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.
Creating Generous Congregations, Powell House, August 16-18, 2019
Creating Generous Congregations (CGC) is an interactive and practical workshop focused on inspiring and equipping Meetings toward generosity and faithful, financial stewardship. Participants will explore the unique mission/vision of the Meeting, current trends in giving, the spirituality of fundraising, and creative ways to invite Friends into a fuller partnership in the shared work and witness of the fellowship. As Quakers, we sometimes struggle to have conversations about giving and our use of wealth, especially as it relates to Meeting finances. The CGC workshop helps create space for authentic sharing, how we might consider new practices and offers resources to shift the culture of generosity moving forward.
“Creating Generous Congregations” was originally developed by Everence with assistance from Lake Institute. It is available to New York Yearly Meeting through our relationship with Friends United Meeting.
Lake Institute serves the public good by exploring the multiple connections between philanthropy and faith within the major religious traditions. Its mission is to foster greater understanding of the ways in which faith inspires and informs giving – bridging academic research and practical tools for the benefit of Churches/Meetings. It is a leader in faith-based training and teaching.
Everence helps individuals, organizations and churches integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services.
Facilitator: Colin Saxton serves an Everence® Stewardship Consultant helping individuals, congregations and non-profits integrate faith and finance through stewardship services and financial resources. Prior to coming to Everence, Colin was a Quaker pastor, superintendent of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends and General Secretary of Friends United Meeting, an international fellowship of Quakers.
Registration is $190 + $50 Monthly Meeting fee for the first participant from a meeting and $190 for each participant thereafter. We strongly recommend at least two Friends attend from each meeting.
Commuters & Campers: $150 for the first participant from a meeting, $100 for each thereafter.
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE WITH 3 WEEKS ADVANCE NOTICE
Self Care in the Craft of Teaching: Tools for Expanding Your Practice
August 16-18, 2019 at Powell House
The Children’s Arts Guild partners with educators to bring authenticity-based social-emotional learning to school communities across the country. In our Authenticity in the Classroom program, we bring self-care workshops to educators that focus on helping teachers tap into the passion for their craft to address stress in their professional lives. This workshop is designed to help teachers deepen their self-care practice and continue to build a community of support. Our workshops have recently been featured at SXSW EDU, The National School Board Association Conference, and the New York State Art Educators Conference. Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Alexander Kopelman Alex is a writer and advocate who has devoted twenty-five years to advancing social justice and personal empowerment. He has a special passion for supporting young people in overcoming the limiting effects of outmoded societal stereotypes on individual development.
Mark LaRiviere Mark has been training teachers in the art of authenticity for over twenty years. In 1997 he developed the Creative Classrooms program to train and place working artists in inner-city parochial schools around New York City. Mark co-founded the Children’s Arts Guild in 2010 to help children develop their authentic selves through creativity education.
Register by August 5: $280-$200/adults; $125 ages/13-22; $70/infants-12; $175/commuter
After August 5: $260/$145/$90/$195
CHILDCARE WITH 3 WEEKS NOTICE
Fall Work, Contra Dance & Storytelling, October 25-27, 2019
Enjoy learning new skills? Like to work among 57 acres of God’s creation in Columbia County, NY? Bring your favorite tools, old clothes 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 executive directors and maintenance contractor will coordinate our work projects. The contra dance band and storyteller are experienced and talented!
Contra Dance Friday night beginning at 8:15 pm
Storytelling Saturday night beginning at 7:30 pm
Register by October 16: $85 adults; $15 children & youth
After October 16: $100 adults, $20 children
Childcare for 10 & younger with 3 weeks’ notice