Bethesda Friends Meeting

Upcoming events

    • June 08, 2019
    • December 14, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • BFM Library

    The Quaker Book Group meets monthly, usually on the second Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. in the library of the Meeting House.  Newcomers are always welcome (even if you have not read the book!). Since the time and date can change, please confirm with Leslie S. before coming or join the BFM-Book-Group List Serve (Google Group). By joining the list serve, you can participate in the online discussions, read the post-meeting summary, and help choose the next book. To sign up, go to this Google Group link:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bfm-book-group

    • September 08, 2019
    • December 08, 2019
    • 14 sessions
    • Classroom

    First Day School is held every Sunday for K-8th grade during the school year. Young people (K-8) attend Meeting for Worship with their families at 11:00  a.m. for the first fifteen minutes. At 11:15, children leave the Meeting Room to meet teachers for multi-age activities or classes (K-3rd; 4-8th). For children, ages infant through pre-K, child care is available each week in the nursery, located downstairs in the Meeting House. Parents or guardians are always welcome to accompany their children, especially for the first visit.  On the 3rd and 5th Sundays (as well as major holiday weekends) we offer "Kid Play Day" -- supervised play on the playground.  


    • September 08, 2019
    • February 09, 2020
    • 6 sessions

    How do we quiet our brains enough to hear the still, small voice within us?  How might we deepen our experience of meeting for worship? Experiment With Light is a meditative and centering practice based upon Rex Ambler’s book Light to Live By, which describes early Quaker meditative habits and translates them into a highly accessible process of clearness and understanding.  This is a small group practice. All are welcome to come try it out and attend as you are so moved. 

    Dates: The  group usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the months at 7:30 p.m.  Location:   We meet in the leader's home. See the weekly Bulletin or use the "Contact us" link on our website to get the upcoming location and dates. 


    • September 22, 2019
    • February 23, 2020
    • 6 sessions

    How do we quiet our brains enough to hear the still, small voice within us?  How might we deepen our experience of meeting for worship? Experiment With Light is a meditative and centering practice based upon Rex Ambler’s book Light to Live By , which describes early Quaker meditative habits and translates them into a highly accessible process of clearness and understanding.  This is a small group practice. All are welcome to come try it out and attend as you are so moved. 

    Dates: The  group usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the months at 7:30 p.m.  Location:   We meet in the leader's home. See the weekly Bulletin or use the "Contact us" link on our website to get the upcoming location and dates. 


    • September 29, 2019
    • November 24, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Meetinghouse

    Representatives of BFM committees meet on the Sunday before Meeting for Business to discuss and prepare the upcoming agenda. The gathering is usually the last Sunday of the month, but can change during the summer and over holiday weekends. It is held from 12:30-2:00. These meetings are open to all who wish to attend. 

    • October 06, 2019
    • June 07, 2020
    • 9 sessions
    • Meetinghouse

    Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business is usually held the first Sunday of each month at 9:00 in the Meeting Room (except for holidays and summer). Committee Reports and other matters are discussed. Everyone is welcome, and child care is available through age 11.

    • November 13, 2019
    • 12:00 AM

    Please send all Newsletter items to Jane Meleney Coe before the 13th of each month.

    • November 13, 2019
    • 7:30 PM

    On Wednesday evenings, at 7:30 p.m., the Meeting Room is open for worship. All are welcome! It is an opportunity for some when Sundays are just too busy. Others may appreciate the additional time for communal worship. Please come when the Spirit moves you, and you may find a few others gathering as well. For details, call or email Dot Lin (in the Directory). Child care is not available.

    • November 14, 2019
    • 6:30 PM

    Please send all Bulletin items to Jane Meleney Coe by Thursday before 6:30 PM.

    • November 17, 2019
    • 11:00 AM

    At the Meeting House--Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. Child care is available. First Day School (Religious Education for K-8) is held during the school year, with supervised playground activities in the summer.

    • November 17, 2019
    • December 15, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Groome Building

    Christmas Pageant Orchestra

                If you play a musical instrument, consider playing in the Meeting’s Christmas Celebration Orchestra.  All ages are welcome to participate.

                The Christmas Celebration is held on Sunday, December 15, at noon, and the orchestra’s last rehearsal is at 9:30 that morning. The tentative schedule for the three previous rehearsals is:

                Sundays, November 17 and 24, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

                Saturday, December 7, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.


