The Winter Solstice 2019

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The Winter Solstice: Light on the Longest Night  

Saturday, December 21, 2019   2:00 - 8:00 pm

What—or who-- brings you light in this darkness? Can we find Light?

What does the stillness offer? How will you spend this winter season?

“The winter solstice marks the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. It occurs because the earth orbits the sun at a slight tilt, which is what gives us seasons. On the winter solstice, a hemisphere is tilted as far away as possible from the sun, meaning that hemisphere experiences its least amount of sunlight that day. The sun’s arc is at its lowest, casting the year’s longest shadows at noontime, and the sun appears to rise and set in the same place – “solstice” derives from the Latin solstitium, which means “sun stands still.” **

Join us at Powell House for music, art, worship, community; capped with a luminary walk to our bonfire! Activities will be indoors and outdoors.

**from: The Longest Night of the Year by Daniel Hautzinger

Facilitated by Regina Baird Haag, Executive Director at Elsie K. Powell House, Inc. Regina has facilitated several PoHo book discussions or retreats, portrayed Professor Sprout at “A Year at Hogwarts”, and totally enjoys hosting PoHo events. She is recorded in the ministry among Friends and a member of Old Chatham Quaker Meeting. The winter solstice is an important spiritual time for her. Regina loves her family, camping, hiking, biking, singing and The Ohio State University Buckeyes!


$50/per person for the retreat includes snacks and dinner.

Stay overnight for an additional $30/person.  

Register by December 10, 2019 / 518.794.8811/

December 21st, 2019 2:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
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Individual $ 50.00
Individual plus overnight $ 80.00

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Powell House is the conference and retreat center of the
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Powell House
524 Pitt Hall Rd
Old Chatham, NY
phone 518-794-8811
fax 518-794-8815
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