Bethesda Friends Meeting


COVID-19 Meeting Information

Bethesda Friends are worshiping together

on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. via two venues 

  1. Indoors in the Meetinghouse at the Sidwell Friends Lower School, 
  2. Online via Zoom. 
    • Click here for more details and information about our weekly activities
    • Child Care for ages 6 months-pre-K is held in the Child Care room (lower level in the Meetinghouse) during 11:00 a.m. worship.  See full guidelines here.  
    • First Day School will begin classes for K-8 on Sunday, February 6th for fully vaccinated children. (This follows Sidwell Friends School's vaccine guidelines that require vaccines for children ages 5 and up by early February.) 
    • There will be a holiday Zoom meeting for families and children on December 19th (time TBD) as well as the 2nd annual Toy Drive with A Wider Circle (details to be announced). 

        Bethesda Friends Meeting House is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School in Bethesda, MD.
        The entrance to the school and the parking lot are at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, MD,  or see the map below.  The Meeting House is the building closest to Beverly Rd at the end of the parking lot near the cluster of buildings.

        MAILING ADDRESS (Please do not use the Sidwell Friends School (SFS) street address for postal mail.)   

        Bethesda Friends Meeting:  P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824

        What do we do when it snows?  Read more here.

        SFS Campus Map & Meetinghouse Location

        SFS LOCATION: The Bethesda Friends Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School (for GPS purposes, see the street address in the map below).   Parking is available in the Sidwell Friends School parking lot.

        For postal mailing, please use the Bethesda Friends Meeting P.O. Box (P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824). Do not use the Sidwell Friends School address as a mailing address for BFM.

        METRO Directions:  BFM is four blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line). Go to the top of the long escalator and walk out of the bus area. You are on Edgemoor Lane. Walk 2 blocks to the light at Arlington Road. Continue straight one block further to the Sidwell Friends Lower School entrance. The Meetinghouse is part way down the block next to the driveway. Click here for Parking information.

        SIDWELL FRIENDS Campus Map & Meetinghouse Location

        1. Manor House
        2. Breezeway 
        3. Groome Building
        4. Meeting House
        5. SAM Building (Science, Art & Music Rooms. The Music room is in the basement.)
        6. Gym
        7. Upper field  
        8. Bethesda Connie Morella Library

        You can park in the Sidwell Friends Lower School (SFS) parking lot. The parking lot is at the SFS entrance on Edgemoor Lane next to the intersection with Beverly Road (for GPS use 5100 Edgemoor Lane).

        • Additional parking is in a garage under the gym (6) - the entrance is on Beverly Road.
        • There is usually parking on Sunday morning at the Bethesda Connie Morella Library.
        • Beverly Rd and parts of Hampton Lane have restricted parking on Sunday.
        • Looking at the map above, there is open neighborhood Sunday parking on Hampton Lane past Clarendon Rd, and on perpendicular streets such as Denton Rd and Clarendon Rd. See street parking signs 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 organization of the Religious Society of Friends
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