November 4, 2022
Large Moments, Large Prayer

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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 6:         - "What I Talk About When I Talk About PEACE"
12:15 pm                Second Hour offered by Continuing Quaker Education -
                               (see below)

November 12:      - Memorial Service for Beth Anderson   
At 2 pm

November 13:     
 - Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business
At 12:15 pm

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.  

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

First Friday Film Discussion - This Evening

Friday November 4 at 7 p.m.

Please join us for our First Friday discussion of the film, "Voices of Baltimore."  We will meet via Zoom at 7 pm this evening.

This just in:
One of the filmmakers, Morna McDermott McNulty,
will join us for the discussion.

"Voices of Baltimore" is a documentary about life in Baltimore from the Jim Crow era to the 21st century. Produced by three faculty members in the College of Education at Towson University, the film "captures rich oral histories of seven prominent African Americans who grew up in and lived through the era of legal segregation in Baltimore."  (See more background about the film here.)

"Voices of Baltimore" is available here on Vimeo. (Joining Vimeo is not necessary to view the film.) It is also available through Maryland Public Television's MPT Passport.  To join the discussion, please use this recurring link for the First Friday Film group.

What I Talk About When I Talk About PEACE?

A Continuing Quaker Education Second Hour - 
November 6  at 12:15 (via Zoom)

Please join us on Sunday, November 6 at 12:15 pm, as we continue our year-long exploration of the Friends Peace Testimony.  The October Second Hour inspired some great discussion about our understanding(s) of peace and how they compare to early Friends' testimony against war.  This Sunday, we will survey some of the different concepts of peace, try to map those concepts visually, and also participate in small group brainstorming "everyday peace indicators" for our own community at Adelphi Friends.  Come participate in what we hope to be a very lively and relevant discussion!

What's Up Next in Meeting for Business?

Our next meeting for worship for the conduct of business will be at 12:15 on November 13.  Please plan to enjoy pot-luck at the meetinghouse or at home and then to join in worship as we turn our attention to business.  Carole Hoage will serve as Interim Clerk while Marcy Seitel recovers from surgery.  If you have items that are prepared for the agenda, please contact Carole Hoage (via Breeze).  Here, for your reference, are the draft minutes from our October Meeting for Business.

Learn  -  Advocate  -  Act

From the New Adelphi Climate Action Group  

Adelphi's Climate Action Group invites us to (1)  take a look at the Sustainability Minute that the Meeting approved in 2007, and (2) spend a few minutes with this Quaker Speak video, “Addressing Environmental Issues as a Spiritual Community.”  The Action Group is open to new members.  If you are interested, please contact Ruby Steigerwald or Carole Hoage (via Breeze) for more information.

Stories of the Underground Railroad

Saturday, November 5  from 2 - 3:30 PM

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum is offering a presentation on the Underground Railroad tomorrow, Saturday, November 5 from 2 - 3:30 PM at the Slave Museum. Find more information here.

Stories from the Ash Forest

Sunday, November 6, 4 - 6 pm

Joe's Movement Emporium will host a presentation on the Ash Forest Project by Leslie Brice and Gabe Popkin about their work to preserve the wetland forests in Maryland that are threatened by the emerald ash borer. The reception and presentation are free and open to all.

Together, we have floated through the illusion of separation, and now we are slowly moving back toward the truth of our interconnectedness. We are at a place of initiation, the crossroad of choice that will determine if we travel together into a higher way of being or plummet back into the darkness to continue searching for the light. We are on the precipice of an evolutionary leap, one that requires us to transcend our differences and integrate into a more harmonized way of being.

~ Sherri Mitchell, Sacred Instructions -
Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-based Change

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native nations are making their voices heard with increasing insistence, after centuries of theft, genocide, and abuse.  A central message is "we are still here" -- a message of resilience and simple fact.  In honoring Native American Heritage month, we acknowledge the past, but look to the present and future.

Teaching Children about Honoring Native American Heritage

Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo) is a leading expert in children's literature and education about Indigenous Peoples.  She says that it is critical to read Indigenous children's books that are set in the present day. Rebekah Gienapp, educator and author of Raising Antiracist Kids (and an excellent blog post on related topics) carries out Dr. Reese's message in her teachings.  She included a list of 15 recommended Indigenous children's books in a recent post - from picture books to short novels. Check out the list here. And if you teach or are raising children (or know some!), consider signing up for Rebekah Gienapp's blog.  It's full of resources.

The Wider World of Quakers

BYM Interim Meeting

Saturday, November 5th  beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Join Friends at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting and on Zoom tomorrow as we gather to conduct the business of the Yearly Meeting.  Find more information here.

Friends Meeting of Washington

Roundtable Discussion on Careers and Conscience

Tuesday, November 15th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

We are excited to announce that the discussion on Careers and Conscience, on Tuesday the 15th, will be a virtual event over Zoom, with significant opportunities for Q&A. Three Friends, JE McNeil, Joe Izzo, and Steve Chase, will share their combined professional experience of over 80 years, touching on experience in law, social work, environmental advocacy, and nonviolence education. We also plan to discuss career strategy, professional development, and other topics. For further detail, and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Nick Warren at this address.  

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 Yearly Meeting Announcements 

In addition to the Interim Meeting (tomorrow at Sandy Spring Meeting, see above) there's quite a bit of news from Yearly Meeting Committees and other sources.  Learn more here about each of these opportunities - and more!

  • Rising from the Ashes:  On December 3, from noon to 4 pm, Baltimore Yearly Meeting Friends will gather in a programmed meeting for worship to acknowledge and honor the pain of racism experienced by Friends of Color within the Yearly Meeting, to help White Friends see their complicity in that pain, and to take the next steps on the road to repair our beloved community.  The programmed meeting will include silent and spoken worship, music, movement and body practices, deep listening, and the sharing of Testimonies of Complicity. The meeting will be in-person at Stony Run meetinghouse, and virtual. Register here.
  • Mutual Aid:  If you missed the mutual aid workshop offered by Rashid Darden last weekend (or even if you just want to share it with f/Friends), the recording and the presenter's notes are available here
  • Plant Based Festivities:  As we plan meals and other celebrations for the holiday season, we might want to take a look at these suggestions and tips offered by members of the "Right Relations with Animals" working group.

Pendle Hill Presents: 

An Online First Monday lecture with Valerie Brown:

Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace"

Dec 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public, registration required. 
Valerie Brown writes:  Life’s fragility, fear, and anxiety, and our own self-sabotage can derail us from growing and thriving, leaving us stuck, fractured, and constantly second-guessing ourselves. How can we gain greater self-awareness and bravery to break these patterns? This lecture is based on Valerie’s latest book which has the same title. Read more and register here. 

Friends Seeking Friends in the "Middle Third" ... 

... you know, the demographic third that has aged out of Young Adult Friends, but is not yet taking tours of Friends House Retirement Center.  You're busy with life and work and maybe children and yet ... maybe you’re hungry for a rich spiritual life and connections to other Friends in your stage of life?  Some other Friends in that "middle third" are reaching out to find out who else is out there. They invite you to  connect via a few questions on this form

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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