How do we seek truth by which to live? How do we know it when we find it? In what ways does my life speak of my beliefs and values? In what ways is my life out of harmony with the truth as I know it? Why?
Sing and rejoice you children of the day and of the Light. For the Lord is at work in the thick night of darkness that (may) be felt. Truth does flourish as the rose, and lilies do grow among the throrns, the plants a-top of the hills, and upon them the lambs do skip and play. -- George Fox
Social Concerns Box
The Social Concerns Box for April is for scholarships to the Ramallah Friends Schools in the West Bank. Most of the money for two scholarships will be raised at Spring Fling on April 26 (see details below). Or contribute to the social concerns box. It is an opportunity for us to help build peace in the Middle East.
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 Religious Education for Children
(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
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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
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All are encouraged to:
It is now possible to make a charitable
contribution to BFM directly from this Web site.
Selected News & Events!|
Spring Fling is coming April 26!
Buy It Now Spring Fling Auction
Spring Fling Silent Auction Donation Form
BFM Grants to Promote Quaker Values
We meet for worship each first day (Sunday)
at 11:00 AM.
Important Dates in 2015
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for more events!
Friends Committee on National Legislation Report
Child Care Committee Annual Report
Recorder's Annual Report
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
DC Peace and Economic Justice Program Report
Hospitality 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: Social Concerns|
How have I expressed my faith in action? How are my actions grounded in my faith? To what extent is my sense of justice based in love? In what ways do I endeavor to respond to my own pain and suffering, that of others, and in the wider world? How do we teach our children, and show through our way of living, that love of God includes our affirming the humanity and dignity of everyone and seeking that of God within every person? How do we prepare ourselves and our children to play active roles in a changing world?
Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations, wherever you come, that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them. Then you will come to walk cheerfully over the earth, answering that of God in everyone. -- George Fox
Social Concerns Box
The Social Concerns Box for March is for Women for Women International. The Peace & Social Justice Committee has agreed to support three women with notes of encouragement, a monthly stipend, and training as they move from being survivors of conflict to active citizens engaged in rebuilding their lives and communities. The program includes financial assistance, leadership training, technical skills, access to capital and small business development, and the opportunity to gain support from other sponsored sisters in her community.
Please be generous with your contributions.
For details: email Jane Meleney Coe email@example.com or visit www.womenforwomen.org.