Discover 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!

Walking with the Bible Winter 2021 Series

Back by popular demand! This is a monthly series of Bible hours on the second 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.

Tending to the Inner Fire: A Guided Meditation and Reflection on Winter Solstice

In many faiths and traditions, the Winter Solstice is a time for renewal and reflection. As we embrace the longest night, we also look forward to the renewal and return of the Light.
Join the Beacon Hill Friends House community for an evening of guided meditation and reflection as we gather around the Meeting Room fireplace from wherever you are.

Responding to the call

Tuesday Jan. 12 through Tuesday February 23: Responding to the Call is a two-month long, weekly workshop to do this critical work of climate justice, dismantling white supremacy, and beginning reparations. We will meet every other week in a whole group Zoom session, with alternating weeks dedicated to on-going small groups. As the work of systems transformation – both the societal systems we engage with daily and ourselves as systems of change – is not purely academic, this workshop will use somatic and Quaker spiritual practices along with discussions, readings, and videos.

Exploring the Sacredness of Winter

Led by LJ Boswell | Saturday, Dec. 19; Monday, Dec. 21; & Friday, Jan. 1
Winter is a sacred time that offers us particular challenges. Winter nights are long and cold. Nature slows down. The trees are bare, their sap running thick and slow and creatures hibernate and live off of the abundance of summer. We usually gather together during the long evenings and restore ourselves with celebrations of light and gatherings with loved ones. This series of virtual gatherings in the time of Covid is intended to help participants embrace winter and all that it offers us.

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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