Weekly Announcements, December 12, 2019

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“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: in proportion to our faith”                                                           -Romans 12:6  


Quaker House

9:00 am



Meeting Room

10:30 am

Peace & Social Concerns

Bridge Room

9:00 am




10:30 am





Friendly Bible Study


12:00 pm

 Quakerspeak/Fr Journal filming

 Quaker House Living Room   

 10:30 - 1:00



Quaker House

6:00 pm


Want to stay connected to the FMW Community:  Sign up for the “FMW Quaker” Email Listserv and Member/Attender Directory.  You can do this by signing the Guest Book and checking the boxes to opt in.  Or contact Barbara Briggs, Admin@QuakersDC.org

Wedding of Carla Salgado and Guy Martorana under care of the Meeting will be held Saturday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Quaker House Living Room.  Members and attenders are invited to join.

Shoebox Project, December 14-15.  Please join us in preparing useful gifts for homeless men, women and children in DC area shelters.  (Collecting old greeting cards now!).  Please bring yours to FMW--the box by the bench or give to the office.   For more info on Shoebox Project, text CJ Lewis at 202-704-4430

Kenyan Crafts Sale, December 22, Assembly Room at Rise of Meeting:  Jean Smith is bringing beautiful crafter made by Kenyan AIDs widows to FMW again this year.  Great holiday gifts! 

Christmas Eve potluck and Candlelight Worship, December 24, 5:30 pm. All are welcome at our annual Xmas Eve gathering. Carol Singing, a short but meaningful Meeting for Worship, a shared meal (please bring a dish to share). You should be home in plenty of time for Santa. For more information, contact Martha (soltdozier@gmail.com) or Debby (dchurchm@yahoo.com). Merry Christmas!

Christmas Day Worship at FMW, 12 noon, December 25 (Library)  Join us for a special holiday worship.

Three Retreats to Greet the New Year, Pendle Hill, December 28, 2019-January 1, 2020:  Music in Nature with Karl Middleman; Open Heart, Peaceful Mind with Valerie Brown; and Awaken Your Creative Heart with Damini Celebre. Enjoy an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve with delicious home-cooked feast, a musical and dance concert, an ice-cream social, and a midnight candlelit Meeting for Worship.  For info and to register contact Pendle Hill Quaker Study and Retreat Center, 610-566-4507, ext. 137.

Interested in a deeper connection with the Spirit? If so, attend a Spiritual Formation mini-retreat on February 2nd, 2020 from 12:00-2:00pm.  Experienced BYM retreat leaders Amy Schmaljohn and Alan Evans will facilitate.  Experience the power of spiritual friendship in a Scared Circle and learn more about FMW's active Spiritual Formation program.  For more information contact:  John Bluedorn, john.bluedorm@gmail.com.

BYM Women’s Retreat, February 7-9 and registration is open now!  For more information and to register go to: https://womensretreat.bym-rsf.net/

Head of Meeting
December 15:  Hospitality        December 22:  Ad hoc 



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 Member Directory, 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. 

If you have maintenance concerns or accessibility issues, please contact Property Committee clerk, Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 or merrypearlstein@gmail.com).

Want to hold an event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.