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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 meet every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on the campus of Sidwell Friends Lower School.

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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 Sunday Meeting is at 11:00 a.m.
Click here for map to our Meetinghouse  
Candlelight Mtg for Worship
Wednesday, 12/19
8:00 PM
Please join us for a peaceful hour
 Adult Religious Education 
"William Penn & Equality"
Jan 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. in the Music Room
Click here for more information 
(Please use the "Contact Us" form to  request child care by 1/6)  
Christmas Pageant
Sunday, 12/16, 12:00 
in the Groome Building
  Adult Religious Education
"Quaker Faith & Practice"
6 sessions
Starts on Jan 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. in the SAM Music Room
Click here for more information
(Please use the "Contact Us" form to request child care by 1/13)
How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint
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Spritual State of the Meeting
Please give your input to Ministry & Worship via this list of questions.
Replies requested by Jan 19, 2019.

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
Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School.
DIRECTIONS: Click to see map.
Entrance is at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824
We are a member of the Religious Society of Friends
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