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March 2016 E-newsletter

$75,000 Challenge Match; Cary Lecture; New Pamphlet

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E-newsletter | March 2016

$75,000 Annual Fund Challenge!

It’s our largest challenge to date! Whether you have given to Pendle Hill recently, in years past, or never before, you can help us meet this extraordinary and ambitious goal.

An anonymous donor has generously given Pendle Hill a $75,000 matching grant to encourage increased philanthropic support for our beloved community.

All new, increased, and renewed gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

You can have an impact on the lives of many and the future of Pendle Hill.

Thank you!

Goodbye, Little Barn. A Pendle Hill landmark parts ways.

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 Emma Lapsansky-Werner 

Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture: Raising Quakers in a Secular Society

Emma Lapsansky-Werner
Apr 4, 2016 at 7:30pm in The Barn. Free and open to the public (online registration required). This event will be streamed live over the Internet.

   “True Godliness don’t [sic] turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavors to mend it.” —William Penn

How do we transmit Quaker values from one generation to the next? As a Quaker historian and a parent of three adult graduates of Friends’ schools, Emma Lapsansky-Werner has been fascinated by this question, both professionally and personally. In this talk, Emma invites us to probe this question through the lens of the correspondence of one 19th-century network of European-American Quaker families. Read more


Bulletin No. 130, April 1956

This 60-year-old edition of the Pendle Hill Bulletin featured Joanne Mott’s philosophical interpretation of Undine, an 1811 fairy-tale novella by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. Clearly the Arts & Spirituality were as important to Pendle Hill then as they are today!

Other academic happenings that year included the publication of Simone Weil’s seminal The Iliad, or: The Poem of Force (PHP #91, which is still a big seller even now), and South African writer Laurens van der Post giving an on-campus lecture entitled “Venture to the Interior.”

Pendle Hill Bulletin No. 130

Mary Grace Orr

Anne Briggs


Featured Workshop

Present in Every Moment: Waking Up to Love and Compassion in Our Lives

Mary Grace Orr and Anne Briggs present a week-long Mindfulness Meditation retreat
Mar 20-27, 2016

Mindfulness meditation is a simple technique offered by the Buddha for awakening the mind and heart. This retreat will be a time of silence, with periods of sitting and walking practice, opportunities to talk about your own practice, and formal presentations. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

Mary Grace Orr is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County (CA). Anne Briggs is a lifelong Quaker who also leads the Insight Meditation Community of Chestertown (MD). Read more

What Resident Friends Bring to the Pendle Hill Table

Friends in Residence are volunteers who live at Pendle Hill for anywhere from three months to a year. Their main role is to hold the space for the fulfillment of Pendle Hill’s mission. We attend worship daily, sometimes serving as its conveners. We join staff and guests at meals. We make ourselves available as compassionate listeners and hold Pendle Hill and all of its people in the Light of prayer. In the midst of the busy activity that is required to keep Pendle Hill thriving, we have the charge of holding a consistent and intentional spiritual presence.

Along with holding space, we also sometimes hold other things – a steering wheel or a cleaning cloth, a box of teabags or a plate of snacks, an armful of blankets or a set of keys.
Read more

Angela Hopkins, Friend-in-Residence 2015-16
John Margerum and Ann Jerome (FiRs)

apple pan dowdy


Recipe: Old-Fashioned Apple Pan Dowdy

The word “dowdy” comes from the Middle English “doude” and refers to an inelegant person or thing. Its association with this dessert comes from the (optional) haphazard style of slicing up the top crust halfway through the baking! Read more

© Pendle Hill 2016

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