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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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 BFM Sunday Meeting for Worship is at 11:00 a.m.
Click here for map to our Meetinghouse  
The Boyds Worship Group
meets in Boyds, MD on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:00 AM.
 Please click here for more information. 
Adult Religious Education 
"Spiritual Journey Series" with Lauren Brownlee
  June 30 at 9:30 AM in the
Music Room
Click here for more information and to request child care.

 Spiritual Coffee House
Join us to share in the arts that speak to our spirit.
July 21 at 9:30 AM
outdoors or in the Music Room
Click here for more information

2nd Monday Environmental Workshop at Bethesda Library
Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown
 June 10, 7-9 PM
Morella Library, Bethesda, MD
Click here for more information 
How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint
To follow up on this event:

BFM Book Group
Meets in the BFM Library
every month on the 2nd Saturday
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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