Bethesda Friends Meeting

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Welcome to Bethesda Friends Meeting

We're Quakers who meet every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Our meetinghouse is on the Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.

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.

Please come by! We are a welcoming community. We believe there is that of the Divine in every person.

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Upcoming events


Spiritual State of the Meeting (SSOM)

Please join us for special conversations and to give your input to our annual report. 

  • There will be a discernment time on this topic during the 9:00 Meeting for Business on February 2nd. 
  • During Potluck lunch (12:30 on February 9th), you can share your insights with the SSOM team.
  • Join us at a Worship Sharing event on February 16th at 12:30 in the Groome Building.
  • Ask your committee to reflect on the SSOM during your February meeting.

Please click here for more information and other ways you can share your thoughts and experiences. 


End of Life Care: Five wishes

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Sunday, February 9th in the Groome Building. 

Please click here for more information and details on room location.

Resource: How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint

To follow up on this past event

Use our Carbon Footprint Resources (pdf)


Sunday Meeting for Worship

11:00 AM
Every Sunday

Meeting House is on the Sidwell Friends Lower School campus

Visitors are welcome.

Click here for location & map to our Meetinghouse

"Up-County" Boyds Worship Group

11:00 AM
2nd Sunday of each month

Boyds, MD

Please see our events calendar for more information.

Mid-Week Worship

7:30 PM
Every Wednesday

Meeting House on the Sidwell Lower School campus

Please see our events calendar for more information.

Click here for map to our Meetinghouse

BFM Book Group

1:30 - 3:30 PM
2nd Saturday of each month

Bethesda Friends Meeting Library

Please click here for more information.

Bethesda Friends Meeting

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824

Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland

We are a member of the Religious Society of Friends

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