Worship

Sunday Worship

Other Meetings for Worship

  1. For conducting business
  2. For marriage
  3. To celebrate the life of a deceased member of the community

Sunday Worship

You are always welcome at a Quaker Meeting for Worship!

Quaker Meetings are open to all, Quaker and non-Quaker alike. If you would like to join us and share in our stillness, come! Our common ground is the experience of worship.

As we sit in silent worship as a community, we carefully listen in contemplative expectation of Divine guidance for ourselves and our community. We find both peace of mind and challenging insights, deep community and a renewed sense of individual purpose.

During our meetings for worship, it may be that a message comes to someone along with the clear knowledge that the message is to be shared. We listen to messages, and in our quiet center, consider what, if any part of it might speak to us.

Toward the end of Meeting for Worship, people are invited to share joys and sorrows and to ask that a particular close relative or friend be “held in the Light.” The end of Meeting for Worship is indicated when those sitting nearby shake hands. It is a custom to ask visitors, or people who have been away for awhile, to introduce themselves to the community. There may be a few announcements. The last announcement is to introduce a member of the Pastoral Care Committee who is there to listen to any questions and concerns that one might have. It is customary to linger for a time when Meeting is over and greet one another.

Other Meetings for Worship

  1. For conducting business
    Please visit our Special Services page “Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business.”
  2. For marriage
    Please visit our Special Services page “A Marriage Under the Care of the Meeting.”
  3. To celebrate the life of a deceased member of the community
    Please visit our Special Services page “A Friends Memorial Meeting.”
 
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
www.bethesdafriends.org
301-986-8681
info@bethesdafriends.org
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