Weekly Announcemenets 8.4.2022

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“For in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.”  -2 Corinthians 8:2

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, August 7, 2022

 9:00 AM Early Meeting for Worship - on Zoom. 
By phone: 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 395 231 896#  Tech: Ann Herzog, (202) 246-5125

Friendly Office Presence:  Tom Libbert

10:30 Meeting for Worship (in the Meeting Room & outside)
In-person & Online.  Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413# )
Head of Meeting: Finance & Stewardship;  Tech: Rob & Nick Farr

6:00 pm Worship

First Day School & Childcare - Starting September 11
For more info, contact RE Committee: Marissa Yeakey, Marissa.Yeakey@gmail.com

Sunday “Staffing” Schedule
(here’s where you can see who is doing what!)
Masking and vaccine documentation are required.

Also on Sunday:

Membership Committee, via zoom, 9:15 am
For more information contact Rob Farr, email: RobFarr53@yahoo.com

Peace & Social Concerns, Bridge Room & via Zoom 12:15 pm
Updates and planning for social justice work at FMW.  Special focus on climate and ending the use of fossil fuels in DC.

Join on ZoomFor more information contact Barbara Briggs, email: BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com

Childcare is returning to FMW in September!

FMW will be offering childcare for 0 through 3 years starting the 2nd Sunday in September.  Childcare will be available every Sunday during Meeting for Worship, approximately 10:30-11:30 am. For any questions, please contact Julie Johnson, clerk of RE, at juliejenj@gmail.com.

Still seeking childcare staff

Our childcare team is still seeking two additional staff members to round out the childcare team. This is a part-time, paid position. Staff would sign up for specific Sundays and help provide coverage when needed. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Katorra Enoch Longshore at katorrael@cdacouncil.org.

Friendly Office Presence (Welcomers) & Hybrid Meeting Techs are needed.

Interested in taking a volunteer (or paid) shift?  Contact FMW Administrator Barbara Briggs, email: Admin@QuakersDC.org,  Phone: (202) 483-3310


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for August 2022

Land Acknowledgment: A First Step Towards Right Relationship with the Land and its Peoples, Aug 9 & 11,7:30-9:00pm.  A two-part webinar lead by Tom Kunesh.  Register here
More information here or contact Pendle Hill: 610-566-4507, ext. 137

Rabbi Leila Gal Berner: Listening to the Heart of Genesis: A Contemplative Path, September 18, 12:30 pm Rabbi Berner offers a fresh experiential approach to personal contemplation, based on a Christian method of reading Scripture—lectio divina. Rabbi Berner’s adaptation, kriat ha-kodesh (reading the sacred), is welcoming and accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Rabbi Berner explains rabbinic perspectives that have illuminated the stories in Genesis and suggests questions for contemplation and meditation, interspersed with chants  and silence. Groups have formed throughout North America using her method. Please register here.  For more information, contact Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234. 

Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

Midweek Meeting for Worship, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm in person and on Zoom.
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.

Friendly Bible Study, July 24, 12:00 pm.  (1st & 3rd Sundays)    
For more information contact David Etheridge, email: david.etheridge22@gmail.com

Staying in TouchTo be included in the FMW’s Directory and email lists, or to update your information, send an email including your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.org
Access FMW’s community Directory from Quakersdc.org.   Log-in ID: FMW.  Password is Discern.

FMW’s office is open most days during regular business hours, but it's helpful if you email or call ahead so staff can be sure to meet you.  Contact: Admin@QuakersDC.org or call: 202.483.3310.


Young Adult Friends - Is seeking new co-conveners!  Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning more, joining the YAF email list–or taking a role–contact Rebecca, email: RebeccaLeeNelson99@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

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 Michael Wood, michaelhbwood@gmail.com 

Links to other Quaker Events and News:

- QuakerBooks of FGC-Friends Journal Selections for June/July  

- 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

If you would like to receive Weekly Announcements, write Barbara our Administrator at admin@QuakersDC.org