Weekly Announcements

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“You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor.” –Exodus 23:16

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, November 27, 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: Mary Melchior

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: Nominating 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:  

Nominating Committee, 12:00 pm, Terrace Room
For more information, contact Committee clerk Michael Beer, email: MikeBeerDC@gmail.com

Peace & Social Concerns, 12:15, Bridge Room and online - All are welcome!
PSC brings social justice issues to FMW and works to support and strengthen our Meeting’s contribution to social, economic and environmental justice efforts.  Join on Zoom.  For more information, contact clerk Barbara Briggs, email: BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com

Ignatian Prayer Group, 3:30 - 5:00 pm –4th Sundays.  Newcomers welcome.
Join on ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923Enter meeting ID: 2025778431# on prompt.
Contact Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234, for order of worship.

FMW Social Justice Fund - Proposal Deadline - December 12

FMW members and attenders involved in peace, social, economic and environmental justice work that could be strengthened and facilitated by a small grant are invited to submit a proposal.  For more information, find the Social Justice Fund guidelines and Fall 2022 application form here


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for December 2022

Backpack Project (formerly Shoebox Project), 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

Grate Patrol, Sunday, December 4, First Day School and 12:00 pm
Preparing meals for DC neighbors who are homeless and living on the streets.
For more information, contact Emilie Schmeidler, email: Emilie.Schmeidler@gmail.com

Rising From the Ashes: A Programmed Meeting Toward Connection and Repair of the Harms of Racism called by the Clerks of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Interim Meeting, Global Majority Caucus
Stony Run Friends Meeting & Online via Zoom, Saturday, December 3, 12:00 - 4:00pm
(Light hospitality will begin at 11 am)  More Information & Register Here

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.  

Support Migrants Arriving in DC

Join volunteers from FMW and area houses of faith providing respite and support to men, women and children newly arrived in the U.S. and bused from Texas to DC.  These men, women and children have typically been traveling a month or more, from Venezuela, Ecuador, Central America and elsewhere because they and their children cannot live safely in their home countries.  They arrive in need of shoes, warm clothing, a hot meal, help to reunite with family in other cities, or to begin their lives in the DC area.  

For more info, contact Jim Bell, phone: (240) 413-1229 email: KelleyBell21@comcast.net

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

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