Weekly Announcements, 5.6.2018

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"Inner silence, calming the agitations of our hearts and minds, letting go of all that is stubborn and grasping, is essentially an expression of the love of truth. To be dispassionate, not to let one’s own needs or prejudices or emotions color one’s actions, is essentially to put truth before everything else. To love truth in this way is to love God, who is Truth. Thus the practice of inner silence is the same as the love of God.” – Daniel Seeger


Nominating Ctte


9 am



Meeting Room

10:00 am


Quaker House

9:00 am



Quaker House, Meeting Room

10:30 am


Decatur Place Room

9:00 am


Ministry & Worship

North Room


Membership Ctte

North Room

9:15 am


Religious Education



Marriage & Family

Terrace Room

9:15 am




6:00 pm

Personnel Ctte

Secretary’s Office

9:15 am







May 11 – 13: Come to Catoctin - It's that time of year again! Please join us for a relaxing, rustic day, or two, or three, of hiking, lounging/playing by the lagoon, potluck meals and fellowship. Sign up for meals + meal clean-up is here  https://tinyurl.com/Catoctin2018spring  The cost is $20 per adult per night for over-nighters and $10 per day per adult for day-trippers. Please reach out to Anita Drever, anita.drever@gmail.com, with any questions. We hope to see you in the woods!

May 19 at 9:30 am in Douglass Hall, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (our partner church in the sanctuary movement). Join one of our youngest activist leaders, Reverend Stephen Green of Heard AME church, our keynote speaker for "Lessons From Richard Allen and Martin Luther King Jr.: Strategies to Achieve Justice".  Contact Celeste Bryant, bryantcm12@gmail.com

May 20, 9:15 a..m. - Our Pastoral Care Working Group will reflect on Chapter 3 of Out of the Silence: Quaker Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counseling, edited by J.Bill Ratliff.

May 25, 7 to 10 pm, Conversation with the Other. Learn to listen and dialogue across the political/cultural spectrum. Led by J.E. McNeil. Sign up here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-the-other-tickets-45758284260


Head of Meeting

May 6: Ministry & Worship; May 13: Finance & Stewardship




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 tends to have less vocal ministry. Child care is not available.

Meeting for Worship 6:00 PM Sunday. Held in the Decatur Place Room, 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, Wednesday, 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 Decatur Place. Pam Callard (202) 829-9577.

The Library Committee would like anyone who has read a "Quaker-related" book that has made an impact to submit a review to them.  We would like to display it on the shelves of our Library on second floor.  This would be similar to the "Staff Picks" that you see at commercial bookstores and might point folks to a good read.

Would you be willing to provide a meal—or a ride—to a Friend in need? Personal Aid is looking for such service from time to time. Please contact Emilie Schmeidler at Emilie.schmeidler@gmail.com

A year ago the Peace and Social Concerns committee ran a short survey of the FMW community to determine what programs would be of the greatest interest to the meeting and to help members and attenders who are engaged with projects to find and assist each other.  Thank you to those who participated.  We would like for anyone who did not participate to please do so online. The survey is only 3 questions long and should not take much time.  Click here:https://goo.gl/forms/1IBwjtYzZCcBpNzp1