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.
Annual Winter Wonderland, February 15-17, 2019
Come for an unprogrammed weekend! Bring yourself, your family, and your friends to an open weekend this winter. You'll be sojourning at Pitt Hall. We'll feed you at regular intervals and be here to answer questions . . . but otherwise your time is your own.
Who knows what the weather will be? Sometimes there's snow, other times spring flowers are popping! Here are some possible activities for you. Bring your own equipment though:
Cross Country Skiing, Reading, Sledding, Sitting in Front of a Fire, Walking to the Bird Sanctuary, Puzzles and Games, nearby Downhill Skiing -
This retreat begins with hearty snacks set out from 8:00 - 9:00 pm on Friday evening.
Register by February 4: $360/family; $260/2 people; $160/individual
Friends Decision-making and Clerking: Participating in Meetings for Business with Joy and Confidence
with Arthur M. Larrabee and Steve Mohlke, February 1-3, 2019
This is a workshop for everyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Quaker decision-making: it's for clerks, but not just for clerks. For clerks, it will be an opportunity to learn and sharpen skills. For others, it will be an opportunity to get better grounded in what Quaker decision-making is all about. It is expected that each person will leave the weekend with new energy and enthusiasm for participating in meetings for business, well-grounded in both the theoretical and the practical. There will be handouts, exercises and opportunities for experience sharing.
Among other topics, we will consider:
- The fundamentals of a Quaker meeting for business
- What is a "sense of the meeting," and how is it different from consensus?
- What is the meaning of "unity?"
- Why "standing in the way" is not longer a useful concept
- Techniques of "good" clerking
- Dealing with difficult situations
Arthur M. Larrabee - Arthur is a lifelong Friend and a former clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Currently, he serves as clerk of the Pendle Hill Board. In addition to presiding at meetings of numerous committees and boards, he has led many workshops on clerking.
Steve Mohlke - Steve is a longtime Friend and former clerk of Ithaca Monthly Meeting. He served as co-clerk for the 2017 Friends General Conference Gathering. He currently serves as General Secretary of New York Yearly Meeting.
Register by January 15: $280-$200/adults; $125/ages 13-22; $70/infants-12; $175/commuters
After January 15: $260/$145/$90/$195
Childcare with 3 weeks notice.
Coordinating Committee Weekend, January 25-27, 2019
The cost of an overnight is the same if you stay one or both nights = $100. Meals are charged individually, so the full weekend is $190 (2 nights + 6 meals). Partial weekend rates are based on the fees below.
Please let us know on your registration which night(s) you will be staying and which meals you will be present for. Make a note in the "anything we should know" box. No note - we'll assume you will be present for the full weekend and will charge accordingly.
We need to plan in advance for rooming and for meals. Minimum deposit to confirm your registration is $25 - although you CAN register without making a payment if someone else is paying for you. Let us know if you need an invoice to submit. Breakdown of costs listed below to help you understand the fee structure for this event. You can amend the amount you pay once you get to Paypal.
A late fee of $20 will be collected for registrations made/confirmed after January 18th.
Overnight (Fri and/or Sat), $100
Dinner, $20 ea.
Lunch, $15 ea.
Breakfast, $10 ea.