WELCOME!
BETHESDA FRIENDS MEETING
Religious Society of Friends
P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824
301-986-8681 info@bethesdafriends.org
www.bethesdafriends.org

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Welcome to the Bethesda Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). We are a congregation of about 150 families and individuals seeking divine guidance.

Please join us for worship during our regularly scheduled meeting times. We provide child care for infants and toddlers as well as First Day School (Sunday School) for Pre-K through High School and an Adult Religious Education program. Our Meeting room is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Directions are available for those interested in driving or using public transportation. The calendar contains information about committee activities and events of interest. We regularly update the calendar, so check back often!  

Want more information? Send email to info@bethesdafriends.org or call us at 301-986-8681.

Our Meeting is a one of a group of "monthly" Meetings that make up Baltimore Yearly Meeting. To learn more about that larger association and the component Meetings in this general area, we suggest visiting the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Website.

To learn more about Quakerism in general, we suggest you visit the Friends General Conference Website.

All are encouraged to:


Support the Meeting
It is now possible to make a charitable contribution to BFM directly from this Web site.

Selected News & Events!

BFM's Christmas Celebration
This year's Christmas Celebration, which is a continuation of Meeting for Worship, will be held on Sunday, December 21, at approximately 12:00 noon.
Candlelight Meeting for Worship
Please mark your calendars for our annual Candlelight Meeting for Worship at 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 22. During the last 15 years, Friends have come to appreciate, in the midst of non-stop holiday activity and anxiety, this peaceful hour together. It affords us some needed respite. From infants to teens, oldsters and youngsters, all are most welcome.

We meet for worship each first day (Sunday)
at 11:00 AM.
Important Dates in 2014
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Recent Updaes
Advancement & Outreach Committee Annual Report
Annual Report for Friends Housing
Religious Education Committee Annual Report
BYM Interim Report
Library Committee Annual Report
Pastoral Care Committee Annual Report
Spiritual State of the Meeting Report
Friends General Conference Annual Report
Recorder's Annual Report
DC Peace and Economic Justice Program Report
Hospitality Committee Annual Report
Ministry and Worship Committee Annual Report
BYM 2013 Epistles


Read about how BFM members and attenders are putting their faith into practice.
A Quaker Response to Mass Incarceration
BFM Peace Epistle
Bethesda Friends in Action!
Immigration Reform
December 2014
Query: Meetings for Business
Are our Meetings for Worship with a Concern for Business held in the spirit of worship, seeking the guidance of God? In what ways do we each take our right share of responsibility in the service of the Meeting?

Quote:
I saw, also, that there was an ocean of darkness and death; but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness. In that also I saw the infinite love of God, and I had great openings. -- George Fox

Social Concerns Box
A Wider Circle is the recipient for the Social Concerns Box in December. It is a local non-profit organization that assists individuals and families moving out of shelters to more stable living situations. A Wider Circle also offers intensive courses on job skills, financial planning, stress management, nutrition, and parenting. Its mission is to end poverty. For details visit: www.awidercircle.org or email: Melissa Merideth.

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