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November 2014 E-newsletter

Scholarships, New Year’s Retreats, Greetings from the Clerk of the Board!

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E-newsletter | November 2014

Full scholarships available for Quaker artists!

Are you a Quaker Artist who would benefit from being in a spiritual education community while working on a creative project of your choice? Did you know that Pendle Hill provides annual Artist-in-Residence opportunities for ten to thirty weeks through its Minnie Jane Arts Scholarship?

As an Artist-in-Residence, you will be supported to focus on a project in fine arts, crafts, performing arts, creative writing, music composition, or another artistic pursuit that demonstrates commitment to Quaker values, spirituality, ministry, witness and outreach in consultation with Pendle Hill’s Arts and Spirituality Teacher. Read more

A message from Gretchen Hall, Clerk of the Board

For a Quaker institution celebrating 84 years, Pendle Hill is remarkably agile, innovative, and visionary. Grounded in Friends values and depending on sturdy traditions, Pendle Hill offers amazing contemporary educational programs and spiritual renewal. And the campus environment – the place and the people – embraces hearts and spirits.

How could I say “no” to becoming Clerk of the Board for this special place? It is a joy, an honor, and a challenge to serve in this role, following in the capable footsteps of recent clerks Clinton Pettus and Deborah Shaw. I believe fulfilling this role will form an important part of my spiritual journey over the coming months. Read more


Calling all woodworkers!

Pendle Hill has a rare opportunity for people who like to create with wood. If you’ve spent time at Pendle Hill, you’ve likely appreciated our grand American beech tree. “Mama beech” has stood for more than 14 generations – over 300 years. This venerable tree is still healthy and strong but was impacted by storms last year, losing a few large limbs.

In keeping with Pendle Hill’s love of re-use and making art inspired by nature, Grounds Manager Lloyd Guindon put together work crews to cut the limbs into lumber and ready them for creative use. We now invite artisans to turn these fallen beauties from our campus into furniture or art. In addition to the beech, which has exquisite figuring, there’s also wood from a spectacular Kentucky Coffee tree as well as some specially selected walnut and cherry. Read more

Join us Dec. 1 for David Hartsough’s First Monday lecture, Waging Peace

David Hartsough has used his body to block Navy ships headed for Vietnam and trains loaded with munitions on their way to El Salvador and Nicaragua. He has crossed borders to meet “the enemy” in East Berlin, Castro’s Cuba, and present-day Iran. He has marched with mothers confronting a violent regime in Guatemala and stood with refugees threatened by death squads in the Philippines.

He is the answer to Bayard Rustin’s call for “angelic troublemakers.”
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“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” W.J. Cameron

Thank you to all who have supported the 2014-2015 Annual Fund thus far. Your contributions help sustain Pendle Hill’s unique community where we spiritual practice, foster witness for social justice, encourage sustainable living, and create peace by nurturing minds and souls.

In this season of giving thanks, we invite you to consider making a gift that recognizes the value of your own – or a loved one’s – experience at Pendle Hill. Please take action by making a gift online today! Click here for more information.

Thanks to you. You make a difference.

Recipe: Red cabbage slaw

This recipe was recently requested by a former Pendle Hill resident who wanted to recreate its delicious blend of flavors at home. Some of its more surprising ingredients include walnuts, honey, and tahini! Read more

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