Weekly Announcements, September 12 2019

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“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


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


Meeting Room

10:30 am




6:00 pm



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


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



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, Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 or merrypearlstein@gmail.com).