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  • “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy

    and to walk humbly[a] with your God.”  –Micah 6:8


    Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, February 5, 2023

     9:00 AM Early Meeting for Worship - In Quaker House & on Zoom. 
    By phone: 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 395 231 896#  Tech: Ann Herzog, (202) 246-5125


    10:30 Meeting for Worship, Meeting Room and online 

    Head of Meeting:  TBD

    Online.  Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413#


    6:00 pm Worship


    Children’s Programs

    Childcare (0-3) 10:00 - 12 noon every Sunday in Decatur Place Room 

    First Day School and Young Friends (high school) 1st & 3rd Sundays

    - Join 1st 15 minutes of Meeting for Worship, then Quaker House -

    For more info, contact RE Committee: Julie Johnson,

    Friendly Office Presence: Tom Libbert
    Sunday “Staffing” Schedule

    Masking required.

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    On Sunday:


    FMW Trustees, Bridge Room and online 9:00 pm

    Join on ZoomBy phone dial: (301) 715-8592.  Enter Meeting ID 8192 2034 493# on prompt.

    For more information contact clerk Bill Foskett email:


    Grate Patrol! in the Assembly Room, 12:00 pm

    Each first Sunday of the month, First Day School, Hunger & Homelessness and F/friends participate in Salvation Army’s “Grate Patrol” program, preparing and delivering a hot meal to DC residents now living on the street. For more information contact Emilie Schmeidler email:


    Board Games in the Assembly Room, 12:30 pm
    On February 5th, after hospitality, there will be an event where friends can bring and play board games. Bring your favorite game…and some extra snacks if you are so moved.  See you there!  For more info, contact Tristan Kirkman email 


    Library records & Handbook, in the Library at 12:15 pm

    For more information, contact committee clerk Gene Throwe, email: 


    Friendly Bible Study, Terrace Room, 12:00 p.m. –Auditors and regular participants welcome!
    Join by ZoomBy phone, dial:  (646) 876-9923.  On prompt enter meeting ID: 2025778431# and the Meeting password is 254224 Contact: David Etheridge,, cell: (202) 577-8431.


    Ministry & Worship, Bridge Room and online, 12:15 pm

    Join on ZoomFor more information contact clerk Gray Handley, email:


    FMW Seeking Sunday Childcare Staff

    FMW’s Sunday childcare team is seeking additional staff members. This is a part-time, paid position. Staff would sign up for 10am-12pm on specific Sundays and help provide coverage when needed. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Julie Johnson, email:


    Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for February 2023


    Starting this Friday - Listening to the Heart of Genesis – A Contemplative Path with Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Friday mornings February 3 to March 3, 10 - 11:20 am on Zoom (registration required)

    Basing her new Jewish practice on a Christian medieval lectio divina, Rabbi Leila Gal Berner has developed kriat hakodesh, reading the sacred, in which we listen to a biblical text in deep contemplation and then enter into silence, after having been asked personal questions which pertain to the text and our own lives.  The stories of Genesis come alive in new ways.  Cost $125.  Participants must commit to all five sessions. Contact Sabrina McCarthy to register:, cell 240.778.5234.


    FMW’s Quaking Quakers Polar Plunge into the Potomac, Saturday, Feb 11 – Support or join us!

    Help Keep Winter Cold.  Funds raised support the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and FMW’s own climate and justice work.  You can join or donate to our team in person this Sunday (Feb 5) in the Assembly Room, or online on the Quaking Quakers plunge page.  For more info, contact team Captain Steve Chase, email:, cell: 603-400-0066.  

    Q201 Book Study Group starts February 19, 12:15 (Third Sundays) - Register now!
    Interested in a “Deeper Dive” into Quaker thought and practice? This in-depth Book Study Group will read and discuss thought-provoking books on Quaker faith and practice. FMW member Joe Izzo and Diane Randall, former General Secretary of FCNL, will moderate.  First book: A Sustainable Life, Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal of Creation by Douglas Gwyn. Please purchase in advance and read the forward, preface, introduction and chapter 1 (Light & Seed: Quaker Spiritual Practice) by February 19.
    Contact Joe Izzo, if you have any questions. 

    Q201 Workshops: Four Doors to the Meeting For Worship, Tuesdays, Feb 21, 28, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

    Register here. This is a great workshop if you want to deepen your spiritual experience in Meeting for Worship. Debby Churchman and John Bluedorn (co-facilitators of the Q101 session on Quaker Worship and Vocal Ministry) will lead a two session online workshop. Pendle Hill Pamphlet #306 can be borrowed from FMW’s library or purchased from Pendle Hill: /four-doors-meeting-worship/, Kindle version here

    Dinner & Discussion: FMW’s work with WIN!, Decatur Place Room, Thurs, Feb 23, 6:30-8:00

    Washington Interfaith Network is an interfaith alliance of over 50 DC congregations building faith-led power on work with and on behalf of DC’s low income residents and communities of color.  FMW affiliated to WIN 4 years ago and have found our work with WIN to be an extraordinarily effective, growthful and satisfying way to our anti-racist values and pro-equity values into practice.  If you are curious and think that WIN’s relational, hands-on advocacy work might be for you, join us for dinner at FMW on February 23.  For more information, contact Elaine Wilson (, Barbara Briggs (


    FMW Spring “Quakerism 101”, Tuesdays March 7 - April 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm online - Register here

    This introductory class on Quaker faith and practice consists of five sessions that provide a strong foundation of understanding as you begin your spiritual journey into the rich tradition of the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Detailed outline here.

    Other Regular Meetings & Worship Opportunities

    Midweek Meeting for Worship, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm in person and on Zoom.
    Join by Zoom.  Meeting ID: 202 577 8431       Password:  254224

    Other phones, dial 1-646-876-9923, when prompted enter Meeting ID:  202-577-8431.


    Friendly Bible Study, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 12:00 pm. 

    For more information contact David Etheridge, email:


    Quaker Bible Study, FMW’s Library & online, Thursday, 7:00 pm
    For more information, contact Gene Throwe email:


    Staying in TouchTo be included in the FMW’s Directory and email lists, or to update your information, send an email including your contact information to: admin@quakersdc.orgIf you would like access to the directory, you can contact Barbara.   FMW’s office is open. Call ahead so staff can be sure to meet you. or call: 202.483.3310.



    Young Adult Friends - Is seeking new co-conveners!  Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning more, joining the YAF email list–or taking a role–contact Rebecca, email:

    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:

    Want to plan a future event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager,

    If you have maintenance concerns, please contact Property Committee co-clerks, Ken Forsberg,, cell: (202) 294-1954, or Michael Wood, 

    Links to other Quaker Events and News:

    - QuakerBooks - bestsellers

    - Friends United Meetings (FUM) video series “Walking in the Way,” (4 min each)
      Released Thursdays on FUM’s FaceBook page, YouTube channel, Instagram feed

    - Pendle Hill - Upcoming Events

    - QuakerSpeak - 5-minute videos on Quakerism from Friends Journal

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