Adult Religious Education (ARE)

The Adult Religious Education (ARE) Committee schedules classes on a variety of topics. Anyone is welcome to attend! They are usually held 1-2 times a month at 9:30 a.m. in the basement (music) room of the SAM building (Science, Arts, Music building) of Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.

Please look below or check our calendar or current newsletter for an up-to-date schedule.
Below is a list of some previous and upcoming events. Please click on the title for additional information. 
  • ARE: Spiritual Coffee House, Sunday, Jan 14, 9:30 in the Music Room 
  • Please join us in a “Spiritual Coffee House,” during which all participants are encouraged to bring writings, poems, songs, music, art work, photography, and anything else that speaks to your spirit. 
  • These can be your own creations, or the creations of others. 
  • Even if you choose not to bring anything, please feel welcome to join us and experience the joy of sharing what inspires us and opens our hearts.
  • ARE: Spiritual State of the Meeting, Jan 28, 9:30 in the Music Room
  • Join us for a meditative consideration of BFM's Spiritual State of the Meeting (SSOM).
  • The worship sharing will use an Experiment with Light format.
  • ARE: Friends and Money, Feb 25, 9:30 in the Music Room
  • Please join us for a spirit-led discussion about how we develop our spirit-led decisions about financial matters. 
  • Howard Zuses is the presenter. Howard is currently treasurer of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting, former business manager of Sandy Spring Friends School, and former clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting Trustees.

PREVIOUS (Please contact the ARE committee clerk if you would like them to consider repeating a class.)
  • October & November 2016: Exploring Quakerism: A 6-part series for newcomers as well as more recent and long-time Friends. Series summary.