September 27, 2022
Tuesday Updates

Tuesday updates are limited to events that are coming right up and new items.  For "all the news" please check the Silent Announcements from the preceding Friday.

If you are participating in an indoor event at Adelphi Meeting,
please consult these COVID-related requirements 

If you are connecting to a meeting online, please 
click here to find links
On Sundays:
At 8:45 am           
   - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
At 10 am                 - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
At 10:20 am            - Children's Summer Program - last meeting on Sept 11
At 7 pm                   - Meeting for Worship via Zoom

On Wednesdays:
At noon                   - 
Meeting for worship for healing a broken world, via Zoom
At 7:30 pm              - Bible Study via Zoom - focusing on the Book of John
---------------------------------------------Special ----------------------------------------------
On October 1:        - Adelphi Meeting Fall Workday
On October 2:        - Second Hour on Quaker Peace Testimony 

                                - Quaker table at Takoma Park Street Festival 
                                Please send a note to 
                                (or call 301-588-2724) if you can help for an hour or two.
On October 8:           
10 am to 6 pm
        - BYM Women's Retreat at Adelphi (Registration open now)

On October 9:       - Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business

For those attending virtually, check here for Zoom links and more details, including information on the activities of Takoma Park Preparative Meeting.  

First Day School is Open!

For the younger children, ages 0 through kindergarten, the Nursery opens from 10 a.m. to 11:30 each Sunday in the white house.

Children in 1st through 5th grades worship with their families (and all of us) from 10 to 10:20 and then go to their classes with their teachers. 

We are still looking for one paid worker and one volunteer for the Nursery.  Here is the job description for the paid position.  Otherwise, our classes are fully staffed!

Coming Right Up

AFM Fall Work Day
Saturday, October 1 - 10 am to 2pm

Friends of all ages are encouraged to come share the joy of working with your hands, taking care of the grounds and enjoy the fellowship of the day!  We need many hands to do these tasks, among other things:

  • Power washing stairs, walkways and plastic playground equipment
  • Cutting back brush with clippers, pulling ivy off trees with gloves
  • Trimming bushes with hand tool
  • Edging sidewalks with weed whacker
  • Raking and sweeping driveway
  • Picking up sticks and trash and moving wheelbarrows around

New! Kids can get up to 2 SSL hours. Under age 14 should be fully supervised by parent/guardian. Ages 14 and over can be supervised by a House and Grounds committee member.

A "Friends Peace Testimony:  History & Controversy"

Continuing Quaker Education Second Hour: October 2

Please join us on Sunday, October 2, at 12:15 pm, to learn about the history of the Friends Peace Testimony.  Michael Levi will kick off our year-long exploration of this central component in Quaker faith and practice -- a journey through discussions about Friends' approach to war, parenting, conflict resolution, social media, and more.  How closely does our understanding of peace mirror the early Friends' testimony against war?  What controversies have sprung from the peace testimony in the 20th and 21st Century?  Come hear and talk about this fascinating part of our Quaker identity!

Takoma Park Does Like Festivals!

And another one - the Takoma Park Street Festival - is coming up on Oct. 2.  Takoma Park Friends Meeting Preparative always tries to have a table at these festivals, to reach out to people who might be trying to find Quakers.  It's actually great fun to greet people. If you'd like to help staff the table for a couple of hours, send a note to (or call 301-588-2724).

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

Friends Community School

In last week's bulletin, Head of School Angela Garcia wrote about the importance of the 20 minutes of worship at the beginning of the students' days, and the long-term impact the practice may have in their lives.  How often, she asks us, do we stop for 5 minutes let alone 20 to think about nothing or think deeply about some event or moment in our lives?

Minute on Reproductive Justice

Between the September Meeting for Business and the next one (October 9), we're asked to consider a proposed minute on reproductive justice brought by Peace and Social Concerns Committee. The proposed minute is here for your reference. If you have comments or recommendations, please contact the committee's co-clerk Charlie Goedeke (through Breeze).

The Wider World of Quakers

Please see last Friday's announcements for

  • information on all of the Yearly Meeting's youth programs, and especially on the September conference coming up at the end of this week for high-school age Friends
  • an invitation to October work days at each of the Yearly Meeting's camps
  • information on the Women's Retreat being held at Adelphi on October 8
  • programs at Pendle Hill available this fall -- some remote, most on campus
  • ... and all of the BYM announcements here.

In Our Community

Steve Woods would like to share his tip for avoiding Covid.  It has to do with humming and breathwork and the internal production of nitric oxide.  He recommends this video of the science behind his recommendation, and urges Friends who are interested to contact him at

Learn - Advocate - Act

Lobby for Environmental Justice

This November, FCNL's Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute will focus on environmental justice and climate change. Find out more - and register - here.

"Listen to those with less power.”  
~ Chester McCoy

The Impact of Mandatory Boarding Schools
for Indigenous Children

See the request in last Friday's announcements for letters to the editors of local papers on this topic, as the bill calling for a Truth and Healing Commission about the federal role in the schools approaches a possible vote in Congress.

The Secret Handshakes  ...

  • To find approved minutes of past meetings, look here for 2022 minutes, and here for earlier years.
  • Submit a Silent Announcement: To submit an item for Silent Announcements, send a message to the editor at this link. For events, please include date, time, place (if in person), and how to register. Silent Announcements are prepared each Friday morning, with brief updates on Tuesdays.
  • Find a recent issue of Silent Announcements:  The last two months' editions are listed at this link. 
  • Sign up to receive Silent Announcements or to change the email address where you receive them: There's a small form on our webpage (, at the bottom left corner.  You can use that form to subscribe to request Silent Announcements or change the address where the announcements go. To change your address - virtual or otherwise - for all purposes, see "edit your own entry in Breeze," below.
  • Get involved in meeting activities? Check out this list of committees and opportunities, and get in touch with a member of the Nominating Committee about your interests.
  • Get a log-in to access Breeze (our online meeting directory)?   If you need help with Breeze, contact Mackenzie Morgan or Reuben Snipper at (webservent, with an “e,” is correct.)
  • Edit your own entry in Breeze: Just go to your page and click on the little pencil icon at the start of any one section of information.
  • Find out who serves on various committees? In Breeze, click on tags and then choose "committees." You'll find up-to-date lists there.
  • Donate on line or at a distance?  Mail to Adelphi Meeting Treasurer, 2303 Metzerott Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783. Or donate securely on our website. To make or change a pledge to support renovations of the meetinghouse, click here.
  • Schedule a Zoom meeting: Send an email  to  Here are some details that you'll need to provide in order to reserve a Zoom "line" through the meeting.  
  • Find the Zoom link for your committee meeting: Go to Breeze at this link, and click on “Events.”  The Zoom info should be there. 
  • Schedule an in-person meeting at Adelphi (whether indoors or outdoors, recurrent or one-time) send an email to our resident Joseph Ndayisenga ( requesting the use of that space.  Review these guidelines prepared by the Clerk when we started opening the meetinghouse grounds to outdoor use. 
  • Advocate with others on an issue you are concerned about? Sign up here for the Couch Potato Activists list serve and report your activities here.
("New Normal") Sunday Schedule
    9:50–10 10–11 11:15–?
    singing worship "virtual potluck"

Business meeting: noon, second Sunday of the month
Additional Meetings for Worship:  Wednesdays at noon, Sundays at 7 pm

Bible study: Wednesdays, 7:30pm

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