    • November 20, 2019
    • 7:30 PM

    On Wednesday evenings, at 7:30 p.m., the Meeting Room is open for worship. All are welcome! It is an opportunity for some when Sundays are just too busy. Others may appreciate the additional time for communal worship. Please come when the Spirit moves you, and you may find a few others gathering as well. For details, call or email Dot Lin (in the Directory). Child care is not available.

    • November 21, 2019
    • 6:30 PM

    Please send all Bulletin items to Jane Meleney Coe by Thursday before 6:30 PM.

    • November 24, 2019
    • 11:00 AM

    At the Meeting House--Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. Child care is available. First Day School (Religious Education for K-8) is held during the school year, with supervised playground activities in the summer.

    • November 27, 2019
    • 7:30 PM

    On Wednesday evenings, at 7:30 p.m., the Meeting Room is open for worship. All are welcome! It is an opportunity for some when Sundays are just too busy. Others may appreciate the additional time for communal worship. Please come when the Spirit moves you, and you may find a few others gathering as well. For details, call or email Dot Lin (in the Directory). Child care is not available.

    • November 28, 2019
    • 6:30 PM

    Please send all Bulletin items to Jane Meleney Coe by Thursday before 6:30 PM.

    • December 01, 2019
    • 11:00 AM

    At the Meeting House--Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. Child care is available. First Day School (Religious Education for K-8) is held during the school year, with supervised playground activities in the summer.

    • December 01, 2019
    • December 15, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Meetinghouse

    The BFM book table staff will hold a special holiday sale in the meeting library at the rise of the 11:00 a.m. meeting for worship on Sunday, December 1 and 8, and at the Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 15. We will offer a variety of specially selected new titles for both children and adults that we hope will delight the eye and engage the imagination. Please stop by the table if you can. You may find a holiday gift for a friend, a family member, or even yourself.

    Palestinian olive oil will also be on sale in the Meetinghouse on the same days. A bottle of olive oil makes a great gift and supports Palestinian farmers.

    Also on sale are Ramallah Friends School tee shirts and sweatshirts. Cost: $20 for T-shirts, $40 for hoodies. All proceeds go to Ramallah Friends School.


    • December 04, 2019
    • 7:30 PM

    On Wednesday evenings, at 7:30 p.m., the Meeting Room is open for worship. All are welcome! It is an opportunity for some when Sundays are just too busy. Others may appreciate the additional time for communal worship. Please come when the Spirit moves you, and you may find a few others gathering as well. For details, call or email Dot Lin (in the Directory). Child care is not available

    • December 05, 2019
    • 6:30 PM

    Please send all Bulletin items to Jane Meleney Coe by Thursday before 6:30 PM.

    • December 08, 2019
    • February 09, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Music Room (basement level)

    Adult Religious Education (ARE) programs are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 9:30 AM in the basement music room of the S.A.M. building. Please check back for details on the upcoming programs as we schedule them on our event calendar, our current Newsletter, and our ARE website page. 


    • December 08, 2019
    • 11:00 AM

    At the Meeting House--Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. Child care is available. First Day School (Religious Education for K-8) is held during the school year, with supervised playground activities in the summer.

    • December 08, 2019
    • 11:00 AM

    Live up-County? Lucille Harrigan and Lowell Christy would welcome our attendance at the Up-County Meeting for Worship at Lucille Harrigan’s home at Breezy Hollow Farm (19701 Bucklodge Road, Route 117) in Boyds MD at 11:00 a.m., the second Sunday of each month. Worship is followed by a potluck lunch, so please RSVP if possible. See phone contact in the BFM Directory.

    • December 08, 2019
    • 12:30 PM

    There is no potluck lunch on December 8th, due to our festive Christmas Pageant Celebration on December 15th.

    • December 11, 2019
    • 7:30 PM

    On Wednesday evenings, at 7:30 p.m., the Meeting Room is open for worship. All are welcome! It is an opportunity for some when Sundays are just too busy. Others may appreciate the additional time for communal worship. Please come when the Spirit moves you, and you may find a few others gathering as well. For details, call or email Dot Lin (in the Directory). Child care is not available.

    • December 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM

    Please send all Bulletin items to Jane Meleney Coe by Thursday before 6:30 PM.

