November 25, 2022

'Tis the Season For...


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 early Christian Church,
                                  beginning December 1
For those attending virtually, check here for Zoom links and more details,
including information on the activities of Takoma Park Preparative Meeting.
    ---------------------------------------------Special ----------------------------------------------
November 27:       - Junior Meeting for Worship for first through fifth grades 
at 10:00 am

December 4:         - 
"A View From the Trenches: Friends' Experience of War"
at 12:15 pm               offered by Continuing Quaker Education 

December 9:          - (First) Friday Movie Discussion of the film "Gather" 
at 7:00 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.  

Coming Right Up...

A View from the Trenches:  Friends' Experience of War

December 4 at 12:15pm

Please join the Continuing Quaker Education Committee on Sunday, December 4 at 12:15pm by Zoom.* as we continue our year-long exploration of the Friends' Peace Testimony.  For this Second Hour, we will leave behind the conceptual talk of peace and hear from Friends who have experienced war first hand.  Panelists will be Mary Ellsberg, Pat Nutter, Jolee Robinson, and Chloe Schwenke.  How did these experiences influence their thinking on the Peace Testimony?  What is their relationship to pacifism now?  We would love to see you -- please stop in!  

*The Zoom link is the same as the one for Meeting for Worship.  Check here.

Next "First" Friday Film Discussion - on December 9

December 9 will be the "honorary first Friday" for our discussion of the film Gather at 7 pm. This film is an intimate portrait of a growing movement among Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities by re-asserting sovereignty over their ancestral food systems, and battling against the historical trauma brought on by centuries of genocide. "Gather" is available on Hoopla (Montgomery County Public Libraries), Kanopy (Prince Georges County and DC Public Libraries), Netflix, I-Tunes, Amazon Prime ($4) and others.  See the trailer here

In and Around Adelphi Meeting

Climate Corner

Adelphi's Climate Action Group recommends that we watch the Quaker Speak video  “Why I Blockaded 40,000 tons of Coal with a Lobster Boat” this week.  (In the all-the-world-is-connected department, Jay O'Hara, who is featured in this video, was an FCNL intern years ago, who dearly wanted to work on environmental issues.)

Couch Potato Activist Alert

Anna Rain brings us the "Couch Potato Activist Alert" for this month. She writes,

"We tumble into the season where our time and our resources are expected to be directed outward:  to those we consider family; to our community, however we might define such; to organizations that do work we support.  

In the spirit of 'Inward work brings outward change,' remember that your time, your energy, your resources are valuable.  Consider spending them wisely, in ways that support what you believe in and in ways that sustain your own spirit and being."

Read the alert here to see ways you can share your time, your gifts, and your spirit wisely.

Seven Steps Toward Healing from Colonization

An opinion article in Yes! Magazine offers two perspectives on healing from colonization: One view is offered by a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and the other by a person whose ancestor received a land grant in Lumbee territory in 1739 after their family migrated from Scotland. Step in.


It's Cold Out There - Got Coats to Share?

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

Got Coffee? 

Please bring your coffee grounds and eggshells to the meetinghouse on any Sunday* for Ruby Steigerwald's ongoing compost project. She will collect them from you after meeting, or you can leave them on the lost and found table downstairs in the fellowship hall. (*Please don't bring anything on Sunday, December 4 - Ruby won't be able to collect them that week.)

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. 

Brought to Us by Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill's Monthly Newsletter lists a number of on campus and on-line opportunities coming up, including

For a special New Year's weekend, check out these on-campus retreats:
New Year’s: Open Heart, Peaceful Mind (Dec 28 to Jan 1 with Valerie Brown), New Year’s: Music of Vision and Inspiration (Dec 28 to Jan 1 with Kurt Middleman), and the Pendle Hill Spring Term (March 1 to May 31)

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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