Weekly Announcements 11.17.2022

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“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you.”   -Luke 14:13

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, November 20, 2022

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

Friendly Office Presence: Jim Bell

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: Personnel Committee;  Tech: Rob Farr 

6:00 pm Worship

Children’s Programs

Childcare (0-3) in Decatur Place Room, starting 10:00 am every Sunday

First Day School and Young Friends (high school) 1st & 3rd Sundays
- Join 1st 15 minutes of Meeting for Worship-

1st Day School in upper garden, Young Friends in Terrace Room
For more info, contact RE Committee: Julie Johnson, JulieJenJ@gmail.com

Sunday “Staffing” Schedule
(here’s where you can see who is doing what!)

Masking required.

To receive an email copy of Weekly Announcements (every Thursday) email:  admin@QuakersDC.org

Also on Sunday: 

Today is Transgender Day of Rememberance. 
Read FMW’s Minute on Welcoming and Supporting Transgender People, adopted during FMW’s monthly Meeting for Business last Sunday, November 13.

Reading Quakers Together,  9:15 - 10:15 am on 3rd Sundays.  Newcomers welcome
Join by ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923Enter meeting ID: 2025778431#
Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234, for the order of worship.

Kenyan Crafts Sale at FMW, November 20 at Rise of Meeting
Friend Jean Smith has lived in Kenya for decades and helps Kenyan village women’s collectives sell their crafts.  The proceeds allow them to support their families and village development projects.

FMW Committee Fair, November 20, Assembly Room at 12:15
Joining an FMW Committee is a great way to be part of the running of the Meeting and to build relationships with other community members.  This will be a great chance to talk with folks in FMW’s various committees looking for members to begin in 2023.  For more information, contact Nominating Committee clerk Michael Beer, email: MikeBeerDC@gmail.com 

Friendly Bible Study, Terrace Room and online -  Every two weeks. Newcomers welcome.
Join by ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923.  On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431# and the Meeting password is 254224. Contact: David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net, cell 202.577.8431. 

Visit with Julie Tayac Yates, Matriarch of the Piscataway Nation, Quaker House and online, 12:30 pm  Join on Zoom.  By phone dial: (301) 715-8592.  Enter meeting ID 8649 9893 081# on prompt.
FMW’s Committee on Peace and Social Concerns is excited to host this visit and conversation with Julie Tayac Yates, matriarch of the Piscataway Nation.  Julie will be speaking with FMW’s First Day School children in the morning, then joining us at 12:30 for a more adult conversation about growing up Piscataway, what it means to be Native American and what solidarity and Right Relationship with our regions native peoples might look like in DC and Maryland.

Film Showing–roughcut of “The Movement and the Madman” and conversation with producer Robert Levering, November 20, 4 pm, Quaker House
This film tells the little-known story of how the two national antiwar demonstrations in the fall of 1969 helped prevent the Nixon administration from launching a major escalation of the Vietnam War, including the possible use of nuclear weapons. The film shows that protests matter, even if the participants don't realize it at the time. (Spoiler alert:  Quakers played a crucial role!)  This is the roughcut of a film that will air on PBS next year.  It has only been shown a handful of times.  You can learn more here:  www.movementandthemadman.com


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for November 2022

Backpack Project (formerly Shoebox), December 3-4 at FMW
Join a 30-year FMW annual tradition, helping assemble gifts for our DC neighbors–men, women and children who are homeless this holiday season and living in DC shelters.  For more information, contact CJ Lewis (202) 704-4430 or Eric Nothman email: ericnothman@gmail.com

Pendle Hill Lecture: Valerie Brown-Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way Toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace, December 5, 7:30 pm - online.  Register hereDaily we are asked to stretch in the direction of goodness, kindness, forgiveness, patience, and vulnerability. Yet life’s fragility, fear, and anxiety, and our own self-sabotage can derail us. How can we break old patterns and gain greater self-awareness and bravery?  Based on Valerie’s latest book, Hope Leans Forward.

FMW Financial State of the Meeting, Quaker House, December 18, 12:15pm
Finance and Stewardship’s detailed report and discussion of FMW’s financials, projections.
For more information contact Jason Terry/F&S, email:  Jason@jaterry.com.  

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, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 12:00 pm. 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.orgIf you would like access to the directory, you can contact Barbara.  

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:  FGC Bestsellers

- 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

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