Walking with the Bible Winter 2021 series

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

For a second 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.

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 on the second Sunday of the month. 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 5:30 pm.

Accessibility: Closed captioning will be provided through the computer-generated service Rev.com

Dates and Guest Leaders: 

Sunday, January 10: Andrew Wright 

Sunday, February 14: Katie Breslin 

Sunday, March 14: Regina Renee Ward 

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 for all three sessions (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.

Andrew Wright is a member of Durham Friends Meeting and is active in working with children and youth programs in both North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and Piedmont Friends Fellowship. He has led Bible study in a variety of communities and contexts with children, youth and adults, including the morning Bible study at North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative) annual sessions and several workshops at the FGC Gatherings. Andrew was a participant in the Spiritual Nurturer Program of the School of the Spirit Ministry and is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion. Durham Friends Meeting cares for his calling to ministry among and beyond Friends through a ministry support and accountability committee. 

Katie Breslin found Friends when she started at the Friends Committee on National Legislation to run their young adult program. Through FCNL, Katie helped recruit and train young advocates to lobby Congress on peace and justice issues. Katie became convinced during her time at FCNL and was accepted into membership at Friends Meeting of Washington. Katie is now a Quaker seminarian (and occasional troublemaker) at Earlham School of Religion. She is a sojourner at West Richmond Friends Meeting while living in Richmond, Indiana. Katie is a member of FCNL's General Committee, serving on the Field Standing Committee, and on the Friends Historical Association board. In her free time, Katie writes about religion and culture for places like Friends Journal, The Revealer and Tinder's Swipe Life. You can find her work on her website katiebreslin.com or follow her on twitter @katiebreslin.

Regina Renee Ward is a member of Ujima Friends Peace Center. She is a public librarian and former public school teacher. She is passionate about social justice, intellectual freedom, reading, and building community. Her work with Friends and racial healing was born out of necessity as she navigates life as both a woman of African descent and a Christian Friend. Her favorite book in the Bible is James. Her life verse is Micah 6:8.

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