ARE: Exploring Quaker Faith series
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 9:30:00 AM
Description:
 Are you a newcomer to Bethesda Friends Meeting? Or perhaps you’ve been coming for a while, but have some questions about Quaker faith and practice. Or you may be a long-time Friend, wishing to review and deepen your understanding of Quakerism, and share your thoughts with other seekers. The Adult Religious Education Committee is offering a six-class series called “Exploring Quaker Faith & Practice.” The classes will be held on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Music Room. The dates will be: October 15, 22, 29; November 12 and 19; and December 10. Come to one or all of the sessions!
For more details on class topics, what book to purchase, and to request child care, please see the BFM web site
 Meeting for Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 11:00:00 AM
Description:  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. 
 First Day School (K-8)
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 11:15:00 AM
Description:
Schedule
11:00 - Children K-8 attend Meeting for Worship in the Meetinghouse with their parents for the first 15 minutes.
11:15 - Children leave the Meeting and meet their teachers for First Day School classes or events.
12:00 noon - Children return to Meeting with their teachers. They may wait quietly in the library or rejoin their parents in Meeting.
 First Day School is held each Sunday Sept-May except for holidays (when playground supervision is arranged). 
 Book Table Holiday Specials
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 12:20:00 PM
Description:   The Christmas selections for the Book Table Holiday Specials will be held on Sunday, November 12 and 19 (but not on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend). It will then continue during the first three Sundays in December. We will be offering new items, seasonal books, and selections particularly appropriate for gifts to children and adults. If you have specific suggestions, please contact Leslie S. 
 Coordinating Gathering
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 12:30:00 PM
Description:
 Representatives of BFM committees meet at 12:30 -- usually on the last Sunday of the month (the week before Meeting for Business), although the date can change on holiday weekends. The purpose is to discuss the upcoming agenda and to share our reflections on the spiritual state of our community, specific tasks, and Quaker processes. These meetings are open to all who wish to attend.
 
 Rehearsals for Christmas Pageant Orchestra
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 12:30:00 PM
Description:
 Christmas Pageant Orchestra If you play a musical instrument, consider playing in the Meeting’s Christmas Celebration Orchestra and letting Ross Capon know of your interest, preferably by Tuesday, November 15. All ages are welcome to participate. Orchestra rehearsals are:
- Sunday, November 19, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (Music Room, in the basement of the SAM Building, across the courtyard from the meeting-house).
- Saturday, December 2, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., (Groome Building multipurpose room).
- Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. (Groome Building multipurpose room).
- Sunday, December 17, from 9:30 a.m. (Groome Building basement); then 11:00 a.m. “dress rehearsal” (Groome Building multipurpose room); noon performance. 
 
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