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.
P&SJ Event at Bethesda Library
Monday, Jan 9, 2017
BFM presents a free Parenting Workshop: Preventing and Responding to Bullying. Join two educational consultants for conversations and strategic information.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Change in Sunday Meeting location on Christmas Day & New Years Day
Meeting for Worship on 12/25/16 and on 1/1/17 will be held at the Sidwell Friends DC UPPER School Campus only. (The Lower School Campus in Bethesda will not be open.) Click on date links for more info.
Candlelight Meeting for Worship
Tues, Dec 20, 2016
All are welcome to this peaceful seasonal celebration. Print this flyer to invite others.
Adult Religious Education
Sunday, Dec 11
in Music Room
--Please join us--