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September 2014 E-newsletter

New programs, campus improvements, more people on campus each year than ever before…

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E-newsletter | September 2014

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Exciting news and notes about our people, programs, and place

What an inspiring time it is to worship, work, and study at Pendle Hill. We are hiring; we have developed new programs for 2015 in response to your requests; we are now generating an additional pamphlet each year; and for another year in a row our annual fund income has increased. Thank you!

We are reaching and growing – in people, programs, and place – due to the hard work of our staff, Board, and many dedicated volunteers. We have been improving our buildings and facilities, guided by a master plan designed for us by “deep green” architects.

This past year we have put new roofs on buildings, painted interior and exterior spaces, installed new heating and cooling systems, and cared for our campus with sound stewardship always in mind. We aim to make all of our spaces more comfortable and accessible for a much broader range of needs and ability levels over the coming years. As we do this work, we hold carefully to the historic, timeless aesthetic and natural beauty of our beloved community. We hope you will come see! Read more

Pendle Hill thanks you

We would like to thank everyone for a great show of support during our 2014 Annual Fund Campaign! The Annual Fund is the foundation of Pendle Hill’s existence and programming – which directly affects real change in people’s lives and real change in the world.

You can continue to make a difference by making a gift of support to the Pendle Hill Annual Fund today. Click here for more details.



Steve Chase is Pendle Hill’s new Director of Education!

We are excited to announce the hire of our new Director of Education, Steve Chase.

Steve, our 2013 Cary lecturer, is a member of the Putney Friends Meeting in Vermont, a traveling Friends minister focused on both Quaker Quest and answering God’s call to heal and repair the world, and the author of Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction to the Quaker Way. For the last 13 years, Steve has been the Educational Director of Antioch University New England’s environmental studies master’s program in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability.
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Pamphlet subscriptions now include SIX pamphlets per year!

Pendle Hill is now publishing six new pamphlets a year, starting with our October 2014 pamphlet.  Each new pamphlet will cogently consider a theme of importance to Friends, and will be about 36 pages in length.  Authors of upcoming pamphlets include Renee Crauder, a pioneer in Quaker spiritual direction, and Paul Christiansen, activist Young Adult Friend and writer.

To subscribe to or to buy pamphlets, please visit our online store (where secure credit card payments are accepted), call 610-566-4507, ext. 124, or e-mail

Lloyd Guindon describes new grounds projects

Pendle Hill’s longtime Grounds Manager Lloyd Guindon recently described some of the meaningful and productive work that took place earlier this fall.

Thanks to a gift in memory of our beloved Friend Ann Yasuhara, a new bench and plantings were installed by the Lives of Service participants. Woody ornamentals and mulch now adorn the northwest bank of the mound, and the circular bed in the front of the Barn doors lays claim to some new plantings with a memorial bench as the centerpiece. Read more


James Renshaw returns To Pendle Hill

Londoner James Renshaw first came to Pendle Hill three years ago as a resident student during the spring and summer terms. He explains what brought him back.

I am from London, England, where I teach Classics at St. Paul’s School, an independent secondary school (roughly equivalent to Middle and High School years in the United States) located along the banks of the River Thames.
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Pendle Hill is hiring!

Pendle Hill is hiring wonderful people for the following positions. Might the right person be you or someone you know?

  • Marketing Manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • Sous Chef

Interested in joining our team? Click here for more information.

Recipe: Butternut squash soup

Butternut squash makes a warm, luscious addition to many a fall recipe and this is one of our favorites here at Pendle Hill. Read more

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