Weekly Announcements 11.8.2018

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“Please give loaves of bread to the people who are following me, for they are weary” 
- Judges 8:5-6

FMW Meeting Schedule, Sunday, November 11, 2018


Quaker House

9:00 am




10:30 am

Personal Aid

Terrace Room

9:00 am



Meeting Room

10:30 am

Library Committee


9:00 am


Mtg for Business

Meeting Room

12:00 pm







6:00 pm


Personal Aid Committee Fundraiser – Order deadline is today (Sunday) for Bob Meehan’s famous Quaker Treasure Chest Bread.  Order your loaves by Sunday, November 11 for Sunday, Nov 18 delivery (or pick-up).  Loaves sell for $15 each, $12.50 each for 2 or more.  All proceeds go to Personal Aid Committee.    Contact Bob Meehan (bobmeehany62@gmail.com)

Saturday, Nov 10:  Join FMW member Steve Chase, Lauren Brownlee, and Lucy Duncan for a webinar on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in Israel-Palestine.  "Engaging Critics of BDS" is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee's Quaker Palestine Israel Network. Please check it out and register today. Feel free to invite your friends.

Nov. 28-Dec. 2:  Friends Committee on National Legislation—FCNL’s Quaker Public Policy Institute, Lobby Day and Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. For more information contact FCNL, Annie Chiorazzi: 202-903-2526, annie@fcnl.org, or go to: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/annual-meeting-and-quaker-public-policy-institute-2018-27 .

Sat-Sun, Dec 8-9Shoe Box Project, FMW’s longtime holiday tradition of preparing holiday gift boxes for homeless children and adults.   Volunteers are needed to help wrap and assemble gift boxes—and to learn the process of organizing this project in coming years.  For more information call Steve Brooks at 240-328-5439 or email him at SBrooksAL@gmail.com

Request from Marriage and Family Relations:  We are compiling a list of the marriages or unions of commitment accomplished “under the care of the Meeting”.  If you were married or united under the care of FMW, please send a brief note with the date of your union, to Gray Handley, Clerk of Marriage and Family Relations, handleygr@niaid.nih.gov or give him a call on: 703 254-4127. 

Grate Patrol has two new coordinators!  Louise Terrell and Alan Field will be taking the reins and, as always are looking for others to help with the work of preparing food for the homeless.  Please contact:  Louise Terrell louisa.terrell@gmail.com or Alan Field alanwfield@gmail.com

Do you seek an opening to the Spirit?  The Spiritual Formation Program under BYM at FMW was formed to nurture and strengthen your connection to the Inner Light on personal, meeting, and community levels and may be of interest to you. For more information, please contact John Bluedorn at johnbluedorn@gmail.com.  


Head of Meeting
November 11:  Sanctuary Taskforce  
November 18:  Young Adults


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:  Shannon Hughes (shannughes@gmail.com) and Michael Beer at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com or 703-655-5655.

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 Michael Beer at 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.


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 Parlor. Persons seeking to worship during the week should consider this Meeting. Child care is not available.


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 Erin Murphy (murph23e@mtholyoke.edu) and 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 Emilie Schmeidler at Emilie.schmeidler@gmail.com

If you have maintenance concerns about the FMW campus or identify 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.