Locations of Previous Courses & Retreats 

(partial list)

Courses

Birmingham (PA) Mtg

Central Philadelphia Mtg

Concord (PA) Mtg

Haddonfield (NJ) Mtg

Haverford (PA) Mtg

Lansdowne (PA) Mtg

London Grove (PA) Mtg

Schuylkill (PA) Mtg

Springfield (PA) Mtg

Middletown (Delaware Co. PA) Mtg

Mullica Hill (NJ) Mtg

Providence Mtg (Media PA)

Radnor (PA) Mtg

Uwchlan Mtg (Downingtown PA)

Wilmington (DE) Mtg

Retreats

Ben Lomond Quaker Center

Bucks QM

Central Philadelphia Mtg

Friends Institute of Phiadelphia YM

Harrisburg (PA) Mtg

Virginia Friends Conference

Talks

Abington (PA) Mtg

Christchurch (NZ) Mtg

FGC Summer Gathering (Amherst 2005)

Greene Street Mtg (Phila.)

New England YM Bible half hours

New Zealand YM Summer Gathering (2000)

Ohio YM (2009)

Young Friends of North America

Music retreats & workshops

Ben Lomond Quaker Center

FGC Summer Gatherings

Pendle Hill

Powell House

Woodbrooke

Woolman Hill


For more information on Annie & Peter's music ministry go to www.quakersong.org

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Death Cannot Kill What Never Dies

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They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.  
Death cannot kill what never dies.  
Nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same Divine Principle; the Root and Record of their friendship.
If absence be not death, neither is theirs.  
Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.  
For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent.
In this Divine Glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure.
This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.
 - William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude, 1702.

Note: This passage was quoted by J.K.Rowling as the epigraph of her novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Braithwaite on Outreach

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Men & Women with a Message of Power

It is as a "religion of life" that Quakerism will be presented in the future and is being presented now.

Its distinguishing note will be its resolve to bring all this human life of ours under the transforming power of spiritual life.  It will stand out against all divisions and compartments that separate the sacred from the secular, the sanctuary from the outward world of nature, the sacrament from the days' common work, the clergy from the laity. 

It will tell of a Christian experience that makes all life sacred and all days holy, all nature a sanctuary, all work a sacrament, and gives to every man and woman in the body fit place and service.  Its concern will be to multiply men and women who will have a message of power because they are themselves the children of light.  It will claim the whole of man's life, and the whole of life, individual, social, national international, for the dominion of the will of God.

William C. Braithwaite and Henry T. Hodgkin, The Message and Mission of Quakerism (Philadelphia, Winston, 1912), 25-26.

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