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Current Committees

Building

Works with architects, contractors, etc. on the renovation project, making small decisions when necessary and bringing large ones to business meeting.

Communications sub-committee

Responsible for all online communications.  Members:  Carol Beigel, Ruth Flower, Charlie Goedeke, Ken Leonard, Michael Levi, Mackenzie Morgan, Ann Marie Moriarty, Richard Renner, Diana Rutherford, and Reuben Snipper

Continuing Quaker Education (formerly Adult Religious Education)

Conducts programs for the religious education of adults, particularly in the second hour after the first Meeting for Worship of each month. Members: Tom Glaisyer, Ann Marie Moriarty, John Reuwer, and Chloe Schwenke

Development and Stewardship sub-committee

Leads and coordinates Meeting’s fundraising efforts to support the meeting. Members:  Alden Meyer, Ann Marie Moriarty, Pat Nutter, Diana Rutherford, Victor Thuronyi, and James Wilkinson

Finance

Prepares the annual budget, and collects from members and attenders funds sufficient to meet the Meeting’s responsibilities, supports its interests and cares for its property. Members: Patricia Crocker, Alden Meyer, Pat Nutter, Reuben Snipper, Catherine Vanderwaart, and James Wilkinson

Hospitality

Makes the meetinghouse a welcoming place and organizes the weekly potluck lunch. Members: Thomas Bassert, Lynn Hardesty, Helena Jareb, Will Kastens, Bonnie Schrack, and Alice Van Buren

House and Grounds

Maintains and improves the physical property of the Meeting, coordinates work days, and supervises maintenance. Members: Pud Baker, John Bassert, Charlie Carter, Heather Carter, Larry Clements, Tom Horne, Michael Houghton, Will Kastens, Jill Leonard, Patrick Mulvey, Roger Russell, Cindy Sealls, and Judy Touchton

Library

Oversees circulation of books, keeps them in good repair, and selects new materials based on member and attender requests. Members: David Castillo Mueller, June Confer, Samantha Magrath, Judith Mulvey, and Diana Rutherford

Memorial Garden

Is responsible for all matters related to Adelphi's Memorial Garden. Members: Pud Baker, John Bassert, Nicole Cintas, Joy Newheart, Ernie Walker, and Martha Woods

Ministry and Worship

Ensures that Meeting for Worship or for Business proceeds on the basis of a silent and attentive search for Divine guidance; arranges Meetings for marriage; prepares the annual Spiritual State of the Meeting report.  This committee is responsible for adult religious education and silent announcements and is the Committee on committees.  Committee members must be members of the Religious Society of Friends. Members: Alexander Barnes, Lynn Brown, Judith Goedeke, Sallie King, and Michael Levi

Naming

Nominates people to the Nominating Committee.

Nominating

Considers capabilities, experiences, special gifts and talents of members and attenders as well as duties and responsibilities of each committee and office to select friends to serve the Meeting. Members: Jamie Buss, June Confer, Anne Dievler, Daquanna Harrison, Lara Oerter, and Ernie Walker

Outreach and Fellowship

Greets folks on Sunday mornings before Meeting for Worship; welcomes newcomers and provides them with information and resources; and reaches out to members, attenders, and the surrounding community. Members: Debbie Bassert, Jade Eaton, Jamesen Goodman, Mackenzie Morgan, Maddie Rose, Mari Schimmer, and Laura Yeomans

Pastoral Care

Oversees the nurture and support of members and attenders, convening clearness committees for those who need or request them; assists with arrangements at time of death and sees that ill, troubled, or needy Friends are visited. Members: Mark Leach, and Samantha Magrath

Peace and Social Concerns

Ensures that the Meeting makes a suitable contribution to the furtherance of the testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends in the important areas of peace and social concerns. Members: Megan Donohue, Lainie Duncan, Laurie Gagne, Charlie Goedeke, Connie Meyer, Anna Rain, and Sharon Stout

Religious Education

Guides and conducts the formal religious education of the Meeting’s children, enhancing opportunities for them to experience and be guided by the Inner Light, and facilitates intergenerational events and celebrations. Members: Jessica Arends, Rob Duncan, Alisa Glassman, Mike Mangiaracina, Sam McCormally, and Ruby Steigerwald

Trustees

Holds title and executes legal business pertaining to property and securities held by the Meeting.  Also handles relations with external world.  Committee members must be members of the Religious Society of Friends.  Members: Mary Ellsberg, Angelyn Flowers, Richard Renner, and Victor Thuronyi

Past Committees

Long-Range Planning

At the 50th anniversary, it was decided that long-range planning was needed to envision where the meeting would go from here.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday

9:45 singing
10:00 worship
11:15 lunch break
12:15 second hour program

Wednesday

12:00 worship
7:30 Bible study

Contact

📍 2303 Metzerott Rd
Adelphi, MD 20783

📱 (301) 445-1114
📧 [email protected]

Members & Attenders