July 26, 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.

July Events

Click here to find links
for virtual Meetings for Worship, Meetings for Business, and other virtual events.
July 27 at noon                  - Meeting for worship for healing a broken world
July 27 at 7:30 pm             - Bible Study - focusing on the Book of John

July 31 at 8:45 am             - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
July 31 at 10 am                - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
                                             Children's Summer Program
July 31 at 7 pm                   - Meeting for Worship via Zoom
August 3 at noon                - Meeting for worship for healing a broken world
August 3 7:30 pm               - Bible Study - focusing on the Book of John

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

And for the Children ...

Children's Summer Program -  On the 1st through 3d Sunday each month (and 5th Sunday, if there is one), children of grade-school age have their own program, with games, crafts and perhaps some surprises.  Usually, the children join their families for about the first 20 minutes of meeting, and then leave for their program with their adult leaders. They will be returned to their parents at the rise of meeting.

Junior Meeting - On the 4th Sunday each month, there's a treasured opportunity for children in grades 1- 5 to meet together in worship, accompanied by a few adult Friends.  Meeting begins at 10:00, either in the memorial garden, or in the white house if needed for inclement weather.

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

Adelphi Community

Seeking a New (Adelphi) White House Resident

Adelphi Friends Meeting seeks a resident caretaker to start October 1. Adelphi Friends Meeting is close to College Park and roughly 4 miles outside of DC. The position offers free use of the resident's quarters, a tidy two-room apartment on site, in exchange for approximately 15 hours of work a week. (No other compensation is provided.) Find the job description here, and the application with contact information here.   Applications are due August 20.

Please Donate Your Coffee Grounds and Eggshells ...

(Yes, really.)

Ruby Steigerwald is doing a large scale composting project and would appreciate any egg shells or coffee grounds that you can share on Sunday, 7/31. Also if you have bagged leaves or grass clippings, she'll take those, but no sticks please. Please let Ruby know (via Breeze) if you are bringing leaves or grass, so she can plan to drive her car. 

The Wider World of Quakers

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions Begin...

BYM Annual Sessions will be held on line and in person, August 1 - 7 at Hood College in Frederick, MD. Registration for in-person participation is closed now, but you can still register here for virtual workshops and sessions.  Some workshops are beginning this week, i.e. today. See info below on a workshop offered this evening by Jim Fussell on "Black Resistance in Quaker Enslaver Households." See more announcements here.

Learn - Advocate - Act

No Change-Group Film Discussion in August

The First Friday Film Discussion group will not be meeting in August. We will reconvene in September. We will provide a film with options for viewing by mid-August. 

Black Resistance in Quaker Enslaver Households

in Virginia and Maryland, 1746-1763

Presentation by Jim Fussell tonight at 7 p.m. -- one of the early BYM workshops.  Register here to receive the Zoom connection to this week's workshops. Jim has provided a PDF of notes and quotes for the presentation.

Support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict,
and inspire hope where there is despair.
~ Nelson Mandela

Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders

A story of European Christian strategies to eliminate Two Spirits recognized in Native peoples' cultures.  From the 2018 archives of  Indian Country Today, by Duane Brayboy.

The Pope's Apology 

After meeting in Rome last month with elders and leaders from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada, Pope Francis visited Maskwacis Alberta, Canada.  The Pope met with survivors and descendants of the former Ermineskin Residential  School,
to deliver his apology on behalf of the Catholic Church. "I am deeply sorry," he said. "In the face of this deplorable evil, the church kneels before God and implores his forgiveness for the sins of her children." See the story of the visit here, in Indian Country Today, and see a video here. Photo credit:  APTN news.


What does an Ecological Civilization look like? A re-run of a 2021 "Yes!" article proving once again that everything is related to everything else. The core ideas are summarized in "6 Rules for Humans Rejoining the Natural World." Read it with a quiet heart and give yourself an "oh, that's how it could be" moment.  We need some of those. 

“Love your neighbor as yourself” — Jesus Christ

“I see love as a combination of six ingredients:
care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect, and trust”
— bell hooks

How To  ...

  • Get involved in meeting activities and outreach? Check out this updated list of committees and opportunities, and get in touch with a member of the Nominating Committee about your interests.
  • 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.
  • Get a log-in to access Breeze?   If you need help with Breeze, contact Mackenzie or Reuben at (webservent, with an “e,” is correct.)
  • Silent Announcements:
    • Submit an item for the bi-weekly Silent Announcements? For now, please respond to this email or send a message directly to the editor, Ruth Flower, at  For events, please include date, time, place (if in person), and how to register (if on Zoom). 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? On our webpage, bottom left corner of the "splash" (main) page, there's a small form to  subscribe or change your address. If your email has changed for all purposes, please enter the change on your page in Breeze.  
  • Zoom Meetings at Adelphi
  • 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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