Weekly Announcements 3.16.2023

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“For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come.”  –Song of Soloman 2:11

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, March 19, 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: Membership Committee
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: Mary Melchior
Sunday “Staffing” Schedule 

Masking required.

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

On Sunday: 

Reading Quakers Together, 9:15 am

For more information, contact Sabrina McCarthy email: Sabrina.McCarthy@verizon.net

Lodging Needed!

Wonderful opportunity to meet F/friends taking positive action & needing a bed in the DC area

FCNL Lobby Weekend, nights of March 24, 25, 26, 27

Your guests, coming to DC for Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Spring Lobby Weekend will be lobbying Congress to support violence interrupter programs and prevention of gun violence.

If you can lodge 1 or 2 people, contact Larissa Gil-Sanhueza, email:  Larissa@FCNL.org

Crew of the Golden Rule Anti-Nuclear Action ship, in DC area April 3 through 17

The Golden Rule is a 30-foot ketch, and living conditions are tight.  Members of the crew would be grateful for a few nights lodging on land, in a real bed.  (Doesn’t have to be for the whole period.) For more information contact Peter Nye email P_Nye@yahoo.com  (or any member of Peace & Social Concerns)


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for March 2023

Friendly Quaker Film Club at FMW, Wednesday, March 22, 6 p.m. - All are welcome!
March is Oscar month as well as St Patrick’s Day so combining those two events we will be watching 

an Oscar nominee set in Ireland - The Banshees of Inisherin (R) 2022.  Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, Banshees follows lifelong friends Pádraic and Colm, who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. See Trailer HERE.  Contact: Bill Parker, cell: 301-221-4539

Baltimore Yearly Meeting - Interim Meeting hosted by FMW, March 25, 2023 –Volunteers needed!
This is our community’s opportunity to welcome and get to know Quakers from all over our region, and to become more familiar with our regional body, Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s program. 
For more info and to volunteer, contact Greg Robb, email: Gregory.Robb@gmail.com.

Social Justice Fund Spring Spring 2023 Request for Proposals. Applications due 3/26/2023

Learn more.  Apply hereContact clerk Barbara Briggs or any member of Peace and Social Concerns.

Grate Patrol and Game Day!, FMW Assembly Room, 1st Sunday, April 2 at Rise of Meeting
Help FMW’s children make a meal for unhoused DC residents. Join F/friends for board games in what may well become a 1st Sunday tradition.  For more info on Grate Patrol, contact Emilie.Schmeidler@gmail.com.  For more info on Board Games, contact Tristan.B.Kirkman@gmail.com.

Golden Rule welcome and Nuclear Disarmament Gathering at FMW, Wed April 5, 5:30 reception, 6:15 presentations  Help us welcome the crew of the Golden Rule, whose original Quaker-led voyages help build public outrage against nuclear weapons, leading to the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.
Join us at FMW!  We are also seeking lodging, drivers, help with outreach and a driveway to park the crew’s support vehicle.  You can sign up to volunteer here.  For more info, contact Helena Cobban, Peace & Social Concerns, email: HCobban@gmail.com

Work Days & American Chestnut planting at Quaker Camps, April 8, 9, 15, 29, May 13, June 10
Help prepare Quaker camps Catoctin, Shiloh and  Opequon for the summer season, or help plant 100 American chestnut trees to help restore this magnificent species that fed wildlife and human inhabitants of our Eastern forests.  Sign up here!   For more info, contact Ann Honn, camp property manager, email: anhonn@gmail.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

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 with your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.orgIf you would like access to the directory, you can contact Barbara.  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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