Discover Beacon Hill Friends House Programs

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

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Most recorded events are available in our video archive.

Our current programs:

Exploring Spiritual Practices: Meditation, Prayer, and Presence

In this ten week online course led by Marcelle Martin, we’ll experiment with numerous approaches to meditation, prayer, and presence. Through these experiments, we’ll seek to know more fully the nature of consciousness, our true self, and our connection to God. We’ll explore how mindfulness, awareness, and communion with the Divine affects not only our inner and outer lives, but radiates beyond us into the world. We will learn which spiritual practices are most suited to each of us at this time. We will also explore how to make spiritual practices a more integrated part of our daily lives.

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!

The Gatherings: A conversation with the authors hosted by Beacon Hill Friends House

“In a world that requires knowledge and wisdom to address developing crises around us, The Gatherings shows how Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples can come together to create meaningful and lasting relationships.” - The Gatherings book description.

​In this book talk, BHFH Program Manager Jen Higgins-Newman will moderate a conversation between The Gatherings co-authors gkisedtanamoogk (Mashpee Wampanoag), Alma Brooks (Maliseet, St. Mary's Reserve, New Brunswick), Marilyn Roper (Quaker, Houlton, ME), and Shirley Hager (Quaker, Chesterville, ME).

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 idea 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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