November 1, 2022

Tuesday Updates

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 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
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 ----------------------------------------------

November 6:         - "What I Talk About When I Talk About PEACE"
12:15 pm                Second Hour offered by Continuing Quaker Education -
                               (see below)
November 12:      - Memorial Service for Beth Anderson   
At 2 pm

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

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

First Friday Film Discussion - Friday November 4 at 7 p.m.

Please join us for the next First Friday Film discussion via Zoom at 7 pm on Friday, November 4, 2022. This month's selection is "Voices of Baltimore", a documentary about life in Baltimore from the Jim Crow era to the 21st century. Produced by three faculty members in the College of Education at Towson University, the film "captures rich oral histories of seven prominent African Americans who grew up in and lived through the era of legal segregation in Baltimore."  Their comments address "where we are today, how we got here, where we need to go, and the possibilities moving forward." [See more background about the film here.]

"Voices of Baltimore" is available here on Vimeo. (Joining Vimeo is not necessary to view the film.) It is also available through Maryland Public Television's MPT Passport.

To join the discussion, please use this recurring link for the First Friday Film group.

The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious,  one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. -James Baldwin, 1963

What I Talk About When I Talk About PEACE?

A Continuing Quaker Education Second Hour - 
November 6  at 12:15 (via Zoom)

Please join us on Sunday, November 6 at 12:15 pm, as we continue our year-long exploration of the Friends Peace Testimony.  The October Second Hour inspired some great discussion about our understanding(s) of peace and how they compare to early Friends' testimony against war.  This Sunday, we will survey some of the different concepts of peace, try to map those concepts visually, and also participate in small group brainstorming "everyday peace indicators" for our own community at Adelphi Friends.  Come participate in what we hope to be a very lively and relevant discussion!

We serve life not because it is broken, but because it is holy. 
~Rachel Naomi Remen

What's Up Next in Meeting for Business?

Our next meeting for worship for the conduct of business will be at 12:15 on November 13.  Please plan to enjoy pot-luck at the meetinghouse or at home and then to join in worship as we turn our attention to business.  Carole Hoage will serve as Interim Clerk while Marcy Seitel recovers from surgery.  If you have items that are prepared for the agenda, please contact Carole Hoage (via Breeze).  Here, for your reference, are the draft minutes from our October Meeting for Business.

Learn  -  Advocate  -  Act

From the New Adelphi Climate Action Group - 

Our group is just starting up, and as part of our early work we plan to focus on educating ourselves and the meeting community.  This education will lay the ground-work on which we can move toward action, both personal and meeting-wide, that will contribute to solutions. 

And by the way, the Action Group is still open to new members.  If you are interested, please contact Ruby Steigerwald or Carole Hoage (via Breeze) for more information.

Our first request is that each person in the meeting take a look at the Sustainability Minute that the Meeting approved in 2007. Then, each Friday, we'll offer you a video, an article, or some other interesting bit of education to bring our attention to this truly global -- and truly local -- challenge. 

Coming Up Soon:

Land Reparations: A Journey of the Heart
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm

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.

Resources to Decolonize Thanksgiving 

The "Upstander Project" offers several resources for Native American Heritage Month, including this children's book, an article for older students (and adults) and other re-tellings of history as seen through Indigenous eyes.  See the full list here and watch for news of Upstander films and documentaries.

The Wider World of Quakers

This Just In: 

Young Friends November Con - 
Registration is Now Open

Young Friends - Friends of high school age - about 14 to 18 - AND YOUNG FRIENDS RECENT ALUMNI are invited to the November Con at Annapolis Friends Meeting on November 25 through 27th.  All the information is HERE.

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.  Find more information here.

Friends Seeking Friends in the "Middle Third" ... 

... you know, the demographic third that has aged out of Young Adult Friends, but is not yet taking tours of Friends House Retirement Center.  You're busy with life and work and maybe children and yet ... maybe you’re hungry for a rich spiritual life and connections to other Friends in your stage of life?  Some other Friends in that "middle third" are reaching out to find out who else is out there. They invite you to  connect via a few questions on this form

Pendle Hill Presents: 

An Online First Monday lecture with Valerie Brown:

Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace"

Dec 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public, registration required. 
Valerie Brown writes:  Life’s fragility, fear, and anxiety, and our own self-sabotage can derail us from growing and thriving, leaving us stuck, fractured, and constantly second-guessing ourselves. How can we gain greater self-awareness and bravery to break these patterns? This lecture is based on Valerie’s latest book: Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace. Read more and register here. 

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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