Weekly Announcements, 5.13.2018

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"Too many times we pray for ease, but that’s a prayer seldom met. What we need to do is pray for roots that reach deep into the Eternal, so when the rains fall and the winds blow, we won’t be swept asunder.” – Philip J. Gulley



Personal Aid


8:45 am



Quaker House, Meeting Room

10:30 am

Library Ctte


9:00 am


Meeting for Business

Meeting Room


Spiritual Deepening

North Room

9:00 am




6:00 pm


Quaker House

9:00 am







May 19 at 9:30am 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 key note speaker for "Lessons From Richard Allen and Martin Luther King Jr. : Strategies to Achieve Justice". An interactive panel including Pastor Lamar and young community activist leaders will expound on Allen and King's leadership as well as current issues of interracial cooperation and inter generational leadership in the contemporary fight for justice and civil rights. Free. Contact Celeste Bryant for information 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 - 27 – Young Friends Conference, Hopewell Centre Monthly Meeting (Winchester, VA) or The Clearing (Richmond, VA)  Young Friends should plan to begin arriving at 7:00 pm on Friday. For information, check the Young Friends website (www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/yfs/yfcon.html) or contact Jocelyn Dowling. (301-774-7663) Please remember that the deadline to register and be guaranteed a slot is two weeks before the conference (May 11). Any one registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list and may not be able to attend.

June 1, 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/edit?eid=45758284260


Head of Meeting

May 13: Finance & Stewardship; May 20: IT Ctte





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