Conference (FGC) Summer Gathering, June 30-July 6 - Registration is open!  This year, FGC’s summer gathering will be held nearby, at Haverford College outside Philadelphia.  You can meet Quakers from across the U.S. for shared worship and workshops on Quakerism, spirituality, personal growth and social justice.  Open registration has begun–and workshops fill up fast.  More info and registration.

    Quakerism 101:  Online Self-Guided, Introductory Course: This introductory course on Quaker faith and practice was developed for FMW attenders and newcomers who are unable to attend the zoom introductory class or prefer to learn at their own pace. The course covers Quaker faith and practice and consists of five sessions that provide a strong foundation on the rich tradition of the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Contact: wanet65@gmail.com. Here is the link to the self-guided course.

     

    FMW Action and Volunteer Opportunities!

     

    Volunteer opportunities at FMW - ways you can help make our Meeting happen

    FMW is a (nearly) all-volunteer community.  You can help make our Meeting happen, and make friends in the process.  Over the next weeks, we will be rolling out some specific opportunities for volunteering–on a regular routine + one-off sign ups.  For now, if you would like to volunteer, sign up here, and tell us about your availability!  Contact:  Admin@QuakersDC.org

    Consider Joining FMW as a Member!

    Are you interested in deepening your connection with Quakerism and our community? Consider applying to become a member of Friends Meeting of Washington:  1. Fill out this online form

    2. Write a letter expressing how you understand being Quaker and being a member of FMW. 

    For more info, contact Membership Cttee clerk Rebecca Nelson (RebeccaLeeNelson99@gmail.com)

    Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

    Midweek Meeting for Worship at FMW, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm in person 

     

    Other Points of Contact: 

     

    Staying in TouchTo be included in the FMW’s Directory and email lists, or to update your information, send an email with your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.orgIf you would like access to the directory, you can contact Barbara.  Admin@QuakersDC.org or call: 202.483.3310.
     

    Young Adult Friends:  Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning more, joining the YAF email list and activities can contact: Phoebe Shatzer (phoebe.shatzer2@gmail.com), Isaiah Grace (isaiah@graces.com) or Hannah Moloney (HannahCMoloney@gmail.com)

     

    Want to rent event or office space at FMW? 
    Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.


    If you have maintenance concerns, please contact Property Committee clerk Michael Wood, michaelhbwood@gmail.com

    Links to other Quaker Events and News:

    - Thee Quaker Podcast–another way to learn about Quakerism, completed its 1st year in 2023, and will soon be offering short daily devotional messages.  Go to: www.QuakerPodcast.com 

    QuakerBooks - Honor Black History Month by purchasing a book by a new Black author 

    - 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

    - QuakerSpeak - 5-minute videos on Quakerism from Friends Journal

    - The Quaker Take - YouTube Channel curated BILL PARKER of FMW
      Seeking that of God in EVERYONE by looking EVERYWHERE and at EVERYTHING.