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  • “I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself to be my master.  I want the full menu of rights.”       
                                          - Archbishop Desmonde Tutu

    Worship

    Quaker House

    9:00 am

     

    Worship

    Meeting Room

    10:30 am

    Personnel Committee

    Terrace Room

    9:00 am

     

    Worship

    Library

    10:30 am

    Library Committee

    Library

    9:00 am

     

    Meeting for Business

    Meeting Room

    12:00 pm

    Peace & Social Concerns

    Teen Space (3rd fl)

    9:00 am

     

    Worship

    Library

    6:00 pm

    Child Safety

    Decatur Place Rm

    9:15

     

     

     

     

     

    A Gaza Testimony with Anas Jnena at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, Friday, Sept 6, 7:30 p.m.
    Jnena, born in Gaza, is a writer and poet, currently seeking asylum in the U.S.  He will also be presenting two short films, “Six Miles” about the Israeli blockade’s impact on Gaza’s fishing economy, and “I Want You To Know” about Alas’ own life in Gaza.  For more info contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House:
    Phone:  202-882-9649, email: 
    artlaffin@hotmail.com

    FMW’s Monthly Meeting for Business is this Sunday, September 8 at Rise of Meeting.  All are invited!  Bring something for potluck lunch beforehand!

    FMW’s new Social Justice Fund:  Members/attenders are invited to apply for small grants (generally up to $1,000) to advance the social-justice work in which you are involved.  First round of applications deadline: 5:00 p.m. on September 14.  For more info & to apply go to:   http://quakersdc.org/node/1071, or contact:  Elaine Wilson, elaineswils@gmail.com or Barbara Briggs, admin@quakersdc.org.

    Historic Sandy Spring Bus Tour Sponsored by Friends House Retirement Community,  September 14.  Tour will start at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House with stops at:  Woodlawn Manor Historical Park; Sandy Spring Slave Museum and Sandy Spring Museum.   Start times: Saturday, September 14 at 9 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. at 17715 Meeting House Rd, Sandy Spring, MD.  For more information, call 301-924-7510.

    Pendle Hill Retreat:  Journey Toward Wholeness, September 13-15.   First of 4 seasonal retreats with Valerie Brown and John Baird based on the work of Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage and Renewal.  Register online or, for more information call Pendle Hill: 610-566-4507, ext. 137

    Community Celebration to inaugurate FMW’s newly renovated space! Sunday, September 15 at rise of Meeting.  Share your ideas on how we should celebrate with Meg Greene and Susan Griffin, Co-Clerks of the Capital Campaign Committee,  margaretegreene@gmail.com or suzmgriff@gmail.com

    FCNL DC Advocacy team workshop at FMW, Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m.  Our new DC team can play an important role in FCNL’s national advocacy strategy while also working for DC statehood.  The DC Advocacy Team can:  Be an “on the ground” presence for distant Advocacy Teams.  Walk the halls of Congress and talk with Congress members during key votes.  Publish letters to the editor and op-eds.  Lobby government agencies.  Register for the FCNL training at http://act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams_attend/1093  For more info contact GalinaSergen@gmail.com or  Emilie.Schmeidler@gmail.com

    Head of Meeting

    September 8:  Child Safety    September 15:  Ministry & Worship


    FAMILIES AND CHILDREN ARE WELCOME

    First Day School begins at 10:30 each Sunday. If you come later than 10:30, please stay a moment with your child to help them settle into the class. Children in FDS are reunited with their parents in the final minutes of Meeting for Worship.

    Points of Contacts for First Day School:  Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com, Jacob Ritting, j_ritting@hotmail.com, and Cait Hone at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com.  Jacob: 202-365-3914.

    Child Care is available for parents needing a respite during worship. Children age 0 to 4 will be lovingly tended in the Decatur Place Room from 10:20 am to Noon on Sunday. Please contact Cait at: FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com.

    FMWYouthFMWYouthProgram@gmail.com for any child care related questions. Child Care is also available for all ages of children during events on our campus upon request.

    FMW is pleased to offer an opportunity to families who would like to have the Meeting officially welcome their children into our community. Anyone interested in such a welcoming, please contact Gray Handley, handleygr@niaid.nih.gov

    ADDITIONAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Meeting for Worship 9:00 AM Sunday.  Held in the Quaker House Living Room, this Meeting for Worship has a special invitation to silence seekers. "Quietness enough not only to know our own minds, but to listen to the still small voice."  Child care is not available.  

    Meeting for Worship 6:00 PM Sunday. Held in the Parlor, this Meeting for Worship offers a sustaining opportunity for worship at the end of the weekend. Child care is not available.

    Mid-Week Meeting for Worship, Tuesday, 6:00 PM in the Library. Persons seeking to worship during the week should consider this Meeting. Child care is not available.

    OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST 

    The FMW webpage is available at www.quakersdc.org  To access the non-public pages, the log-in ID is FMW– the password is Discern. To join the FMW Listserv, or to be included in the Meeting’s Online Directory, send an e-mail to: admin@quakersdc.org  To phone the Meeting Office, call 202.483.3310.    To use WiFi in the Meetinghouse, the network is FMW and the password is simplicity. The Meeting’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/FriendsMeetingOfWashington.

    Young Adult Friends - Anyone interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like the join the YAF list-serve, please contact Rebecca Nelson (rebecca@americasolidaria.org). Young adults are between the ages of 18 and 40ish. 

    Martha’s Table needs nonperishable food items on an ongoing basis.  Donations are collected in the basket near the Meeting House’s Decatur Pl entrance. For more info call Pam Callard (202) 829-9577.

