CANCELLED - March 15-17, 2018

Join us for a three-day workshop to examine how to construct ethical and mindful faith-based service.

Come explore how to build service opportunities that focus on care, reciprocal relationships and justice. Margaret Webb and Greg Woods will lead group sessions on forming and maintaining relationships rooted in buildings partnerships and practicing solidarity. The workshop will also provide space for group projects, informal conversations, relaxation and renewal.

This workshop is for pastors, youth pastors, lay leaders, parents, youth, and service coordinators who want to imagine a new way to do service.

Margaret Webb is a recorded Quaker minister. She is the pastoral minister at New Garden Friends Meeting in Greensboro, NC, but her roots are in new York Yearly Meeting. Margaret is a graduate of Earlham College and Princeton Theological Seminary. Margaret has led a variety of retreats and classes for adults and youth and has served on a multitude of Quaker committees on the Monthly Meeting, Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference level. When she isn't working, she is spending time with her husband, Christopher, and their two children, Teddy (who is 5) and Claire (who is 3). As a family, they love to have picnics outside, finger paint, and bake muffins.

Greg Woods is a lifelong Quaker and still holds his membership at Columbia (MO) Friends Meeting of Illinois Yearly Meeting. Over the past dozen years, his faith has been strengthened by his interactions across branches of Quakerism. Greg has a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and served in ministry with Friends Center at Guildford College in Greensboro, NC. He now attends First Friends Meeting in Greensboro, NC where he lives with his wife Jenn Bonsall, their infant daughter Margaret Rae Bonsall, and their cat, Tuesday. Greg is dedicated to and passionate about Quaker service and the role that Young Adult Friensd (YAFs) have in its formation and actualization, which led him to be a founding board member of Quaker Voluntary Service.

Register by March 1: $230/adults; $115/ages 13-22; $58/infant-12; $165/commuters.

After March 1: $250/125/63/185

Childcare with 3 weeks notice.


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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
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