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!
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
Friends in Action!
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?
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.