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!|
Spring Fling: April 27, 2014
Silent Auction Donation Form
Announcement: Childcare Position and
Application for Employment as Childcare Provider
Developing FCNL's Priorities for the 114th Congress
Enroll in BYM 2014 Summer Camps
Nurturing the Fire at the Center
Join Our List Serve
We meet for worship each first day (Sunday)
at 11:00 AM.
Important Dates in 2014
Visit the Calendar
for more events!
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
BYM Interim Report
Ministry and Worship Committee Annual Report
Peace and Social Justice Committee Annual Report
BYM Annual Report
Adult Religious Education Committee Annual Report
BYM 2013 Epistles
BFM Peace Epistle
Friends in Action!
Read about how BFM members and attenders are
putting their faith into practice.
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?
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. We are sponsoring three women from Rwanda, at a cost of $360 per woman per year. Please be generous with your contributions, and please visit the note-writing table at the entrance to Meeting during March.
For more information: email Jane Meleney Coe or visit www.womenforwomen.org.