Bethesda Friends Meeting

Sunday Schedule

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 will begin on Sunday, February 6th 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 (Quakers) gather together for an hour each Sunday morning. Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. (NOTE: The information below pertains to our worship in "pre-Covid" times.) 

    11:00 - Worship begins. Arriving early allows everyone to get settled in the Meeting room. Extra seating is available in the adjacent Library. Worship lasts about an hour. (Childcare is available. Children K-8 attend Worship with their parents for the first 15 minutes until 11:15, before going to First Day School for Religious Education).

    12:15 - Refreshments in the Library. [On the second Sunday of the month, a potluck lunch is held in the All-Purpose room of the Groome Building. There is always enough food for everyone.]

    LOCATION: All Meetings for Worship are in the Meetinghouse on the Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.

    NEED A NAME TAG? Please put your name on the bulletin board list in the Library.

    Please see more detail on our Calendar & Events page.

    Other Sunday or periodic activities: See Calendar & Events and our Schedule that is updated each week.

    BFM service day at "A Wider Circle", Silver Spring, MD

    assembling a toy at "A Wider Circle" in Silver Spring, MD

    Peace & Social Justice Committee and the First Day School children's classes sponsor a work day at A Wider Circle.

    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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