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“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted.” -Psalm 34:18

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, October 17, 2021

 9:00 AM Early Meeting for Worship - Online only. 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 Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# )

First Day School - (1st & 3rd Sundays)
We will gather in the upper courtyard

For more info, contact RE Committee: Marissa Yeakey,

Meeting for Worship, 6:00 pm

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

Thursday through Saturday

THURSDAY 11 AM - Afghanistan webinar by Solidarity 2020 & Beyond
FMW’s Peace & Social Concerns encourages members of the FMW community to attend this webinar.  All those who register can attend live or listen to the recording. Register hereThis webinar is also a fundraiser and all funds raised will be sent directly to women, youth and marginalized groups in Afghanistan. (But no one turned away for lack of funds.)  

THURSDAY 6:15 pm - Washington Interfaith Network Action Team Meetings, Thurs 10/14, 6:15 - 7:30 pm  All are invited to join FMW’s WIN team, congregations and people of faith across DC to get ready critical work on affordable housing, climate, economic and racial justice.  The event will be on Zoom and in person at several important DC housing sites.  FMW folks are asked to join the in-person event in Fort Reno where we will discuss building support for more affordable housing in Ward 3.  RSVP here to receive detailed info.

TOMORROW (FRIDAY) - Memorial Service for Mirabel Telfair-Cha (zoom and at FMW)  
1:30 pm - doors open, 2:00 pm - Program begins.
Friends with a direct personal connection to Mirabel and her family and who are fully vaccinated are invited to attend the memorial in person. To help ensure the safety of all attenders, we encourage all other Friends to join on Zoom.   Please know that there will be many opportunities to support the family in the coming months. 
Join on ZoomTo join by phone, dial: (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID 8915 1518 086# on prompt.  Register here to attend the memorial in-person at FMW.  See Mirabel’s memorial website here.

If you would like to join a separate event within the Meeting community for further connection and healing around this profound loss, please contact Joe Izzo, email:

SATURDAY - Interfaith Teach-in on Global Vaccine Equity, 12 - 1:30 pm via zoom
This Saturday, Washington DC interfaith leaders of the Justice Is Global coalition are holding a virtual teach-in on this on vaccine equity and the effort to ensure that people in developing countries have access to protection from COVID.  FMW’s Meeting for Business formally supports this effort, and Peace and Social Concerns will facilitate our Meeting’s involvement.  Please join us!  This will be a great opportunity to learn more about upcoming actions for vaccine equity.  You can register for the teach-in here.  

On Sunday:


Head of Meeting


Hospitality Support

This Sunday

Library Committee

Rob Farr

Volunteers needed

Sunday 10/24

Debby Churchman

Rebecca Nelson

Peace & Social Concerns

Sunday 10/31

Child Safety

Rob, Joe, Guy, Rebec?


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

Committee of Clerks meeting, 9:00 a.m. Quaker House Living Room & via Zoom
Join on Zoom.  

Reading Quakers Together, 9:15am (3rd Sundays). Newcomers welcome. Margaret Fell's epistles. Join by Zoom: By phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923. Enter meeting ID: 2025778431#
Contact: Sabrina McCarthy,, cell 240.778.5234.

3rd Meeting of Transatlantic Friends--a Spirit-led Meeting Centering Friends of Color, 12:30 pm via Zoom. Transatlantic Friendswill meet in partially-programmed silent worship, broken only by a single friend of color or their ally.  The first scheduled silence-breakers are FMW member Rashid Darden, Jordyne Blaise, and Adam Rothman.  Learn more here and register here.

Friendly Bible Study, 12:00 p.m.
Join by Zoom. By phone, dial: (646) 876-9923. On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431# and the Meeting password is 254224. Contact: David Etheridge,, cell 202.577.8431 


BYM Spiritual Formation Large Group begins Tuesday October 19, 7 - 9:00 pm via Zoom
Baltimore Yearly Meeting (FMW’s regional body) announces a new virtual format Spiritual Formation Large Group, which will begin on Tuesday, October 19 and meet each 3rd Tuesday through May, coordinated by  Chad Smyser (York Friends Meeting) and Rita Willett (Richmond Friends Meeting).  Friends who join are expected to commit to attending throughout.  Find more information here.  Join on Zoom.  For more information email Alan Evans and Amy Schmaljohn at

Called Meeting with a Concern for Loss, Sunday, Oct 24, 12:15 pm, at FMW & on Zoom
We have all experienced loss in our lives, regardless of our age--the loss through death of friends or family members, loss of a future with those people, a loss a job, an opportunity, an intimate relationship, or perhaps a loss of faith. Each loss sculpts us in small and large ways. The death of a community member--particularly the death of a child--can trigger feelings around all of these losses. At these times it is good to come together as a community, to feel these feelings of loss and gratitude for what was, and to care for one another in worship.  To that end, Personal Aid will hold a Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Loss on Sunday, October 24 in FMW’s West Garden.  All are welcome.
Join on Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413#  (Same room as 10:30 worship.)

Global Vaccine Equity action, October 28, 2021 - Save the date!
Here is more information on this important effort to press our government to expand vaccine availability and enable production in developing countries where access to Covid-19 vaccines remains extremely low.

Bring Books Now!        Volunteers needed!
FMW Community Celebration & Open House, November 7, 12:30-3:30 pm
Tell your F/friends! - Flyer below

Volunteers needed to help make it fun, smooth & easy.  To volunteer write

There will be a BOOK SALE!

To make it fun, huge and edifying, bring your unneeded volumes to FMW’s Library
For info contact Gene Throwe email:  

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

Teach-in on Afghanistan, Sunday, October 31, 12:15 pm - SAVE THIS DATE
FMW’S Committee on Peace & Social Concerns is organizing a teach-in on Afghanistan, the impact of U.S. policies through the years, and how can be done to support the Afghan people going forward.

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 October 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,

Friendly Bible Study, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 12:00 pm
For more information contact David Etheridge, email:

Quaker Bible Study will be held online on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.  
Join via Zoom.  For more information, contact Gene Throwe,

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 its helpful if you email or call ahead so staff can be sure to meet you.  Contact: or call: 202.483.3310.


Save-the-Date flyers are on the Lobby Table at FMW.  Take all you can use!     Print-ready copy here.       

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,

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:


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 or call Greg Robb at (202) 257-6646

Want to plan a future event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager,

If you have maintenance concerns, please contact Property Committee co-clerks, Ken Forsberg,, cell: (202) 294-1954, or Todd Harvey,, cell: (202) 689-5886

Links to other Quaker Events and News:

- QuakerBooks from FGC - Book Musings

- 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