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.
Dwelling Deep, a Contemplative Retreat January 18-21, 2019 (through Monday lunch)
Co-sponsored by the School of the Spirit Ministry
During this extended weekend, Friends are invited to enter more fully into the silence and to experience the deeper rhythms in which we might live. This retreat will include the opportunity for solitude, individual and corporate worship, silent meals, and "active" silence. There will also be opportunities for individual and group spiritual reflection. Come and simply BE with God; listen and attend to the Divine stirrings of the soul.
Linda Chidsey, a member of Housatonic Meeting, is a recorded ministry in New York Yearly Meeting. She carries a concern for spiritual nurture and pastoral care. Linda has served as clerk of NYYM and on the School of the Spirit board.
Carolyn Moon is a member of Gwynedd Friends Meeting in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She serves on the Pastoral Care as well as the Worship and Ministry Committees of her monthly meeting. Carolyn has retired from her service on the School of the Spirit board after many years.
Register by January 4th: Sliding scale: $300-$220 + $20 School of the Spirit = $320 - $240
After January 4th: $320 + $20 = $340
PoHo's Annual New Year Celebration December 30, 2018 -January 1, 2019
Hosted by PoHo Staff
This multigenerational conference is one of our most popular. We can only house 90 people, so register early! At this annual event, we can have activities for all ages - it's up to you. There are workshop slots for YOU to offer an activity, so give it some thought before your arrive. Last year there was luminary making, energy work, enneagrams, musical collaborations, tai chi, Pilates, photo judging, a walk to Dorson's Rock, frosting cookies, and more.
Right after our evening meal on the 31st, it's Cabaret! Bring your instruments, a song, story, poem and/or skit to share with everyone on New Year's Eve. Our cooks will have a Quaker midnight feast ready for us. We'll conclude the celebration with a brunch on January 1st. Come and be a part of this intergenerational celebration.
This is the Hazel and Louis Meszaros Event. Hazel and Louis are remembered as a couple whose gentle loving ways embraced their family and friends and all of nature. Scholarship funds are available for this family-centered and creation-friendly event.
Register by December 15th: $400/family; $200/adult; $100/ages 13-22; $50/infant-12; Commuters half-price
After December 15th: $440/$220/$110/$55
The Winter Solstice: In Touch with Your Whole Self
Friday, December 21, 2018 2:00 - 8:00 pm
We are whole when we stop, look and listen with the winds, the stars and the hills. And we are strengthened when we do this together. This December 21, 2018, The Winter Solstice, we will celebrate and be part of the day's simple wonders, starting again in a new direction within the Eternal cycle of creation. Keeping in touch with the universe, which is ourselves, we are propelled into the New Year in Purity, Clarity, and Joy. We can use the stillness of Winter to feel the peace inside of the Universe and in ourselves. We will listen to its messages and absorb them. We will follow the rhythms of the day in worship, meditation and prayer, gift giving, singing and dancing, music, feasting, bonfire celebrating, letting go of the past and moving into the future by honoring ourselves and the earth and sky around us.
*Activities are indoors and outdoors.*
Register by December 10: $50/person includes snacks and dinner. Stay overnight for an additional $30/person.