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.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
What—or who-- brings you light in this darkness? Can we find Light? What does the stillness offer? How will you spend this winter season?
“The winter solstice marks the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. It occurs because the earth orbits the sun at a slight tilt, which is what gives us seasons. On the winter solstice, a hemisphere is tilted as far away as possible from the sun, meaning that hemisphere experiences its least amount of sunlight that day. The sun’s arc is at its lowest, casting the year’s longest shadows at noontime, and the sun appears to rise and set in the same place – “solstice” derives from the Latin solstitium, which means “sun stands still.” **
Join us at Powell House for music, art, worship, community; capped with a luminary walk to our bonfire!
Activities will be indoors and outdoors.
**from: The Longest Night of the Year by Daniel Hautzinger
Facilitated by Regina Baird Haag, Executive Director at Elsie K. Powell House, Inc. Regina has facilitated several PoHo book discussions or retreats, portrayed Professor Sprout at “A Year at Hogwarts”, and totally enjoys hosting PoHo events. She is recorded in the ministry among Friends and a member of Old Chatham Quaker Meeting. The winter solstice is an important spiritual time for her. Regina loves her family, camping, hiking, biking, singing and The Ohio State University Buckeyes!
$50/per person for the retreat includes snacks and dinner.
Stay overnight for an additional $30/person.
Register by December 10, 2019
November 22-24, 2019
"It works if I work it"
Please join us for this Quaker 12-step weekend led by facilitator Juliet Wright. The weekend will include many 12 step activities including 12-stepping a problem, the patterns of codependency and characteristics of recovery, meeting in a bucket, gratitude boxes, individual sharing, writing and sharing on program literature from literature from your 12-step program, singing and more! Join us for a meaningful weekend of recovery! Open to folks from all 12-step programs.
Juliet is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, author, and teacher who was born and raised in Central Vermont. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Miami, Juliet has spent her life pursing her love of music. She is the author of two books, Everything Is My Fault: One Woman’s Journey through Codependency, and Everything Is for My Recovery: A Recovering Codependent Shares Her Experience, Strength and Hope, both published by Hidden Angel Publishing. She has also written, produced and recorded two albums of her music, Beloved and Fearless Moral Inventory, both of which are companion CDs to the book Everything Is My Fault, recorded by Hidden Angel Records. She is a devout Quaker and active in her Quaker Meeting. Codependency recovery is very important to Juliet, and she donates much of her time giving back to CoDA.
Register by November 12: $280-$200/adults; $125/ages 13-22; $70/infants-12; $175/commuter
After November 12: $260/$145/$90/$195
CHILDCARE WITH 3 WEEKS NOTICE
About this Event
This weekend will be devoted to learning about eldering and healing within the Quaker tradition. Facilitated by Friends with gifts of eldering and healing, we will explore the history of these practices while building our skills and capacity to use our gifts in these areas. There will also be ample time for community building, rest and renewal, and fun on the beautiful Powell House campus. Friday night dinner available by request and all other meals through Sunday lunch are included in the cost for the weekend.
Marissa Badgley, Young Adult Field Secretary
Buffy Curtis, Healer
Lu Harper, Elder
Anne Pomeroy, elder
Ron Peterson, Healer
Kathy Slattery, Healer
and more . . .
Learn more & register at: HTTPS://YAFELDERINGANDHEALING.EVENTBRITE.COM
(Registrations are not active on the Powell House website.)