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Lives of Service

Sep 27-29, 2019

A working retreat weekend with Lloyd Guindon and Bob Denison
$140/private room; $120/shared room; $85/commuter

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, call 610-566-4507, ext. 137. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Join the Pendle Hill maintenance team for a working weekend of fun, service, fellowship, and celebration as we engage in weather-appropriate work projects to spruce up Pendle Hill’s grounds and buildings. There will be opportunities for worship sharing, as well as plenty of guided work for all levels of strength and ability.

Work projects are likely to include:

  1. work in our organic vegetable garden;
  2. enhancements to an outdoor gathering space: bench construction and wheel-chair ramp construction; artistic firewood stacking;
  3. interior painting of a hallway.

Work will range from light to heavy (painting and sanding being the light end, firewood stacking medium work , and ramp construction or garden mulching is the heavy end of project choices).


Lloyd Guindon has carefully tended the Pendle Hill grounds for over 30 years. A graduate of the Barnes Foundation’s Arboretum School, he is trained as an arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. A lifelong Quaker currently active in Chester Monthly Meeting (PA), Lloyd is also a poet.

Bob DenisonBob Denison is a licensed clinical social worker providing hospice services. He is a member of Chester River Monthly Meeting (MD) and a former Pendle Hill resident student and board member with a gift for spiritual nurture.

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly. Thank you for your interest.

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