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.
BFM's Social Concern for November is
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.
To donate to this Social Concern, please go to https://www.bethesdafriends.org/Donate-&-Support-the-Meeting. Be sure to designate that your contribution is for the social concern.
Discovery Session, November 2022: Collective Journey to Redress Systemic Racism
The Diversity Change group will hold a Discovery Session on Sunday, November 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for F(f)riends who are participating in the Collective Journey. The purpose of the Discovery Session is for the leaders (Rob and Lucy) to get to know Bethesda Friends better prior to the start of the formal Collective Journey for inward/outward healing pertaining to Systemic Racism on December 3. During the Discovery conversations, participants will have the opportunity to get learn something about the leaders' planned approach and plans for the journey experience. Please use our Contact Us form for additional information.
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.