    • December 13, 2019
    • 12:00 AM

    Please send all Newsletter items to Jane Meleney Coe before the 13th of each month.

    • December 15, 2019
    • 11:00 AM

    At the Meeting House--Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. Child care is available. First Day School (Religious Education for K-8) is held during the school year, with supervised playground activities in the summer.

    • December 15, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Groome Building

    This year’s Christmas Celebration, which is a continuation of Meeting for Worship, will be held on Sunday, December 15 at approximately 12:00 noon. At the appropriate time, F(f)riends will be led from the Meeting room into the Groome Building. Our orchestra will lead us in carols and festive music, along with a children's presentation. All are welcome. Because there will be an unusually large number of people coming, your contributions of refreshments and goodies is greatly appreciated.


    • December 18, 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meetinghouse

    Please mark your calendars for our annual Candlelight Meeting for Worship at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18. For more than 30 years, Friends have come to appreciate, in the midst of non-stop holiday activity and anxiety, this peaceful hour together. People of all ages are most welcome. Please invite friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join us. This is a refreshing way to celebrate the season, so please join us.

    • December 19, 2019
    • 6:30 PM

    Please send all Bulletin items to Jane Meleney Coe by Thursday before 6:30 PM.

    • December 22, 2019
    • 11:00 AM

    At the Meeting House--Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. Child care is available. First Day School (Religious Education for K-8) is held during the school year, with supervised playground activities in the summer.

    • December 26, 2019
    • 6:30 PM

    Please send all Bulletin items to Jane Meleney Coe by Thursday before 6:30 PM.

    • December 29, 2019
    • 11:00 AM

    At the Meeting House--Most people attend the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship. Child care is available. First Day School (Religious Education for K-8) is held during the school year, with supervised playground activities in the summer.

    • January 26, 2020
    • February 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Music Room (basement level)

    Adult Religious Education (ARE) programs are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 9:30 AM in the basement music room of the S.A.M. building. Please check back for details on the upcoming programs as we schedule them on our event calendar, our current Newsletter, and our ARE website page. 


    • January 26, 2020
    • February 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions

    Adult Religious Education (ARE) programs are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 9:30 AM in the basement music room of the S.A.M. building. Please check back for details on the upcoming programs as we schedule them on our event calendar, our current Newsletter, and our ARE website page. 

