Adult Religious Education Programs
The Meeting House at Sidwell Friends Lower School is closed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We welcome visitors to join our online Quaker Meeting for Worship on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
We also offer in-person Worship under a tent on the SFS lower school campus.
Some Programs are still scheduled for virtual gatherings and are open to visitors.
Please go to this page to see our schedule and to learn how to join our online or in-person worship, as well as other events.
BFM Adult Education Programs
In November 2019, Bethesda Friends Meeting adjusted our adult educational programs and forums so that they will be planned and organized by various groups and committees. These programs will normally include a standard session on "Introduction to Quakerism" once a year, usually in the fall.
As of January 2020, the Adult Educational Programs at Bethesda Friends will be held periodically, usually on the 2nd (and perhaps the 4th) Sundays, usually at 9:30 a.m. and usually in the "common area classroom" in the Groome Building
**Hunger Relief in Montgomery County -- This event will be rescheduled after BFM re-opens
Jackie DeCarlo, member of our Meeting and CEO of the Manna Food Center, will talk about new trends in hunger relief in Montgomery County and how her participation in the life of Bethesda Friends shapes her professional journey. Please click here for more information.
**Effective, Spirit-Led Quaker Committees -- This event will be rescheduled after BFM re-opens
NOTE: The location is in the "common area classroom" in the Groome Building (enter the building via the patio & breezeway, go across the cafeteria to the left side of the stage, then pass through the stairwell into the classroom area). This room is wheelchair accessible.
Past adult education programs and events Please use the Contact Us form if you would like BFM to consider repeating a class listed below.
The Evolving Face of BFM Adult Education Programs
In November 2019, Bethesda Friends Meeting thought carefully about the religious/spiritual education of BFM adults. All agreed that educational programs and forums for our adults are an important function that should continue, even if there is not a standing committee to organize these sessions.
Both the Nominating Committee and the current Adult Religious Education Committee proposed laying down the formal Adult Religious Education (ARE) committee as a separate committee for 2020.
In the place of a standing ARE Committee, the group proposed
Friends approved proceeding with these proposals. As programming is developed and scheduled, it will be listed in the Newsletter, on the website Events calendar, and on this web page.
These Adult Educational Programs will usually be held on the 2nd (and perhaps the 4th) Sundays, usually at 9:30 a.m. and usually in the "common area classroom" in the Groome Building