Bethesda Friends Meetinghouse is closed during the Covid pandemic,
but our spiritual connection and activities are continuing
Friends can meet on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in two ways:
(a) virtually via a Zoom worship connection, or
(b) in-person in an outdoor tent on Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.
Both are opportunities to communicate in Spirit with each other.
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. We believe there is that of the Divine in every person.
Toy Drive for A Wider Circle's Holiday Program
BFM's Religious Education Committee is sponsoring a toy drive for A Wider Circle's Holiday Program.
1. Purchase a toy (or toys) of your choice. This is for children of all ages (babies through age 17) and the toys should be unwrapped.
AWC asks only that it be nonviolent, and if is is a doll, it be brown in skin tone.
(Some suggestions: A game such as Qwirkle, Kerplunk or Scrabble Jr., a Wilson NFL Football, Soft baby sock toys, Baby Alive Ready for School (with black curly hair), Crayola Color Caddy)
2. Let Susan M. (see Directory) know that you will be participating.
3. Sign up for one of the two pick-up Saturdays, December 5 or December 12. (Signup coming soon!)
4. On your appointed Saturday, make sure that the toy is outside for the "driving elves” (aka volunteers) to see clearly.
5. Once our elves have collected all of the toys, they will bring them to A Wider Circle to be added to their North Pole. For details, Susan M. (see Directory)
UPCOMING EVENT DETAILS
Sunday Meeting for Worship
(Please click here to see BFM's worship schedule while the Meeting House is closed)
[Worship will re-open in the Meeting House when Sidwell Friends Lower School is back in session.]
Visitors are welcome.
Click here for location & map to our Meetinghouse
Monthly Spiritual Formation Program
3rd Saturday of each month
October 2020-June 2021
1:30 p.m. via Zoom
Do you want to journey together in a community of like-hearted souls? If so, join us for the nine-month BYM spiritual formation program.
For detailed information and registration/contact
information, please click here.
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 announcement here. After the virtual Meeting there is a sharing time afterwards.
Please see our events calendar for more information.
Resource: How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint
To follow up on this past event
Use our Carbon Footprint Resources (pdf)