November 11, 2022
Circles and Gatherings


Coming right up tomorrow:

Saturday, November 12 at 2 pm 

We Will Celebrate the Life of Beth Anderson

We will gather to celebrate Beth Anderson's life and to inter her remains in the Memorial Garden. Friends are invited to participate and to share memories of Beth and fellowship with one another. The memorial meeting will be blended and the Zoom link can be found here.

If you can bring a gift of finger foods for the reception that will follow the memorial meeting, your contribution will be most welcome.  If you have questions, please contact Will Kastens for Hospitality Committee or Cheryl Morden for Ministry and Worship Committee.

The Zoom link for Saturday is on our list of "recurrent links."
Click here to see those links. 


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 Zoom links.
On Sundays:
8:45 am               
   - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
9:50 am                  - Listening to music (indoors) or singing along (on Zoom) 
10 am                     - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
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
7 pm                       - Meeting for Worship via Zoom

On Wednesdays:
Noon                       - 
Meeting for worship for healing a broken world, via Zoom
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 12:      - Memorial Service for Beth Anderson (see above)
At 2 pm

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

November 19:      - Gathering in the Memorial Garden to inter Mosi Harrington's
At 2:00 pm             ashes

November 27:      - Junior Meeting for Worship for first through fifth grades 
At 10:00 am

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.  

For Friends in grades 6 - 8, and in high school, see information below about Junior Young Friends and Young Friends conferences this month.


Also Coming Right Up...

Poem as Portal

Saturday, November 12th, from 10-noon

On Zoom

"Let us remember… that in the end we go to poetry for one reason, so that we might more fully inhabit our lives and the world in which we live them, and that if we more fully inhabit these things, we might be less apt to destroy both.”     ~ Christian Wiman

Friends create a space in which whatever we are seeking may find us.  We take a single poem where we 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’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.
Contact Judith Goedeke, via Breeze

Meeting for Business This Sunday

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, is the link to the folder of documents that we will need for our meeting.  



In and Around Adelphi Meeting

Got Coats?

The children and parents of the Afghan family our meeting supports are in need of warmer jackets hats, gloves, and even boots.  The sizes range from 4T to adult medium.  If you have something to offer that is in very good condition, please email or call Marcy Seitel, contact via info in Breeze

A Gathering in the Memorial Garden

On Saturday, November 19 at 2 pm, Friends will gather to inter Mosi Harrington's ashes in the Memorial Garden.  The family invites Friends from Adelphi meeting to be with them for this occasion.

Supporting Reproductive Justice

Following Meeting’s acceptance of our Minute, Peace and Social Concerns and the Reproductive Justice Working Group is working on our compilation of resources for those in need. The Working Group’s next meeting will be November 21st on Zoom. We invite all interested members of AFM to join us. For more information please contact Sharon Stout via Breeze

We're also coordinating with other Meetings to reinvigorate the BYM Working Group. All interested individuals are invited to a Zoom meeting on November 16th, to get that process started. Contact Sharon for this also. 

Friends Community School

The weekly bulletin is here. Lots of preparations for "turkey boxes" to distribute to families and for a winter day camp.  Here's what closing of Meeting for worship, singing Dona Nobis Pacem, looks like:

The Wider World of Quakers

Rising from the Ashes:

A BYM Programmed Meeting Toward
Connection and Repair of the Harms of Racism

Friends will gather on December 3rd from 12 to 4 pm to acknowledge and honor the pain of racism experienced by Friends of Color within our Yearly Meeting, to help White Friends see their complicity in that pain, and to take the next steps on the road to repair of our beloved community. The gathering will be at Stony Run Meeting and on Zoom.  Learn more and register here. 

Junior Young Friends Gathering This Weekend 
At Frederick Friends Meeting

This conference - November 12 and 13 - is for Young Friends in grades 6 - 8.  If you hadn't received information about this conference and would like to attend, please contact  Sunshine Klein at the BYM office:  And to find out more about Junior Young Friends generally, check here.

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.

More Baltimore Yearly Meeting Announcements 

More Yearly Meeting announcements are available here, including an addendum to the 2022 State of the Yearly Meeting report to reflect more fully how meetings were engaged in anti-racism work.

Learn  -  Advocate  -  Act

From Adelphi Meeting's  Climate Action Group

Something new to learn.  This week, watch the Quakerspeak video, “Quakers Talk to Congress about Climate Change.”

You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
~ Buckminster Fuller

From the Change Group - a New (First) Second Friday Film

Our next film discussion is scheduled for the second Friday of December -- the 9th -- at 7 p.m. The film for that evening's discussion will be "Gather," produced by Sanjay Rawal, available on Hoopla and Kanopy, among other sources. "Gather" is an intimate portrait of a growing movement among Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food.

From Paula Palmer and Friends Peace Teams

"Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples," is an interactive history workshop that many of us at Adelphi participated in several years ago.  That workshop is now being offered online.  Next opportunity is November 12, 4-6 pm Eastern time.  Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and others will facilitate. Please Register here

On November 15, 7-9 pm Eastern time, Paula Palmer, Gail Melix (Wampanoag) and Andrew Grant will offer a slide presentation on Quaker Indigenous Boarding Schools, hosted by Beacon Hill Friends House and New England Yearly Meeting. Register here. 

The Secret Handshakes  ...

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("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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