“Pendle Hill is a Quaker center welcoming all for Spirit-led learning, retreat, and community.”
In September, Pendle Hill launched its year‐long program Journey Toward Wholeness, and Lives of Service, a working retreat. October brought a writing retreat for women of color, a Beyond Diversity 101 workshop, and poet Pádraig Ó Tuama’s weekend‐long “Storywork” about deepening community through storytelling. In November, George Lakey led two workshops on nonviolent direct action, and a clerking workshop was offered. In December, the Pendle Hill Quaker Institute hosted “Practicing Our Heritage of Mysticism and Resistance.” Participants in New Year retreats enjoyed painting, music, and mindfulness.
January brought a training in Godly Play and Faith & Play, while February saw a course about race, reparations, and justice, and a workshop about embracing our inner critics.
Three new pamphlets were published: The Workings of the Spirit of God Within; On Vocal Ministry; and Spiritual Gifts, the Beloved Community, and Covenant.
With support from Obadiah Brown’s Benevolent Fund, in November, Pendle Hill sent every Friends meeting and church in the United States a free copy of the index of Pendle Hill pamphlets 1934–2018. With support from the Pickett Fund, an e‐publication was completed of Witness for Humanity: A Biography of Clarence E. Pickett.
Friends‐in‐residence include Mo O’Ryan, Katrina McCrea, and Doug Gwyn, plus Cadbury Scholar Windy Cooler. Three art exhibits occurred in addition to monthly programs: First Monday Lectures, the Poetry Coffeehouse, and one‐day arts and spirituality workshops.