Weekly Activities

Alcoholics Anonymous: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Youth Lounge

Bible Study: Wednesdays at 2:00 pm in the Library

Centering Prayer: Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm in the Sanctuary

Youth Fellowship: Sundays from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 

 

Bimonthly Activities

Parenting Without Partners: Every Other Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Library

 

Monthly Activities

Open Nesters: Third Wednesday of the Month at Varying Times/Locations

Kitchen Ministry: Second Tuesday Morning of the Month at 8:00 am & the Monday Evening Beforehand at 7:00 pm in the BHPC Kitchen

So Others Might Eat (SOME): Third Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 to 9:00 am

Men's Fellowship: Fourth Thursday of the Month from 7:00 to 8:15 pm in the Lounge

Dads' Covenant Group: Monthly on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Library

Family Connections Lunch: Monthly on Sundays after 10:30 Worship in Covenant Hall

Bethesda House Meals: Second Monday of Each Month 

MOMS Club of Bethesda: Monthly in Memorial Hall (Usually 10:00 am to 12:00 pm)

 

Additional Activities

Click here for Adult/Children Choir and Bradley Ringers rehearsal times.

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Recurring Events Calendar

Sunday

   

 

Dads' Covenant Group

If you are a guy raising children, whether married, partnered, or single, join Pastor David and Matt Poffenroth for a discussion and prayer group monthly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in the library. For more information, email us!

 

Family Connections Lunch

This monthly gathering of families with children after worship includes a meal, followed by prayer, discussion and sharing ideas. There is supervised playtime for children after the meal so that parents may continue their conversation. Please email us for more information.

 

Youth Fellowship


  

All youth (grade 6 through grade 12) meet from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Sundays for a variety of activities. There is also church school for Middlers and Senior Highs at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings.  

Monday

 

 

Bethesda House Meals

Sign up on the sheet outside Pastor Kori's office to make dinner for the fifteen men living at Bethesda House on the second Monday of each month. For more information, please contact Kate Picard (k8picard@gmail.com). 

 

Kitchen Ministry


The Kitchen Ministry gathers each month to prepare meals for clients of Bethesda Cares and members of the Friends Club, an Alzheimer’s support group that meets at Bradley Hills. We do prep work the Monday before the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm (we then prepare the meals on second Tuesday morning of each month at 8:00 am). If neither of those times are convenient, consider baking a pan of brownies, a tray of cookies, or a cake that can be dropped off at church. There is also need for three people to serve the lunch at the Church in Bethesda on Wilson Lane, where our brothers and sisters gather to eat.

Tuesday

 

 

Centering Prayer

Join Pastor David in the Sanctuary from noon to 12:20 pm for a time of reflection, Lectio Scripture, silence, and intercessory prayer. Centering Prayer is also held on Friday.

 

Kitchen Ministry 


The Kitchen Ministry gathers each month to prepare meals for clients of Bethesda Cares and members of the Friends Club, an Alzheimer’s support group that meets at Bradley Hills. If you would like to join this new local mission, we meet in the church kitchen the second Tuesday morning of each month at 8:00 am. For those who can’t take time off during the day, we do prep work the evening before (Monday at 7 pm). If those times aren’t convenient, consider baking a pan of brownies, a tray of cookies, or a cake that can be dropped off at church. There is also need for three people to serve the lunch at the Church in Bethesda on Wilson Lane, where our brothers and sisters gather to eat.

 

Lay Ministry Meetings 

The BHPC Lay Ministries lead many important activities of our church and help members grow in faith.  These working groups of the church meet monthly on the first Tuesday at 7:30pm. Participation in them is a good way to meet others and to develop community. Please consider if you would like to serve on a BHPC Lay Ministry for the next year. If you would like to be involved or recommend someone for service, email us.

 

S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) 


On the third Tuesday of every month, Bradley Hills provides a full breakfast -- of pancakes, ham, fruit and drink -- for between 350-500 people at S.O.M.E. in Washington DC.  Team leaders purchase supplies and are reimbursed by BHPC. Teams of 4-6 are formed, making the commitment about four times a year. Volunteers have a good time preparing and cooking the meals together. Willingness to arrive at 6:30 AM is required (carpooling available), with work completed by 9:00 AM. Volunteers from other organizations are recruited to serve the meal. No dress code. Changing area for work clothes provided.  Full instructions given once you sign up. For more information, email Bob Reutershan at soshikins@aol.com! 

Wednesday

 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

This group meets Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Youth Lounge (Room 302/304). This is a closed meeting for AA members and those who suffer from their own alcoholism, for anyone in the broader community or church.

 

Bible Study 


This group meets on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. This discussion group is led by one of the pastors and focuses on the biblical texts to be used in the upcoming worship services.

 

Open Nesters

For parents of nearly independent adults, this group meets the second Wednesday of each month

Parenting this age group has its own special challenges and joys. We have both stories and truimphs to share and sometimes need the encouragement and good ideas of others. Click here for more information.

Thursday

 

 

Men’s Spiritual Fellowship

The group typically meets in the lounge or at a local restaurant. The group meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month, from 7:00-8:15 pm, September through June. 

Join David and a group of men for fellowship and discussion over a meal. Typically David teaches or leads a spiritual discussion, and sometimes members lead discussions on topics of their interest and expertise. Evenings include some prayer time, and discussions range from Bible studies and how to draw closer to God, to the federal fiscal crisis and US policy towards Pakistan.  For more information or to let him know you plan to come, contact David Gray. If you need a ride, contact the church office at 301-365-2850 and the deacons will try to arrange it.

Friday

 

 

Centering Prayer

Join Pastor David in the Sanctuary from noon to 12:20 pm for a time of reflection, Lectio Scripture, silence, and intercessory prayer.

Saturday

      

 

Free Community Yoga Classes

As one of the ways BHPC supports the integration of mind, body, and spirit, we offer free yoga classes appropriate for both beginners and those with an established yoga practice. Classes are taught by certified Iyengar yoga teacher Linda McReynolds, and generally held in Memorial Hall. Class times vary so please contact our Communications Specialist for details and what to bring.