Bethesda Friends worship 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.
BFM's Social Concern for November is for A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle is the recipient for the Social Concerns Box in December. It is a local non-profit organization that assists individuals and families moving out of shelters to more stable living situations. A Wider Circle also offers intensive courses on job skills, financial planning, stress management, nutrition, and parenting. Its mission is to end poverty. Anyone in need of help can find it there. In one year, A Wider Circle furnished the homes of more than 13,300 children and adults and delivered more than 400 educational programs. They also recycled more than three million pounds of furniture and home goods. More than 10,000 volunteers serve at A Wider Circle annually, including members of BFM several times a year.
candlelight worship, Tuesday, Dec 19
at 8:00 p.m.
COVID-19 AND END OF LIFE ISSUES
Experiment with Light
At 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, people at BFM use a meditative and centering practice based upon Rex Ambler’s book Light to Live By.
This method describes early Quaker meditative habits and translates them into a highly accessible process of clearness and understanding. We use prompts at home that can be listened to online, followed by a worship-share via Zoom. For more information and the Zoom link, use our Contact Us form.
BFM Book Group
This vibrant group meets via Zoom, discussing a variety of books on both Quaker and non-Quaker topics.
1:30 - 3:15 PM
Please click here for more information
using our Contact Us form.
Wednesday Mid-Week Worship
A group holds an at-home Worship
on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
If you wish to join, please read the weekly announcement here. After the virtual Meeting there is a sharing time via email.
Exploring the Roots of Religion--
Intro. to Judaism
A BFM group attends an Exploring the Roots of Religion group each week on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. for a half hour lecture from The Great Courses exploring evidence of religious activity around the world, followed by a half hour discussion.