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!|
Fall First Day School Registration Now Open
We meet for worship each first day (Sunday)
at 11:00 AM.
Important Dates in 2014
Visit the Calendar
for more events!
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
Peace and Social Justice Committee Annual Report
BYM 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: Fostering Community|
What helps our Meeting build trust of one another? How do we get to know one another in community? How do we make time in our lives for our faith community? How does conflict enrich the life of our community? How do we provide for spiritual refreshment of ages at all stages of the spiritual journey?
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 September Social Concerns Box is for the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund, which each year awards college scholarships to DC public school seniors with high potential, who are coping with difficult backgrounds and have very low incomes. This fund is managed jointly by Bethesda Friends Meeting and Friends Meeting of Washington. BFM plays a vital role in funding, selecting the awardees, and making decisions about the program's policies and practices. Since the scholarship fund first began, it has awarded 106 scholarships to graduates from 20 DC Public schools.
For more information: email Tia Duer.