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  • “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
                                                                                       - Luke 6:38

    Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, April 11

     9:00 AM Early Meeting for Worship via Zoom
    Click here to join.  By phone: 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 395 231 896# Password: 738314
    Tech: Ann Herzog, (202) 246-5125

    Meeting for Worship via Zoom, 10:30 am
    Join on Zoom
    To join by phone, dial: 301-715-8592  Meeting ID: 979 505 413# Password:  706188
    Head of Meeting: Beth Cogswelll, Marriage & Family Relations
    Tech: Rob Farr,  (571) 722-4449

    In-Person Meeting for Worship!
    You must: Register here.  Arrive by 10:30 am. Wear a mask.

    1st Day School - Art in Rock Creek
    For more info, contact  Religious Education Co-Clerks
    Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com or Jake Ritting,j_ritting@hotmail.com

    On Sunday:

    Pastoral Care Working Group Check-in, 9:45-10:15 am.  Newcomers welcome.
    Join by ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431# Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

    Monthly Meeting for Worship with Concern for Business at Rise of Meeting, 12:15
    FMW’s monthly meeting for discussion, planning and decisions on issues that affect the FMW Community. Join on Zoom--(same room as 10:30 Meeting for Worship) To join by phone, dial: 301-715-8592  Meeting ID: 979 505 413# Password:  706188.  For more information, contact FMW co-clerks Debby Churchman, DChurchm@yahoo.com or Rebecca Nelson, RebeccaLeeNelson99@gmail.com

    Upcoming:

    TODAY - Quaker Bible Study, Thursday, April 8, 7:00 pm (Weekly)
    Join via ZoomContact: Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com

    STARTS SATURDAY -
    Alternatives to Violence Project Full Basic Training, April 10, 11, 14, 17, 18 (afternoons)

    The Alternatives to Violence Project has a long and proud Quaker-based history of promoting effective methods of conflict reduction/prevention/resolution through a series of training workshops with prisoners, community groups, schools, and others. FMW’s AVP-DC Taskforce (DC’s first AVP Chapter) invites you to this upcoming (free) opportunity to receive AVP’s full basic training. Register hereLearn more at avpusa.org or contact AVP-DC coordinator Zephyr Williams, email: seuilceleste@gmail.com

    Opportunity to Support Young Undocumented Immigrants
    Movimiento Cosecha Youth coming to DC to protest for their rights
    Seeking Housing April 29, 20, May 1  

    Cosecha, led by undocumented immigrants, is planning a large May Day protest in D.C. to press for permanent protections for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Their message is urgent.  But given the continued risk of COVID-19, their DC lodgings must not be in large group settings (like FMW’s Meeting House). Cosecha is seeking hosts who can put up out-of-town protesters (all recently tested for COVID) on April 29, 30 and May 1.  If you might be able to host, please fill out this Form.  Peace & Social Concerns supports this effort, referred by FMW member Katie Breslin.  For more information, contact:   Natalie Thielen Helper, email:  nataliethielenhelper@gmail.com

    Quaker Spiritual Development Programs sponsored by FMW’s Ministry & Worship Committee.  Full schedule April 2021.  (Also on FMW’s website, www.QuakersDC.org.)

    Quaker Bible Study, Thursday, April 15, 7:00 pm (weekly)
    Join via Zoom. Contact: Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com 

    Memorial Service for Pablo Sanchez, Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 pm
    FMW attender Pablo Sanchez passed away on February 24 from complications of Covid-19.  Pablo is father of FMW members Jorge Sanchez and Lucia Sanchez Norman and former husband of Lucy Norman.  A memorial service will be held via Zoom on April 24 at 2:00 pm.   Join on Zoom. For more information, contact Jean Capps, jean_capps@hotmail.com 

    Prayer Series Part 2:  Rex Ambler’s Experiments with Light, Saturday, April 24, 3:00-4:30 pm. 
    Join Zoom Meeting.  By phone dial: (301) 715 8592.  On prompt enter Meeting ID: 893 6559 4910#Experiments with Light” is a Quaker practice based on early Friends’ discoveries.  Devised in 1996 by Quaker and theologian Rex Ambler, who discovered a process by which the Light can be accessed.  This workshop will teach you this process and enhance your ability to find greater inner peace in the stillness.  Presenter:  FMW member Joseph Izzo,email: jizzo4102@gmail.com, cell: (202) 425-0496.

