Religious Society of Friends
P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824
301-986-8681 info@bethesdafriends.org

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May 2015
Query: Outreach
As the way opens, how do I share Friends' principles with others? In what ways do I make everyone, including newcomers, feel welcome in meetings for worship? How can I find ways to encourage a sense of community within the Meeting?

Ye have no time but this present time, therefore prize your time for your soul's sake. -- George Fox

Social Concerns Box
The May Social Concerns box is for the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, an adult literacy organization that has been serving Montgomery County for 52 years. The Literacy Council teaches functional literacy skills to 1,500 adults through one-on-one tutoring and classroom instruction. Contributions help support LCMC's free and low-cost programs, and enable program expansion so that more Montgomery County residents can improve their English literacy and, thus, their lives. For details visit www.literacycouncilmcmd.org.

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 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!  

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:

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

Selected News & Events!

Catoctin Quaker Camp Saturday
June 6th (optional: Friday PM and/or Sunday through lunch)

We meet for worship each first day (Sunday)
at 11:00 AM.
Important Dates in 2015
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Recent Updaes
Pastoral Care Committee Annual Report
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
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
April 2015
Query: Integrity
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?

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 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.

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