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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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What Do We Do When It Snows?
If Sidwell Friends Lower School is open, there will be Meeting for Worship. To find out,
check Sidwell Friends web site www.sidwell.edu. Or call the school security office: 202-537-8197.
Please note that in some cases when the meeting house is open, child care might not be available
(if our childcare provider is unable to arrive due to the inclement weather).

March 2015
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?

Quote:
Dispatch business quickly, and keep out of long debates and heats... be swift to hear, and slow to speak, and let it be in the grace, which seasons all words. -- 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 bethesdafm@igc.org or visit www.womenforwomen.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 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.

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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!
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 2014
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Recent Updaes
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
Bethesda Friends in Action!
Immigration Reform
March 2015
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?

Quote:
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 bethesdafm@igc.org or visit www.womenforwomen.org.

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