Weekly Announcements, February 21, 2021

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“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”        -Hebrews 12:1

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, February 21

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 via Zoom, 10:30 a.m.
Click here to join via Zoom
To join by phone, dial: 301-715-8592  Meeting ID: 979 505 413# Password:  706188
Head of Meeting: Joe D’Antonio/YAFs, Tech: Beth Cogswell, (571) 344-8055  

In-Person Meeting for Worship is Suspended for now

1st Day School Feb 21 - Story of Joseph
For more info, contact  Religious Education Co-Clerks 
Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com or Jake Ritting,j_ritting@hotmail.com

On Sunday:

Please hold in the light, Pablo Sanchez, who is critically ill with COVID-19.  Pablo Sanchez is father of FMW member Jorge Sanchez.

Religious Education, 9:00 am
Join on Zoom.  By phone dial:  (301) 715-8592. Enter meeting ID 859 0070 7377 on prompt.
For more info contact co-clerks Allen Fawcett, AAFawcett@gmail.com, or Jake Ritting, JRitting@hotmail.com

Reading Quakers Together, 9:15 to 10:15 am
Newcomers welcome. Join us to discuss selections from writings of Thomas R. Kelly at pages 289 through 315 in Quaker Spirituality (Paulist Press). Join Zoom MeetingBy phone dial:  (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID: 86790906722# on prompt. Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, Sabrina.McCarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

Friendly Bible Study, 12:00 pm
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

Fiber Party, 12:00 noon
Join on ZoomBy phone, dial (301) 795-8592 and enter Meeting ID: 816 7090 1105 on prompt.  For more info, contact FMW Knitter-in-Chief Gene Throwe, GThrowe@gmail.com

Nominating Committee, 12:00 - which identifies and nominates new members to FMW committees Join on Zoom.  By phone, dial: (301) 715-8592. Enter mtg ID 881 4781 0520#, then passcode: 47668778#  For more information, contact Committee clerk Virginia Avanesyan, AvanesyanFamily@gmail.com 

Second Ignatian Prayer Workshop, Sunday, February 21, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Join Zoom MeetingBy phone dial: (301) 715-8592.  Enter Meeting ID: 849 4478 0612# on prompt
Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234, beforehand in order for workshop materials to be e-mailed to you.


FMW Community Zinner, Wednesday, February 24, 7:00-8:00 pm - All are welcome!
Join on Zoom, By phone dial (301) 715-8592. Enter meeting ID: 886 2426 7290# 

Memorial Gathering to Remember Herbert Finley Rudd II, Friday, February 26, 8:00 pm  Join on ZoomBy phone dial: (301) 715-8592 and enter meeting ID 997 5587 3031#, Password: 679732
Former FMW attender “Finn” Rudd died on December 28 of complications from COVID.  His children remember visiting FMW with him and say he was deeply influenced by Quakerism.  They reached out to FMW to help them plan a memorial meeting in the manner of friends, and invite any FMW members or attenders to join.

Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples workshop, March 21
Led by Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Kat Griffith (co-clerk of Northern Yearly Meeting), co-directors of Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples, a program of Friends Peace Teams.  Details on how to register will follow.  For more information contact Steve Chase, SteveChase338@gmail.com

FMW’s Quaker Spiritual Development Programs in FebruarySee full schedule of programs sponsored by FMW’s Ministry & Worship Committee HERE, and on FMW’s website, www.QuakersDC.org.

Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

“Midweek Meeting for Worship, Tuesdays, 6 pm  Join by Zoom.  Meeting ID: 202 577 8431       Password:  254224Other 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

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

Noontime Meeting for Worship, Fridays, 12:00 - 12:30 via Zoom
Join by Zoom.  To join by phone dial:  (301) 715-8592.  Enter Meeting ID: 869 333 90826# on prompt.For more information contact Bertie Rossert, Bertrand.Rossert@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.     


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.