October 18, 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.

"Given the right inward state, right action is inevitable."
~ Howard Brinton

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 22:            - Fall Workday at AFM (see below)
10 am to 4 pm         

October 23:            - Change Group Second Hour (see below)
10 am to 4 pm

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

Coming Right Up

Lobby for Environmental Justice
Registration Deadline Wednesday, October 19th

FCNL's 2022 Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute is planning a series of events for November 16 thru 20, in-person and online, with a focus on peace, justice and an earth restored. If you are planning to attend and you want to participate in lobby visits, you must register by Wednesday. 

If you register after, you can still participate in much of the event, but meeting with your legislators or their staff can’t be guaranteed.

AFM Fall Work Day
Saturday, October 22nd,  from 10 am to 4 pm  

Friends of all ages are encouraged to come and share the joy of working with your hands, taking care of the grounds, and enjoying the fellowship of the day!  We need many hands to do these tasks:  

  • Power washing stairs, walkways and plastic playground equipment
  • Cutting back brush with clippers, pulling ivy off trees with gloves
  • Trimming bushes with hand tools
  • Edging sidewalks with weed whacker
  • Raking and sweeping driveway
  • Picking up sticks, trash and moving wheelbarrows around
  • Fence repair
  • And more!

New! Kids can get up to 2 SSL hours. Under age 14 should be fully supervised by parent/guardian.  Ages 14 and over can be supervised by House and Grounds committee member.

There will be a potluck lunch as usual!  Bring a dish to share if you feel so inclined.  If you have any questions you can contact Patrick Mulvey through Breeze.

Change Group Second Hour

Sunday, October 23 - 12:15 pm

Michael Levi reported for the Change Group on the progress they are making toward stating our commitment to becoming an anti-racist Meeting.  The group has received many comments and incorporated many suggestions.  Still, the Change Group does not have a clear sense of how the Meeting is led at this time.  Michael invites all to participate in another threshing session during Second Hour on October 23rd.

Takoma Park Street Festival

Sunday, October 23  from 10 am to  5 pm

Takoma Park Preparatory Meeting plans to have a Quaker table at the festival. If you can help out for an hour or two during the day, send a note to

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

Proposed Minute on Reproductive Justice

After receiving feedback in Meeting for the Conduct of Business last week, the Working Group on Reproductive Justice made considerable changes. Friends are encouraged to thoughtfully read the draft, available here. Contact the Working Group's Clerk, Sharon Stout (through Breeze), for questions and comments.

The Wider World of Quakers

Silence & Light for Quaker Newcomers

October 15 to November 12, 2022

So maybe you’ve been spending time with Quakers recently and are beginning to get a handle on what the Meeting is all about, but you still have questions. What do Quakers believe? How does the community function? What does the unusual vocabulary actually mean?

Come to this introductory workshop offered by Friends General Conference to learn more. Michael Levi, a member of Adelphi, will facilitate five Zoom sessions on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, starting October 15. This program is designed for people who are new to Quakerism and will explore the basics of Friends’ theology and practice. There is a small sliding-scale fee to participate. Assistance from Adelphi Meeting is available if needed; contact the AFM Treasurer to apply. Find more information and registration here.

BYM Interim Meeting

Saturday, November 5th at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting
and on Zoom

Join Friends as we gather to conduct the business of the Yearly Meeting. Agenda items are due Monday, October 17th. Supporting documents are due October 27th. More information is here.

BYM's New Conflict Resolution Working Group

...  seeks people who are willing to offer some or all of these services: reflective listening, group facilitation, mediation, conflict coaching, non-violent communication, circle dialogues, restorative justice processes, etc.  Additional information can be found here.

Our Community

Walk to End HIV

October 22, 2022, 9 am to noon

Randall Ehrbar and daughter Ruth Ehrbar will be participating in the Walk to End HIV coming up on October 22nd.  This is an important fundraiser for the Whitman-Walker Health, a community health center that has special focus on LGBTQ people and people living with HIV.  Whitman-Walker is also one of the few primary care providers in DC's Ward 8. Randall works at Whitman-Walker, and his primary focus there is working with people addressing substance use issues, and with trans people. Here are two links where you can support their walk:

You are also invited to join in the Walk if so led! Sign up here.    

Learn - Advocate - Act

White Awake: Roots Deeper than Whiteness

Register through October 21st

White Awake will be hosting their annual online foundations course, "Roots Deeper than Whiteness: Building Emotional Strength and Political Clarity for Collective Liberation." Co-facilitated by (Adelphi's own) David Dean, this anti-racism offering nurtures emotional resilience for responding to racism and navigating the work of social change. It fosters a sense of personal identity and connection to one's own history.  And it encourages political direction for one's life and work. Learn more and register here. There is a sliding scale fee. Watch David share more about the course on Instagram here.  (Social workers and other professionals may qualify to get Continuing Education credit for the course.)

"I have learned that justice is not an abstract word: it is a long-term commitment, like marriage or friendship. As Cornel West said, 'Justice is what love looks like in public.' I hope that we as Friends can take these words to heart and reach out to our African American brothers and sisters in the spirit of love. To me, that's what it means to be a Friend."
Anthony Manousos
Read more in Friends Journal

Land Reparations: A Journey of the Heart

A Pendle Hill Webinar

 November 2nd, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, via 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 are now at the crossroads of an incredible opportunity to shift our consciousness from "we-them" to "we-us."  Here is the link for more information. There is a small fee.

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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