Bethesda Friends Meeting

Upcoming events

    • January 22, 2020
    • 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.

    • January 26, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 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 young children (ages 6 months through pre-K) child care is available each week in the nursery with a paid child care provider. The child care room is 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.  


    • January 26, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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. 

    • January 26, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    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. 


    • January 29, 2020
    • 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.

    • February 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • 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.

    • February 07, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • February 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Pearlstone Conference Center, Reisterstown, MD

    The 2020 Baltimore Yearly Meeting Women’s Retreat will be held the weekend of February 7 through February 9 at the Pearlstone Conference Center in Reisterstown MD. The theme is Diligence in Love, Overcoming Isolation.

    Spend time relaxing, reconnecting, and restoring your joy with workshops, chanting, worship and worship sharing, long walks, and delicious meals.

    Registration is now open through this link: https://womensretreat.bym-rsf.net/  For the best rate, register by December 27. Registration ends January 23. You can choose a commuter rate or a rate that includes lodging.  Scholarships are available.

    The retreat begins on Friday evening with registration from 4-6. It concludes on Sunday at noon after worship. (NOTE: If you wish, you can attend for just one day on Saturday.) 


    • February 09, 2020
    • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Common Room (Behind Multipurpose room in Groome Building)

    On Sunday, February 9, at 9:15 a.m., the Pastoral Care Committee will be hosting a session on making our end-of-life-care wishes known well ahead of the time they might be needed. Using the Five Wishes booklet, this will be a very helpful way to alert medical professionals and loved ones about what is important to you in your care.

    Note the early start time (9:15 a.m.).  The location is in the "common area classroom" in the Groome Building (enter the building via the patio & breezeway, go across the cafeteria to the left side of the stage, then pass through the stairwell into the classroom area).  This room is wheelchair accessible.  

    Please join us to learn more about Five Wishes. Copies of the Five Wishes booklet are available in the BFM Library (southwest corner shelves, near the Pendle Hill pamphlets) or see: https://fivewishes.org/#. For more details about the session, use the Contact Us form on the website.

    For child care during this session, please Contact Us by 2/1/2020. 

    (This forum follows up on Bill Dietrich’s two presentations (Living in the Gift of Presence and In the Light of Death) in September and November. 

    • February 23, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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. 

    • March 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • 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.

    • March 29, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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. 

    • April 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • 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.

    • April 19, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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. 

    • April 26, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Groome Building

    April 29th: Spring Fling for Ramallah Friends School

    12:00-2:00 PM. 

    This is BFM's celebration of our local and wider Quaker community and a fun spring event.

    • It's also our Meeting's biggest fundraiser.  Proceeds go to the scholarship fund for Ramallah Friends School in Palestine. 
      • Founded in 1869, its mission is to provide "educational excellence based upon the Quaker values of equality, simplicity and peace."    
    • Spring Fling, which engages scores of us, is built around three main activities, all of which welcome volunteers, donations, and customers.  

      Middle Eastern Buffet  (Pay generously by donation) 

      Bazaar and Rummage Sale 

      Silent Auction of donated goods and services 

       Perennial Plant Sale

       Ramallah Friends tee-shirts and Palestinian olive oil  will be sold as well


    • May 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • 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.

    • May 31, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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. 

    • June 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • 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.

Past events

January 19, 2020 First Day School & Child Care
January 15, 2020 Mid-week worship
January 12, 2020 Experiment with Light
January 12, 2020 Parenting in a Challenging Time
January 12, 2020 First Day School & Child Care
January 12, 2020 Transformative Conversations about Race
January 11, 2020 Book Group
January 08, 2020 Mid-week worship
January 05, 2020 First Day School & Child Care
January 05, 2020 Mtg for Business
December 29, 2019 Coordinating Gathering
December 29, 2019 First Day School & Child Care
December 29, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
December 26, 2019 Bulletin deadline
December 22, 2019 First Day School & Child Care
December 22, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
December 19, 2019 Bulletin deadline
December 18, 2019 Candlelight Mtg for Worship
December 15, 2019 Holiday gift table
December 15, 2019 Christmas Celebration
December 15, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
December 14, 2019 Book Group
December 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
December 12, 2019 Bulletin deadline
December 11, 2019 Rehearsals: Christmas Pageant Orchestra
December 11, 2019 Mid-week worship
December 08, 2019 Experiment with Light
December 08, 2019 Holiday gift table
December 08, 2019 No Potluck in Dec
December 08, 2019 First Day School & Child Care
December 08, 2019 Up-County Meetings for Worship
December 08, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
December 05, 2019 Bulletin deadline
December 04, 2019 Mid-week worship
December 01, 2019 Holiday gift table
December 01, 2019 First Day School & Child Care
December 01, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
December 01, 2019 Mtg for Business
November 28, 2019 Bulletin Deadline
November 27, 2019 Mid-week worship
November 24, 2019 Experiment with Light
November 24, 2019 Coordinating Gathering
November 24, 2019 First Day School & Child Care
November 24, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
November 21, 2019 Bulletin deadline
November 20, 2019 Mid-week worship
November 17, 2019 Rehearsals: Christmas Pageant Orchestra
November 17, 2019 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
November 14, 2019 Bulletin deadline
November 13, 2019 Mid-week worship
November 13, 2019 Newsletter Deadline
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 06, 2019 Mtg for Business
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 Experiment with Light
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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