CANCELED - Opening to the Heart of Worship

Worship is at the heart of our practice as Friends.  And we mostly leave each other to find our own way in this crucial part of our lives.  This need not be the case.  While Spirit-filled worship is something we can’t make happen, there are practical skills we can learn which will enhance our ability to enter into deep, transformative worship. This retreat will focus on practices which can make us more ready to receive that blessed gift of powerful worship which can nurture, heal, and transform us and our lives, while drawing us closer together as a community. In our time together we will explore how we prepare for worship, how we center down, how to listen to each other with our whole being- body, mind and spirit, and how we open more to each other and to the Divine during worship. We will use these processes as a group to create a deeper sense of community from which it is easier to access our individual and collective wellsprings of the Source.

 Christopher Sammond, Facilitator: One of Christopher’s greatest joys is to help people into a deeper experience of the Divine and he is passionate about the potential for Quaker worship to be a vehicle for encountering the Living God.  He has led workshops and retreats on deepening worship over many years at the FGC Gathering, Pendle Hill, Powell House, and Woolman Hill as well as for monthly, quarterly, and regional meetings.  He is trained in spiritual direction and the spiritual formation of whole congregations, and served New York YM as their General Secretary. Christopher is a member of Poplar Ridge Monthly Meeting, NYYM, and lives in central New York with his wife Barbara and cats Harriet and Lil. 

March 20th, 2020 6:00 PM   through   March 22nd, 2020 2:00 PM
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Comprehensive Adult ($280)
Standard Adult ($240)
Reduced Adult ($200)
Adult Commuter ($175)
Ages 13-22 ($125)
12 and under ($70)

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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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