    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 

    If you have maintenance concerns or accessibility issues, please contact Property Committee co-clerks Brian Lutenegger (734-255-6829 brian.lutenegger@gmail.com) and Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 or merrypearlstein@gmail.com). They will work with you to identify potential solutions.


  • “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.”   

                                                                                                        - Job 12:7-10

    Worship

    Quaker House

    9:00 am

     

    Meeting House Warming / Celebration!

    New Entrance & whole building

    12:00 pm

    Peace & Social Concerns

    Carriage House Room

    9:00 am

     

    Potluck lunch

    Assembly Room

    12:15 pm

    Worship

    Meeting Room

    10:30 am

     

    Worship

    Library

    6:00 pm

    Worship

    Library

    10:30 am

     

     

     

     

     

    NY Times bestselling author and NPR correspondent Linda Holmes at FMW!  Saturday Sept 14, 5pm
    Author of Evvie Drake Starts Over. Sponsored by Wilmington (Delaware) Friends School.  RSVP requested. For more Info and to RSVP write: lkurz@wilmingtonfriends.org.

    Historic Sandy Spring Bus Tour Sponsored by Friends House Retirement Community,  September 14.  Tour will start at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House with stops at:  Woodlawn Manor Historical Park; Sandy Spring Slave Museum and Sandy Spring Museum.   Start times: Saturday, September 14 at 9 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. at 17715 Meeting House Rd, Sandy Spring, MD.  For more information, call 301-924-7510.

    Community Celebration to inaugurate FMW’s newly renovated space this Sunday at Rise of Meeting!  To share your ideas and/or contribute to a fabulous potluck lunch, contact Meg Greene and Susan Griffin, Co-Clerks of the Capital Campaign Committee,  margaretegreene@gmail.com or suzmgriff@gmail.com

    Climate Strikes in DC, Friday September 20 and Monday, September 23 to demand stong action to avert catastrophic climate change:   On Friday, September 20, thousands of high school students and adult allies will Strike for Climate.  For more info go to:  https://350.org/support-climate-strikes/.     On Sept 23 climate activists including a “Quakers and Friends” faith-based affinity group will take to the streets in a series of nonviolent civil disobedience actions to Shut Down DC.  To join the Quakers & Friends affinity group and for more info, contact MichaelABeer@yahoo.com or JimFussell1@gmail.com.

    DC Peace Conference on Food Insecurity in DC at FMW, Saturday 9/21, 10:30-2:00 p.m. 
    Sponsored by Hostelling International. More Info and tickets to to: https://tinyurl.com/y4g7v5lh

    FCNL DC Advocacy team workshop at FMW, Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m.  Our new DC team can play an important role in FCNL’s national advocacy strategy while also working for DC statehood.  The DC Advocacy Team can:  Be an “on the ground” presence for distant Advocacy Teams.  Walk the halls of Congress and talk with Congress members during key votes.  Publish letters to the editor and op-eds.  Lobby government agencies.  Register for the FCNL training at http://act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams_attend/1093  For more info contact GalinaSergen@gmail.com or  Emilie.Schmeidler@gmail.com

    Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Celebration Concert at FMW Saturday, October 12, 7pm with Magpie and Annie Patterson.  For more info & tickets:  https://www.riseupandsing.org/events/petes-100th-washington-dc

    Head of Meeting September 15:  Ministry & Worship   September 22:  Peace & Social Concerns

    FAMILIES AND CHILDREN ARE WELCOME

    First Day School begins at 10:30 each Sunday. If you come later than 10:30, please stay a moment with your child to help them settle into the class. Children in FDS are reunited with their parents in the final minutes of Meeting for Worship.

    Points of Contacts for First Day School:  Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com, Jacob Ritting, j_ritting@hotmail.com, and Cait Hone at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com.  Jacob: 202-365-3914.

    Child Care is available for parents needing a respite during worship. Children age 0 to 4 will be lovingly tended in the Decatur Place Room from 10:20 am to Noon on Sunday. Please contact Cait at: FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com.

    FMWYouth FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com for any child care related questions. Child Care is also available for all ages of children during events on our campus upon request.
    FMW is pleased to offer an opportunity to families who would like to have the Meeting officially welcome their children into our community. Anyone interested in such a welcoming, please contact Gray Handley, handleygr@niaid.nih.gov

    
     

    ADDITIONAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Meeting for Worship 9:00 AM Sunday.  Held in the Quaker House Living Room, this Meeting for Worship has a special invitation to silence seekers. "Quietness enough not only to know our own minds, but to listen to the still small voice."  Child care is not available.  

    Meeting for Worship 6:00 PM Sunday. Held in the Parlor, this Meeting for Worship offers a sustaining opportunity for worship at the end of the weekend. Child care is not available.

    Mid-Week Meeting for Worship, Tuesday, 6:00 PM in the Library. Persons seeking to worship during the week should consider this Meeting. Child care is not available.

    OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

    The FMW webpage is available at www.quakersdc.org  To access the non-public pages, the log-in ID is FMW– the password is Discern. To join the FMW Listserv, or to be included in the Meeting’s Online Directory, send an e-mail to: admin@quakersdc.org  To phone the Meeting Office, call 202.483.3310.    To use WiFi in the Meetinghouse, the network is FMW and the password is simplicity. The Meeting’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/FriendsMeetingOfWashington

    Young Adult Friends - Anyone interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like the join the YAF list-serve, please contact Rebecca Nelson (rebecca@americasolidaria.org). Young adults are between the ages of 18 and 40ish.

    Martha’s Table needs nonperishable food items on an ongoing basis.  Donations are collected in the basket near the Meeting House’s Decatur Pl entrance. For more info call Pam Callard (202) 829-9577. 

    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

    If you have maintenance concerns or accessibility issues, please contact Property Committee, Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 or merrypearlstein@gmail.com).