Current Announcements

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  • ”More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope” -Romans 5:3-4

    Let Us Worship Together - Sunday, October 2, 2022

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

    Friendly Office Presence: Tom Libbert

    10:30 Meeting for Worship (in the Meeting Room & outside)
    In-person & Online.  Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413#
    Head of Meeting: Peace & Social Concerns;  Tech: Rob & Nick Farr

    6:00 pm Worship

    Children’s Programs
    Childcare (0-3) in Decatur Place Room, starting 10:00 am

    First Day School and Teens - Join 1st 15 minutes of Meeting for Worship,
    then join First Day School Programs (Upper garden)

    For more info, contact RE Committee: Julie Johnson, JulieJenJ@gmail.com

    Sunday “Staffing” Schedule
    (here’s where you can see who is doing what!)
    Masking and vaccine documentation are required.

    Also on Sunday:

    Trustees, Terrace Room and online, 9:00 am
    Join on Zoom. For more info, contact Elaine Wilson, email: ElaineSWils@gmail.com

    Membership Committee, Library and on zoom, 9:15 am
    Contact this Committee if you would like to become an FMW member.
    For more information, contact clerk, Rob Farr, email: robfarr53@yahoo.com 

    Grate Patrol, Assembly Room at rise of Meeting (& every 1st Sunday)
    Join Hunger & Homelessness Taskforce and FMW youth preparing sandwiches for our homeless neighbors. For more information, contact Emilie Schmeidler, email:  Emilie.Schmeidler@gmail.com

    Library, Records & Handbook, in the Library, 12:00 pm
    For more information, contact clerk Gene Throwe, email: gthrowe@gmail.com

    Ministry & Worship, Join on Zoom, 12:15 pm
    For more info, contact clerk Jean Capps, email:  Jean_Capps@hotmail.com

    Quakers’ Indian Boarding Schools:  Facing our History and Ourselves, 12:15-1:45 pm
    In FMW’s Quaker House or join on Zoom. By phone dial (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID: 84883680922#  Peace and Social Concerns is proud to host this talk by Paula Palmer, who has conducted important research on the role that Friends played in implementing the federal government's policy of forced assimilation of Native children.  Flyer and details.  Contact: Steve Chase, SteveChase338@gmail.com  

    Upcoming:  

    Quaker Spiritual Development Programs - Full schedule for October 2022

    WIN’s Black Equity through Home Ownership (BETH) Briefing & Mayors Announcement, Monday, October 3, 10-12:30 am - Location TBD.  Register hereOn Monday, the Mayor will announce her recommendations on use of the Black home ownership fund. We will gather at 10:00 am for a WIN briefing, then walk into the Mayor's announcement together at 11am. WIN will provide boxed lunches for all who can join.  We fight racism and win justice by showing up.  Please attend if you can, and text or email this flyer to your networks.

    Library Work Day, Saturday, October 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    For more information, contact Gene Throwe, email: gthrowe@gmail.com

    Join DC Minyan celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, East Garden, Sunday, October 9
    DC Minyan–the Jewish congregation that worships at FMW– is inviting FMW members and attenders to help them decorate a traditional sukkah in the East Garden at Rise of Meeting.

    Washington Interfaith Network “Electric Slide Bus Tour”, Saturday, Oct 15, 11 am
    WIN invites members/attenders of affiliated faith organizations to join an “Electric Slide” Bus Tour through the District.  This is an opportunity to connect the climate work we are doing to public housing, public lands, and Black Equity Through Home Ownership (BETH). Register here.  Please share with anyone who would benefit from an intersectional introduction to this work.  Starting Location: Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, 255 Anacostia Ave NE.

    Speeding DC’s Transition off Gas: Protecting the Planet and the Health of Our Families,
    Sunday, October 23, 12:30-2:00 pm in FMW’s Assembly Room and online. 
    Join Zoom. By phone dial: 301-715-8592. Enter Mtg ID: 979 505 413#
    FMW helped launch a dynamic new faith and climate alliance working to accelerate DC and Maryland’s transition off so-called “natural” gas (methane) used for heating and cooking in over half our buildings. Methane leaked is a powerful climate-disrupting greenhouse gas.  Gas burned emits pollutants that contribute to asthma and other serious health conditions.  This summer, we won important legislation in DC to curb installation of gas appliances in new construction.  But there is still a long way to go.  Peace and Social Concerns is thrilled to sponsor this report-back and campaign-building session with activist leaders with  Washington Interfaith Network, Interfaith Power and Light and DC Sierra Club on recent progress, organizing next steps and our new citizen science research on gas stove emissions (which you can join!) For more information, contact Barbara Briggs, email: BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com 

    Job Openings at Friends General Conference

    FGC seeks to hire a Coordinator of Young Adult and Youth Ministries and a Ministry on Racism Program Manager. Please see attached documents for both full job descriptions.  Both jobs are remote and full time. Application deadline:  October 25. 

    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, July 24, 12:00 pm.  (1st & 3rd Sundays)
    For more information contact David Etheridge, email: david.etheridge22@gmail.com

    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 most days during regular business hours, but it's helpful if you email or call ahead so staff can be sure to meet you.  Contact: Admin@QuakersDC.org or call: 202.483.3310.

    OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

    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: RebeccaLeeNelson99@gmail.com

    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

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

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

    Links to other Quaker Events and News

    - QuakerBooks of FGC- Book Musings

    - 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

    If you would like to receive Weekly Announcements, write Barbara our Administrator at admin@QuakersDC.org