Our mission is to foster spiritual growth after the manner of Friends (Quaker) and to strengthen the application of Friends’ testimonies in the world.
We offer programs for all ages. We rent this quiet space for your family reunions, school retreats, church groups, and small conferences.
Playing in the Light:
Faith & Play / Godly Play Training for Quakers
Transform your First Day School or Friends school classroom, and nurture your own spiritual life. Learn and Practice skills to help children explore the existential limits of their lives through wonder, play, and core stories from the Bible and Quaker faith and practice. These stories are scripted and tested to work well with multi-age groups of children, as well as in multi-generational settings. A certified trainer will model stories, and you will have an opportunity to practice them with your peers.
Workshop facilitator Melinda Wenner Bradley is an accredited Godly Play trainer who works with Quaker meetings and Friends schools around the country. A founding member and the convener of the Faith & Play Group, she is a co-author of the Faith & Play stories. She works for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as their Youth Engagement Coordinator.
3rd - 5th graders
Rise and Shine
The sun rises,the moon rises and new plants rise out of the ground. Bread rises when we start it well; our ideas and spirits rise when we treat them well.
What is rising in you?
We will make some homemade bread, plant some seeds and start some new friendships. And we will wait quietly to see what rises and shines in each of us.
Memorials for Mia Kissil Hewitt
Mia, a life-long Powell House community member, recently passed away.
Mia wanted a musical memorial that could feature choral and vocal music. This will be in a space large enough for her legion of friends and loved ones. No date has been set, but it is not likely to occur before May 1. That date and place will be announced later.
For now, a small worship service at Chatham-Summit Friends Meeting will occur on the afternoon of March 10. Space will be very limited. and the local community will fill the space.
At Powell House, we will be convening a simultaneous meeting for worship here at Powell House in Pitt Hall on
Saturday March 10th
at 1:00 p.m.
We invite any F/friends who would like to attend to join us.
We will have snacks after our gathering. It will be helpful to know how many people may attend.
March 30-April 1, 2018
This weekend has become a favorite of many F/friends and families. Whether you come to work and sing, work and play, or work - this weekend is for you! We'll have childcare for the young ones while we work.
The work: Build. Design. Chop. Split and stack. Dig. Paint. Clean. Plant. Wash. Make the snacks. Eat the snacks. There are always lots of things to do inside and out to get Powell House ready for spring and summer. Let us know you are coming, and we will let you know if you can bring specific tools with you.
The music: We will rehearse selected parts of the Messiah on Friday after supper. If you sing or play an instrument, come prepared to participate. The computer recording will support our best efforts. Of course, we will be singing the Hallelujah Chorus through at least once on Sunday morning!
The scavenger hunt: This event will occupy us on Saturday evening as we roam throughout the Powell House grounds to gather all the items on the list! Families can participate together or split up into different groups. A special prize will await all those who participate in the challenge of the hunt.
Register by March 15th: $75/adults; $10/children & youth.
After March 15th: $100/adults; $50/children & youth.
Childcare will be provided for children 9 and under.