Weekly Announcements, September 9, 2021

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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” -Galatians 5:22-23

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, September 12, 2021

 9:00 AM Early Meeting for Worship - Zoom only for now
Click here to join on Zoom.  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 or update your prior registration here (for contact tracing if needed)
Join on Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# on prompt

12:15 Meeting for Business
In Meeting Room & Via Zoom (same as 10:30 Meeting)
Join on Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# on prompt

First Day School - 1st & 3rd Sundays starting October 1 
Contact Religious Education Co-Clerk Julie Johnson, JulieJenJ@gmail.com for more info.

Meeting for Worship, 6:00 pm

Masking is required by DC in all indoor spaces.
Vaccination and masking, indoors and outdoors, are lovingly expected.

Also on Sunday:


Head of Meeting


Hospitality Support

This Sunday

Personal Aid

Guy Martorana

Hospitality + ad hoc volunteers!

Sunday 9/19

Religious Education

Rob Farr

Membership Committee

Sunday 9/26

Peace & Social Concerns

Rebecca Nelson

Garden Committee

Head of Mtg & Hospitality Support Schedule through December 2022.  Review & add to calendar!

Pastoral Care Working Group Check-in, 9:45am to 10:15am (2nd Sundays). Newcomers welcome.
Join on Zoom. By phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923. On prompt, enter meeting ID: 2025778431# Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell: 240-778-5234.

Monthly Meeting for Business at rise of Meeting (see above) - All are welcome!  This is our monthly opportunity to discuss issues and make decisions pertaining to our Meeting and community. All are welcome to our first Meeting for Business of the fall season.  

Annual Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington Unity Walk, 1 pm.
An FMW contingent will leave immediately following Meeting for Business to join.  IFC’s  Unity Walk brings together hundreds of people from all faiths and backgrounds in a public display of solidarity and hope. The event will start at 1 pm at Washington Hebrew Congregation, proceeds along Massachusetts Ave NW with a closing ceremony at the Gandhi statue near Dupont Circle at 5:30 pm.  More info & registration here. For info on FMW participation, contact: Joe Izzo, email: jizzo4102@gmail.com  cell:  (202) 425-0496  A virtual option can be accessed at www.ifcmw.org



Join FMW friends committed to--
* Using this moment to learn about Afghanistan and how U.S. policy contributed to the current situation.
* Providing concrete assistance to displaced Afghan families arriving in the DMV area.

If you’d like to join with other FMW folks to learn more and/or help Afghan refugee families,  sign up here.

For more information, contact Barbara Briggs, BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com or
Helena Cobban, HCobban@gmail.com, Peace & Social Concerns

If you would like to learn and act immediately--
Bring a gift card (for Giant, Lotte, Harris Teeter, Safeway, and Aldi) to the Meeting
We will get it to one of the organizations working directly with incoming Afghan families.
(We have raised $375 already!)

Here’s some context, and links to organizations working with Afghan refugees.

FMW Open House Planning Meeting, Tuesday, September 21, 5:00 pm
This Community Celebration will be a chance for us to get together, celebrate our community, and invite others to get to know FMW, tour our Meeting House and learn about Quakerism.  The date has been changed from September 19 to November 7 to allow more time to plan and to ensure we are all fully vaccinated.  Please join us!  Share your questions and ideas, and help us build something wonderful.  Contacts: Gene, gthrowe@gmail.com, cell: (703) 405-9003;  Barbara, admin@quakersdc.org, cell: (412) 417-9384

BYM Spiritual Formation Retreat, September 17-18, 2021 - via Zoom
Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Fall retreat will go "back to the basics" and explore some of the practices that might help us (re)discover the Ground of our Being and sustain our joyful attention there. Friends will be invited to quiet, personal reflection, sharing in spiritual friendship in small groups, and fellowship with the whole group. Activities will be assigned during the off-line time.  Zoom space will be kept open during meal time for virtual "table fellowship," so participants are asked to hold Saturday open just as if we were meeting on-site. Friday's session will begin at 7pm. Saturday sessions will run: 9-11am, 1-3pm, 7-9pm.  More information and registration here.

Quaker Spring Interim Retreat, Saturday, Oct. 30 via Zoom
“Listening to the Inward Christ Together” Join us for the Quaker Spring Interim Retreat from 10 am to 3 pm. Please save the date. For more information, write to info@quakerspring.org

FGC Fall Adult Friends of Color Virtual Retreat, November 5-7 via Zoom. - Register now. Friends General Conference welcomes all Friends of Color, 18 years and older, to sign up for the 2021 Fall Adult Friends of Color Virtual Retreat, which will be held via Zoom from Friday, November 5 to Sunday, November 7, 2021.  If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to join us, please click here to register for the retreat.  Registration deadline is October 25th.  (This event is free, but donations are welcome and should be marked for “FGC Ministry on Racism.”

FMW Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full Schedule September 2021

Reclaim Our Vote!  Write Postcard to support voter registration and voting in Virginia!

ROV’s goal is to send 850,000+ postcards to Virginia communities whose participation in elections has historically been suppressed.  We will be hand-writing a carefully vetted message to encourage early voting in Virginia’s gubernatorial elections to help protect voting rights!  Bundles of 30 postcards along with packets containing instructions, scripts & addresses will be available at Meeting on Sunday -- (on a table that will be either in the old hallway or in the Assembly Room).  Postcards will also be available for pick-up during the week, this week on Tuesday 8/10, Wednesday 8/11 and Friday 10/13.  For more information contact Peace & Social Concerns clerk, BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.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

To be included in the FMW’s Directory of members and attenders and email lists, or to update your information, send an email including your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.orgAccess the Directory from FMW’s website use  Log-in ID: FMW and password is Discern.

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.     


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.

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


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

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

Links to other Quaker Events and News:

- QuakerBooks from FGC - New Arrivals

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

- Pendle Hill - Upcoming Events