No one human being or group has the full measure of the Light. Seek to understand the experience of those whose theology and practices differ from your own.
NEYM Faith and Practice
Who are the Quakers
Quakers practice a religion of experience, a contemporary, simple, and radical faith. Quakers are also called Friends.
Quakers believe . . .
Every person is known by God and can know God in a direct relationship.
Many Quakers consider themselves Christians, and some do not. Many Quakers find meaning and value in the teachings of many faiths.
Quakers strive to live lives that are guided by a direct encounter with the Divine, more than by teachings about the Divine. Quaker terms for the Holy include God, the Seed, the Light Within, and the Inward Teacher, among others. Testimonies are ways that Quakers have found to express our experience of the Divine in our lives. Some of the best recognized testimonies include simplicity, integrity, equality, community, and peace.
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Meeting for Worship
Sundays — 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Childcare available every week.
6 Chestnut St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 227-9118
BHFM is committed to making our space accessible to everyone. We have an accessible door on the sidewalk level and several spots in the meeting room for wheelchair users. We have a FM audio system with headsets for sound amplification available at the main entrance.
A program for children 5 and older, offered two Sundays each month between September and June. From 10:45am-11:30am. Upcoming dates on our Youth at BHFM page.
Meeting for Business
Held each month from September to June, generally on the first Sunday of the month, after Meeting for Worship. Upcoming dates for Meeting for Business as well as other Meeting events can be found on our calendar page.