Past events

November 10, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
November 10, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
November 10, 2019 ARE: Living in the Light of Death
November 07, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
November 06, 2019 Mid-week worship
November 03, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
October 31, 2019 Bulletin deadline
October 30, 2019 Mid-week worship
October 27, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
October 27, 2019 ARE: Spiritual Journey
October 24, 2019 Bulletin deadline
October 23, 2019 Mid-week worship
October 20, 2019 Parenting in a Challenging Time
October 20, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
October 19, 2019 Friends Couple Enrichment Workshop
October 17, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
October 16, 2019 Mid-week worship
October 13, 2019 Memorial Meeting for Dalmer Hoskins
October 13, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
October 13, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
October 13, 2019 ARE: Responding to a Dark Time
October 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
October 12, 2019 Pete Seeger Singalong
October 11, 2019 Dayspring Silent Retreat
October 10, 2019 Bulletin deadline
October 09, 2019 Mid-week worship
October 06, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
October 03, 2019 Bulletin deadline
October 02, 2019 Mid-week worship
September 29, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
September 27, 2019 Young Friends Conference
September 26, 2019 Bulletin deadline
September 25, 2019 Mid-week worship
September 22, 2019 Getting to Know Each Other
September 22, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
September 22, 2019 ARE-Workshop: The Gift of Presence
September 21, 2019 Service Day: A Wider Circle
September 19, 2019 Bulletin deadline
September 18, 2019 Mid-week worship
September 15, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
September 14, 2019 Friends Historic Bus Tour
September 14, 2019 BFM wedding
September 13, 2019 Spiritual Formation Retreat
September 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
September 12, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
September 11, 2019 Mid-week worship
September 08, 2019 Interfaith Unity Walk
September 08, 2019 Potluck lunch
September 08, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
September 08, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
September 08, 2019 Mtg for Business
September 05, 2019 Bulletin deadline
September 04, 2019 Mid-week worship
September 01, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
August 29, 2019 Bulletin deadline
August 28, 2019 Mid-week worship
August 25, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
August 22, 2019 Bulletin deadline
August 21, 2019 Mid-Week Worship
August 18, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
August 15, 2019 Bulletin deadline
August 14, 2019 Mid-week worship
August 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
August 11, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
August 11, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
August 08, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
August 07, 2019 Mid-week worship
August 04, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
August 01, 2019 Bulletin deadline
July 31, 2019 Mid-week worship
July 29, 2019 Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Session
July 28, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
July 27, 2019 Memorial Meeting for Susan Lepper
July 25, 2019 Bulletin deadline
July 24, 2019 Mid-week worship
July 21, 2019 Experiment with Light
July 21, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
July 21, 2019 ARE: Spiritual Coffee House
July 18, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
July 17, 2019 Mid-week worship
July 14, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
July 14, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
July 14, 2019 Mtg for Business
July 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
July 11, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
July 10, 2019 Mid-week worship
July 07, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
July 04, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
July 03, 2019 Mid-week worship
June 30, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
June 30, 2019 ARE: Spiritual Journey Series: Lauren Brownlee
June 27, 2019 Bulletin deadline
June 26, 2019 Mid-week worship
June 23, 2019 Exp with Light (4th Sun)
June 23, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
June 20, 2019 Bulletin deadline
June 19, 2019 Mid-week worship
June 16, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
June 13, 2019 Bulletin deadline
June 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
June 12, 2019 Mid-week worship
June 10, 2019 Workshop---Drawdown: Reversing Global Warming
June 09, 2019 Exp with Light (2nd Sun)
June 09, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
June 09, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
June 06, 2019 Bulletin deadline
June 05, 2019 Mid-week worship
June 02, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
June 02, 2019 Mtg for Business
May 30, 2019 Bulletin deadline
May 29, 2019 Mid-week worship
May 26, 2019 Exp with Light (4th Sun)
May 26, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
May 26, 2019 Coordinating Gathering (May-June)
May 23, 2019 Bulletin deadline
May 22, 2019 Mid-week worship
May 19, 2019 Potluck lunch
May 19, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
May 16, 2019 Bulletin deadline
May 15, 2019 Mid-week worship
May 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
May 12, 2019 Exp with Light (2nd Sun)
May 12, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
May 12, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
May 09, 2019 Bulletin deadline
May 08, 2019 Mid-week worship
May 05, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
May 05, 2019 Mtg for Business
May 02, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
May 01, 2019 Mid-week worship
April 28, 2019 Spring Fling
April 28, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m
April 25, 2019 Bulletin deadline
April 24, 2019 Mid-week worship
April 21, 2019 Exp with Light (3rd Sun)
April 21, 2019 Coor Gathering (Apr)
April 21, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m
April 18, 2019 Bulletin deadline
April 17, 2019 Mid-week worship
April 16, 2019 Spring Fling: Buy-It-Now
April 14, 2019 Exp with Light (2nd Sun)
April 14, 2019 No Potluck in April
April 14, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
April 14, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m
April 14, 2019 ARE: William Penn & Equality
April 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
April 11, 2019 Bulletin deadline
April 10, 2019 Mid-week worship
April 07, 2019 Spiritual Formation Gathering
April 07, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
April 07, 2019 Meeting for Business (April)
April 04, 2019 Bulletin deadline
April 03, 2019 Mid-week worship
March 31, 2019 Coordinating Gathering: March
March 31, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
March 28, 2019 Bulletin deadline
March 27, 2019 Mid-week worship
March 24, 2019 Exp with Light (4th Sun)
March 24, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
March 24, 2019 ARE: Spiritual Journey Series
March 23, 2019 Memorial Service for Harry Schafft
March 21, 2019 Bulletin deadline
March 20, 2019 Mid-week worship
March 17, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
March 13, 2019 Mid-week worship
March 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
March 10, 2019 Exp with Light (2nd Sun)
March 10, 2019 Potluck lunch (Jan-Mar)
March 10, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
March 10, 2019 Quaker Faith & Practice (6 sessions)
March 07, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
March 06, 2019 Mid-week worship
March 03, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
March 03, 2019 Mtg for Business (Jan-Mar)

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 of the Religious Society of Friends

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