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. 

    Bethesda Friends (Quakers) gather together for an hour each Sunday morning. Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. (NOTE: Due to Covid precautions, the information below might change. For current guidelines, please see the weekly bulletin or use our Contact Us form.) 

    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 for infants through pre-K is available in the downstairs play area. 

    First Day School during Meeting for Worship: First Day School (FDS) classes for children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade will generally be held on the first and third Sundays of each month. Sign-in for FDS begins at 10:50 the Meetinghouse. BFM will also provide Playground Supervision on Sundays when there is no youth program. 

        • FDS classes are held from 11-11:55 am and conclude when teachers bring children to the Meeting House to join their parents in the last few minutes of Meeting for Worship at approximately 12 noon. 
        • Note that on non-FDS Sundays (2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays) we try to provide Playground Supervision for children over 5 years of age. Older children are welcome and encouraged to join Meeting for Worship.

    12:15 - Refreshments in the Library. Depending on the Covid requirements, we have a coffee hour after Worship. 

    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 in our weekly Bulletin.

    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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