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Welcome to Bethesda Friends Meeting, a Quaker congregation and a nurturing place for your spiritual journey.

Here you can challenge, question, explore and deepen your beliefs, values, and ideas. If this appeals to you, why don’t you stop by?  We meet every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on the campus of Sidwell Friends Lower School.

We are a welcoming community. We believe there is that of the Divine in every person. Together we listen deeply to the Spirit and to each other. Each person’s direct experience with the Divine guides worship and action in profound, life-changing ways.

Our faith is expressed in our actions, as we strive for:

  • Simplicity - Learning to discern the essential from the non-essential.
  • Peace - Living in a spirit that takes away the occasion for all war.
  • Integrity - Being who we truly are and truly meaning what we say.
  • Community - Knowing that we need one another in order to be whole.
  • Equality - Knowing that everyone, everywhere is equally precious to God. This includes people of all ages, abilities, sexual orientation, races, ethnicities, levels of resources, and theological perspectives.
  • Stewardship - Caring for the environment and using time and resources wisely, not wastefully.
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 Sunday Meeting is at 11:00 a.m.
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 Adult Religious Education 
"Holding (someone) in the Light"
Sun 11/11 at 9:30 a.m.
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(Please use the "Contact Us" form to  request child care)  
How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint
Tues, Nov 13, 7-9 p.m.
at Bethesda Connie Morella Library
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 Spiritual Formation Mini-Retreat
Sun, 11/18, 12:30-3:00 p.m.
A chance to deepen our connections and spiritual lives.
(Child Care available on request) 

BFM Book Group
Is meeting in the BFM Library
monthly on the 2nd Sat. at
1:30-3:30 p.m.
More info, click here.

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Bethesda Friends Meeting
Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School.
DIRECTIONS: Click to see map.
Entrance is at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824
We are a member of the Religious Society of Friends
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