Bethesda Friends Meeting

Visiting Bethesda Friends Meeting (BFM)


Bethesda Friends worship 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. 
          The BFM Meeting House

          Bethesda Friends (Quakers) gather together at 11:00 a.m. for about an hour each Sunday morning. We call this Meeting for Worship. 

          Sunday Schedule:

          11:00 - Worship begins. If you are attending via Zoom, please use our Contact Us form to request the Zoom link. If you are attending in person, you are urged to arrive a little early to get settled in the Meeting room. Extra seating is available in the adjacent Library. (Child care for infants-preK is available.)

          Children K-8 can attend First Day School for Religious Education programs two Sundays a month during the school year. On alternate Sundays we provide playground supervision. Click on this link for more details.

          12:15 -There are refreshments in the Library, or (monthly) a potluck lunch. See our weekly events for more details. 

          LOCATION:   Our in-person Meeting for Worship is in the Meetinghouse on the Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.

          Please see our detailed Bulletin schedule or our Events Calendar for more information and periodic changes.  If you want to attend a Zoom event, please use our Contact Us form to request the link.

          Adult Religious Education (ARE) Programs

          Announcements during a BFM Meeting

          Various groups and committees at BFM arrange information and discussion sessions at various times during the school year, usually in hybrid format.  Please click here for upcoming programs or check our Events Calendar.

          If you have any questions,
          please see our FAQs or CONTACT US

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          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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