November 18, 2022
Many Ways to Reach Out and Connect


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, led by Adelphi's
at 12:15 pm            Climate Action Group (see below)

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

The second hour on climate action, led by Peace and Social Concerns' Climate Working Group, will focus on Adelphi's sustainability minute that was approved in 2007. Here's a link to the 2007 Sustainability Minute. The Sustainability Minute also appears on Adelphi Meeting's website, here.

This second hour will be a hybrid meeting. The Zoom link is the same as for Meeting for Worship.  See full information on links and telephone connections here 


Also, the Climate Working Group's recommendation for this week is that we watch How a Small Group of Quaker Activists Took on PNC Bank and Won.

Also This Sunday...

A Visit with Julie Tayac Yates -
Matriarch of the Piscataway Nation

Friends Meeting of Washington's Committee on Peace and Social Concerns is hosting a visit from Julie Tayac Yates at 12:30 this Sunday, November 20. She will be speaking about growing up Piscataway, what it means to be Native American and what solidarity and Right Relationship, with our regions native peoples might look like in DC and Maryland.

Attend in person or join on Zoom at 12:30 pm.To connect by phone, dial (301) 715-8592 and enter meeting ID 8649 9893 081# on prompt.

Supporting Reproductive Justice

Following Meeting’s approval of the Minute on reproductive justice, Peace and Social Concerns Committee and the Reproductive Justice Working Group are working on a compilation of resources for those in need. The Working Group’s next meeting will be November 21st on Zoom. Anyone interested in joining is welcome. Please contact Sharon Stout via Breeze


In and Around Adelphi Meeting

It's Cold Out There - Got Coats to Share?

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 is from 4T to adult medium.  If you have something to offer that is in very good condition, please email or call Marcy Seitel, via contact info in Breeze

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Meetinghouse

Will Kastens is hosting a Thanksgiving potluck dinner in the AFM social hall, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Thursday, November 24.  Everyone is welcome whether you bring a dish or just yourself.  Vegan tofurkey roast provided.  Looking for someone who can provide some turkey or ham. RSVP to if you can help out.  

Friends Community School

Check here for the weekly bulletin of the Friends Community School - and see how they celebrated World Kindness Day this week.  

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.   


Got Coffee? 

Please bring your coffee grounds and eggshells to the meetinghouse on any Sunday* for Ruby Steigerwald's ongoing compost project. She will collect them from you after meeting, or you can leave them on the lost and found table downstairs in the fellowship hall. (*Please don't bring anything on Sunday, December 4 - Ruby won't be able to collect them that week.)

Reel and Meal at the New Deal Café

Monday, November 21, at 7 p.m. - in person and on Zoom

The Reel and Meal at the New Deal Café will screen The Sun Rises in the East -- a film about the Black Freedom Movement in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1969. Young people in Bedford-Stuyvesant established their own African-centered school, a dozen black owned businesses and an African Arts Festival. More than 400 students at the Freedom Now School learned African cosmology, African languages and a sense of self-pride. The film will be screened live at the Café on Monday, November 21, at 7 p.m. and on Zoom. Online registration is required for “virtual” participants at

The Wider World of Quakers

Young Friends November Con  
Registration Closes at Noon on November 22 - Tuesday!

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.

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

 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.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Announcements

Announcements from the Yearly Meeting Office are available here. They include:

  • A link to a Friends Journal Quaker Speak video by Sabrina McCarthy: "Making My Own Quaker-Adjacent Community."
  • An opportunity to update your address for the BYM Yearbook which will be produced at the end of this year, and
    Get this: 
  • Got Books? The bookstore at the 2023 annual sessions will offer used books as well as new. If you have used books in good condition that may be of interest to Friends, this is your chance!  Box them up and bring them to any interim meeting next year, or to the BYM office in Sandy Spring.

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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