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Hands to Work, Hearts to God – A Retreat for Men May 2018

"Hands to Work, Hearts to God"

A Retreat for Men May 14-17, 2018 "Hands to work, hearts to God" is a well-known precept from Mother Ann Lee, the early leader of the Shaker Church.  Those words of Mother Ann are the centerpiece for this men's retreat. