In this MIDWEEK, Emma will lead us in reading from the Bible as early Friends did. We will explore and experiment with some easy forms of listening to the Holy Spirit as we read words or phrases from the Bible. The words of God might make us smile, cry out, feel uneasy, weep or feel peace. This is a simple spiritual practice that has helped Emma grow in her communion with the Lord, and is something she hopes to share with others.
Emma Condori Mamani was born in a Quaker family, and is a member of Holiness Friends Yearly Meeting in Bolivia. She has served on various Quaker organizations, such as FWCC, FUM, BQEF and QREC. She is a graduate from Earlham School of Religion with a Masters degree in Divinity. Before she went to the United States for her M.Div., she earned a degree in linguistics at Universidad Mayor de San Andres. As a writer she has been asked to contribute to many Quaker magazines and newsletters. She was one of the editors and writers of “Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices.” She worked in the Quaker Life Magazine department at the FUM headquarters, and has written a book called "Quakers in Bolivia: The Early History of Bolivian Friends". She currently works at the Friends International Bilingual Center.
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.
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.
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, here's what you need to know:
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 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.