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  • "Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."  –Hebrews 10:25

    Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, February 25, 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: Membership Committee.  Zoom techs: Rheagan Martin/Rob Farr
    Join on Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413#  Zoom Tech: Rob Farr
    Friendly Office Presence:  Denzell Tyler

    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:  March 3-Ministry & Worship,  March 10-Peace & Social Concerns.  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: 

    Friendly Bible Study, Terrace Room or online, 12:00pm - 4th Sundays 
    Join by ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923.  Enter meeting ID: 2025778431# and the Meeting password 254224 on prompt.  Each participant is asked to share their responses to a standard set of five questions concerning the short passage we are studying, and auditors who just listen to the responses that others share are also welcome.  Contact: David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net, cell 202.577.8431

    Quakerism 201 - Four Doors to the Meeting For Worship, Sunday, February 25, 12:15-2:15 pm - In-person.  Registration will begin soon.  If you want to deepen your spiritual experience in Meeting for Worship this is a great workshop to attend. Four Doors author William Taber’s gift was his ability to translate spiritual experience into plain language, to offer a more contemporary explanation of “what happens” in a Quaker meeting for worship. Pendle Hill Pamphlet #306 can be purchased here, or borrowed from the FMW library.  For more information contact workshop leaders Debby Churchman (DChurchm@yahoo.com) or John Bluedorn (John.Bluedorn@gmail.com)

    Peace and Social Concerns Committee, Bridge Room or join on zoom, 12:15pm - Newcomers welcome.  FMW’s committee tasks with strengthening our community’s understanding and work on peace, social justice and climate issues.  For more information contact clerk Barbara Briggs (BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com)

    Apocrypha Book Group, Library, February 25 & 4th Sundays, 12:15 pm
    The Apocrypha can be purchased at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon.  For more info, contact Gene Throwe (GThrowe@gmail.com)  

    Ignatian Prayer, Online, 3:30-5:00 pm. –4th Sundays.  Newcomers welcome!   
    Join on Zoom
    By phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923.  Enter meeting ID: 2025778431# on promptAfter hearing a scripture passage, Friends converse with Spirit in solitude and then come together for worship sharing. Contact Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234 for the reading materials.

    Supporting the Meehans:  You can sign up here to provide a nutritious meal for the family.  Sign up here to give Susan a ride to Meeting and back on Sunday.  Contact FMW’s Personal Aid clerk Bill Parker with questions or to sign you up.  Call or text 301-221-4539 or email wparkercra@gmail.com

    FYI - Bob Meehan’s Memorial Meeting is being planned for Saturday, May 4 at 4pm, to be followed by a potluck meal.

    Upcoming:  

    Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule February 2024

    FCNL:  Work in Israel/Palestine, Online, Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm
    Register here for this FCNL Changemarkers event with FCNL’s Bridget Moix and Hassan El-Tayyab, recently returned from a trip to the Middle East, and longtime FCNL community member Jonathan Evans. In addition to a briefing on Bridget and Hassan’s recent trip, we’ll explore FCNL’s history of advocacy on this issue, and how a ceasefire can stop violence, protect human lives, and prevent a greater regional conflict.

    Friendly Quaker Film Club Movie Night + Potluck at FMW, Wednesday Feb. 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Come watch and discuss "Rustin" a biopic about Bayard Rustin, the openly gay Black Quaker who planned the March on Washington for Martin Luther King.  For more info, contact Bill Parker (wparkercra@gmail.com

    Mongomery Couny Lynching Memorial Project 5th Anniversary, Rockville, March 3 3:00 pm Register here for this free event with music and refreshments to be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, 100 Welsh Drive, Rockville, MD. 

    FMW Spring 2024, Quakerism 101:  Introductory class begins March 5 - Register now! Friends Meeting of Washington’s Spring 2024 Quakerism 101 class will be held on Tuesday evenings, March 5 to April 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Zoom. This 5-session introductory class on Quaker faith and practice provides a strong foundation as you begin your spiritual journey into the rich tradition of the Religious Society of Friends. Details here. Register here.

    Pendle Hill Workshop:  Beyond Diversity 101, March 19-23
    This workshop intends healing transformation, providing frameworks, practices, and holding a space for growing skills to de-structure systems of oppression and raise up liberation. Participants are offered pathways to move beyond the guilt-blame cycle toward radical truth-telling, co-responsibility, and activating joy & justice!  More info and registration here, or call Pendle Hill:  610-566-4507, ext. 137

    Pendle Hill Quaker Institute: Living Our Testimonies in “The Fierce Urgency of Now” May 2-5
    An on-campus gathering to explore how we can meet this political moment as Friends, individually and collectively. More info and registrationProposed schedule of workshops.

    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 basic info about yourself using the 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 

    Friendly Bible Study, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 12:00 pm. 
    For more information contact David Etheridge, email: david.etheridge22@gmail.com

    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. (Barbara will be on vacation but checking email from December 18, 2023 through January 4, 2024.)

    Young Adult Friends - had 3 new co-conveners!  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

    A Quaker Call to Action to Support Democratic Process and Elections

    At FMW’s monthly Meeting for Business, our community agreed to sign on to this Quaker Call to Action, joining Friends Committee on National Legislation, American Friends Service Committee and many Quaker Meetings and other organizations across the U.S. Please read it.  We invite members and attenders to sign on as individuals to support this effort, receive updates and join regular calls during the crucial months ahead as we move into the election season.  

    Peace & Social Concerns will be doing more on this in the coming weeks.  If you are interested in joining this effort contact Barbara Briggs (BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com)