July 1, 2022

Memories and Learnings

Coming Right Up

Memorial Minute for Mosi Harrington

On Sunday, July 3, at rise of meeting we will hear and consider a draft Memorial Minute for our Friend Mosi Harrington, in a special called Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business.  When the Meeting approves this minute, it will be sent to the Yearly Meeting, for inclusion with other Memorial Minutes from this year.  Many thanks to Lynn Hardesty, Amy Greene, Judith Goedeke and Charlie Goedeke for their work in compiling and publishing so many memories of Mosi.  The resulting booklet became the foundation for the proposed Memorial Minute.

First Friday Film Discussion is This Evening

Join us this evening, 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. 

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

July Events

(Special ones in bold)

July 3 at 8:45 am              - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
July 3 at 10 am                 - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
                                         - Children's Summer Program
July 3 at ~ 11:20               - Special Called Meeting for Business
                                           Consider Memorial Minute for Mosi Harrington
July 3 at 7 pm                   - Meeting for Worship via Zoom
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 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

July 17 at 8:45 am             - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
July 17 at 10 am                - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
                                          - Children's Summer Program
July 17 at 7 pm                  - Meeting for Worship via Zoom
July 20 at noon                  - Meeting for worship for healing a broken world
July 20 at 7:30 pm             - Bible Study - focusing on the Book of John

July 24 at 8:45 am             - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
July 24 at 10 am                - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
                                           - Children's Summer Program
July 24 at 7 pm                   - Meeting for Worship via Zoom
July 27 at noon                  - Meeting for worship for healing a broken world
July 27 at 7:30 pm             - Bible Study - focusing on the Book of John

July 31 at 8:45 am              - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
July 31 at 10 am                 - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
                                            - Children's Summer Program
July 31 at 7 pm                   - Meeting for Worship via Zoom

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. 

Celebrations in the Adelphi Meeting Community

Pastoral Care Committee would like us all to know about these special milestones in our community -- all of which have occurred in the last two months! Congratulations to these Friends and their proud families:

  • Sean Leonard, son of Ken and Joan Leonard, graduated from high school and received his Eagle Scout badge.
  • Mike Savage, son of Sam Savage, graduated from high school.
  • Audrey Schwenke, daughter of Christine Lucas and Chloe Schwenke, graduated from college.
  • Sara Dean, daughter of Janice and Ben Dean, earned a graduate degree in social work.
  • Elizabeth Mulvey, daughter of Judith and Pat Mulvey, earned a graduate degree in education.
  • Lydia Bedford, daughter of Melanie Gifford, earned a medical degree.
  • Michael Dunne, son of Ann Dunne, earned a degree in vascular technology.
  • Cara Curtis, daughter of Peter Curtis, welcomed a new baby, Eliot Peter. 

Meeting's Business

Draft minutes from the June 12 meeting for business are available here for your reference and corrections. Please send any corrections to

Zoom Hosts: We still need one or two more volunteers to help with the technical side of managing blended meetings (virtual and in-person.)  If you offer, you will receive training and coaching from current Zoom hosts. After trying your hand at it a few times, you'll have a new skill with many uses in our "new normal" world.  Please contact Cheryl Morden via Breeze.

The Wider World of Quakers

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Announcements

The weekly announcements are available here

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.  Two week.  Just sayin'.  Find information here about the events, meetings, and workshops, and register here to participate either in-person or virtually.  

See more news - about new opportunities to work on social justice issues, a national "Call to Quakers" to join a national dialogue on threats to our democracy.  There are also particulars about the next meeting of Friends of African Descent (in August), events at Pendle Hill and a couple of local meetings. If Adelphi ever gets boring - broaden your horizons!

Learn - Advocate - Act

Native American Legislative Update

The Congressional Advocate on Native American Concerns, Portia Skenandore-Wheelock, has just issued her legislative update on activities in June.  The highlight is Congress's activity on legislation that would set up an inquiry into the policy and practice of mandatory boarding schools for Indigenous children.  Through the 1800s, until the 1960s, about half of these schools were sponsored and run by churches - including Quakers - on behalf of the federal government, and carrying out the governments policy of erasing Indigenous culture, religion, beliefs and family ties. Find out more about the boarding schools and progress on the legislation on the Decolonizing Quakers website.

Land Acknowledgment: 
A 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. The speaker is tom kunesh (Lakota/mixt) who researches and helps restore local sites near where he now lives in Nashville, TN.  Find out more and register here


Mmm...Homemade Pupusas

New details

Carol Nezzo is supporting a friend, Veronica, who makes pupusas in her home for sale.  Many years ago, the meeting helped support Veronica's efforts to free her brother from detention in Arizona.  Her brother has now been granted  political asylum -- but the pupusa tradition lives on!

The next opportunity is Saturday, July 2 at 3 p.m., when you can pick up your order of delicious pupusas. Veronica is offering three kinds of pupusas -- beans and cheese, zucchini with cheese, and spinach with cheese. 

To order, at just $2.25 each,
(1) Send Carol Nezzo an e-mail with your order (at  Specify how many of each kind of pupusa you would like, and please include your contact information.  
(2) Then drop off a check or cash for the amount of your order to Carol's house at 4600 Amherst Road, College Park  (one traffic light north of Whole Foods.)  

Place your order soon -- Veronica does have limits on how many of these delicious items she can make!

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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