Bethesda Friends are worshiping together
on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. via two venues
Welcome to Bethesda Friends Meeting
We strive for:
SIMPLICITY - Learning to discern the essential from the non-essential.
PEACE - Living in a spirit that takes away the occasion for all war.
INTEGRITY - Being who we truly are and truly meaning what we say.
COMMUNITY - Knowing that we need one another in order to be whole.
EQUALITY - Knowing that everyone, everywhere is equally precious to God. This includes people of all ages, abilities, sexual orientation, races, ethnicities, levels of resources, and theological perspectives.
STEWARDSHIP - Caring for the environment and using time and resources wisely, not wastefully.
We are a welcoming community.
Exploring and Deepening Our Quaker Faith and Practice
Celebrate with Friends around the world on Sun, 3rd October 2021. Please watch and share the FWCC video invitation to World Quaker Day 2021.
The Social Concerns Box for September is the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund
Each year, this fund awards college scholarships and mentorship to DC public school seniors with high potential who are coping with difficult backgrounds and have low family incomes.
Sept 25th, 3:00 p.m.: Special book Discussion of The Sum of Us
On Saturday, September 25, at 3:00 p.m., please join the book discussion (via Zoom) of The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee. Reading and discussing the book is a way to understand more fully how systemic racism affects us all. Use our Contract Us form for the Zoom link.
For people who won’t have the time or energy to read the book (or cannot get a copy easily) and want to follow along and participate in the discussion -- or those who loved the book and would love to hear the author speak about it in her own voice, here are three recommended interviews:
Call to Action: BFM’s Identity and Role in Approaching Racism
Sunday, Oct 24 at 1:00 p.m.
Hybrid session: In-person or via Zoom
Will you join us in a conversation about whether BFM wishes to take a journey toward living our Quaker testimony of equality by taking steps to dismantle systemic racism within and around us? We’re gathering on Sunday, October 24, at 1:00-2:30 to engage in a “threshing” session to clarify who wishes to go on this journey, what the initial leg of a collective journey might entail and require, and what preparation we choose to make for embarking on it together.
Will you join us on October 24 and help to shape our approach? To read more details, please click here.
More details, click here.
First Day School Comfort Cases Donation Drive
Thank you to BFM families and the BFM community for making the Comfort Cases Donation Drive such an overwhelming success!
COVID-19 AND END OF LIFE ISSUES
Resource: How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint
To follow up on this past event
Use our Carbon Footprint Resources (pdf)
BFM Book Group
Via Zoom while our Meetinghouse is closed.
Please contact Leslie S. [see Directory] for an update.
1:30 - 3:15 PM
Please click here to find the event on our calendar.
Wednesday Mid-Week Worship
While the Meeting House is closed, our mid-week Worship on Wednesdays is meeting virtually.
If you wish to join the group, please read the weekly announcement here. After the virtual Meeting there is a sharing time afterwards.