Click on the links below to see a program flyer and registration form for each event. You can also register for programs on-line.
2016-2017 PROGRAM SEASON
Peter Blood, February 24-26, 2017
Register on-line here
Mid-17th century England was swept by dramatic changes: sharp religious and political conflict, rising hopes, charismatic leaders and popular grassroots movements – in short a world much like the one we live in today. What can we learn from the first generation of Friends about how we might approach worship, belief, and life with others, in our own day and time?
TURNING TO THE INDWELLING PRESENCE OF THE DIVINE
Marcelle Martin, April 14-16, 2017
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The spiritual Power that the First Friends experienced set their hearts on fire, bonded them to one another, and sent them into the world with great energy and courage. This happened after they first learned to still their minds, drop into their hearts, and together wait in silent expectation. Turning to the indwelling presence of God may be even more difficult in our busy, distracted age than it was in theirs. In this weekend workshop, we’ll take guidance from early Friends and accompany each other in making that inward turn.
NOTE: This workshop is also a chance to get a glimpse into the “Nurturing Worship, Faith and Faithfulness” program being offered August 2017-May 2018 through Woolman Hill (more info below).
NURTURING WORSHIP, FAITH AND FAITHFULNESS
Marcelle Martin, core teacher; Anne Pomeroy, Janet Hough, elder/mentors
(Guest teachers and additional elder/mentor tba)
Nine-month program with three residencies:
August 31-September 4, 2017 (Th-Mon),
December 7-10, 2017 (Th-Sun),
May 4-6, 2018 (Fri-Sun)
NWFF is a multi-generational faith and leadership program designed to help Friends in New England explore ways to meet God more deeply, hone methods of discernment, reach for fuller faithfulness, and ultimately bring these gifts and strengthened abilities home to their local meetings and beyond. The program is structured to set in place support, encouragement, and accountability. It includes three weekend residencies from August 2017-May 2018 at Woolman Hill, with online and at-home work before and between residencies. The class members will become a community of practice so as to support each other in providing and receiving spiritual nurture to and from local meetings in lasting ways.
More information here.
And keep your eyes out for more information coming soon on other great workshops… We continue to update this page with new programs. Let us know if you’d like to be on our e-mail list to receive updates… Hope to see you on the Hill sometime soon!
PAST 2016-2017 PROGRAMS
BUILDING PASTORAL CARE SKILLS TO SUPPORT MEETINGS
Fran Brokaw and Lori Martin (SAGE), November 4-6, 2016
ANNUAL CONTEMPLATIVE NEW YEAR’S RETREAT
CONNECTING WITH SPIRIT
THROUGH OUR INNER CREATIVE SPARK:
REFLECTING INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH ART & SPIRIT
Michelle Brimage, Sheila Garrett and Sadelle Wiltshire
December 29, 2016-January 1, 2017 (Thursday-Sunday)
SAY THE WRONG THING
STRATEGIES FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY
Amanda Kemp, January 20-22, 2017
DEATH, THE FINAL STAGE OF GROWTH
Daphne Clement and Linda Lyman, February 3-5, 2017
You can also browse through our other past offerings if you’re curious…