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

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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.

All are encouraged to:

Support the Meeting
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
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Recent Updaes
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
Advancement & Outreach Committee Annual 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
Bethesda Friends in Action!
Immigration Reform
November 2014
Query: Meetings for Worship
In what ways do I prepare my heart and mind to receive the power of God's presence and love? How does worship deepen my relationship with God? How is this inspiration carried over into my daily life? Are our meetings for worship held in expectant waiting for Divine guidance? How do activities of our Meeting find their inspiration in worship? In what ways does worship uphold Meeting activities?

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 November is for the Interfaith Housing Coalition, which provides affordable housing and social services to homeless families in Montgomery County. BFM is one of the member organizations. For more information: email Esther Delaplaine.

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