Our mission is to foster the spiritual growth of Friends (Quakers) and others
and to strengthen the application of Friends' testimonies in the world.
We offer programs for adults and youth.
We rent this quiet space for your family reunions, school retreats, church groups, and small conferences.
If art leads you to a deeper spiritual journey or your spiritual journey leads you to be more creative or if you just want to explore the relationship between creativity and spirituality, this retreat is for you.
Through all forms of creativity we find opportunities for deepening our spiritual journey. In a creative community we will delve into the interrelationships between creativity and spirituality through a variety of art forms: quilting, weaving, sculpting with clay, painting with watercolors, knitting, crochet, music, cooking/baking, or origami. Each area will be led by a specialist and the time will be rich with worship and creating. The weekend culminates with a whole group sharing of our creative process and our creations.
Prophetic Ministry - Acting and ministering as we embody God's Spirit speaking through us - is the heart of Quaker tradition. Reflecting on how the patterns in the prophetic stream can help us recognize the eternal patterns in our own lives, we will share our stories of how we live the prophetic ministry we are called to, bringing healing to a broken world.
Debbie Humphries has co-led interactive workshops at New England Yearly Meeting, Woolman Hill, and FGC. She finds that a combination of information and experiential activities provides the most satisfying learning experiences.
Jonathan Vogel-Borne has served Friends in various Quaker staff and volunteer roles over the past 30 years, including New England Yearly Meeting (Field Secretary and Yearly Meeting Secretary) and Cambridge (MA) Monthly Meeting (Resident Friend).
March 10-12, 2017
With Julie Glynn and Chris DeRoller of the Powell House Youth Program
In the style of a Powell House Youth Program, explore what it means to be a parent with integrity in the 21st century. Experience the regenerative power of a youth retreat. The weekend will include small group discussions, large group activities, self-space time and communal worship. There will be movement and stillness, definitely laughter and probably some tears, wholesome food and some decadent snacks. And space . . . to rest, write, make music, paint, sculpt, walk, and connect. We'll also tap into the experience of those gathered to share tips and resources for all the different stages of growing up our kids and we go through.
Julie Glynn is the parent of three young women now in high school and college. She was once a kid herself and, as a youth, she found joy and fellowship at Powell House.
Chris DeRoller has been the Powell House youth program co-director for 16 years. She works with children, teens, young adults, and older adults to create supportive, happy, spirit-filled spaces.