Bethesda Friends are worshiping together
on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. via two venues
Welcome to Bethesda Friends Meeting
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.
We are a welcoming community.
BFM's Social Concern for September is
Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund
Each year this fund awards college scholarships to DC public school seniors with high potential, who are coping with difficult backgrounds and have very low incomes. The fund is managed jointly by Bethesda Friends Meeting, Friends Meeting of Washington, and Langley Hill Friends Meeting. BFM plays a vital role in funding, selecting the awardees, and making decisions about the program’s policies and practices. Since the scholarship fund first began, it has awarded 163 scholarships to graduates from 20 DC Public schools. The amount of scholarship each year depends on the donations received--ranging to date from $1,500 to $2,500 per year per student for the four years of college. Each year the program is supporting from 5-10 students, again, based on the donations we receive. Please be generous. For details: http://quakersdc.org/MJSSF
July 2022: Next Steps in Our Collective Journey to Redress Systemic Racism
The Diversity Change and Threshing Prep groups are pleased and grateful to share that our proposal for “A Collective Journey to Redress Systemic Racism,” which was originally presented at the June 5, 2022, Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, was approved at the 17 July Meeting.
COVID-19 AND END OF LIFE ISSUES
Resource: How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint
To follow up on this past event
Use our Carbon Footprint Resources (pdf)
BFM Book Group
This vibrant group is now meeting via Zoom, discussing a variety of books on both Quaker and non-Quaker topics.
Please contact Leslie S. [see Directory] for an update.
1:30 - 3:15 PM
Please click here to find the event on our calendar.
Wednesday Mid-Week Worship
While the Meeting House is closed, our mid-week Worship on Wednesdays is meeting virtually.
If you wish to join the group, please read the weekly announcement here. After the virtual Meeting there is a sharing time afterwards.