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 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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Monthly BFM Calendar & Events 

 Opportunities for Our Future (OOF)

 The last OOF Information Session
Sun, 9/18
9:15 a.m.
in the Groome Building.

A Special Mtg for Worship
has been called for Saturday, 10/1
at 1:00 p.m.
to discern how we are led to respond to the changes that face us at this juncture. 

To see OOF meeting times and link to meeting minutes & FAQs, please click here.

Adult Religious Education

--Please join us.

August 28
9:30 a.m.

Spiritual Coffee House

Bring your favorite poem, prose, painting, prayer, passage, song, sculpture or other work of art that you would like to share with friends.
(On the patio in front of the Meeting House)

New series on 
Please click on the link to open a Word doc for a survey on topics, meeting dates, and additional information.

 Sept 18
10:00 & 12:30
(In the SAM Bldg Music Room) 
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Bethesda Friends Meeting
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824
Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland
We are a member of the Religious Society of Friends
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