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Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Session

  • July 29, 2019
  • 2:30 PM
  • August 04, 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Hood College, Frederick, MD

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Session: July 29th to August 4th

Friends from across the region will gather from July 29 to August 4 at Hood College in Frederick MD to consider “Quaker Tools for the Journey.” 

Would you like to attend? Register soon, and for some it can be a free experience:


--All children from birth through 8th grade can attend at no cost

--Up to three individuals from BFM who have never attended or want to participate after a long absence can receive a voucher from BFM good for attending for up two days at no cost. (Contact a member of Pastoral Care).

--New for 2019! All First Time Attenders May Come on Saturday for Free! Stay for the day! Also stay the night and join us for worship on Sunday!

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There's a one-day retreat on Monday lead by Marcelle Martin, author of the widely acclaimed “Our Life of Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey.”


The regular session opens on Tuesday. Patricia Nesbitt, a member of Sandy Spring Friends Meeting, an environmental consultant, and most recently a palliative care nurse, will be the Tuesday evening plenary speaker.

The Wednesday afternoon plenary program will feature a discussion by Young Adult Friends on some tools that Friends can use when confronting racism in their daily lives. The program is planned for ages 10 and up and will led by Dr. Jennifer DeLorge-Mckeown.  Jennifer also will conduct a parallel program for  K to 3nd/4th graders.

Eileen Flanagan will be the Saturday evening Carey Lecturer. Eileen worshiped regularly with us at BFM a number of years ago and is now a member of Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting in Pennsylvania.  She is a Quaker author, activist, and teacher.

A wide range of workshops and interest groups will also carry out various aspects of this year’s theme or give us a chance to experience listening for new ideas and making connections. 

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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