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  • It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”  -Matthew 13:32

    Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, June 20

     9:00 AM Early Meeting for Worship via Zoom
    Click here to join.  By phone: 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 395 231 896# Password: 738314 
    Tech: Ann Herzog, (202) 246-5125

    10:30 Meeting for Worship Indoors and Outdoors at FMW
    Please Register here to attend indoors OR outdoors!  Masks required.
    Join on Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# on prompt

    1st Day School - Joshua, Jericho & Marsha Holliday
    For more info, contact  Religious Education Co-Clerks
    Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com or Jake Ritting, j_ritting@hotmail.com

    Meeting for Worship, 6:00 pm
    In person.  Masks required.

    Also on Sunday:

    Reading Quakers Together, 9:15 - 10:15 am (3rd Sundays). Newcomers welcome.
    Join by Zoom. By phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923. On prompt, enter meeting ID: 2025778431# Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

    Friendly Bible Study, 12:00 pm (bi-weekly)
    Join on ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923.  On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431#  Contact: David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net, cell 202.577.8431

     

    Head of Meeting

    Tech

    Hospitality Support

    This Sunday

    Zephyr Williams

    Alternatives to Violence

    Rob Farr (2nd Sundays

    cell: (571) 722-4449

    Marriage & Family Relations

    Sunday 6/27

    Mark Haskell, Gardening

    Rebecca Nelson, 4th Sun  cell: (315) 323-1274

    Personnel Committee

    Sunday 7/3

    CJ Lewis, Hunger & Homelessness

    TBD

    Library, Records, Handbook

    Honey!! - Freshly Harvested from FMW’s Green Roof Hives

    On Sunday, June 6 FMW’s First Day School joined beekeeper team to harvest, extract and bottle over ## lbs of honey from the hives on FMW’s green roof.  The kids sold $146 on the spot.  50 bottles of various sizes are available through FMW’s Administrative Secretary.  Suggested donation: $10-$30 (in line with the going rate for hyper-local honey, about $1.25 an ounce.)  Available on Sunday during Fellowship in the Assembly Room.   Or contact BarbaraHBriggs@QuakersDC.org to make arrangements.

    Dish Towel Mystery / Hospitality Request

    In the over-a-year of pandemic shutdown, more than a few things have been moved or re-arranged.  FMW’s hard-working Hospitality Committee returned to the Meeting House kitschen to find NO DISH TOWELS.  

    If you (or someone you know) brought them home to launder….now would be a great time to bring them back!  If you (or someone you know) has spare dish towels you’d be willing to donate….FMW is in need!

    Upcoming:

    Friends General Conference (FGC) Summer Gathering and pre-Gathering Retreats, June 26 - July 2  All virtual this year--FGC’s summer gathering is one of the best opportunities for Quakers to deepen their spirituality, and to hang with Friends.  Standard registration begins today, May 6.  More information and registration here.

    Panel Discussion: Prayer in Buddhist Practice, Saturday, June 26, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    Discussion of the nature of prayer within Buddhist spiritual practice, sponsored by the Spiritual Development Subcommittee of FMW’s Ministry & Worship Committee.  Contact:  FMW member Joseph Izzo, jizzo4102@gmail.com, cell 202-425-0496.   Please email Joe by June 24 to register. Join on Zoom.  By phone dial: (301) 715-8592.  On prompt, enter Meeting ID: 87603963991#

    1st Day School invites Friends to Year-end Party in Rock Creek Park, Sunday, June 27, 10:30am - 1:00pm  Friends are invited to join FMW kids, parents and the RE Team to celebrate a year unlike any other.  We’ll meet at Rock Creek Park’s Picnic Area #10.  It’s BYOF (Food)--for continuing health reasons.  For more information contact RE co-clerks Jake Ritting, j_ritting@hotmail.com or Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com 

    Conversation on Activism & Contemplative Life, Monday, June 28, 7:00-8:30 pm via Zoom
    Our Quaker experience includes contemplation and action. How do the two complement each other? How do Quaker communities nurture activism and lift up the journeys of those who participate in activism? Seven activist Friends will have a conversation about this. The conversationalists are Tronette Anochie, Barbara Briggs, Steve Chase, Rashid Darden, Zephyr Williams and Tom Yonker. Gene Throwe will facilitate the conversation.  Hosted by FMW’s Pastoral Care Working Group.  For more information contact  Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.  Please register in advance here.  

    FMW Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full Schedule for June 2021

    Help Plan a Autism Awareness Workshop

    Peace & Social Concerns Committee members Peter Nye and Barbara Briggs are planning an autism-awareness workshop to host at Friends Meeting of Washington (for sometime this calendar year). FMW members with autism are welcome to participate in planning and running this workshop (because Peter and Barbara welcome perspectives of people with autism). FMW members without autism are welcome to participate in planning and running this workshop (because Peter and Barbara welcome perspectives of people without autism on how to interact with, welcome, and accept people with autism). If you are interested in participating in planning, publicizing and running this workshop, then please contact Peter Nye at p_nye@yahoo.com

    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.

    Young Adult Friends (YAF) Zinner get-together, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00.  
    Join via Zoom.  For more information contact Joseph d’Antonio, JDAntonioDC@gmail.com

    Quaker Bible Study will be held online on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.  
    Join via Zoom.  For more information, contact Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com
    Staying in Touch

    Access the Member Directory from FMW’s website:  Log-in ID is FMW, the password is Discern.
    To join the FMW-Quaker listserv (for announcements only) &/or the FMW-Forum listserv (for discussion), and to be included in the FMW’s Online Directory, send an email including your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.org 

    FMW’s office is open most days during regular business hours, but if you want to stop by you may want to call or email aheadContact the Administrative Secretary by emailing: Admin@QuakersDC.org or leave a message on FMW’s office phone: 202.483.3310.     

    OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

    Young Adult Friends - Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like to join the YAF listserv, please contact co-conveners Joe D'Antonio, JDAntonioDC@gmail.com and Alayna Kennedy, Alayna.A.Kennedy@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

    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

    Want to plan a future event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.

    Links to other Quaker Events and News:

    - QuakerBooks from FGC - BookMusings, June 2021

    - Friends United Meetings (FUM) video series “Walking in the Way,” (4 min each)
      Released Thursdays on FUM’s FaceBook page, YouTube channel, Instagram feed

    - Baltimore Yearly Meeting:  new General Secretary;  camps;  annual session!