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    ...words are a part of the Quaker tradition.  If the ministering Friend has been faithful, the words will have come at a cost.  If the Friend has not been, the words will not have been spoken 'in the life' as Friends say.  One of the skills in listening to ministry is to tell one from the other.  This difficulty is also felt by ministers.  Part of their struggle, as they strive to find words for the messages that rise in their minds and imaginations, is to distinguish the true divine leading from the purely human one.  - John Punshon

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    Today:  Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014                    

    Worship             PAR           9:00 am

    Trustees            DPR           9:00 am

    Worship      MR & QHLR  10:30 am

    Ctte Fair               AR            Noon

    Bible Study         PAR         Noon

    Worship               DPR         6:00 pm


    FMW’s Catoctin Fall Retreat, Sept. 19-21.  Join us for an unprogrammed weekend, when we share meals and fellowship in the lodge; we enjoy canoeing and hiking; we toast s'mores on Saturday night; and we worship on Sunday morning at the fire circle. Please RSVP using our online sign up sheet:


    Today, there will be the annual Committee Fair. Using poetry and other lighthearted props, the committees will describe what they do. Find out how your gifts would work best at FMW. Also today, the Trustees will meet at 9:15, and the Friendly Bible Study will meet in the Parlor at noon.


    On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Committee of Clerks will meet at 9:15 am. The Hospitality, Peace & Social Concerns and Library Committees will meet at noon, as well as the Spiritual Friendships Group, Hunger & Homelessness Taskforce, and the Fibre Party. Finally, there will be a New Member Reception at rise of Meeting in the Assembly Room.


    On Monday, Sept. 29 and for the next 3 Mondays, Michael Cronin will be leading an Inquirer’s Class about what it means to be a Quaker. This is a good place to bring your questions and curiosity. Meet in the Parlor at 7:00 pm. For more info, contact Michael at


    On Thursday, Oct. 9, the FMW group opposing the criminalization of LGBT in Uganda and elsewhere will be sponsoring a talk by The Reverend Canon Gideon Byamugisha of Uganda, an Anglican priest who in 1992 became the first religious leader in Africa to publicly announce that he was HIV positive. He will speak with us about the current situation in Uganda and about his work to train and empower orphaned and vulnerable youth, and how people of faith can help. Delightful refreshments will be served.


    Head of Meeting Schedule (For the most up to date schedule, visit

    Sept. 21: Hospitality; Sept. 28: Ministry & Worship