Feb 23-25, 2024
Dec 11, 2023
12-1pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) via Zoom.
If you have questions about Pendle Hill’s Spring Term, join Pendle Hill’s Director of Education, Frances Kreimer, for informal office hours to discuss the program and its application. Please also feel free to to reach out at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are strongly encouraged by December 15th, 2023.
Feb 23-25, 2024
Dec 13, 2023
7:00-8:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) via Zoom.
Free and open to the public!
If you were already registered for the originally scheduled October Reading Group, there’s no need to register again.
This event was rescheduled from October 18th to December 13th. If you previously registered for the October Reading Group and would still like to attend at this new time, there’s no need to re-register. If you have any questions about your registration status, you can reach out to email@example.com.
In December, we will be reading our bestselling pamphlet Radical Hospitality (PHP #427) by Lloyd Lee Wilson. You can purchase a copy of this popular publication at the following links:
Our Reading Group focuses on Pendle Hill pamphlets and other Quaker readings, gathering to consider queries about the reading in a spirit of worship sharing.
Thanks to the generous support of the Friends Foundation for the Aging, we’re able to make this and other free, online programs accessible to f/Friends of all ages.
Have you ever been part of a project that has different parts working together? Like building something, gardening with others, planning an event? It can be challenging – especially when you think you don’t know what you need to do. Will you be given the right tools? The right instructions? Will the product or event be what we want? With a bit of coordination and commitment, something both memorable and magical can happen! [Read more…] about Pendle Hill Chorus – Many Voices with One Song
May 15-22, 2024
Individual rooms: $1,400
Shared room: $1,100This cost includes all lodging, meals, and activities. Each participant is responsible for booking their travel to and from San Jose, Costa Rica, to arrive by 3pm at Juan Santamaria International Airport.
This year, Francisco Burgos will lead a pilgrimage to Monteverde, Costa Rica. As we explore nature, accompany one another, and create space for practices that nurture our spiritual journey, participants will be invited to embrace daily life with simplicity, gratitude, hope, and a deep sense of connection.
Kairos on the Mountain is an invitation to pause, reflect on your personal and communal spiritual path, and encounter the divine in nature while walking with others and experiencing the living dynamic between community and solitude.
Participants will learn about the history of the Quaker community in Monteverde as they explore the beauty of the cloud forest. The pilgrimage will create a unique space for spiritual growth by combining key practices from Quaker and other faith traditions, and provide the opportunity to engage in contemplative praying of the Scriptures and experience the deep practice of worship sharing. This kairos pilgrimage is rooted in meeting for worship, worship sharing, lectio divina (divine reading), silence, community, and celebration.
This spiritual experiment will include two 90-minute online sessions prior to the trip to Monteverde to support our preparation for this journey.
December 31, 2023, 6pm-midnight
An on campus end-of-year celebration with Annie Patterson and special guest Peter Blood
Enjoy an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration, with hors d’oeuvres reception and home-cooked dinner, lively concert in the Barn, desserts, and midnight candlelight Meeting for Worship.
This year, the concert will feature Annie Patterson performing and leading us in songs of celebration and renewal, giving space for healing and transformation through singing.
Turn this event into your own personal retreat! If you would like to book an overnight stay at Pendle Hill before or after the concert, you can reserve your room here.
Annie Patterson’s voice, musicianship, and infectious enthusiasm have ignited audiences across North America and abroad for over three decades. She is the co-creator – along with her husband and the evening’s special guest Peter Blood – of the best-selling sing-along songbooks Rise Up Singing and its sequel, Rise Again.
A multi-instrumentalist, Annie’s musical repertoire ranges from folk and Blues to gospel and jazz. She performs as a solo artist and is also a member of the Dear Ella trio, the Joni Mitchell tribute band Big Yellow Taxi, and the swing band Girls from Mars. Annie has performed and/or toured with many other musical artists, including Emma’s Revolution, Charlie King, Magpie, Sally Rogers, Reggie Harris, Lou and Peter Berryman, Joe Jencks, and more. Annie and Peter’s work with peace activist and folk music legend Pete Seeger is documented in the film We Began to Sing.
Annie is a member of Mount Toby Friends Meeting (NEYM) and currently lives in Amherst, MA. To learn more about Annie’s work, visit https://www.riseupandsing.org/.
Feb 23-25, 2024
7:00-9:00pm, Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
The Be We Whole exhibit will be displayed October 11, 2023 – February 26, 2024 in the Pendle Hill Barn Gallery.
The Be We Whole exhibit is a meaningful prayer of the Joined Hands Artists Collective. It is an affirmation of our collective existence as together we strive toward wholeness. Be We Whole represents an inclusivity that is the sum of all our intersections, rendering creative dialogue, acceptance, compassion, peace, and love. Our title also connects with Ferron Foisy’s song, “Testimony,” which includes the refrain:
But by my life be I spirit
And by my heart be I woman
And by my eyes be I open
And by my hands be I whole
Reception will be in the Barn, and all are welcome to attend. Meet with the artists and learn more about their works hanging in the gallery space.
The Joined Hands Artists Collective was founded in 2012 by Elke Hildegard Muller, with three other members of the Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts. Over the years we have had 15 members, with three of the original four members still active in the collective. We are all Quaker or Quaker-friendly artists who create through various media: art quilts, fiber art, painting, photography, ceramics, mixed-media, book arts, and literary arts. Our collective meets monthly to share our works-in-progress with one another, to teach each other skills, and to attend events.
October 12, 2023, 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) via Zoom.
Free and open to the public!
Join members of the production team and other listeners of Pendle Hill’s podcast, The Seed: Conversations for Radical Hope, in a curated, interactive, and worshipful space to share reflections, listen in community, give feedback, and tend to seeds and learnings from Season 3.