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Opening to the Heart of Worship

Dec 4-6, 2020

A weekend workshop with Christopher Sammond via Zoom
(Friday 7:30pm Eastern Time through Sunday noon.)

Pricing (Sliding Scale Registration)
Subsidized Fee: $85
Basic Fee: $100
Fee Plus: $115

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

This online workshop will focus on practical skills that will enhance our ability to enter into deep, transformative worship. We will explore how we prepare for worship, how we center down, how to listen to each other with our whole being – body, mind, and spirit, and how to better open to each other and the Divine during worship. We will create a deep sense of community from which to access our individual and collective wellsprings of the Source. Our work together will be experiential and immediate and draw us into a deeper experience of our rich practice as Friends. This program is capped at 34 participants

This program will be online via Zoom and will follow this schedule:
Friday opening session 7:30 – 9pm
Saturday morning 9:30am – 12:00pm (with a break mixed in)
Optional communal lunch via Zoom
2:00 – 4:30pm afternoon session
4:00 – 7:00pm break
7:00 – 9pm evening session
Sunday 9:00am – noon closing session (with breaks mixed in)

NB: All scheduled sessions are Eastern Time (US & Canada).


Christopher Sammond, formerly general secretary of New York Yearly Meeting, loves facilitating the creation of a safe space which invites all Friends to open in heart and spirit, to
re-member their wholeness, to share in a sense of rich community, and to touch the Divine Source. He has led scores of interactive workshops and retreats for Friends over many years, including ones at Powell House, Woolman Hill, Pendle Hill, Earlham School of Religion, the Friends United Meeting Triennial, the Friends World Committee for Consultation World Gathering, and the Friends General Conference Gathering. Many of his workshops over the past 14 years have focused on deepening the experience of worship for monthly, quarterly, and regional meetings. Over the past year, Christopher has led video conferences and facilitated online retreats several times.

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 (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

Travel directions to Pendle Hill.