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Welcome to Bethesda Friends Meeting, a Quaker congregation and a nurturing place for your spiritual journey.

Here you can challenge, question, explore and deepen your beliefs, values, and ideas. If this appeals to you, why don’t you stop by?

We are a welcoming community. We believe there is that of the Divine in every person. Together we listen deeply to the Spirit and to each other. Each person’s direct experience with the Divine guides worship and action in profound, life-changing ways.

Our faith is expressed in our actions, as we strive for:

  • Simplicity - Learning to discern the essential from the non-essential.
  • Peace - Living in a spirit that takes away the occasion for all war.
  • Integrity - Being who we truly are and truly meaning what we say.
  • Community - Knowing that we need one another in order to be whole.
  • Equality - Knowing that everyone, everywhere is equally precious to God. This includes people of all ages, abilities, sexual orientation, races, ethnicities, levels of resources, and theological perspectives.
  • Stewardship - Caring for the environment and using time and resources wisely, not wastefully.
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Monthly BFM Calendar & Events 
 Spiritual State of the Meeting
Please contribute your thoughts and experiences, either directly or via one of  3 group sessions.
More details, click here.
Adult Religious Education
9:30 a.m. in the Music Room
Jan 14, 2018
Join us for a Spiritual Coffeehouse
Jan 28, 2018 
Join us for a meditative consideration of the Spiritual State of the Meeting 
Feb 25, 2018

Forum: Climate Change for Quakers
 Jan 28, 2018
12:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room
Click here for more information

BFM Book Group
Is meeting in the BFM Library
monthly on the 2nd Sat. at
1:30-3:30 p.m.
More info, click here.

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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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