Bethesda Friends Meeting

Spiritual State of the Meeting (SSOM)


Each year the Ministry & Worship (M&W) Committee conducts its discernment process for writing the Spiritual State of the Meeting report. M&W relies on the insights of everyone in our community in drafting this report.

The Ministry and Worship Committee is scheduled to present a first draft of our report at our Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business on March 7, 2021.  We are eager to hear from the community.  

Ministry and Worship will also be hosting a conversation at rise of meeting soon, and members of the committee welcome being contacted directly.

Our members' contact information can be found in the latest directory.

  • Lydia A., Margaret B., Ralph B., Jackie D., Deb F., Stephanie K., Linda M., Doug S., Eric S. and Georgianna Z.

We encourage you to consider these queries:

·   How does Spirit prosper in our Meeting? How have we protected the Spirit this year?

·   What are Friends doing to support one another? How have we addressed the conflicts that have arisen this year?

·   What does spirituality mean to us and our Meeting? How does our Meeting reflect that? Has it been different or the same during 2020 with the coronavirus pandemic and discussions of racial equality, climate change, and the presidential election?

A first reading of the report will be held at the March 7, 2021 Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business,

with a second reading in April.

After approval, it is forwarded to Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

The committee expresses its deep gratitude to everyone for participating in this moment of communal discernment.

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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