Upcoming Programs

Click on the links below to see more information for each event.

Keep your eyes out for more information coming soon on other great workshops… Meanwhile, you can 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!

VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS
Join our staff for projects and puttering!

ART CHURCH
with Maggie Fiori and Sal Link
September 6-9 (Friday eve through Monday midday), 2024
A community-oriented artist retreat with a focus on creativity as a spiritual practice, and using Quaker tradition and practices to inform how we gather and make art together
More details coming soon! (Let us know – by emailing margaret[at]woolmanhill.org – if you’d like to be notified when more information is available.)

GROUNDING THE NATION AND OURSELVES IN WORSHIP
DURING THE ELECTION

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, November 4-6, 2024

During a time of fear, divisiveness and anxiousness, we are offering the Woolman Hill campus and Meetinghouse as a space for grounding, prayer, meditation and worship. Individuals are welcome to spend time outdoors and in the Meetinghouse. We will also have limited overnight accommodations available for those interested.
Click on the title link for more information.

SEASONAL SELF-DIRECTED MIDWEEK RETREATS
Wednesday 10am – Thursday 3pm
A series of one-night retreats midweek, one in each season. Come once, or to all four, or somewhere in between. Participants can come as individuals or as small working groups, and will be free to spend the time as they wish. Housing and meals provided, as well as small-group meeting areas if requested.
Specific dates and more details coming soon!

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PAST OFFERINGS

ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE
with Tim Dzurilla, Ashley Overstrom and Minga Claggett-Borne
June 10-12, 2024 (Monday to Wednesday)
This workshop will teach interpersonal conflict resolution skills through a series of step-by-step processes. These experiences in small groups and one-to-one interactions build a sense of community and trust through exercises focusing on affirmation, communication, cooperation and creative conflict resolution.

QUAKER FAMILY RETREAT
with Gretchen Baker-Smith, Jennie Isbell-Shinn, and Kristina Keefe-Perry
May 10-12, 2024 (Friday to Sunday)
Join with Quaker caregivers and kids for an opportunity to co-create an intergenerational Quaker retreat:  a time of play-filled learning, in which  adults can share joys and challenges of Quaker parenting-as-spiritual formation, and Quaker children can renew and deepen bonds with others. Participants will experiment, in embodied way, with being Quaker families, in a broader community of Friends. We are planning a weekend infused with joy, fun, music, crafts, and play.

EXTENDED WORSHIP
with Michael Wajda and Jean Rosenberg
January 6, 2024 (Saturday 9am to 3pm)
Transformative experiences can happen when the Living Presence has adequate time to remove the spiritual cobwebs and to shine a Light on the deep calls that are beckoning us to change and to make the world a better place.

END-OF-THE-YEAR SILENT RETREAT
with Genna Ulrich and Tom Antonik
December 28, 2023-January 1, 2024 (Thursday through Monday)
Extended silence in community can enable spaciousness, simplicity, deepening, and spiritual transformation. Consider this four-night opportunity upon a gorgeous hill, with surrounding woods, a quiet Meetinghouse, and shared meals together. Do you feel a nudge and rightness in your body, a hunger in your soul? Do you feel drawn to this opportunity?

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THE BIBLE AS A DOOR TO SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

Peter Blood-Patterson and Adria Gulizia
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED, NEW DATES TBA
Please let us know if you’d like to be notified with updates about this program.

An irrelevant old history book. Made-up myths and fairy-tales. A list of rules and regulations. A catalogue of atrocities. These are ways many Quakers today view the Bible. But for early Friends like George Fox, Elizabeth Hooten and Mary Dyer, Christian scripture held the seeds of a new world order. As we explore a number of passages that were particularly important to early Quakers, we will seek ways to let the Spirit work in us to bring about courage, compassion and fresh spiritual life in our own hearts.

BETZAVTA: DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
Tali Padan and Sarah Freeman-Woolpert
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED, NEW DATES TBA
Please let us know if you’d like to be notified with updates about this program.
Tired of arguing over political ideologies? In this workshop, you can take a break from being ‘right’ and find out ways to move through diverse and conflicting perspectives in a productive and potentially enjoyable way. Take a weekend to linger in uncertainty rather than act in ways you already know. The Betzavta Method, designed to facilitate dialogue with youth in Israel-Palestine, is a method to relate the principles of democracy to everyday decision-making. The principles and concepts behind democracy—equality, freedom, majorities, minorities—are applied in the group context, allowing the individual to reflect on their role in a group.


PAST PROGRAMS

You can also browse through our other past offerings if you’re curious…