Bethesda Friends Meeting

Visiting Bethesda Friends Meeting (BFM)


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). 
        The BFM Meeting House

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

        Sunday Schedule:

        11:00 - Worship begins. Everyone is 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 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. [Note: 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.

        Please see our detailed schedule or our Calendar for more information and periodic changes.

        Adult Religious Education (ARE) Programs

        Announcements during a BFM Meeting

        Various groups and committees at BFM arrange information and discussion classes on 1-2 Sundays each month during the school year, usually at 9:15 or 9:30 a.m. Please click here for upcoming programs or check our Calendar & Newsletter.

        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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