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February 2016 E-newsletter

New Meeting for Worship Times; Continuing Revolution: Integrity

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E-newsletter | February 2016

New Meeting for Worship Time: 8:30am-9:00am, Monday through Sunday

Beginning on March 1, 2016, Pendle Hill’s Meeting for Worship times in the Barn will be 8:30am to 9:00am each and every day, seven days a week. This change will affect the Saturday and Sunday start times, which are currently scheduled at 9:00am until the end of February. Notices about this change will be posted around the campus. Please join us!

Continuing Revolution: Integrity as a Radical Act

What does it mean to live with Integrity? How might committing to align our hearts, minds, spirit, body, and voice be a radical act? How do we deeply listen from a heart space? Can knowledge of self transform how we see ourselves integrating into our communities?

We cannot wait to ruminate on and be inspired by these questions and the Quaker testimony of Integrity, joining with activists of all sorts aged 18-35 in community and fellowship for six days, from June 3-8, 2016.

The annual Continuing Revolution young adult Friends conference is a training-oriented, activating, and empowering conference experience designed to energize, inspire and connect young adult Friends with an interest in social action and social justice. Read more

"Continuing Revolution" 2015 group

"Outside Balancing" (c) 2015 Emily Higgs

Marcelle Martin, author and workshop leader
"Our Life is Love" book cover

Featured Workshop

Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey

Marcelle Martin
Mar 16, 2016, 7:30pm (book signing)
Apr 8-10, 2016 (weekend retreat)

From the beginning of Quakerism, the spiritual journey taken by Friends has radically transformed both those who undertake it and the world around them. In this weekend retreat we will explore the basic elements of that journey, as experienced by the first Friends and by Quakers in our time. We will also support one another in our own next steps toward more fully incarnating and expressing divine love and truth. Our time together will include presentations, discussion of brief passages by early Friends, worship, storytelling, sharing elements of our journeys, and listening for God’s call to us in our time. Read more

Join the Pendle Hill Chorus This Spring

If you ever wondered if singing in a chorus would be fun, but were nervous about an audition, the Pendle Hill Chorus is for you!

Pendle Hill Chorus brings together singers from the wider Philadelphia and Delaware County area. We are a mixed chorus of 30-40 singers, ranging in ability from the beginner to the more experienced. There is no audition, the only requirement being a readiness to commit to weekly rehearsals for each season.
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The Pendle Hill Chorus performing

First Monday Lecture Series: The Slave Down the Street

Carol Metzker
Mar 7, 2016 at 7:30pm in The Barn. Free and open to the public. This event will be streamed live over the Internet – registration available here.

Is human trafficking really here? In Philadelphia? In the Delaware County suburbs? Would you know what to do if you suspected a case?

Slavery and human trafficking don’t just exist “over there.” In this interactive program, learn what the face of human trafficking looks like here in southeastern Pennsylvania. Practice “fire drills” – based on local true stories – for responding to potential cases. Find out how you can take action to help stop this injustice. Read more

Welcome Susan Chast, Pendle Hill’s New Artist-in-Residence for 2016!

Susan Chast is Pendle Hill's first Minnie Jane Artist-in-Residence for 2016. We are delighted to have her here with us for the next eight weeks. She shares this:

"I write ceaselessly: a poem, journal entry, or blog post daily pour from my experience of theatre, teaching, faithfulness, and activism. God urges me to write, to use my particular skills in the service of love and justice. Since I left teaching three years ago, I have published two books: re-Mothering is a collection of my poems on spiritual nurture and Taking a Walk with God combines my poetry with Jennifer Elam’s art on themes of mysticism."

More poetry and an unfinished novel about a woman following her leadings bring Susan to Pendle Hill to center in Quaker study and practice.
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Susan Chast's blog (detail)

"re-Mothering" book cover

Recipe: Granola

This breakfast cereal has been made and enjoyed at Pendle Hill for many years. Whether you prefer it as sweetened nuggets or in its silky, unsweetened au naturel form, the balance of grains, nuts, and seeds makes this granola a rich protein source. Read more

© Pendle Hill 2016

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