Friends speak of “concerns” as the spiritual promptings that come to us, revealing our own God-given responsibilities in a world that so truly needs our love and our service. When we yearn to act, help, or respond, how do we know whether that yearning comes from our own feeling of urgency or our own sense of obligation, or whether it is something more, something the Holy Spirit is asking of us?
Author Jack Kirk discusses how concerns arise and are opened to us, how we may test them, and how we may find in them a center of spiritual gravity for our lives. How do we discover our callings as individuals, and what is our calling as a community of Friends? Discussion questions included. Read more
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Thanks to Jim Rose, our popular pamphlet index has now been updated through pamphlet #434 (August 2015) and is once again available in our online store. It remains a priceless reference tool for scholars, librarians, and pamphlet readers alike… and for a mere $9.00 it makes an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift for the holidays!
The Pendle Hill community is so thankful for the overwhelming support we received during our recent 85th Anniversary Woodworkers’ Exhibition and Auction. We raised over $20,500 for the Endowment, helping to secure Pendle Hill’s financial future.
To launch our fall Pendle Hill Annual Fund campaign, we’re asking you to consider a gift with the number “85” in it in honor of our 85th Anniversary year: $85, $185, $285, and so on.
Please help us celebrate this monumental year by becoming a Sustaining Donor with a monthly gift to the Annual Fund. Would you consider $85 a month? Alternatively, as little as $15.42 a month adds up to $185 a year!
Click the “Donate” button to the right to begin the process. If you then select “Make a Recurring Donation,” you can choose the amount you’d like to give each month to become a Sustaining Donor. You can help Pendle Hill grow and strengthen our level of excellence.
On Thanksgiving Day (November 26), Pendle Hill will provide a continental breakfast, a traditional Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings as an afternoon meal, and leftovers for dinner. The afternoon and evening meals will be family-style for staff, scholars, interns, and overnight sojourners only; this is different from what we have offered in the past.
From December 22 (following after-dinner clean-up) through December 27, Pendle Hill will institute an “operations closure,” i.e., there will be no dining services, guest services, registration, or housekeeping provided during that time. We will resume normal business operations on Monday, December 28 at 7am. Thank you for your understanding.
We wish you and your family a safe and very happy holiday season.
Emma Lapsansky-Werner and Chris Mohr
Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2015
In this workshop you will explore the basics of Quaker faith and practice and discover how they connect with your own spiritual experience. You will also find opportunities for worship, discussion, sharing, and questions with fellow seekers and experienced Quaker leaders. All who seek a solid introduction to Quakerism are welcome. Read more
Spaces still available. Pendle Hill will match Meeting scholarships up to ½ the fee. E-mail: email@example.com
What a fun and exciting event. The 85th Anniversary Woodworkers’ Exhibition and Auction was a great success. We are appreciative and give gracious thanks to all the woodworking artisans who donated over 70 pieces of furniture and wood art.
We are equally thankful for the nearly 150 bidders in 25 states and 4 countries who helped raise over $20,500 for the Pendle Hill Endowment! These purchases, in support of Pendle Hill, enable us to continue working towards our mission and vison, to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives.
Nov 2, 2015 at 7:30pm in The Barn Free and open to the public.
This event will be streamed live over the Internet – registration is available here.
In this presentation, Jeff Dudiak – who returns to Pendle Hill after spending several months with us late last year as our 2014-15 Cadbury Scholar – suggests that it is not, in fact, our speaking of God (our respective “theologies”) that divides us, but our unwillingness on all sides to wrestle with the question of God seriously enough.
Taking as a starting point the traditional Quaker affirmation of “the witness of God in everyone,” he will issue an invitation to an inclusive, contemporary Quaker theologizing. Read more
We would like to formally welcome the following individuals who arrived at Pendle Hill last month:
Paula Palmer, our 2016 Cadbury Scholar, is answering a call from a national indigenous organization calling on all Christian denominations to look closely at their histories of providing boarding school educations for Native children.
Our new year-long “FiR” (Friend-in-Residence) is Angela Hopkins, whose ongoing ministry is to help the Quaker movement become more faithful and robust by challenging racism and white supremacy. Also joining us as FiRs through the middle of December are British Yearly Meeting Friends Lynda and Martin Williams, who bring over 26 years of experience to Pendle Hill, including interests in yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism, and conflict management.
Last but not least are our latest IFD Nord co-op interns. Amadeus Gomilschak, Martje Knoedler, Laura Kronz, and Lion Mackert will be with us during the upcoming year, and have been terrific additions to our community thus far. Read more