Weekly Announcements, April 30, 2020

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“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”     -Deuteronomy 32:2

Let Us Worship Together
Sunday, May 3

 9:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship via Zoom
Click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/395231896?pwd=c2JuU3lLd1kzSFJmQUtMdFo4c2Q0dz09
To join via phone dial:  301-715-8592    When prompted Enter Meeting ID: 395 231 896#
Tech Bob MacNab, tel:  571-332-8427

10:00 Singing! & 10:30 am Meeting for Worship via Zoom:
Click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/979505413?pwd=bGpvZlc0SmV5WXhwczBvcUVncitQdz09
To join by phone, dial: 301-715-8592  When prompted enter meeting ID: 979 505 413#
Clerk:  Marsha Holliday,  Zoom Tech: Joe D’Antonio, 610-620-5048
(You will enter the meeting on mute.  Unmute yourself if you wish to speak.)

10:30 1st Day School via Zoom, followed by Religious Education Mtg
Contact  Religious Education Co-Clerks, Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com or Jake Ritting,j_ritting@hotmail.com

Also on Sunday

Membership Committee, 9:15 a.m.
  Click here to by Zoom.  Meeting ID:  881 7251 5777  Password: 163227 
  By phone:  301-715-8592   ID:   881 7251 5777

Library Committee, 12:00
  For more info, contact clerk Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com

Religious Education Committee, 12:00 p.m. (Same Zoom room as 1st Day School. See above.)

Ministry & Worship Committee, 1:00 p.m.
  Join by Zoom by clicking here.   Meeting ID:  814 3806 6264  Password: 629322 
  By phone:  301-715-8592   ID:  814 3806 6264

Finance & Stewardship, 12:30 p.m.
   For more info contact F&S clerk Dan Dozier, dozier.dan@gmail.com

Other Meetings & Worship Opportunities

YAF Zinner get together, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00.  
Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99526062736?pwd=VStjb0I3QTN0NG54VmduTHdBYkcwQT09  
For more information contact Joseph d’Antonio, 89dantonio@cua.edu

Friendly Bible Study will be held online on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.  
Join via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/259874699?pwd=dzV1U3ZoR1ZmOVp4YXdLR28yZE13dz09
For more information, contact Gene Throwe, gthrowe@gmail.com

“Midweek Meeting for Worship, Tuesdays, 6 pm
Link:  https://zoom.us/j/2025778431?pwd=U2RyVnlKQUpWcE1NTVd4a042ZFBBdz09
Meeting ID: 202 577 8431       Password: Bayard
Other phones, dial 1-646-876-9923, when prompted enter Meeting ID:  202-577-8431.

“Meetings for Suffering” in this time of COVID 19

During the years of greatest persecution of Friends, in the second half of the 17th century, Friends would hold those in prison in the Light during special Meetings for Sufferings.  We are now faced with a pandemic that is causing profound suffering throughout the world and has touched each of us in our community in different ways. We will gather, virtually, on Thursday evenings 5:00-6:00 p.m. and Fridays 12:00-12:30 p.m. in a worship sharing format that will allow those attending to share what is most heavy on their heart and receive the prayerful support of the community.  Please join us so we can share the burden of your suffering.

Thursdays 5:00-5:30 pm:  
Join via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/455263117?pwd=OGErcFFRRG5ZdnBGbC9QZFpOUGhrUT09
Meeting ID: 455 263 117      Password: 673902
Or join by phone by calling 301-715-8592     On prompt enter password: 673902#
Clerk:  Joe Izzo:   (202) 526-2471

Fridays 12:00-12:30 pm:
Join via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/239417702?pwd=bVVLTWNCdHRHOVZESjZTVnJmQlhFZz09
Meeting ID: 239 417 702     Password: 673902
Or join by phone by calling: 301-715-8592   On prompt enter password: 673902#
Clerk:  Bertrand Rossert

Staying in Touch
To join the FMW Listserv, or to be included in the FMW’s Online Directory, send an e-mail to: admin@quakersdc.org  


Go to https://volunteer.capitalareafoodbank.org/calendar

Pack and sort donated food at Distribution Centers
Register Online for 3-hour shift

Go to:  https://afac.org/volunteer/current-volunteer-opportunities/

Pack and sort donated food at warehouse
Register Online. Choose your am or pm shift

Help make masks, protective wear for Mary’s Center:  Mary's Center--a clinic that serves immigrant and low-income patients--needs washable reusable protective items for their staff. Shoe covers, gowns, face masks, and surgical caps. If you have a sewing machine and/or a supply of tightly woven washable fabric and want to help, call J.E. at 202 256-7441 for instructions.

