Weekly Announcements 6.6.2024

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“And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” –Genesis 9:12-13

Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, June 9, 2024

9:00 am Early Meeting for Worship - In FMW’s Library & 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 
Head of Meeting: Membership Committee.  Zoom tech: Rob Farr
Join on Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413#
Followed by
12:15 pm Monthly Meeting for Worship with Concern for Business
(Same zoom room)

Friendly Office Presence: Connor Roth

6:00 pm Worship - Convener: Steve Morse, email: vze234d2@verizon.net

Children & Youth Programs 1st & 3rd Sundays

Children (First Day School) and youth (Young Friends and Grate Patrol) meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Families are encouraged to bring their children and youth to Meeting for Worship on non-RE Sundays.
Childcare: Every Sunday (year-round), 10:30, Decatur Room.

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

Head of 10:30 Meeting:  June 16-Finance & Stewardship.   June 23-Peace & Social Concerns
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

Saturday & Sunday:  Capital Pride Block Party, March & Festival, June 8-9
Quakers from FMW and other area meetings will gather to march together and table.
Sign up to help staff the Quaker table on Sunday, 2:30 (on 15th St between S and T Streets NW)
For more info contact Mackenzie Morgan (macoafi@gmail.com)

On Sunday: 

Monthly Meeting for Worship with Concern for Business, Meeting Room & on Zoom, 12:15
This is our monthly meeting to share information, discuss, discern and make plans for our community.   For more information, contact FMW clerks Allen Fawcett (AAFawcett@gmail.com) and Elaine Wilson (ElaineSWils@gmail.com). All are welcome! 

Consider Joining FMW as a Member!

Are you interested in deepening your connection with Quakerism and our community? Consider applying to become a member of Friends Meeting of Washington:  1. Fill out this online form

2. Write a letter expressing how you understand being Quaker and being a member of FMW. 

For more info, contact Membership Cttee clerk Rebecca Nelson (RebeccaLeeNelson99@gmail.com)

Volunteer Opportunity - Migrant Welcome Team - June 1, 8, 15, 22

We are looking for volunteers to help with upcoming Free Store days at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church (June 1 and 15) and Sorting days at John Wesley AME Zion (June 8 and 22), please sign up if you can!  bit.ly/DCimmigrantsupply.  For more info, contact:  Contact Courtney Spearman (courtneyspearman@gmail.com, 202-631-2688)


MORE GOOD STUFF! → Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - June 2024

Healthy Homes Victory Celebration with WIN, IPL, Sierra Club, Sat, June 15 12:00 - 2:00
River Terrace Park (across from Varick Memorial AME Church, 255 Anacostia Ave NE)
Our Beyond Gas allies–WIN, Interfaith Power & Light, Sierra Club–pushed hard for over two years and have finally won–and funded!--the Healthy Homes Act, to move 30,000 low income homes from burning fossil fuels to highly efficient, healthier electric energy.  FMW community members, Peace and Social Concerns and our WIN Core group made a substantive contribution to this effort.  Come help us celebrate!  (If it rains, we'll be inside the church.)  Please register here   

LGBTQ Meeting for Worship, Quaker House Living Room, Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 pm
Meeting for Worship followed by PRIDE potluck.  Please reach out to Rheagan Martin (rheagan.martin@gmail.com) or Jason Terry (jason@jaterry.com) with any questions.

Marriage of Michael Wood & Dayna Clark, FMW’s Meeting Room, June 22, 4 pm.
Michael and Dayna’s wedding under the care of our Meeting.  For more info contact Marriage & Family Relations, Debby Churchman (dchurchm@yahoo.com)

Jazz Fundraiser for WIN DC, Thursday, June 27, 6:30 pm  Join us for an evening of live jazz to support the critically important social justice, equity and climate work of the Washington Interfaith Network.  DC’s MJP Power Trio (including FMW’s own Bruce Jacobs on drums) will treat us to an evening of Coltrane and jazz standards.  FMW’s Committee on Peace and Social Concerns is proud to host this evening of community, collective joy, and support for our collective work. For more info contact Barbara Briggs (BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com6:00 pm–Pre-concert reception (appetizers and summer mocktails), 7:00 pm–ConcertFlyer.   Reserve tickets here.  

Friends General Conference (FGC) Summer Gathering, June 30-July 6 - Registration is open!  This year, FGC’s summer gathering will be held nearby, at Haverford College outside Philadelphia.  You can meet Quakers from across the U.S. for shared worship and workshops on Quakerism, spirituality, personal growth and social justice.  Open registration has begun–and workshops fill up fast.  More info and registration.

Quakerism 101:  Online Self-Guided, Introductory Course: This introductory course on Quaker faith and practice was developed for FMW attenders and newcomers who are unable to attend the zoom introductory class or prefer to learn at their own pace. The course covers Quaker faith and practice and consists of five sessions that provide a strong foundation on the rich tradition of the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Contact: wanet65@gmail.com. Here is the link to the self-guided course.

FMW Action and Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteer opportunities at FMW - ways you can help make our Meeting happen
FMW is a (nearly) all-volunteer community.  You can help make our Meeting happen, and make friends in the process.  Over the next weeks, we will be rolling out some specific opportunities for volunteering–on a regular routine + one-off sign ups.  For now, if you would like to volunteer, sign up here, and tell us about your availability!  Contact:  Admin@QuakersDC.org

Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

Midweek Meeting for Worship at FMW (in person), Wednesdays, 6:00 pm
For more information, contact David Etheridge (david.etheridge@verizon.net)

LGBTQ Meeting for Worship, Quaker House, 6:30 pm on 3rd Wednesdays of each month
For more info contact: Rheagan Martin (rheagan.martin@gmail.com) or Jason Terry (jason@jaterry.com).

Other Points of Contact: 

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:  Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning more, joining the YAF email list and activities can contact: Phoebe Shatzer (phoebe.shatzer2@gmail.com), Isaiah Grace (isaiah@graces.com) or Hannah Moloney (HannahCMoloney@gmail.com)

Want to rent event or office space at FMW? 
Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.

If you have maintenance concerns, please contact Property Committee clerk Michael Wood, michaelhbwood@gmail.com

Links to other Quaker Events and News:

- Thee Quaker Podcast–another way to learn about Quakerism, completed its 1st year in 2023, and will soon be offering short daily devotional messages.  Go to: www.QuakerPodcast.com 

QuakerBooks - Honor Black History Month by purchasing a book by a new Black author 

- 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

- The Quaker Take - YouTube Channel curated BILL PARKER of FMW
  Seeking that of God in EVERYONE by looking EVERYWHERE and at EVERYTHING.