Walking with the Bible Spring 2021 Series

WALKING WITH THE BIBLE SERIES: A monthly series of Bible hours on the first Sunday of the month -- back for a third series by popular demand! Sponsored by Woolman Hill and Beacon Hill Friends House.

For a third series of three sessions, 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.

Dates and Guest Leaders: 

Sunday, April 4: Dr. Randy Woodley

Sunday, May 2: Benigno Sanchez-Eppler

Sunday, June 6: Lynette Davis

We will then spend some time listening to and reflecting together on a passage that is rising for our guest leader. This will be a participatory event with a chance to let God speak to our hearts through the Bible — and to share what we are hearing with each other in small breakout groups and in the group as a whole.

This is an opportunity to learn from and spend time with a variety of Friends for whom the Bible provides a doorway to the living Spirit. Welcoming to all whatever your previous experience is with the Bible!

Friends are welcome to attend single sessions or the whole series.

The sessions will run from 4:00 - 5:15 pm Eastern Time. The Zoom room will be open anytime after 3:45 pm to settle in and get any tech assistance needed. There will be an optional informal Q&A discussion from 5:15 to 5:45 pm.

Accessibility: Closed captioning will be provided through a computer-generated service.

Schedule (Eastern Time)
3:45pm optional settling in, tech assistance
4:00pm Program begins
5:15pm optional informal Q&A discussion

Cost: Pay-as-led 

Give any amount that feels right to you, either by selecting one of the suggested amounts or entering a custom amount in the space provided. 

  • $15 - Suggested standard rate for one session (or $40 for series of all 3 sessions)
  • $35 - Suggested supporter rate per session—helps others attend and supports the presenters and host organizations (or $100 for series)
  • $5 - Suggested reduced rate per session (or $10 for series)
  • Attend for free: Email [email protected] to reserve your place for free if that is what works for you. We do not ask for proof of income.

Peter Blood-Patterson has been writing and leading retreats and adult religious ed courses for Friends for many years. He is a graduate of the spiritual direction program of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Peter carries a special concern for helping 21st century Friends bring a prophetic voice to the challenges facing our world today. He is a member of Mt Toby Meeting (NEYM) and likes to keep busy making “good trouble” in Western Massachusetts. Writings & resources at inwardlight.org.

Dr. Randy Woodley (Keetoowah Cherokee descendant) is a public theologian, author, activist, farmer, and wisdom keeper. He is a recognized leader in the fields of Indigenous and Intercultural Studies, Ecology, and Missiology. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at George Fox University/Portland Seminary. Through his teaching and leadership he invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to decolonize and Indigenize their theology, worldview, and practices so they can learn to walk in a good way. He and his wife Edith are the co-creators and co-sustainers of Eloheh - Indigenous Center for Earth Justice and Eloheh Seeds. Through Eloheh they invite people to a new relationship with Creation and model sustainable farming practices and earth justice. 

Benigno Sánchez-Eppler came across Quakers for the first time in 1981 when he found his way to meeting for worship at Jesus Lane, Cambridge, England. He said it was the mischievous work of the Spirit that brought him to Friends. He has been an active servant-leader in many Quaker organizations since his convincement. He teaches at Amherst College and at the Quaker Peace Institute of Cuba Yearly Meeting. He has collaborated on translating early Quaker writings into Spanish. 

Lynette Davis is a writer and a mental health advocate. She is a member of Ujima Friends and in spiritual formation with an ecumenical monastic community. Lynette has a BA from Rutgers University and is currently a student at Earlham School of Religion. See her writing at: https://lynettedavis.substack.com/

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