Martha’s Table--long supported by FMW members and attenders has special needs right now:  Volunteers are needed to help assemble food distributions for area shelters and nutrition programs. You can sign up at this link: https://marthastable.volunteerhub.com/       You can also find Martha’s Table’s Volunteer Health policy here: https://marthastable.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Volunteer-Health-Policy-3.18.20.pdf

Martha’s Table also has a “Wish List” of needed items on Amazon.  You can find it here:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2HXVLVOSNZHZH?ref_=wl_share  

Other Service Opportunities

This is a great compilation from 730DC. It includes a virtual tip jar for service industry workers, mutual support groups, and lots of other good information. 

SupportDC is a website to help you figure out how to use any disposable money you might have to help keep your favorite restaurants and businesses afloat. 

Here's a donor form to donate PPE to health workers, and here's another way to donate PPE. 

Hook Hall has been collecting supplies and coordinated a COVID-19 Worker Relief Fund for service industry workers who've been laid off and are struggling. 

How to help in the D.C. region

Help your DC community by giving blood and other suggestions: 6 Ways You Can Help Your Community Fight the Impacts of Coronavirus

With mass layoffs due to business shut downs, some local governments halted evictions and public utility shut-offs. Still, coronavirus is expected to impact D.C.'s already vulnerable populations. Several nonprofits serving those communities are ramping up efforts to help.

So Others Might Eat: Provides meals for the homeless and has been distributing hand wipes and provided sanitizing stations throughout the community. The group is accepting donations for clients and residents who might become ill. A list of needed medicine, food and household items is available here. Donations can be dropped off at 71 O Street NW from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. Monetary donations are accepted online.

D.C. Central Kitchen: Offering takeaway meal sites at two D.C. public schools and among organizations trying to feed students who are not getting meals because schools are closed. Central Kitchen also is ramping up meal deliveries to shelters and deploying additional “mobile feeding” locations for those in need throughout the city. D.C. Central Kitchen accepts donations online.

N Street Village: Helps women overcome homelessness and addiction and offers showers, meals and places for clients to do laundry. N Street Village scaled back its hours because of coronavirus, but it is still open. N Street Village has a wish list of cleaning supplies with drop-off information here. Monetary donations are accepted here.

D.C. Safe: With people out of work and confined at home, an increase in domestic abuse is possible. This nonprofit offers 24/7 crisis intervention in the District and provides shelter space. Several options for donations are here.

The Children’s Inn at NIH: Provides free housing and support for children and adults participating in clinical research studies at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. To protect its residents, the nonprofit has suspended all volunteer activities, including meal preparation. The Children’s Inn is asking for donations to continue providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to its residents. You can make a donation to its Feeding Families Fund or provide nonperishable food supplies here.

GoFundMe shared a centralized hub for COVID-19 fundraisers, as well as a huge generalized fund you can donate to if you want to have an impact nation-wide. 

For more information, email Friends Meeting of Washington’s office:   admin@QuakersDC.org.
Or you can leave a message on FMW’s office phone:  202-483-3310 which staff are checking regularly.


Young Adult Friends - Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like the join the YAF list-serve, please contact Amanda Nadeau , amanda.l.nadeau@gmail.com or Joe D'Antonio, 89dantonio@cua.edu.

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 or accessibility concerns, please contact Property Cttee co-clerks, Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 , merrypearlstein@gmail.com) and Justin Kwong ((202) 215-3891, justinkwong@gmail.com)

Want to plan a future event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.