October 25, 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.

Light is in both the broken bottle and the diamond. 
~ Mark Nepo

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 links
On Sundays:
At 8:45 am           
   - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
At 9:50 am              - Listening to music (indoors) or singing along (on Zoom) 
At 10 am                 - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
At 10:20 am            - First Day School classes - Grades 1 to 5 & Young Friends
At 7 pm                   - Meeting for Worship via Zoom

On Wednesdays:
At noon                   - 
Meeting for worship for healing a broken world, via Zoom
At 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 ----------------------------------------------

October 30:            - Enriching the Silence: A Worship Sharing Event (see below)
12:15 pm         

November 12:        - Memorial Service for Beth Anderson   
At 2 pm

November 13:       
 - Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business
At 12:15 pm

First Day School is Open!

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 volunteer for the Nursery.  Here is the job description for the paid position.  Otherwise, our classes are fully staffed!

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

Coming Up Soon: 

Enriching the Silence: A Worship Sharing Event

Sunday, October 3oth, 12:15 pm

Ministry & Worship invites Friends to participate in an exploration of our core spiritual practice. This is an opportunity to examine and share our practices, desires, experiences, challenges and breakthroughs (however we define these things), as we navigate the silence and consider messages.  Our intention is to examine what we do now, and consider possibilities that might help make MfW more meaningful in exactly the ways we hope for and aspire to. Please join us. Contact Judith Goedeke via Breeze for information.

The gift of true religion is that it parts the veil and tells us
that our primal experience was trustworthy.
Richard Rohr

Workday at Adelphi
Was October 22

Don't you wish you were there?

Many thanks to the Friends who came together to ready our house and grounds for the fall and winter.  All hands were welcomed, new and old talents were discovered. 

See the video here.  And for all those who weren't caught on film - you are also stars!  See you at Spring Workday!

Minute on Reproductive Justice

In a Special Called Meeting for Business on Sunday, October 23, we approved this statement calling for Reproductive Justice. The Reproductive Justice working group (under the care of Peace and Social Concerns Committee) also offers this list of resources and actions that we can take in support of the minute. The working group meets on third Mondays at 7:30; the next meeting will be Monday 11/21. Ideas and participants are welcome, including on a drop-in basis. Contact Sharon Stout through Breeze to receive the Zoom link.

The Wider World of Quakers

Coming Up This Evening - October 25th at 7 pm on Zoom

Ecological Grief: Engaging with the Emotional Impacts
of Climate Change

This 90-minute Earthcare Witness experiential workshop with Gayle Matson and Hayley Hathaway is an introduction to the phenomenon of ecological-grief—what it is, how to engage with it, and why it’s important. We’ll explore the tender places in our own hearts where ecological grief dwells and offer them sacred attention. Engaging in the grief process in a spiritual community supports resilience and helps us be more deeply attuned to the actions we are called to take. Read more & register here:

Coming Up Soon:

BYM Interim Meeting

Saturday, November 5th

Join Friends at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting and on Zoom as we gather to conduct the business of the Yearly Meeting. Supporting documents for agenda items are due October 27th. More information is here.

Useful Links in the Wider World of Quakers

Here's a brand new Quaker Speak video (from Friends Journal) on Memorial Meetings and Memorial Minutes.

The BYM Weekly Announcements for October 21 can be found here.

The BYM Fall 2022 Interchange is available here, as a downloadable PDF.

The BYM Camps Newsletter, Fall 2022, including information on planning activities for nest year, is available here.

Our Community

Ride Request

Tomorrow (Wednesday) October 26th, 5 am

Pud Baker is looking for a ride to Sibley Hospital (DC) for a medical appointment at 6:00 am, meaning she will need to leave home about 5:00 am. Pud can be reached via Breeze.    

Learn - Advocate - Act

Coming Up Soon: Saturday, October 29th at 10 am

Mutual Aid: A Friendly Approach

In this interactive workshop with Rashid Darden on Zoom , Friends will walk through the surprisingly colorful history of mutual aid. How do fezzes and tents connect with food pantries? What’s the difference between charity and true mutual aid? Find out! Friends will also learn skills necessary to begin their own mutual aid ministries in their local meetings. This workshop will be recorded. Contact Marcy Seitel via Breeze with questions. Register here.

“Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks--we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.” 

Parker Palmer

Coming Up Soon: Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm

Land Reparations: A Journey of the Heart

A Pendle Hill webinar on Zoom. The land on which we live, work, and worship is land to which its original inhabitants belonged and from whom it was stolen. Acknowledging this systemic land theft is only a first step in healing the injuries a pervasive settler/colonist culture inflicted on Indigenous Peoples. We now have an opportunity to shift our consciousness from "we-them" to "we-us."  Here is the link for more information. There is a small fee.

United Nations Day Was October 24

The U.S. has been a member of the United Nations since its founding 77 years ago.  And yet for the last 25 years, the U.S. has failed to meet its obligations to pay its full dues - on time -  in support of U.N. missions.  The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urges support of H.R. 4420, the U.S. Commitment to Peacekeeping Act, which would allow the U.S. to  pay its dues on time and in full. The FCNL urges us to take action here to contact our Congressional representatives in support of this bill.

Caution: "Don't Say Gay" Bill Now in Congress

Rep. Mike Johnson from Louisiana has introduced HR 9197 with 36 cosponsors from 24 states (none from Maryland, DC or Virginia). This is a broad bill to prevent the use of federal funds to schools, libraries, hospitals or government entities for hosting or promoting any program, event, or literature involving sexually-oriented material.  Rep. Johnson calls the bill the "Stop the Sexualization of Children Act."

Art Lessons: Deepening Our Empathy

Coming Up Soon - October 30 at 4 pm: 

Isabel Wilkerson Speaks on the Great Migration

The Baltimore Museum of Art welcomes Isabel Wilkerson,  Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents will share her perspectives on the Great Migration’s historical and current relevance. Ms. Wilkerson will take questions from the BMA auditorium. The event will also be on Zoom. Free registration is required for auditorium admission and Zoom access. Register here. Other family-friendly activities include free performances, food and art-making in celebration of the opening of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration. The exhibition runs through January 29, 2023.

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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