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.
On the basis of discernment with many folks, we are increasing our fees $10 per person across the board (rentals, schools, yearly and monthly meetings, Powell House programs).
**We also will initiate a sliding scale of fee costs for Powell House adult programs:
- A comprehensive rate ($280): that covers all our direct costs for a retreat, including staff time and those costs related to the use and long-term maintenance of the facilities.
- A standard rate ($240): that covers direct costs, including staff time, but does not cover costs related to the use and long-term maintenance of the facilities.
- A special reduced rate ($200): that covers the cash expenses for the program and sometimes a little more. We hope this new lower rate will encourage new people to attend our programs.
We want you to join us. Please do not let cost be an obstacle. Additional scholarship funds are available if necessary. Please ask if in need.
**Additionally, we will are introducing a new
for Powell House Adult programs:
- Individuals who pay $720 per person, per year can come to as many PoHo programs as they’d like at no additional charge.
- Monthly Meetings who pay $1440 per meeting per year, can designate a different individual to attend for free at each PoHo adult program.
There is a box to check on the on-line registration form to use either subscription method.
These both are yearlong subscriptions. They do not include youth program retreats, as those fees are based on a different scale. Your questions and patience will be appreciated as we work out the details of these changes.
call or email us to sign up for either subscription.
Playing in the Light:
Faith & Play / Godly Play Training for Quakers
Transform your First Day School or Friends school classroom, and nurture your own spiritual life. Learn and Practice skills to help children explore the existential limits of their lives through wonder, play, and core stories from the Bible and Quaker faith and practice. These stories are scripted and tested to work well with multi-age groups of children, as well as in multi-generational settings. A certified trainer will model stories, and you will have an opportunity to practice them with your peers.
Workshop facilitator Melinda Wenner Bradley is an accredited Godly Play trainer who works with Quaker meetings and Friends schools around the country. A founding member and the convener of the Faith & Play Group, she is a co-author of the Faith & Play stories. She works for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as their Youth Engagement Coordinator.
3rd - 5th graders
Rise and Shine
The sun rises,the moon rises and new plants rise out of the ground. Bread rises when we start it well; our ideas and spirits rise when we treat them well.
What is rising in you?
We will make some homemade bread, plant some seeds and start some new friendships. And we will wait quietly to see what rises and shines in each of us.
May 5, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Looking for an opportunity to experience joy and have fun?
Come and join us as we "shake our souls" by
dancing, playing, meditating, and journaling.
Facilitated by Joyce Schroeder, this experiential workshop is designed for all levels of movement experience and all ages. Shake Your Soul is an exploration of movement. Having its origins in Kripalu YogaDance (formerly DansKinetics), it takes a holistic approach to movement combining yoga, Qi Gong, modern dance, African dance, and body-mind centering.
Joyce Schroeder has been a studier of human behavior her entire life. She got the opportunity to formalize her interest in people and the way they behave in groups through her work as a consultant in the field of organizational culture and leadership. Committed to lifetime learning and honing her craft, she trained as a corporate coach, got a Master's Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership, and is a Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner. Recently, Joyce received her certification to teach Shake Your Soul yoga dance. She brings to this exploration of movement a love of dance and music. Joyce has been a member of Purchase Friends Meeting for 19 years.
After April 25th: $95
If you'd like overnight accommodations for Friday plus continental breakfast, add $60.