November 15, 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 UPDATED COVID-related requirements.

If you are connecting on line to a meeting for worship or business
or a second hour, please
 click here to find Zoom links.
On Sundays:
8:45 am               
   - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
9:50 am                  - Listening to music (indoors) or singing along (on Zoom) 
10 am                     - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
10:20 am                - First Day School classes - Grades 1 to 5 & Young Friends
At rise of meeting   -  Pot luck lunch in person or with random small groups on line
12:15 pm                -  (Often) a "Second Hour" discussion, or meeting for business
7 pm                       - Meeting for Worship via Zoom

On Wednesdays:
Noon                       - 
Meeting for worship for healing a broken world, via Zoom
7:30 pm                   - Bible Study via Zoom - focusing on the Book of John
For those attending virtually, check here for Zoom links and more details,
including information on the activities of Takoma Park Preparative Meeting.
    ---------------------------------------------Special ----------------------------------------------

November 19:      - Gathering in the Memorial Garden to inter Mosi Harrington's
At 2:00 pm             ashes

November 20:      - Second Hour on Climate Change, hosted by Adelphi's
at 12:15 pm            Climate Action Group 

November 27:      - Junior Meeting for Worship for first through fifth grades 
At 10:00 am

And for Next Generations... 

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 and Young Friends 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 more volunteer for the Nursery.  Here is the job description for the paid position.  

For Friends in high school (and recent graduates) see information below about the Young Friends conference coming up. 

Coming Right Up...

A Gathering in the Memorial Garden

On Saturday, November 19 at 2 pm, Friends will gather to inter Mosi Harrington's ashes in the Memorial Garden.  The family invites Friends from Adelphi meeting to be with them for this occasion.

Climate Action Group Calls Us Together

On Sunday, November 20 at 12:15 pm, Adelphi's Climate Action Group will talk about the commitments on climate action we made as a Meeting in 2007, see whether the minute needs updating, and help us move toward action to carry out these commitments. See the 2007 minute here. 

Supporting Reproductive Justice

Following Meeting’s acceptance of our Minute, Peace and Social Concerns Committee and the Reproductive Justice Working Group is working on our compilation of resources for those in need. The Working Group’s next meeting will be November 21st on Zoom. We invite all interested members of AFM to join us. For more information please contact Sharon Stout via Breeze

We're also coordinating with other Meetings to reinvigorate the BYM Working Group. All interested individuals are invited to a Zoom meeting on November 16th, to get that process started. Contact Sharon for this also. 

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

Got Coats?

The children and parents of the Afghan family - the Lodins -  our meeting supports are in need of warmer jackets hats, gloves, and even boots.  The sizes range from 4T to adult medium.  If you have something to offer that is in very good condition, please email or call Marcy Seitel, contact via info in Breeze

What Happened at Meeting for Business on Sunday?

  • We approved our budget for Fiscal Year 2023 (which starts on December 1, 2022) and accepted the Takoma Park Friends Meeting Preparative budget.
  • We asked the Finance Committee to bring a recommendation re contributions to Quaker organizations, and asked for a list of such organizations to be published in Silent Announcements. (See below.)
  • We heard a report from the Building Committee about fluctuating prices for renovation projects, and plans for a meeting among clerks of the Finance Committee, the Development subcommittee, the Trustees and the Building Committee and the treasurer, to consult on next steps to propose to the Meeting as a whole. 
  • We approved the appointment of Charlie Carter to serve as White House resident.
  • We held a "continuing threshing session" on the proposed statement on our commitment to Anti-Racism, and asked for a list of Change Group members in Silent Announcements. (See below). The statement will be brought back to meeting a second reading in December.

Members of Change Group

The Change Group is a working group formed at the request of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The Friends who answered this request are Jolee Robinson, Chester McCoy, Melanie Gifford, Ruth Flower, Tricia Crocker, Charlie Goedeke, Michael Levi, and Joanna Axtmann. The group is under the care of Ministry and Worship Committee.

Quaker Organizations

In addition to Friends Community School and BYM’s STRIDE and camping programs (to which we donate currently), Adelphi Friends Meeting has donated to these organizations at some point in the last seven or eight years: 

American Friends Service Committee
Baltimore Yearly Meeting
Boulder Friends Meeting - for Right Relations workshop
Center on Conscience & War
Cornstalk Project
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Friends General Conference
Friends Community School
Friends Council on Education
Friends for the Future, Inc.
Friends House & Nursing Home
Friends International Center in Ramallah
Friends of Ramallah Friends Meeting
Friends Peace Teams - Africa Great Lakes Initiative
Friends United Meeting
Friends World Committee for Consultation
FWCC, Section of the Americas
Pendle Hill

Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict

At the Continuing Quaker Education Second Hour on November 6, we reflected on "What I Talk about When I Talk about PEACE" -- including this short video where Donna Hicks explains her research and findings on the role of dignity in resolving conflict.   

We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders.  
~  Desmond Tutu

The Wider World of Quakers

Young Friends November Con  
Registration is Now Open

Young Friends - Friends of high school age - about 14 to 18 - AND YOUNG FRIENDS RECENT ALUMNI are invited to the November Con at Annapolis Friends Meeting on November 25 through 27th.  All the information is HERE.

 Baltimore Peacebuilders Present

George Lakey: Lessons for Today
from a Lifetime of Nonviolent Activism

On Sunday, November 20 at 3:15 PM, Baltimore Peacebuilders will gather at Homewood Friends Meeting in Baltimore (3107 N. Charles Street) to hear from George Lakey, lifetime peace activist. The presentation will also be offered via Zoom.

Find out more and register here.

Rising from the Ashes:

A BYM Programmed Meeting Toward
Connection and Repair of the Harms of Racism

Friends will gather on December 3rd from 12 to 4 pm to acknowledge and honor the pain of racism experienced by Friends of Color within our Yearly Meeting, to help White Friends see their complicity in that pain, and to take the next steps on the road to repair of our beloved community. The gathering will be at Stony Run Meeting and on Zoom.  Learn more and register here. 

The moment we choose to love we begin to move
against domination, against oppression.
The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom,
to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.
    ~ bell hooks

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 Clerk ( 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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