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!

World Quaker Day
October 5, 2014
Fall First Day School Registration Now Open

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
October 2014
Query: Personal Spiritual Life: Learning
How can we most effectively foster a spirit of seeking the Light? What helps us to be open to new understanding, support, and guidance? What encourages us to share our spiritual insights with others and to willingly receive from them in turn? How does Meeting nurture our spiritual growth and transformation? What efforts are we making to become better acquainted with the sources of our spiritual heritage and the contributions of other religions and philosophies?

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 in October is for Action in Montgomery (AIM). AIM, of which BFM is a member congregation, worked actively to ensure the passage of the referendum on the Maryland Dream Act and continues its advocacy for more affordable housing and funding for social services for those in need, among other actions. For more information: email Liz Hofmeister.

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