Our mission is to foster the spiritual growth of Friends (Quakers) and others

and to strengthen the application of Friends' testimonies in the world. 

We offer programs for adults and youth.

We rent this quiet space for your family reunions, school retreats, church groups, and small conferences.

June 16-18 

Calling all massage therapists, hospice nurses, nurses, Reiki or Healing Touch practitioners, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, and F/friends who combine various practices of healing including prayer. This weekend is for you.

There is a spiritual basis for healing in many traditions. You know that. You are involved in healing work – whether it is a vocation or Meeting for Worship for Healing. Come and be with us. It is an opportunity for us to gather and support one another in this work, this ministry. We’ll share insights and stories, new learnings and leadings.

There will be some time for one on one work Saturday afternoon. In the evening we’ll have Meeting for Healing or a Healing Circle.

Hannelore Devlin, Doylestown MM in PYM, and Ron Peterson, Fredonia MM, are coordinating the weekend. Hannelore has a full time holistic practice using predominantly the ancient Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ)®. Ron, a gifted elder, has used his healing hands as way opens and is actively involved in the Healing Center at Summer Sessions.

This is an intergenerational weekend.

May 12-14, 2017


 Prepare to better serve your meeting community through providing pastoral care. We will consider care for Friends who are home bound, hospitalized, terminally ill, newly bereaved or grieving. We'll explore approaches to helping troubled or disruptive members, or those with mental health problems.  This workshop will provide skill-building and experience-sharing opportunities, guidelines, and other resources. Participants may expect to leave the workshop feeling empowered and better prepared to minister to individual Friends, and thereby support the Spiritual health of their meeting communities.

Bruce Heckman,  M.Div., PhD., is a recently retired Hospice Chaplain, and a long-time member of Pastoral Care and Ministry committees in the Yellow Springs (OH) Friends Meeting. He provides counseling and psychotherapy in private practice, and is a former Clinical Director of an addictions treatment center. He has worked in college counseling centers at Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has led workshops at FGC Gatherings, and is a member of Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Cynthia Behrman Memorial, July 14, 2017

Powell House is the conference and retreat center of the 

New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Powell House
524 Pitt Hall Rd
Old Chatham,  NY
phone  518-794-8811
fax     518-794-8815
Adult Program 
Youth Program