Beacon Hill Friends House Programs

Online opportunities for spiritual exploration and deepening, and social action.

MIDWEEK: Experiments in Faithfulness

In the Quaker tradition of Midweek (Wednesday) worship, we at the Friends House are excited to bring you MIDWEEK: Experiments in Faithfulness. This is a free, weekly, facilitated spiritual practice with Quaker flavor and an experimental ethos.

Each Wednesday evening, a guest facilitator engages us in a unique spiritual practice. You can attend live, or you can view the short videos later!

Holy Disruption: A programmed worship experiment

Join us on Friday, October 30 from 7 PM - 8:30 PM for Holy Disruption: A programmed worship experiment on the theme of those who came before us, particularly women, who Spirit called to be holy disruptors. Our service will include music, messages by Jen Higgins-Newman and Greg Woods, and time for waiting worship in community (silent worship in the Quaker tradition).
**This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Closed captioning provided.**

Alumni Story Hour: Fall Edition

October 24, 2020, 2 - 3 PM (ET) For Friends House Alumni: After a successful event this summer, we're bringing you another alumni story hour! This is a time for resident alumni of the Friends House to come share and listen to (short) stories from other former residents. You can come prepared with a story you want to share, or tell the stories that rise for you as hear others. ** This event is free, but only open to resident alumni of the Friends House **

Walking with the Bible

This is a monthly series of Bible hours on the first Sunday of the month, in partnership our friends at Woolman Hill.

In each session, Peter Blood-Patterson will welcome a series of different Friends as guest leaders. We will have a chance to hear what role the Bible plays in each of these Friends’ lives and to hear what approaches to the Bible they find work in their personal practice and group settings.

Quaker Preparation & Response to the Election

Series led by Lisa Graustein. Using Hold the Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy as a guide, Friends will gather weekly, via Zoom, for four weeks to prepare for the national election. We will be working to ensure widespread voter turnout, advocate for fair election practices, and be prepared to respond, in the right way for each person, in the event that the election is not free, fair, respected, and safe.

Art Journaling as a Spiritual Practice in Turbulent Times workshops

In these turbulent times, we all need resources and practices that help us process and center. Every Saturday in November, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM (ET), join LJ Boswell for a nurturing and supportive environment to explore the wisdom of your own inner landscape and the power of art to help you process life.

GATHER: An intentional Zoom dinner to cultivate community and share in gratefulness

Friday, November 27, 6:30 PM - 8 PM (ET): A programmed Zoom dinner to cultivate community and share in gratefulness. We will draw on Beacon Hill Friends House traditions as well as experiment with being together on Zoom to share a meal the Friday after Thanksgiving. ** This event is free and open to the public. Closed captioning available, please email if you need closed captioning in breakout rooms. **

Simple Morning Meditation Practice

This simple meditation practice helps reduce stress and ease you into the morning. The meditation is 15 minutes long, and begins and ends with a brief introduction to the practice. Orientation for newcomers begins at 8:00 AM, and the practice begins at 8:10 AM, Monday through Friday. Join once or join regularly! This meditation is free and open to the public.

Questions? Have an for an event?​

Email our Program Manager, Jen:

Jen Higgins-Newman

Program Manager

or get in touch with BHFH Executive Director, Nils:

Nils Klinkenberg

Executive Director

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