July 19, 2022

Living simply makes loving simple    

~ bell hooks

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

(Special ones in bold)
Click here to find links
for virtual Meetings for Worship, Meetings for Business, and other virtual events.

July 20 at noon                  - Meeting for worship for healing a broken world
July 20 at 7:30 pm             - Bible Study - focusing on the Book of John

July 24 at 8:45 am             - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
July 24 at 10 am                - Blended Meeting for Worship and 
                                             Outdoor Worship behind meetinghouse
                                             Junior Meeting for children in grades 1 - 5
July 24 at 7 pm                  - Meeting for Worship via Zoom
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

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

“Watching the moon
at dawn,
solitary, mid-sky,
I knew myself completely,
no part left out.” 

― Izumi Shikibu, The Ink Dark Moon

In and Around Adelphi 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. 

Finding a New (AFM) White House Resident

Adelphi's current White House resident (Joseph Ndayisenga) is planning to move out as of Oct. 1.  Our Resident Search Committee is re-convening to select our next resident. Would you be interested in serving? If you have questions about serving on the committee, or would be willing to serve please contact (via Breeze) either Heather Carter or Victor Thuronyi (clerk of trustees, the committee in charge of the process).

If you are interested in the position, or know someone who might be a good fit, please contact Heather or Victor. A job description and application process will be available shortly.

[repeated by special request]

Peace and Social Concerns Committee
Launches Working Groups

Peace and Social Concerns Committee is hosting and launching two working groups and the committee hopes you will join one or both.  One group will focus on developing a minute and actions for Reproductive Rights and Privacy, and another will focus on climate action.

The first meeting of the Reproductive Rights group will be on July 25, and the Climate Action group will meet on July 26.  Much more information is available here

If you are interested please contact Connie Meyer or Charlie Goedeke,  and they will send you additional information and the Zoom link.  (Please click on their names above to see their contact information in Breeze.)

What Happened in our July Meeting for Business?

Here are the draft minutes of the meeting last Sunday, in case you had to miss it. Please send any corrections to

The Wider World of Quakers

Friends Journal Feature

Friend Journal features an article on confronting people who make a meeting unsafe. "To say, out loud, things that are close to our soul makes us vulnerable.… If we don’t speak because we don’t feel safe enough to share what the Spirit calls us to say, Quakerism falls apart." In this article from Friends Journal's March issue, Donald W. McCormick considers how meetings can address threats to communal security.

Surely You've Registered by Now?

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Sessions
- Registration Deadline Extended -

BYM Annual Sessions will be held on line and in person, August 1 - 9 at Hood College in Frederick, MD. Find information here about the events, meetings, and workshops and how to register.  Many events are also offered via Zoom. Hood College now requires advance registration for anyone who will be on campus, so if you'll be attending in person, you must register by tomorrow, July 20, at noon.

Learn - Advocate - Act

Newcomers from Arizona and Texas

Texas and Arizona have decided to "forward to DC" all of the people that they apprehend for crossing the border without proper papers.  So busloads of people are arriving by bus in D.C. with nowhere to go and no way to get there. 

Friends Meeting of Washington is participating in a local network of faith groups and others to meet the new arrivals at the bus station and take them for a hot meal and some conversation about next steps.

In Montgomery County, the Faith Community Advisory Council is convening an urgent townhall event on Thursday, July 21st, to see how we can connect with other networks to respond to this influx of newcomers.  Here is a flyer about the meeting, and here is a link to register in advance for the meeting.

Couch Potato Activists' Alert

The July alert for Couch Potato Activists is available here.  As usual, the range of action opportunities is wide, including several earth and water protecting events, couch-potato support needed for a Truth and Reconciliation bill in Congress, education on reproductive rights, support for trans people in hostile states, and direct help requested by Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP).

"The old ladies say if you love the Lord your God with your whole heart, [with] your whole soul and your whole mind and all your strength, then you praise the Lord with your whole heart and soul and mind and strength and you don’t bring [God] any feeble service.”
Sister Thea Bowman

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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