Weekly Announcements, 8.8.2019

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“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.  You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.   

            --James 5:7-8



Quaker House

9:00 am




10:30 am

Library Committee


9:00 am






Meeting Room

10:30 am




6:00 pm


Spiritual Friendships Group will meet August 25, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Terrace Room.  New attenders are welcome.  Section 11.4 of the FMW Handbook explains that the Spiritual Friendships program “encourage[s] and support[s] individuals to meet together in small groups or pairs to consider the spiritual  Friendships program, inspired by FMW former member Margery Larrabee."

Good News for the Poor/Oppressed, Pendle Hill First Monday lecture by Steve Davison, August 5, 7:30-9:00 pm:  The economics of redemption in the common-wealth of God—Jesus’ promise of economic liberation, his plan for its fulfillment, and its implications for us today. Free. Registration required for livestreaming.  For more information call Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center: 610-566-4507, ext. 137

Pendle Hill Workshop, The Challenge of Paul, August 16-18Francisco Burgos will facilitate a weekend workshop on the Apostle Paul, the first Christian theologian and often-controversial figure, using material developed by New Testament and early Christian historian John Dominic Crossan.  For more information call Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center: 610-566-4507, ext. 137

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

SAVE THIS DATE!  Sunday, September 15! 
PARTY to inaugurate FMW’s newly renovated space! 
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

In Memoriam:  Our dear Friend, Kathy Brandt, passed away early on the morning of Sunday, August 4. Please hold her in the Light along with her wife, Kim Acquaviva, and son, Greyson Acquaviva.   She will be greatly missed.  A memorial service will be held at FMW on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Head of Meeting
August 11: Finance & Stewardship    August 18:  Garden Committee


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


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.


 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.