11:00 - 12:00 on Sunday Meeting for Worship. Bethesda Friends worship together simultaneously in two venues. Friends can (a) participate by videoconference using Zoom, or (b) join a physically distanced group outdoors (on the Breezeway) on the Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.
In both venues you can arrive at 10:45 to chat informally before settling into silence at 11:00 a.m. There is also an informal chat time on Zoom at the end of Meeting (about 12:15).
• Worship outside. Friends have the option to worship together outside under the breezeway at the Sidwell Friends Lower School if they are vaccinated and have no Covid symptoms or known exposure. Worship will by hybrid, with a laptop connection to hear and see Friends who are on Zoom. Friends must wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing. Click here for more details. Visitors are welcome.
• Participating in worship via Zoom. Friends wishing to join meeting for worship remotely can do so via Zoom. See the most recent email Bulletin for Zoom access information. Visitors: If you'd like the Zoom link for online worship with our community, please use our "Contact us" form and tell us about your interest in Bethesda Friends. We welcome your joining us.
At noon we will share joys and sorrows and welcome visitors to introduce themselves.
Summer Playground Supervision is in session. Summer playground supervision is available for children ages 3 years and up during Meeting for Worship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Two paid childcare providers will supervise play in the playground or under a large tent. Children should wear masks and bring their own water bottles.
Shalem Contemplative Voices Award
On Sunday, September 19, at 4:00 p.m., Shalem will be honoring Joanna Macy with its
Contemplative Voices Award. We are invited to join this special fundraising event on Zoom to celebrate this award and to support Shalem’s work and ministry in the world. Joanna Macy PhD, teacher and author, is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, Macy has created a groundbreaking framework for personal and social change that brings a new way of seeing the world as our larger body. To learn more, visit https://www.joannamacy.net/. Click here to register for the event.
BFM Virtual Game Night
On Sunday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m., please join us for a virtual game night (by Zoom)Mid-week worship
sponsored by BFM Outreach & Communication Committee. All ages are welcome for an hour of fun and games. We'll play Pictionary and other games that are easy to play on Zoom. No experience necessary: you can use an i-Pad, mobile phone, or laptop/computer. For questions, contact Isabel M. (See phone and email in Directory). For the Zoom link, please use our "Contact us" form.