July 5, 2022

Tuesday Updates

Tuesday updates are limited to new items and events that are coming right up.  For "all the news" please check the Silent Announcements from the preceding Friday.

Coming Right Up

Oops:  First Friday Film Discussion is on this Friday

Not last Friday ... 

Join us on Friday July 8, the second Friday in July at 7:00pm for a discussion of the 2020 film, "Cowboys." Here is the link for the discussion.

Plot summary:  Trans boy Joe's troubled but well-intentioned father, Troy, takes off with him into the Montana wilderness, pursued by police, after his wife, Sally, from whom he has recently separated, refuses to let Joe live as his authentic self. See the trailer here. The film is available on Kanopy and Hoopla for free, and other streaming services for a nominal fee. 

Poem as Portal

Saturday, July 9 from 10-noon on Zoom

“Poem as Portal allows me to discover new openings through my own and others’ reactions to the images and possibilities in the poem.  It is really quite a remarkable process.  I am fascinated with the experiences of consciousness and creativity I encounter in these sessions.”  ~Lonnie Weinheimer 

Friends take a single poem where they need it to go, and from that new perspective discover what had been hidden.  Join thoughtful, respectful seekers in new explorations, and share in the harvest.  If you are not already on Judith Goedeke’s monthly mailing list, contact her through Breeze to receive this month's poem, queries, quotes and Zoom link.  Everyone joining in should bring a journal or other materials to use during time for quiet reflection.  You are warmly invited.

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

July Events

(Special ones in bold)

July 6 at noon                   - Meeting for worship for healing a broken world
July 6 at 7:30 pm              - Bible Study - focusing on the Book of John
July 8 at 7 pm                   - (Second) Friday Discussion of film:  "Cowboy"

July 10 at 8:45 am             - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
July 10 at 10 am                - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
                                          - Children's Summer Program
July 10 at 12:15 pm           - Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business
July 10 at 7 pm                  - Meeting for Worship via Zoom
July 13 at noon                  - Meeting for worship for healing a broken world
July 13 at 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 meetings of Takoma Park Preparative Meeting.

And for the Children ...

Children's Summer Program -  On the 1st through 3d Sunday each month, children of grade-school age will 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 with their adult leaders for their program. 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 ages 5 to 11 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. 

Meeting's Business

Meeting for Business is coming up on Sunday, July 10th at 12:15.  Draft minutes from the June 12 meeting for business, and other documents you will need for the meeting are (or will be) available here for your reference. 

The desert elders
would sink deeply and continually into what they called the “prayer of quiet….”  
This contemplative method of praying does not use images, requests, intercessions, and rituals.
It involves the quieting of one’s spirit and the settling into the essence of being, which allows one to be found in the presence of God.     
~ Lisa Colón DeLay

For Current (and Future) Couch Potato Activists

Megan Donohue shared a bit of inspiration for us all to consider:

This morning WPFW aired Amanda Gorman's poem from Biden/Harris' inauguration, The Hill We Climb. Always inspiring and motivating to listen to. The last line is

"the new dawn blooms as we free it
for there is always light if only we're brave enough to see it,
if only we're brave enough to be it."

Friends see this light and know this light.  Resmaa Menakem, author of The Quaking of America: an Embodied Guide to Navigating our Nation's Upheaval and Racial Reckoning, says racism is a collective problem that needs to be healed collectively.  So many social/economic problems are collective problems, that need to be healed collectively.

The couch potato activists see the light and hold concerns in the light, we also are brave enough to be the light. Let's acknowledge the collective actions we have taken. This week let us use the couch potato outreach form to share where we have been brave, where we have been the light and where we have taken action.

Next week, will send an email with suggestions for actions to take. 
Thank you from Peace and Social Concerns

The Wider World of Quakers

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Sessions

BYM Annual Sessions will be held on line and in person, August 1 - 9 at Hood College in Frederick, MD. Hood College now requires advance registration for anyone who will be on campus, so if you are planning to attend in person you must register by July 15.  Ten days.  Just sayin'.  Find information here about the events, meetings, and workshops, and register here to participate either in-person or virtually.  Other BYM announcements from last Friday are  available here

Learn - Advocate - Act

The Peace Testimony and the Ukraine War:
A Webinar for Friends

July 18, 2022, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

The BYM Working Group on U.S. Militarism and War brings us an excellent panel to talk about how the peace testimony leads us in considering the war in Ukraine. The panel includes Helena Cobban, Bob Dockhorn, and Michael Beer, all of whom have deep experience, not just with the peace testimony, but specifically with Ukraine and Russia. There's more information and a link to register on this flyer.

Land Acknowledgment: 

First Step Towards Right Relationship with the Land and its Peoples 

On August 9 and 11, from 7:30 - 9 pm Eastern time, Pendle Hill is sponsoring a two-part webinar on the topic of the land we live on, where it came from, how to acknowledge the truth of it and, perhaps, where to go from here. Find out more and register here

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

On July 5, 1852, abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave a speech at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York. At that time, an estimated 3.5 million people were enslaved, comprising 14% of the population of the United States, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The event was intended to commemorate Independence Day and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, though Douglass’ powerful oration became the most memorable portion of the event. It was here that Douglass, who had himself escaped enslavement 14 years earlier, delivered what has become one of his best-known speeches. “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (Read the full article in Yes Magazine.)

Yesterday morning, on July 4, National Public Radio aired a recitation of Douglass's speech, recorded in the summer of 2020 by five of his descendants, all of whom are young people dealing with a world still not healed from racism. Listen to their reading here. 

How We Do Other Things ...

  • 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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