Bethesda Friends Meeting

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COVID-19 Meeting Information

Bethesda Friends are worshiping together

on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. via two venues 

  1. Indoors in the Meetinghouse at the Sidwell Friends Lower School, 
  2. Online via Zoom. 

    Welcome to Bethesda Friends Meeting

    We're Quakers who meet every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
    Our meetinghouse is on the Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.
    We are now worshiping via Zoom as well as indoors.  

    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.

    We are a welcoming community. 

    We believe there is that of the Divine 

    in every person.

    BFM's Social Concern for June is for "Comfort Cases"  

    The Social Concern for June is for Comfort Cases, a project suggested by the children in First Day School. Comfort Cases works to “make a difference in the life of a child in foster care” by providing a new backpack with a cozy new pair of pajamas, a stuffed animal to hug, a blanket, a toothbrush and other personal care items, as well as a new duffel bag to each child who is entering the foster care system (so they don’t have to bring their belongings in a trash bag). For details, please go to

    • BFM has formed an End of Life Group to provide legal, spiritual, and practical resources to help our community cope with the uncertainties and fears surrounding the end of life. 
    • The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly elevated concerns about the health of family and friends, and the possibility that they could become gravely ill and die. 
    • Although conversations with our loved ones about such a possibility are difficult, it’s important to prepare.
    • Please click here to see more details and resources. 


    • All are invited to the comparative religions study group, which will begin a new series on June 11. It is a lecture series from Great Courses, and you can drop in anytime. We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for a half hour lecture and a half hour discussion. 

    • A group of 8 to 10 has been meeting, and we greatly enjoy the fellowship as much as the lessons. You are welcome to join anytime.  For more information, please click here

    • Use our Contact Us form to get the Zoom link, or see your email bulletin. Each session is self-contained, so you can attend any session.

    Upcoming events

    Black Lives Matter walk in Bethesda, MD

    Resource: How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint

    To follow up on this past event

    Use our Carbon Footprint Resources (pdf)


    Sunday Meeting for Worship

    (Please click here to see BFM's worship schedule

    11:00 AM Every Sunday 

    Visitors are welcome.

    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
    2nd Saturday of each month

    Please click here to find the event on our calendar.

    Wednesday Mid-Week Worship

    A group holds an at-home Worship on Wednesdays

    at 8:00 p.m.

    If you wish to join the  group, please read the weekly announcement here. After the virtual Meeting there is a sharing time afterwards. 

    8:00-8:30 PM
    Every Wednesday

    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

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