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.
12-Step Quaker Weekend: Lonesome No More! Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2018
Before attending or joining a 12-step group, many people describe the feelings of loneliness or separation that plagued them. One of the biggest gifts 12-step groups offer individuals is an end to that isolation and a feeling of being part of something greater than themselves. During our retreat we will share the experience, strength, and ope we gained by joining our respective fellowships. Be it spirituality, miracles in action, a feeling of receiving grace, or a soothing sense of serenity, we will plan to share aspects of our personal journeys, along with how we stay connected to hope, joy, love, and each other.
Facilitator: Annie R first encountered the image and concept of Lonesome No More (from Kurt Vonnegut's book, Slapstick) when just a teenager, and knows it is part of the cosmic alignment that guided her into the AA fellowship more than 27 years ago. From the start, Annie's theme song has been "Amazing Grace." She looks forward to sharing another Quaker Retreat at Powell House with her fellow travelers as they come together in love.
Register by November 16: $280-240/adults; $125/ages 13-22; $70/infants-12; $175/commuters
After November 16: $260/$145/$90/$195
Childcare with 3 weeks notice.
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels
a Powell House Book Discussion
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:00 - 7:00pm
Read or RE-read this book, and then join us as we discuss the author's ideas, as well as their impact on today's faith communities.
We'll gather at 2:00pm, meet in large and small groups to explore the themes; eat supper and then discuss a bit more.
If you'd like to spend the night, an additional fee will get you a room and continental breakfast.
Register by October 20: $50/person - includes snacks and dinner
Overnight accommodations: $30/person.
Fall Work, Contra Dance, Storytelling
October 26-28, 2018
Enjoy learning new skills? Like to work among 57 acres of God's creation in Columbia County, NY? Bring your favorite tools, old clothes, and hearty appetites. Our cooks will have lots of good, nutritious & yummy food for us. We have plenty of work projects, both inside and outside our buildings. The Powell House executive directors and maintenance contractor will coordinate our work projects. The contra dance band and story teller are experienced and talented!
Contra Dance, Friday evening beginning at 8:15 pm.
Storytelling Saturday evening at 7:30 pm.
Register by October 16th: $85/adults; $15/children & youth.
After October 16th, $100/adults; $20/children & youth
Childcare available for ages 10 & younger with 3 weeks's notice.