Weekly Announcements, June 10, 2021

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But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?”   -John 3:15

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, June 13

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
Head of Meeting: Susan Griffin, Fundraising Taskforce;  Tech: Barbara Briggs, cell: 412-417-9384

12:15 June Meeting for Business
In Meeting Room & Via Zoom (Same as above)

1st Day School - Fathers & Families (East Garden)
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:

Pastoral Care Working Group Check-in, 9:45am to 10:15am (2nd Sundays). Newcomers welcome. Join on  Zoom.  By phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923. Enter meeting ID: 2025778431# on prompt. Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

Monthly Meeting for Worship with Concern for Business at Rise of Meeting 
All are welcome at 12:15 pm.  This is the FMW Community’s monthly opportunity to discuss, plan and make decisions about matters of import to our meeting.  Join us in person or via Zoom--same link as 10:30 Meeting (above).

Honey!! - Freshly Harvested from FMW’s Green Roof Hives
On Sunday, June 3 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 or contact BarbaraHBriggs@QuakersDC.org to make arrangements.


SATURDAY - Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s “6th Month Interim Meetiing 6/12, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm 
Baltimore Yearly Meeting is FMW’s parent regional body.  All are welcome at this quarterly meeting.  For meeting agenda, background documents and to register click here.

“Gaza Kitchen” Book Launch, Tuesday, June 15, 7:00 pm via zoom
FMW member Helena Cobban and Just World Books are launching the 3rd Edition of Gaza Kitchen. described by Anthony Bourdain as, “Not just a superb cookbook, a collection of vital recipes from a delicious yet often overlooked cuisine, but an argument for understanding. A classic of world food.  Here is more info on Gaza Kitchen and Just World Books.  Register here for the June 15 book launch and opportunity to learn more about Palestinian culture.  

Friends General Conference 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 Thursday, June 24 to register.

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

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 open most days on an as-needed basis.  Staff are coming in to do necessary work on-site, and doing some work from home.  Contact the Administrative Secretary by emailing: Admin@QuakersDC.org.  Call 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 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!