August 12, 2022

 What Can We Say?

Click here to find links
for virtual Meetings for Worship, Meetings for Business, and other virtual events.
On Sundays:
At 8:45 am           
   - Meeting for worship in Memorial Garden 
At 10 am                 - Blended Meeting for Worship + Outdoor Worship 
                               - Children's Summer Program
At 7 pm                   - Meeting for Worship via Zoom

On August 14        - Second Sunday
                              - Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business
On August 24        - Fourth Sunday
                              - Junior Meeting for Worship beginning at 10 am

On Wednesdays:
At noon                   - 
Meeting for worship for healing a broken world
At 7:30 pm              - Bible Study - focusing on the Book of John

For those attending virtually, check here for links and more details, including information on the activities of Takoma Park Preparative Meeting.  

Children's Summer Program

On the 1st through 3d Sunday each month, children of grade-school age 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 for their program with their adult leaders. 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 in grades 1- 5 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. 

Coming Right Up

Tomorrow:  Poem as Portal

Saturday August 13 from 10 to noon

On Zoom

"Poetry rises when we need fresh words to recall the mystery of ourselves and reach across to the mystery of each other. “ ~ Krista Tippett

Friends take a single poem where they 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 Goedeke’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.

Sunday:  Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business

This Sunday, August 14, is the second Sunday of the month.  We will meet as a community to tend to our business at about 12:15, following Meeting for Worship and "Meeting for Eating" (potluck/ lunch at the meetinghouse or at home.) Everyone is invited to participate. The Zoom link for these meetings is always the same as the link for Sunday morning meeting for worship. Check here for links.

Committees - please be sure to consult with the clerk if you have business to bring before the meeting, and to send any written reports to the recording clerk.  The agenda and reports will appear (magically?) in this in this folder.  If some things are missing when you check the first time, please check  again before Meeting for Business.  It is August, after all -- one of the times when we organize our business a bit more slowly. 

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

Conversation with Daquanna

Following up on Developments at Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions

Daquanna Harrison writes:  Thank you to all who have contacted me about my message concerning BYM's Annual Meeting and our overall work towards being an anti-racist community. I welcome you to join me on August 25, between 5:30 and 7pm to discuss my perspective on what occurred, what it may mean for our wider community, and what AFM may be able to do to support BYM moving to be a more anti-racist community. You can reach me at but I would prefer most questions during the Zoom call.  Join at this link on Zoom.  The meeting ID will be 870 1356 2026 and the Passcode: 096941.

Adelphi Friends Meeting's Commitment to Anti-Racism

The Change Group is bringing us a revised version of a statement on anti-racism.  This will be on the Business Meeting agenda for reflection and discussion.  No decision is anticipated yet, as we discern where we are on making such a statement of commitment.

Women's Retreat:  Adelphi's Hosting - Can You Help?

Hold the Date! Saturday, October 8, 2022 for the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Women's Retreat here at Adelphi Meeting. Hybrid in-person/on-Zoom, one-day meeting. Martha Woods is coordinating, and seeks 4-6 Adelphi women to help welcome those from our larger BYM community. More info to come. Contact Martha at

Seeking a New (Adelphi) White House Resident

Adelphi Friends Meeting seeks a resident caretaker to start October 1. If you want to apply or refer a Friend, you can now find more information on Adelphi Meeting's web page, under "News."  The job description and application are there too.  Applications are due August 20.

The Wider World of Quakers

Announcements from

Baltimore Yearly Meeting

While the boxes are still being packed away from Annual Meeting Sessions, the BYM staff is back at work, pulling together announcements about Quaker events around our region. Recordings of plenary sessions and some of the workshops should be available soon.  Meanwhile, look here for links to and information about these and other events:

  • Happening now:  August 12 to 14th: The Gathering of Friends of African Descent
  • August 26 - 28: Celebration at Catoctin of the 100 year anniversary of the camping program.  Last call for registrations.
  • September 9 - 11:  the fall retreat of the Spiritual Formation Program (some details below.) 
  • Beginning September 14:  Yearly-Meeting-wide reading and discussion of the book Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  • In early October, a week of climate action by Earth Quaker Action Team, with training on October 1
The announcements include a list of remembrances of Friends we have lost in the past year.  Three are from Adelphi:  Beth Anderson, Mosi Harrington, and Charlotte Miller.  

Meditation is not evasion. It is a serene encounter with reality. 
~ Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Baltimore Yearly Meeting's

Spiritual Formation  Program

Fall Retreat - September 9 - 11

Baltimore Yearly Meeting's Spiritual Formation Program offers practical ways for seekers to deepen their personal spiritual experience while building spiritual community. No matter where you are on your journey, the Spiritual Formation Program meets you there. Program includes two weekend retreats and large and small groups of Friends from the same local meeting coming together for reflection and encouragement. Find much more information here

Learn - Advocate - Act

Reel and Meal Film  on Surviving Hiroshima

Monday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The August Reel and Meal film is about Setsuko Thurlow, a Hiroshima survivor, and her efforts to move the world back from the brink of nuclear war  -- a higher risk now during the Ukraine conflict than it was even during the Cuban missile crisis in the early '60s The film will be screened both in-person at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD and online via Zoom; registration required at

Quaker Earthcare Witness Hosts Workshop
on Ecological Grieving

Thursday, August 25, from 7 - 8:30 pm Eastern

Quaker Earthcare Witness is hosting an experiential workshop, Ecological Grief: Engaging with the Emotional Impacts of Climate Change, and we are all invited to participate. This workshop will be an introduction to the phenomenon of ecological grief—what it is, how to engage with it, and why it’s important. Learn more and register here.

North Pacific Yearly Meeting

Minute in  Support of Indigenous People

What steps can a Quaker meeting take as it comes to terms with the way this nation was settled and born, and the wrongs done by settler/colonists - including Quaker settler/colonists - particularly to the Indigenous peoples whose lives, homelands, and culture were taken as this continent was colonized?

Consider this minute approved by North Pacific Yearly Meeting in July. 

How To  ...

  • 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.
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  • 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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