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Falling in Love with Language–Through the Power of Hymns

When advertising our monthly Beer & Hymns gathering we acknowledge the community and fellowship the event fosters. We often remind our followers of the joy and respite from the world...

06 02 2018 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
We’ve got BIG NEWS: We’ve moved!

We are sad to say that our beloved Fireflies has officially closed. The space is slated to reopen as a new restaurant late spring. First, we'd like to thank the...

30 12 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
This Caroling Event Packs A Del Ray Restaurant Every Year

Via the Del Ray Patch: The group regularly meets In Del Ray, but its Christmas caroling night is especially popular. If Saturday night's tree lighting isn't enough holiday fun for...

03 12 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Beer & Hymns: Changing Spiritual Experience

by David Lord Beer and Hymns really is one of my favorite events of the month for so many reasons. I grew up in the Baptist Church and music was...

31 10 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Beer & Hymns. It feels like home.

by Elizabeth Cestrone I've been a singer all my life. My mother routinely mentions having me on the changing table as a baby, humming back at her whatever ditty she'd...

26 09 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Beer & Hymns at Wild Goose Festival

by Christen Kinard I experienced Beer & Hymns for the first time at Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC in the summer of 2015. The musicians and vocalists belonged...

12 08 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
What We Lost When We Lost Our Hymnals

by Christen Kinard There are many aspects of my childhood church experience that still make me cringe as an adult. Much of the theology was isolating and othering; appearances and...

24 07 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
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SHOULD WE BLESS THE BEER?

Should we bless the beer at FireFlies this Sunday at Beer & Hymns?! We stumbled upon this article about a church’s vicar in Croydon in the United Kingdom who was...

03 05 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Frequently Asked Questions

Leading up to our next gathering on Sunday, April 2 (7PM at Fireflies in Del Ray--1501 Mount Vernon Avenue), we thought we might answer some of the questions we most...

31 03 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
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A ROLLICKING GOOD TIME

The group that gathered in February was small but lively! We added a whole new selection of hymns to our song book, and we had another rollicking good time of...

01 03 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Beer & Hymns, Celebrating the Good

Typically, Beer & Hymns Northern Virginia is held on the first Sunday of the month. We had to back up February's Beer & Hymns a week, however, due to a...

07 02 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Starting 2017 with Beer & Hymns!

We can't think of a better way to celebrate the start of a new year than to gather with all of you for the first Beer & Hymns of 2017!...

06 01 2017 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Beer & Carols (and a special video)

We were lucky to have photographer extraordinaire Sarah Hallee of Sarah Marcella Photography join us at our last gathering. She took a few beautiful shots, but we're so excited about...

28 11 2016 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Pre-Election Beer and Hymns

November's Beer and Hymns will take place this coming Sunday on November 6 at 7PM...just two days before the election. Wherever you stand politically, you are probably just as tired...

31 10 2016 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
The Return of Beer & Hymns

We're counting on you all to bring your A-game on the 11th, just like you did back in the spring! We can't wait to be together again! The Beer &...

06 09 2016 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
June, Already?

How in the world is it June already? It totally snuck up on us, and now we are just days away from our Beer & Hymns gathering on Sunday, June...

31 05 2016 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Start the Week, the Month with Beer & Hymns!

We are so very grateful to the new musicians who joined us for April's Beer and Hymns. The addition of percussion and new voices made the event especially lively and...

19 04 2016 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Percussionist Needed!

Hi, everyone. Beer and Hymns is this coming Sunday and we are in need of a percussionist. If you can keep a beat and are willing to play the djembe...

01 04 2016 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Next Beer & Hymns: Sunday, April 3rd!

Every month, I am amazed at the community formed during the short hour we spend together for Beer & Hymns. In fact, we had the pleasure of celebrating multiple birthdays...

19 03 2016 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova
Meet Us in March at Fireflies!

Thank you so much to all of those who made our Valentine's Day Beer and Hymns gathering so special. It was a small group, but very cozy and intimate. And...

18 02 2016 / Posted by beerandhymnsnova