    Join WIN to hold DC accountable on promises of affordable housing!  Sat, April 24, 10 am-12 noonJoin the Washington Interfaith Network and FMW’s WIN team, in-person or via zoom, for an action at Reservation 13 to let the Deputy Mayor’s office know that we will hold them accountable to developing affordable housing at this site.  This will be a joyous and spirit-led event including giant kites to be flown on this huge area of open land.  (Reservation 13 is bounded by Independence Ave, 18th St, and Massachusetts Ave SE).  For more info, contact Elaine Wilson elaineswils@gmail.com, tel: (734) 276-2191.

    WIN Workshop:  “Race, Wealth and Power” with Rev. William Lamar, Metropolitan AME Church
    Tuesday, April 27, 7 pm via Zoom.  This is an opportunity to hear the brilliant and charismatic pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  Those of us who have been involved with WIN for the past 2 years have been deeply impressed by this man. This event is open to all, and will be very useful to anyone interested in working with WIN.   Register here.  Questions?  Contact Elaine Wilson elaineswils@gmail.com.

    PERSONAL AID

    FMW’s Personal Aid Committee is in a position to help members and attenders who are struggling in Covid-times. If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to us. No need is too great or too small. All discussions will be kept confidential. Email Mary Melchoir at mulchness@gmail.com or call Greg Robb at (202) 257-6646

    ACTION OPPORTUNITY (through mid-April)
    Support voter registration in Virginia

    Reclaim Our Vote DC-MD-VA needs our help sending at least 300,000 postcards to Virginia residents who are unregistered or who have been removed from voter registration lists.  This year’s gubernatorial election is contentious, and critical areas of policy hang in the balance.  Virginia’s low income residents and communities of color--traditionally underrepresented--deserve an equal voice.  FMW’s Peace & Social Concerns Committee is organizing postcards, addresses, postage in sets of 30 (1-2 hours work).  If you would like to help, sign up here or contact PSC clerk, BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com or (412) 417-9384.

    Funding Opportunity:  
    FMW Social Justice Fund’s Spring Application Deadline is April 24

    FMW’s Committee on Peace & Social Concerns invites members of the FMW community to apply for Peace and Social Justice Fund Grants to assist, expand or strengthen the social justice work in which they are involved.   Learn more and apply here. For more information, contact P&SC clerk Barbara Briggs, BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com, or any member of the Committee.

    Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

    “Midweek Meeting for Worship, Tuesdays, 6 pm  Join by Zoom.  Meeting ID: 202 577 8431       Password:  254224Other phones, dial 1-646-876-9923, when prompted enter Meeting ID:  202-577-8431.

    Young Adult Friends (YAF) Zinner get-together, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00.  Join via Zoom.  For more information contact Joseph d’Antonio, JDAntonioDC@gmail.com

    Quaker Bible Study will be held online on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.  Join via Zoom.  For more information, contact Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com

    Staying in Touch

    To access the Member Directory from FMW’s website:  Log-in ID is FMW, the password is Discern. To join the FMW-Quaker listserv (for announcements only) &/or the FMW-Forum listserv (for discussion), and to be included in the FMW’s Online Directory, send an e-mail including your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.org 

    FMW’s office is officially closed.  Staff are coming in to do necessary work on-site, and working from home to the extent possible in alignment with CDC and Mayor Bowser’s guidelines.  Contact the Administrative Secretary by emailing: Admin@QuakersDC.org or leave a message on FMW’s office phone: 202.483.3310.     

    OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

    Young Adult Friends - Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like to join the YAF listserv, please contact co-conveners Joe D'Antonio, JDAntonioDC@gmail.com and Alayna Kennedy, Alayna.A.Kennedy@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

    If you have maintenance concerns, please contact Property Committee co-clerks, Ken Forseberg, KLForsberg@gmail.com, cell: (202) 294-1954, Todd Harvey, HarveyFolklife@gmail.com, cell: (202) 689-5886

    Want to plan a future event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.

    Links to other Quaker Events and News:

    - QuakerBooks from FGC New Arrivals

    - Friends United Meetings (FUM) video series “Walking in the Way,” (4 min each)
      Released Thursdays on FUM’s FaceBook page, YouTube channel, Instagram feed

    - BYM Peace & Social Concerns Com. - Spring 2021 newsletter