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.
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.
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.