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  • From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”  --Ephesians 4:16

    Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, May 16

    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

    Meeting for Worship Indoors and Outdoors at FMW
    Please Register here to attend indoors OR outdoors!  
    Please arrive by 10:30 am. Masks required.
    Join on Zoom
    To join by phone, dial: 301-715-8592  Meeting ID: 979 505 413# Password:  706188
    Head of Meeting: Greg Robb, Personal Aid
    Tech: Rob Farr, 571-722-4449

    1st Day School - “The 10 Commandments”
    For more info, contact  Religious Education Co-Clerks
    Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com or Jake Ritting,j_ritting@hotmail.com

    Sunday:

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

    Friendly Bible Study, 12:00 pm (every 2 weeks)
    Join by ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923.  On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431#  Contact: David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net, cell 202.577.8431

    Hospitality Committee in the kitchen & on Zoom at Rise of Meeting, 12:00 pm
    Join Zoom Meeting  By phone dial: (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID: 884 7068 6588#

    Memorial Service for Harry Massey, May 16, 3:00 pm
    Former FMW member Harry Massey passed away in Greensboro, NC on April 2.  Harry was a lifelong Quaker and active member of FMW.  In 2018, he transferred his membership to Jamestown Friends Meeting in North Carolina.  Friends are invited to join the virtual Memorial Service for Harry, convened by Jamestown Friends Meeting, on Sunday, May 16, 3:00 pm.  Join on Zoom here. By phone dial: (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID: 856 5994 8124# on prompt.

    FMW Social Justice Fund - Deadline Extended to June 2

    Are you involved in a social justice effort whose work could be advanced if some funds were available?  FMW’s Social Justice Fund offers small grants (typically a few hundred to $1,000) for projects in which FMW members and attenders are involved--to help increase the impact of the work they are doing.  The application process is simple.  Learn more and apply here.  

    Upcoming:

    Quaker Spiritual Development Programs sponsored by FMW’s Ministry & Worship Committee.  Full schedule for May 2021.  (Also on FMW’s website, www.QuakersDC.org.)

    SATURDAY - Friends Work in Africa, Saturday, May 15, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
    Join Zoom Meeting.  By phone dial: (301) 715-8592.  Enter meeting ID on prompt: 8744 1817 683#

    Lifelong friends from Oregon, Shawn and Katrina McConaughey will share an overview and photos of their work among Friends in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, and describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted life and ministry in their part of the world. 

    WIN Call to Action:  Attend “Reservation 13” Disposition Hearing, Thurs, May 20, 6:00-9:00 pm
    Reservation 13 is the largest parcel of developable public land in Washington DC and Washington Interfaith Network has been organizing for years to demand that the project include support for low income home ownership and "1/3 1/3 1/3"--deeply affordable, affordable and market rate housing. At the Disposition Hearing on Thursday, five developer teams will present their proposals.  WIN is asking that as many people as possible commit to attend the 6-7pm hour--as strong public and faith community support for WIN’s affordable housing demands is critical. Please register here to attend WIN’s Zoom watch party of this important DC hearing.

    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 Friends.  Standard registration begins today, May 6.  More information and registration here.

    FCNL Quaker Changemaker Event “Quakers Working in Congress,” May 26, 6:30 pm
    Join us for Friends Committee on National Legislation--FCNL’s May Quaker Changemaker Event, “Quakers Working in Congress. Register here to join online or by phone.   

    JOB Opportunity - Sandy Spring Meeting seeking Meeting Coordinator
    Sandy Spring Friends Meeting is in the process of hiring a full-time Meeting Coordinator to support the work of the Monthly Meeting at its committees.  Areas of work will include office functions, communications and outreach.  We are hoping for a wide variety of applicants, especially applicants of color.  We are an antiracism faith community and seek someone who embraces these values. This is a full-time position with benefits and the deadline for applications is May 28. The full Meeting Coordinator job description and instructions on how to apply are here.

    PERSONAL AID

    FMW’s Personal Aid Committee is in a position to help members and attenders who are struggling in Covid-times. If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to us. No need is too great or too small. All discussions will be kept confidential. Email Mary Melchoir at mulchness@gmail.com or call Greg Robb at (202) 257-6646

    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

    To 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 e-mail including your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.org 

    FMW’s office is officially closed.  Staff are coming in to do necessary work on-site, and working from home to the extent possible in alignment with CDC and Mayor Bowser’s guidelines.  Contact 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 Forseberg, KLForsberg@gmail.com, cell: (202) 294-1954, 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, May 2021 “Meeting House Bookshelf”

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

    - BYM Peace & Social Concerns Com. - Spring 2021 newsletter