Bethesda Friends Meeting

Quaker Resources at BFM

How can one learn more about Quakers?

Each Sunday the Pastoral Care “Friendly Ear” is introduced for visitors or members to ask questions about Quakerism.  The Friendly Ear also responds to spiritual or personal concerns. Pastoral Care has a list of resources (Friends Helping Friends)  within the Meeting that can be supportive.

At the Meetinghouse on the hall table you can take a copy of

  • A Newcomer’s Packet;
  • A weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter that describe activities of the Meeting and tell of upcoming events;
  • Pamphlets that describe Quaker practice and belief.

Other materials are

  • Our most recent BFM Directory, listing names and addresses as well as committees, important dates, and Quaker organizations. (Please ask for a copy.) 
  • Baltimore Yearly Meeting's book “Faith & Practice” (which describes a lot about the Society of Friends).
  • Books and other literature to borrow from the Bethesda Friends Meeting Library.
  • Books for sale on the Literature/Book Table.

Adult Religious Education programs are held 1-2 times a month and offer more information about Quakerism. There's also a Book Group whose members read books on Quakerism and Quaker values; the discussions are online and housed in the BFM library. See our most recent newsletter or check the calendar for program dates.

Want to be on our mailing list or join our List Serve? Fill out the card in the Newcomer’s Packet or email us.

Please see our FAQs. More resources are available on these linked web sites that describe our Affiliations as well as our Beliefs & Values.

If "Quaker Speak" can seem like a foreign language, please read our Glossary of common Quaker terms

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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