Weekly Announcements 6.1.2023

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“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” -Hebrews 4:12

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, June 4, 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 am Meeting for Worship, Meeting Room and online 
Head of Meeting: Peace & Social Concerns
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: Tom Libbert  /   Sunday “Staffing” Schedule 

Masking encouraged.  See FMW’s full masking policy here.

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

Today - Thursday, June 1 - 6:30 pm:  Spiritual Formation Group
In a sacred circle, Friends explore spiritual issues in their lives to deepen their connection to the Inner Light, the Meeting and the community.  The program is sponsored by Baltimore Yearly Meeting.  For more information, contact: John Bluedorn, johnbluedorn@gmail.com

On Sunday: 

Grate Patrol, Assembly Room, Sunday, June 4 and every 1st Sunday at Rise of Meeting
Help prepare meals for DC residents living on the street. Contact Emilie Schmeidler: tel: (651) 726-4175

Board Games in the Assembly Room!--at Rise of Meeting
For more information, contact Tristan Kirkman, email: tristan.b.kirkman@gmail.com

Friendly Bible, Online, 12:00 pm - Every two weeks.  All are welcome
Join on ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923.  On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431#.  Meeting password is 254224.   Contact: David Etheridge, David.etheridge@verizon.net, cell 202.577.8431. 

Library Committee, in the Library at 12:15
For more info contact clerk Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmai.com

CaringBridge for Hayden Wetzel:  https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/haydenwetzel2 
Our dear friend Hayden is ill.  His son, Dave, writes: “He currently is battling Myeloma and could really use some company. Please feel free to sign up to visit a few hours with him throughout the day.”  You can get news of Hayden, schedule a visit or send a supportive message on Hayden’s CaringBridge page set up by his son Dave Wetzel to coordinate updates to his friends.


Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule June 2023.

Interfaith Engagement with the Environmental Crisis, Wednesday, May 31, 6:30-8:45 pm  Webinar sponsored by Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington, Rumi Forum and Washington Theological Consortium.  More information and Registration.

Reading Quakers Together, online, June 4, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. - First Sundays. Newcomers welcome
Join by ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923Enter meeting ID: 2025778431# on prompt.
Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell: (240) 778-5234.

Capital Pride March June 10 and Festival, June 11! - Join Quaker contingent. Volunteers needed!
On Saturday, the area Quaker contingent will gather at FMW at 2:30.  Doors open, water and bathrooms available.  You can order tee shirts by emailing Jim Webner mtgcoord@sandyspring.org your size and preferred color (black, red, royal blue, navy, grey, charcoal, black).  Pay online at https://www.sandyspring.org/donate or bring Jim a check. He will bring your shirt to the march.
On Sunday, area Quakers will staff a booth at the Pride Festival from 1:00-6:00 pm.  It’s a fun way to support DC’s LGBTQ+ community.  You can sign up for the parade and/or to help staff the booth here. 

Work Day & American Chestnut planting at Quaker Camps 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!   Contact Ann Honn, camp property manager, email: anhonn@gmail.com for details.

BYM Webinar: “Reparations: Alchemical Agent for Healing and Repair” June 14, 7:00 pm ‚ÄčIn commemoration of Juneteenth, BYM's Growing Diverse Leadership Committee is sponsoring a lecture by Lucy Duncan and Rob Peagler, who will speak about the ways they have seen reparations work as a powerful force for transformation and tell stories about its power in transmuting intrapersonal, interpersonal and systemic dynamics, and as a tool for addressing the centuries old systemic harms of slavery. They will speak about the Quaker case for reparations to address the root level issues of our collective complicity, as a country and as Quakers. More info and register here.


Fibre Party! Library, Sunday, June 18, 12:15 - 2:00 pm - 3rd Sundays
FMW community members gather to share skills and work on fibre crafts.  For more info, contact convener Gene Throwe, Email:  GThrowe@gmail.com

Reading Quakers Together, June 18, 9:15 - 10:15 am - 3rd Sundays.  Newcomers welcome. 
Join on ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431# Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234, for the monthly order of worship.

Author's talk: Prisoners of Congress: Philadelphia Quakers in Exile, 1777-1778, Tues, June 20, 6:30 pm  www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org/events to register. FREE, but registration requested. In 1777, Congress labeled Pennsylvania's neutral Quakers who would not take up arms "the most dangerous enemies America knows." In Pennsylvania, 20 men–17 of them Quakers–were rounded up and forced into exile in Virginia, where they were held captive for a year.  Historian Norman Donaghue discusses his new book, focusing on the political war waged against the pacifist Quakers by the American government during the Revolution." Location:  The Society of the Cincinnati: ANDERSON HOUSE 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20008-3640  (two blocks from the Meetinghouse).

BYM Annual Session, August 1-6:  Scholarships Available for FMW community to participate
Personal Aid Committee makes scholarships available to help cover costs of participating in BYM’s annual session for those who need assistance (especially Young Adult Friends and first time attenders).  Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s week-long annual session, held at Hood College July 31 - August 6, is filled with workshops, discernment and decision making, and opportunities to meet other Quakers from our area. For more info contact Personal aid clerk Hayden Wetzel, email: HaydenWetzel@hotmail.com.  

Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

Midweek Meeting for Worship at FMW, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm in person 

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, Thursdays, 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 Peter Nye email: p_nye@yahoo.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 - Book Musings

- 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