Weekly Announcements, 8.15.2019

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“Art thou in darkness? mind it not, for if thou do it will fill thee more, but stand still and act not, and wait in patience till light arise out of darkness to lead thee.”                         ~ James Nayler, 1616-1660


Quaker House

9:00 am


Ministry & Worship


12:00 pm


Meeting Room

10:30 am


Book Discussion

Decatur Pl. Room

12:00 pm



10:30 am




6:00 pm


Poverty and Economic Inequality Roundtable, August 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Join American Friends Service Committee (AFSC-DC) and the United Nations Association- National Capital Area for a discussion on poverty, economic inequality and human rights. Free and open to all at ONE DC's Black Workers and Wellness Center (BWWC), 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC. 

Wedding of Amanda Nadeau & Charles (Chuck) Mayer, Saturday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m.  Join Amanda, Chuck and the FMW community in celebrating their marriage under the care of our meeting on Saturday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. in FMW's Meeting Room.   All are invited to this Meeting for Worship.

Spiritual Friendships Group will meet August 25, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Terrace Room.  New attenders are welcome.  Section 11.4 of the FMW Handbook explains that the Spiritual Friendships program “encourage[s] and support[s] individuals to meet together in small groups or pairs to consider the spiritual  Friendships program, inspired by FMW former member Margery Larrabee."

Historic Sandy Spring Bus Tour Sponsored by Friends House Retirement Community.  Tour will start at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House with stops at:  Woodlawn Manor Historical Park; Sandy Spring Slave Museum and Sandy Spring Museum.   Start times: Saturday, September 14 at 9 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. at 17715 Meeting House Rd, Sandy Spring, MD.  For more information, call 301-924-7510.

Pendle Hill Retreat:  Journey Toward Wholeness, September 13-15.   First of 4 seasonal retreats with Valerie Brown and John Baird based on the work of Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage and Renewal.  Register online or, for more information call Pendle Hill: 610-566-4507, ext. 137

SAVE THIS DATE!  Sunday, September 15!  PARTY to inaugurate FMW’s newly renovated space!  Share your ideas on how we should celebrate with Meg Greene and Susan Griffin, Co-Clerks of the Capital Campaign Committee,  margaretegreene@gmail.com or suzmgriff@gmail.com

Graphic Designer wanted:  FMW’s Property Committee is seeking a graphic designer to help in the development of promotional materials.  If you or someone you know is interested, you can apply here. For more information, contact Brian Lutenegger:  eventspace@quakersdc.org

Head of Meeting:  
August 18:  Garden Committee      August 25:  Marriage & Family Relations


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:  Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com, Jacob Ritting, j_ritting@hotmail.com, and Cait Hone at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com.  Jacob: 202-365-3914.

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 Cait at: FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com.

FMWYouthFMWYouthProgram@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.

FMW is pleased to offer an opportunity to families who would like to have the Meeting officially welcome their children into our community. Anyone interested in such a welcoming, please contact Gray Handley, handleygr@niaid.nih.gov


Meeting for Worship 9:00 AM Sunday.  Held in the Quaker House Living Room, this Meeting for Worship has a special invitation to silence seekers. "Quietness enough not only to know our own minds, but to listen to the still small voice."  Child care is not available.  

Meeting for Worship 6:00 PM Sunday. Held in the Parlor, 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, Tuesday, 6:00 PM in the Library. 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 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’s Decatur Pl entrance. For more info call Pam Callard (202) 829-9577. 

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 or accessibility issues, please contact Property Committee co-clerks Brian Lutenegger (734-255-6829 brian.lutenegger@gmail.com) and Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 or merrypearlstein@gmail.com). They will work with you to identify potential solutions.