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.
join us for worship
during our regularly scheduled
We provide child
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!
more information? Send email to
or call us at 301-986-8681.
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.
learn more about Quakerism in general, we suggest
you visit the Friends
General Conference Website.
All are encouraged to:
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
Visit the Calendar
for more events!
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
Advancement & Outreach Committee Annual 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
Friends in Action!
Query: Meetings for Worship|
In what ways do I prepare my heart and mind to receive the power of God's presence and love? How does worship deepen my relationship with God? How is this inspiration carried over into my daily life? Are our meetings for worship held in expectant waiting for Divine guidance? How do activities of our Meeting find their inspiration in worship? In what ways does worship uphold Meeting activities?
Ye have no time but this present time, therefore prize your time for your soul's sake. -- George Fox
Social Concerns Box
The Social Concerns Box for November is for the Interfaith Housing Coalition, which provides affordable housing and social services to homeless families in Montgomery County. BFM is one of the member organizations.
For more information: email Esther Delaplaine.