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MIDWEEK Dec. 20: Vickie Wu | Tending your Inner Fire

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About this MIDWEEK practice

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 us at Beacon Hill Friends House for an evening of guided meditation and reflection as we gather around the Meeting Room fireplace for the Winter Solstice. During our time together, we will reflect on what we need to let go of and what we need for
rekindling our own Inner Fire during this celebration of light and darkness.

Vickie Wu is the current Associate Director at BHFH. She started as BHFH’s resident chef and kitchen manager in April 2017. A former banquet/catering chef, Vickie is amused when people ask her about the challenges of cooking for 20 every day. It’s a cakewalk compared to custom banquets for hundreds of people every day! Vickie grew up just outside of Anaheim, CA, and moved to Worcester, MA for college where she attempted to get a degree in biomedical engineering but ended up with a degree in theatre instead. In her spare time, she continues to enjoy being involved in local community theatre. Occasionally she also updates her blog and website at

​​What is MIDWEEK?

​In the Quaker tradition of Midweek (Wednesday) worship, Beacon Hill Friends House brings you MIDWEEK: Experiments in Faithfulness. This is a weekly, one-hour, facilitated spiritual practice with Quaker flavor and an experimental ethos. Each week, a guest facilitator engages us in a unique spiritual practice that is meaningful to them, and that we can bring into our own lives. 

MIDWEEK is always free and open to the public. If you'd like to support this program, you can make a donation here.

​Attending events in-person at BHFH

​All MIDWEEK practices going forward are offered on Zoom and in-person at Beacon Hill Friends House. If you choose to attend in our space, YOU MUST REGISTER BEFOREHAND and please read this information:

  • Covid policies: All in-person attendees are required to be up-to-date on vaccination against COVID-19 and to wear a mask while inside. We no longer ask for proof of vaccination upon entering the building. Masks will be available for those who forget them.

  • Getting to BHFH: Use the address "8 Chestnut St., Boston, MA, 02108" for navigation. We recommend taking public transit to get here: We are a short walk from every transit line in Boston. If you choose to drive in, paid street parking is available on Charles Street (and on Beacon Street before 6 pm). We also have parking passes available for $9 to the Boston Common Garage.

Event accessibility (covid policies are below): Beacon Hill Friends House is working on making our historic space accessible to everyone.

  • ​Automated Closed Captions will be available for all participants (on Zoom and in-person).

  • ​Physical space: This event will take place in our Parlor, which does not have a ground-level entrance. Our primary entrance is up a flight of stairs. If you would like to attend this event but need it to be held in a different space, please indicate so on your registration. ​​On the basement level, we have a single-user, all-gender bathroom with wall-mounted handrails and ample space for chairs and/or aides. We are not a scent-free space but tend to be low-scent.