Free Pickling Workshop: July 16th 6:30-8:30pm

DSC_0124Join us for a free pickling workshop at Beacon!

Bring a jar and your veggie of choice; all other spices and supplies provided. If you have anything you don’t know what to do with in your CSA produce, a weird fruit or veggie you have seen in the market, a thriving garden with way too much to use–bring it!

Some good veggie candidates are:

Wednesday July 16th 6:30-8:30pm
2364 E Cumberland Street (between Memphis and Cedar)

Please RSVP at OR on (search “Fermenting Fun”)

All are welcome!

For more information contact us at 215 423 6216 or

Art Show: June 18th 6:30-8:00pm !

You are invited to a very special art show celebration at Beacon
Wednesday June 18th 6:30-8:00pm

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Our young artists (and our artists who are young at heart!) have been working hard and creating beautiful works of art all year long. We’re excited to celebrate their talent and creativity with you.

DSC_0016Art will be displayed upstairs in the sanctuary, and there will be yummy snacks to share and opportunities to ask the artists about their work.

Spread the word, and bring along a friend or two (or three!).

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Questions? Call 267 908 5779 or 215 423 6216 or email us at

Beacon Empowered: A Celebration of Community Creativity on April 26th

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Beacon Empowered:
A Celebration of Community Creativity on Saturday, April 26th

Come for food, stories, art, and celebration–the Lights on Cumberland Street Project will be unveiled, Co-Director Rebecca Blake will be ordained as a pastor, and the lawn will be open for the party!  We hope you will come celebrate with us! As Rebecca starts her ministry and the lights begin their shining, we are taking a moment to pause and celebrate all the ways in which our stories have come together at Beacon.

Lightbulbs in honor of the individuals who shared their stories, legacies, and lights with this community will make up the Lights on Cumberland Street Project in our sanctuary, and those individuals will be recognized by name in an installation on the wall. Rebecca Blake, our co-director, has been moving through the ordination process, and she will be ordained as a teaching elder of the Presbyterian (PCUSA) church in a special ordination worship service at 11am, whether you are a church person or not, we’d love to have you join us to wish her well!
The service will be followed by a lunch reception, and in celebration, the afternoon will include projects to make around the art table, stories to write, read, and share, and festivities in the front yard.

We are also excited to share that the office of 1,001 New Worshiping Communities (a part of the Presbyterian national denomination) will be with us on the 26th to make a short video about all the stories of Beacon. We are hoping to show them, and by extension, the Presbyterian Church, the beauty of the stories of Beacon and its community, which means we need YOU to join us!

We hope you’ll join us for all or part of the day.

The day’s approximate schedule will be:

11:00am: Ordination Worship Service & Lights Commissioning
12:30pm: Lunch Reception
1:30-3:00pm: Art, Stories, Garden, and other Festivities
Questions? Call us at 267 702 0804 or email us at

Paid Internship: Be a Worship Leader at Beacon This Summer

Our talented worship leader, Taylor Telford, will be embarking on a summer internship of her own, and therefore we are looking for someone to jump into worship leadership this summer at Beacon. The internship will run from May-August, and there is a weekly stipend. For more information, see below.
Please help us spread the word about this position! Share this link or image with friends, colleagues, family, anyone who might be interested or who might know someone who would be interested.

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