October 11, 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            - First Day School classes - Grades 1 to 5 & Young Friends
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 ----------------------------------------------

October 17:           - Reproductive Justice Working Group (see below)
At 7:30 pm 

October 22:           - Fall Workday at AFM (see below)
10 am to 4 pm 

October 23:           - Change Group Second Hour (see below)
At 12:15 pm 

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

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

Reproductive Justice Working Group

Monday, October 17 at 7:30  pm, on Zoom

Friends are invited to participate in this meeting to work on our Minute. The Working Group is also interested in your ideas concerning where and how the Minute can be made available to the broader community, and what actions we, as individuals and as a Meeting, can take.  For more information contact the Working Group's Clerk, Sharon Stout (through Breeze).  The proposed draft and Zoom link are here.

"Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing the world.”  
~ Marianne Williamson

AFM Fall Work Day
Saturday, October 22 - 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.

Change Group Second Hour

Sunday, October 23 - 12:15 pm

Michael Levi reported for the Change Group on the progress they are making toward stating our commitment to becoming an anti-racist Meeting.  The group has received many comments and incorporated many suggestions.  Still, the Change Group does not have a clear sense of how the Meeting is led at this time.  Michael invites all to participate in another threshing session during Second Hour on October 23rd.

"When we identify where our privilege intersects with someone else's oppression, we'll find our opportunities to make real change.”  
~ Ijeoma Oluo

Takoma Park Street Festival

Sunday, October 23  from 10 am to  5 pm

The Street Festival has been rescheduled. Takoma Park Preparatory Meeting plans to have a Quaker table at the festival. If you can help out for an hour or two during the day, send a note to

Friends Community School

"Each day the news makes it clear that we are living in a world where adults struggle to listen to each other, compromise, and come to solutions that benefit everyone. But in the first weeks of school, our students begin practicing all these skills.”  For more, see this bulletin for October 7th.

The Wider World of Quakers

Looking for inspiring opportunities? Here are some ideas.

  • an invitation to October work days at each of the Yearly Meeting's camps
  • programs at Pendle Hill available this fall -- some remote, most on campus

Learn - Advocate - Act

Lobby for Environmental Justice

November 16th thru 20th, in Washington DC and online

This November, FCNL's Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute will focus on peace, justice and an earth restored. Find out more - and register - here.

Land Reparations: A Journey of the Heart

A Pendle Hill Webinar

 November 2nd, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, via Zoom

The land on which we live, work, and worship is land to which its original inhabitants belonged and from whom it was stolen. Acknowledging this systemic land theft is only a first step in healing the injuries a pervasive settler/colonist culture inflicted on the Indigenous Peoples. We are now at the crossroads of an incredible opportunity to shift our consciousness from "we-them" to "we-us."  Here is the link for more information. There is a small fee.

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 Meeting 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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