November 29, 2022


Tuesday Updates

Tuesday Updates include only events that are coming right up and new items

Adelphi Meeting Calendar

If you are connecting on line to a meeting for worship or business
or a second hour, please
 click here to find Zoom links.

If you are participating in an indoor event at Adelphi Meeting, please consult
these UPDATED COVID-related requirements.

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 early Christian Church,
                                  beginning December 1
For those attending virtually, check here for Zoom links and more details,
including information on the activities of Takoma Park Preparative Meeting.
    ------------------------------------Special Events at Adelphi----------------------------

December 4:         -  "A View From the Trenches: Friends' Experience of War"
at 12:15 pm               Second Hour offered by Continuing Quaker Education 

December 9:          - (First) Friday Movie Discussion of the film "Gather" 
at 7:00 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.  

Coming Right Up...

Rising from the Ashes:

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

December 3, 12 to 4 pm

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. 

A View from the Trenches:  Friends' Experience of War

December 4 at 12:15pm

Please join the Continuing Quaker Education Committee on Sunday, December 4 at 12:15pm by Zoom.* as we continue our year-long exploration of the Friends' Peace Testimony.  For this Second Hour, we will leave behind the conceptual talk of peace and hear from Friends who have experienced war first hand.  Panelists will be Mary Ellsberg, Pat Nutter, Jolee Robinson, and Chloe Schwenke.  How did these experiences influence their thinking on the Peace Testimony?  What is their relationship to pacifism now?  We would love to see you -- please stop in!  

*The Zoom link is the same as the one for Meeting for Worship.  Check here.

Next First Friday Film Discussion - on Second Friday

December 9 at 7 pm

December 9 will be the "honorary first Friday" for our discussion of the film Gather at 7 pm. This film is an intimate portrait of a growing movement among Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities by re-asserting sovereignty over their ancestral food systems, and battling against the historical trauma brought on by centuries of genocide. Here is the Zoom link for the discussion.

"Gather" is available on Hoopla (Montgomery County Public Libraries), Kanopy (Prince Georges County and DC Public Libraries), Netflix, I-Tunes, Amazon Prime ($4) and others.  See the trailer here

Warm Blessings for the Lodin Family

The Lodin family - the Afghan refugee family under our care - has an immediate need for coats, hats, gloves, boots ... and Baby Things!  
(The new baby is arriving this week-- do we have anything to offer this newborn?)  Please contact Marcy Seitel via her info in Breeze.

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

More News from Last Friday

If you missed it, please be sure to check here for last Friday's Silent Announcements.  That's where you'll find:

  • Anna Rain's Couch Potato Activist Alert, alerting to find the balance between inward and outward work
  • The "Climate Corner" with a suggested video to watch about Quaker Action on climate concerns
  • Readings, gatherings, and resources including 
    • An article on Healing from Colonization (Yes! Magazine)
    • A rich list of events at (or Zoomed from) Pendle Hill
  • Request to share coffee grounds and egg shells for compost with Ruby Steigerwald, BUT NOT on December 4.

The Wider World of Quakers

Cook for the BYM Staff Retreat?  

The Baltimore Yearly Meeting staff will be on retreat in Cacapon State Park near Berkeley Spring, WV on December 7 -- next Wednesday.  They need a cook to prepare a simple lunch and simple dinner for 10 people. Free private room and reimbursement for mileage offered.  "Forest bathing" in the Cacapon State Park while you're there is the priceless perk.  Check out the details here -- and be in touch with Sarah Gillooly soon - this offer is likely to be snapped up quickly! 

STRIDE Fundraiser - December 11  

Baltimore Yearly Meeting's STRIDE program is holding a back-yard caroling party to raise funds for STRIDE, to send more kids to camp next summer.  Can't make it?  No problem!  The carolers will commit to making a recording just for you, to send to the friend or family member of your choice.  Check out the details here. 

Learn more about STRIDE on the program's website, and download this (.pdf) brochure to learn about the many ways to support STRIDE. 

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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