A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends
524 Pitt Hall Rd., Old Chatham, NY
January 15-18, 2021
During this extended weekend, Friends are invited to enter more fully into the silence and to experience the deeper rhythms in which we might live. This retreat will include the opportunity for solitude, individual and corporate worship, silent meals, and “active” silence. There will also be opportunities for individual and group spiritual reflection. Come and simply BE with God; listen and attend to the Divine stirrings of the soul.
Linda Chidsey (Housatonic, New York Yearly Meeting) is a recorded minister in New York Yearly Meeting. She carries a concern for spiritual nurture and pastoral care. Linda has served as clerk of NYYM and on the School of the Spirit Board.
Carolyn Moon (Gwynedd, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting) serves on the Pastoral Care as well as the Worship and Ministry Committees of her monthly meeting. Carolyn has retired from her service on The School of the Spirit Board after many years.
Powell House has two main buildings, Pitt Hall and the Anna Curtis Center . There are also 57 acres of grounds with hiking trails, two ponds, a campground & pavilion, and several fire circles. Pitt Hall, where participants will be lodged, is equipped with a full kitchen, three fireplaces, a dining room, a library, several meeting rooms, and numerous bedrooms a few of which have private baths. It has about 38 beds, with some adjusting possible.
2 – 4 pm Arrival and settling in
4 pm Opening worship
5 pm Dinner
11 am Closing worship
12 noon Lunch followed by departure
Times are approximate. A detailed schedule will be sent in advance by the retreat leaders.
Fees: Sliding scale: $320-$240 ($340 after January 4, 2020)
Please check back in October, 2020, for more information and to register.