Weekly Announcements 1.19.2023

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“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace”       -Peter 4:10

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, January 22, 2023

 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

10:30 Meeting for Worship, Meeting Room and online 

Head of Meeting: FMW Trustees
Online.  Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413#

6:00 pm Worship

Children’s Programs

Childcare (0-3) 10:00 - 12 noon every Sunday in Decatur Place Room 

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

For more info, contact RE Committee: Julie Johnson, JulieJenJ@gmail.com

Friendly Office Presence: Denzell Tyler
Sunday “Staffing” Schedule

Masking required.

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On Sunday:

Conversation with Quaker Activist, Nonviolent Strategist & Scholar George Lakey, 12:15pm
In FMW’s Quaker House Living Room or join on Zoom.  George Lakey is an activist, educator, scholar and strategist for social, economic and climate justice.  This will be a great opportunity to discuss movement building and hear stories in his new memoir “Dancing with History, A life for Peace and Social Justice.” Sponsored by FMW’s Library, Records and Handbook and Peace & Social Concerns Committees.  For more info, contact Steve Chase, email: SteveChase338@gmail.com 

Visit to the African American Museum, January 22, 1:15 - All are welcome!
FMW’s Change Committee invites you to a group visit to the African American Museum to see a special exhibit about the role of religion in African American History. David Etheridge and Debby Churchman will drive to the museum, leaving FMW at 1:15 –come with, or meet inside the museum at the 14th Street entrance.  Please let Debby know if you plan to attend so she can get tickets.  Email: DChurchm@yahoo.com.  

Ignatian Prayer,  3:30 to 5:00 pm. via Zoom -  4th Sundays, Newcomers welcome.  We meet on Zoom.  After reading together a Bible text chosen in advance, we converse in solitude with Spirit.  Then we come back together for worship sharing about our experience.  Contact, Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell: (240) 778-5234, for the reading materials.

FMW Seeking Sunday Childcare Staff

FMW’s Sunday childcare team is seeking additional staff members. This is a part-time, paid position. Staff would sign up for 10am-12pm on specific Sundays and help provide coverage when needed. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Julie Johnson, email: JulieJenJ@gmail.com.


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for January 2023

Friendly Quaker Film Club, FMW’s Quaker House, Wednesday January 25, 6 pm. 
We will be watching "It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (PG 2019) followed by a query led discussion centered around Quaker ethics and values.  See trailer HEREFor more information, contact Bill Parker, email:  WParkerCRA@gmail

Committee of Clerks Meeting, Sunday, January 29, 9:00 - 10:15 am (5th Sundays)
Meeting for FMW Committee clerks to discuss issues, coordinate and plan.
For more information contact FMW clerks Elaine Wilson (ElaineSWils@gmail.com) and Allen Fawcett (AAFawcett@gmail.com)

BYM Faith & Practice Revision–Request for Feedback
Baltimore Yearly Meeting is requesting feedback on these two draft sections of the new Faith & Practice. FMW's Ministry and Worship Committee requests all FMW Committees to devote 30 minutes in December or January to discussing these revisions. Individual responses are also welcome.  Please email all feedback to this address, MinistryWorship@QuakersDC.org by February 1, which will give M&W time to compile our responses by BYM’s March 1 deadline. For more information contact Joe Izzo, email: Jizzo4102@gmail.com

Thank You!

To all who donated and helped to provide respite at FMW to just arrived migrants

For over six months, FMW opened its doors to provide migrants just arriving on buses from Texas their first welcome..  The Migrant Solidarity Network has now arranged for permanent space nearer in Capitol Hill, nearer to the bus station.  Volunteers, donations and warm clothing is still needed.  

For details–drop-off sites and hours  go to: https://bit.ly/migrantdonations 

Can you volunteer to help sort donations? Sign up here: https://bit.ly/sortingsignup  

Want to buy online? Here are Wish Lists for baby supplies or everything else!

Listening to the Heart of Genesis – A Contemplative Path with Rabbi Leila Gal Berner,
Friday mornings February 3 to March 3, 10 - 11:20 am on Zoom (registration required)

Basing her new Jewish practice on a Christian medieval lectio divina, Rabbi Leila Gal Berner has developed kriat hakodesh, reading the sacred, in which we listen to a biblical text in deep contemplation and then enter into silence, after having been asked personal questions which pertain to the text and our own lives.  The stories of Genesis come alive in new ways.  Cost $125.  Participants must commit to all five sessions. Contact Sabrina McCarthy to register: sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

Q201 Book Study Group starts February 19, 12:15 (Third Sundays) - Register now!
Interested in a “Deeper Dive” into Quaker thought and practice? This in-depth Book Study Group will read and discuss thought-provoking books on Quaker faith and practice. FMW member Joe Izzo and Diane Randall, former General Secretary of FCNL, will moderate.  First book: A Sustainable Life, Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal of Creation by Douglas Gwyn. Please purchase in advance and read the forward, preface, introduction and chapter 1 (Light & Seed: Quaker Spiritual Practice) by February 19.
Contact Joe Izzo, jizzo4102@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Q201 Workshops: Four Doors to the Meeting For Worship, Tuesdays, Feb 21, 28, 7:00 - 8:30 pmRegister here. This is a great workshop if you want to deepen your spiritual experience in Meeting for Worship. Debby Churchman and John Bluedorn (co-facilitators of the Q101 session on Quaker Worship and Vocal Ministry) will lead a two session online workshop. Pendle Hill Pamphlet #306 can be borrowed from FMW’s library or purchased from Pendle Hill: /four-doors-meeting-worship/, Kindle version here

FMW Spring “Quakerism 101”, Tuesdays March - April 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm online - Register here  This introductory class on Quaker faith and practice consists of five sessions that provide a strong foundation of understanding as you begin your spiritual journey into the rich tradition of the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Detailed outline here.

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

Quaker Bible Study, FMW’s Library & online, Thursday, 7:00 pm
For more information, contact Gene Throwe email: GThrowe@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 - 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

- QuakerSpeak - 5-minute videos on Quakerism from Friends Journal

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