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.
December 21, 2017 2:00pm to 8:00pm
As we head into winter and the coldest months of the year, we welcome and celebrate the imminent return of light. What is the interplay of dark and light in your life, and in the life of the world? What are the spiritual gifts of the dark? Of the light? What is the full spectrum of spiritual light? Join us for a time of spiritual seeking and renewal that includes some activity outdoors (bring weather appropriate clothing), supper, snacks, and a place for you to take a breath during this busy season.
Facilitated by Mary Kay Glazer, a long-time member of NYYM, now lives in Madison WI with her husband Mark Moss. She is a member of Madison Friends Meeting, Northern Yearly Meeting. She has a passion for spiritual formation - the many ways we are shaped by God, and how we respond. Find out more at www.mkglazer.com
Register by December 10, 2017: $80/person for the day.
After December 10: $100
SPECIAL OFFER: Want to spend the night after this day-long retreat? Stay on through the night at Powell House for an extra $20. Includes a continental breakfast.
November 17-19, 2017
Are you 65 or older? Care for someone who is 65 or older? Care about someone who is 65 or older in your meeting? This is an opportunity for ARCH Vistors, other members of the extended ARCH network, members (or emeritus members) of the Committee on Aging Concerns, and ARCH staff to get together for a weekend or renewal, re-invigoration, and resources. We will deepen connections with each other and our shared ministry of care and compassion, vulnerability and trust, stewardship and healthy boundaries.
We are all again - it is what we do! But we don't have to do it alone.
Substantial scholarship funds are available, please request them.
This retreat is facilitated by Callie Janoff. Callie serves as the Director of the ARCH (Aging Resources Consultation and Help) program of New York Yearly Meeting. She regularly facilitates aging consultations, pastoral care visits, and managing the operations of the ARCH program. She is a member of Brooklyn Monthly Meeting where she serves on the Ministry and Counsel Committee, and as clerk of the New York Quarterly Meeting Working Group with a Concern for Quaker Life. Callie lives in brownstone Brooklyn where she also helps to organize a neighborhood Community Supported Agriculture program, and her local block association.
Register by October 31st: $230/adults; $115/ages 13-22; $58/infants-12; $165/commuters
After October 31st: $250/$125/$63/$185
Childcare available with 3 weeks notice.
January 12-14 Art Inside and Out
Not just for those who see themselves as artists - this is about the doing and the being present in that moment. We will use a variety of media – clay, snow, food, paint, things in the forest, paper for drawing or folding, pillows, people, sounds, words …. What did we leave out?
Jan 19-21 Feed the Spirit
9th – 12th Grade
Feb 2-4 When You’re Alone
Young Adults (including 11th &12th grade )
Feb 16-18 One Purple Crayon
4th & 5th Grade
That is all it takes to express your creativity and create your own reality. Sometimes in a world that seems ever more complicated all you need is one purple crayon and a big blank wall of paper to feel happy again. We will provide you with both so you can create a world the way you want it to be. All you have to bring is your self and your imagination. We'll share thoughts on how to move those visions from the walls to the outside world.