Past program offerings

Here is a glimpse into the wonderful programs we’ve offered on the hill in the past:

PAST 2015-2016 PROGRAMS

JOURNEY TOWARD WHOLENESS
A Circle of Trust® Two-Part Series
(developed by Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal)
Valerie Brown
Part 2: Embracing the Power of Paradox
November 5-8, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)

SUPPORT ACROSS GENERATIONS FOR ELDERS (SAGE)
BUILDING A NETWORK TO SUPPORT NEYM MEETINGS
Anita Paul, Fran Brokaw & Lori Martin
December 11-13, 2015

ANNUAL YEAR-END SILENT RETREAT:
COME ‘ROUND RIGHT
Labyrinths, Mandalas and Other Meditative Practices to Help Us Untangle
Ann Armstrong & Karen Armstrong Hurton
December 31, 2015 (Thursday) – January 3, 2016 (Sunday)

RISE AGAIN
A WEEKEND OF JOYFUL SONG
with Annie & Peter Blood-Patterson
February 12-14, 2016
A singing weekend to celebrate and learn songs from Annie & Peter’s new book!

RENEWAL AND RESOURCES
A SPRING WEEKEND WITH OUR
FIRST DAY SCHOOL COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Beth Collea & Melinda Wenner Bradley
co-sponsored by NEYM’s Quaker Youth Education Committee
March 18-20, 2016

FINDING GOD IN THE VERBS
CRAFTING A FRESH LANGUAGE OF PRAYER
Jennie Isbell & Brent Bill
April 1-3, 2016

PAST 2014-2015 PROGRAMS

THE MYSTIC’S EXPERIENCE
OUR RELATIONSHIP AND COMMUNION WITH THE DIVINE
Elaine Emily, Joe Garren and Rebecca Mays
May 1-3, 2015, with an optional additional day

LISTENING WITH THE EYES
PHOTOGRAPHY AS A CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE
Peter Nutting
April 17-19, 2015

KNITTING FOR OTHERS
Beth Gorton, Virginia Barker & Friends
April 17-19, 2015

Cracked Open Series
INWARD ACTIVISM AND OUTWARD PRAYER
Daniel Snyder
February 20-22, 2015

Cracked Open Series
CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION: CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY?
New York Yearly Meeting Committee on Conflict Transformation
January 9-11, 2015

BE STILL AND KNOW
Annual year-end silent retreat
Nina Weyl
December 26-29, 2014 (Friday through Monday)

PEACE IN ONESELF, PEACE IN THE WORLD:
MINDFULNESS FOR EDUCATORS, TEACHERS,
PARENTS, AND ALL WHO WORK WITH YOUTH

Richard Brady and Nicholaes Roosevelt
October 23-26, 2014 (Thursday through Sunday)

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For more information about the series “CRACKED OPEN: Going deeper into the why, what and how of our Quaker Practice,” click on “Cracked Open Series.

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PAST PROGRAMS (2013-2014)

2013-2014 SEASON OVERVIEW
(Season flyer here)

JOURNEY TOWARD AN UNDIVIDED LIFE
Part 2 in a Two-Part Series on Circles of Trust®: “Embracing the Power of Paradox”
(developed by Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal)
Valerie Brown
October 24-27, 2013 (Thursday – Sunday)

Cracked Open Series
EXPERIMENTS IN HOLY CONVERSATION:
CONNECTING WITH THE SPIRIT THROUGH PRAYER,
LISTENING AND EXPECTANT WORSHIP
Betsy Blake and Margaret Cooley
November 1-3, 2013

TURNING TOWARD THE LIGHT
annual WINTER SILENCE retreat
with Woolman Hill staff
December 27-30, 2013 (Friday through Monday)

Cracked Open Series
CORPORATE DISCERNMENT IN MEETING FOR BUSINESS
Nancy & David Haines
January 17-19, 2014

MINDFUL MORTALITY
Rob Spencer
February 28-March 2, 2014
&
KNITTING FOR OTHERS
Beth Gorton, Virginia Barker & Friends
February 28-March 2, 2014

WRITING OUT OF THE PRESENCE
Ellen Michaud
March 13-16, 2014 (Thursday through Sunday)

Cracked Open Series
NOTICING GOD’S NUDGES IN OUR LIVES
THE SACRED ART OF INDIVIDUAL SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT
Nancy Bieber
March 28-30, 2014

COUPLE ENRICHMENT
Mary Kay Glazer & Mark Moss, Carol & Peter Letson
April 4-6, 2014

SUMMER SOLSTICE:
CELEBRATING SPIRIT, NATURE and PHYSICAL WORK
June 21, 2014 (Saturday, with options for overnights Friday and/or Saturday)

Join us for a day of spiritual retreat, physical labor, and appreciation of the natural world. We’ll have sessions to inspire us in our spiritual journeys, including “Seeking the Spirit through Nature, Poetry and Painting” led by Victoria Dickson, and “Worship, Poetry, Song and Qigong” led by Martha Lang and Lisa Waldman. And we’ll have sessions for digging our hands into the earth or engaging in other physical tasks around the Hill. We’ll end the day with a solstice bonfire. Come for the whole day, or just part. Or come for overnight Friday and/or Saturday!

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PAST PROGRAM SEASON (October 2012- June 2013)
(Season brochure
here)

GET DOWN TO WORK
ANNUAL FALL WORKDAY
October 8, 2012 (Monday, and optional Sunday overnight)
Not quite a ‘program’ but a great free way to spend time on the hill!

Cracked Open Series
DEEPENING WORSHIP
Colin Saxton, Christopher Sammond
October 26-27, 2012 (Friday & Saturday)

BUILDING UP THE LIFE OF OUR MEETINGS
New York/New England Yearly Meeting Eldering Consultation
December 7-9, 2012 (by invitation)

WINTER STILLNESS: SIFTING THROUGH THE SILENCE
Jennie Isbell & Newell Pledger-Shinn
December 29, 2012 – January 1, 2013 (Saturday through Tuesday)

Cracked Open Series
EXPLORING THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF WORSHIP
Debbie Humphries, Kathleen Wooten
February 15-17, 2013

ACCESSING THE BODY’S HEALING WISDOM
THROUGH GENTLE YOGA & WRITING
Darlene Graham, Becky Jones
March 15-17, 2013

DOING IT IN THE LIGHT:
EXPLORING WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT SEXUALITY
Peter Blood, Jessica Hipp
NEYM Working Party on Spirituality & Sexual Ethics
March 15-17, 2013

JUICE AND JOY: Quaker Youth Workers Retreat
Kevin Lee
April 5-7, 2013

JOURNEY TOWARD AN UNDIVIDED LIFE
A Two-Part Series on Circles of Trust®
(developed by Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal)
Valerie Brown
May 2-5, 2013 (Thursday – Sunday) and October 24-27, 2013 (Thursday – Sunday)

SUMMER SOLSTICE RETREAT
CELEBRATING SABBATH TOGETHER, SHARING PRACTICES
Jennie Isbell & Newell Pledger-Shinn, Stephen Cobb, Karen Modell and Nick Roosevelt
June 13-16, 2013 (Thursday – Sunday)
NOTE: Taize Service and Bonfire
on Saturday evening, June 15th – open to all!