Our mission is to foster spiritual growth after the manner of Friends (Quaker) and to strengthen the application of Friends’ testimonies in the world.
We offer programs for all ages. We rent this quiet space for your family reunions, school retreats, church groups, and small conferences.
November 17-19, 2017
Are you 65 or older? Care for someone who is 65 or older? Care about someone who is 65 or older in your meeting? This is an opportunity for ARCH Vistors, other members of the extended ARCH network, members (or emeritus members) of the Committee on Aging Concerns, and ARCH staff to get together for a weekend or renewal, re-invigoration, and resources. We will deepen connections with each other and our shared ministry of care and compassion, vulnerability and trust, stewardship and healthy boundaries.
We are all again - it is what we do! But we don't have to do it alone.
Substantial scholarship funds are available, please request them.
This retreat is facilitated by Callie Janoff. Callie serves as the Director of the ARCH (Aging Resources Consultation and Help) program of New York Yearly Meeting. She regularly facilitates aging consultations, pastoral care visits, and managing the operations of the ARCH program. She is a member of Brooklyn Monthly Meeting where she serves on the Ministry and Counsel Committee, and as clerk of the New York Quarterly Meeting Working Group with a Concern for Quaker Life. Callie lives in brownstone Brooklyn where she also helps to organize a neighborhood Community Supported Agriculture program, and her local block association.
Register by October 31st: $230/adults; $115/ages 13-22; $58/infants-12; $165/commuters
After October 31st: $250/$125/$63/$185
Childcare available with 3 weeks notice.
October 6-8, 2017
Enjoy learning new skills? Or sharing your old skills with others?
Like to work among 57 acres of God's creation in Columbia County, NY?
Bring your favorite tools, old clothes, dancing shoes, and hearty appetites.
Our cooks will have lots of good, nutritious & yummy food for us. We have plenty of work projects, both inside and outside our buildings. The Powell House property person will coordinate our work projects.
Contra Dance Friday night beginning at 8:15 pm.
Storytelling Saturday night at 7:30 pm.
Register by September 15th: $75/adults; $10/children & youth.
After September 15th: $100/adults; $20/children & youth.
Childcare for ages 10 and younger with 3 weeks notice.
Oct 13-15 Space Aliens, Magic and Us 4th -5th grade
When you think of space aliens, do you imagine a giant green being with dark eyes or a many-tentacled creature? What about magic? A bunny flying out of a top hot or Hermione with her wand? What would a Quaker colony on Mars look like? What magic powers might Quakers have? Join us as we embark upon a magical weekend of games and wonderment, asking one another what Quakers, magic and aliens have to do with us?