Weekly Announcements 3.24.2023

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“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. –1 John 4:1

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, March 26, 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: Ministry & Worship 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: Denzell Tyler  /   Sunday “Staffing” Schedule 

Masking required.

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Saturday 3/25:  BYM Interim Meeting hosted by FMW, hospitality 9am, plenary 10am, Lunch 1am; Committee meetings 2pm.  Join Friends from all parts of the Yearly Meeting - online or in-person at FMW - as we gather to conduct the business of the Yearly Meeting.  More information, detailed agenda and registration here.  For more info and to volunteer, contact Greg Robb, email: Gregory.Robb@gmail.com.

On Sunday: 

Nominating Committee, Terrace Room 12:15
For more info, contact clerk Michael Beer, email: MikeBeerDC@gmail.com

Peace & Social Concerns, Bridge Room and online 12:15
Join on Zoom. By phone dial:  (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID: 8488 3680 922# on prompt.
FMW’s Committee on Peace & Social Concerns is tasked with supporting the social justice, climate and peace work of our community.  All are welcome.    More info, contact BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com

Lodging Needed! - Host Crew of the Golden Rule Anti-Nuclear Action ship April 3-17

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.)  Sign up here to volunteer. 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

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 & Quaker Board Games!, FMW Assembly Room, April 2-Rise of Meeting (1st Sundays)
Help FMW’s children make a meal for unhoused DC residents. Join F/friends for board games in what is fast becoming  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.  Golden Rule-FMW Welcome FlyerSign up to volunteer or host a crew member! For more info, contact Peace & Social Concerns, Helena Cobban: 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

Memorial Meeting to Remember Molly Tully, FMW, Saturday, April 15, 2:00 pm
Join Molly's family and Ministry & Worship in this Meeting to remember our beloved Friend.Reception to follow.  For more information contact Gray Handley: handleygr@icloud.com

Interfaith "Iftar" Dinner with Rumi Forum, at FMW, Saturday, April 15 7:15 pm
During Ramadan the interfaith Rumi Forum partners with faith organizations to hold "Iftar"--breaking of the fast--gatherings to build community and connection. Rumi Forum is providing a special Iftar meal--so please  RSVP here or contact Barbara Briggs at admin@QuakersDC.org

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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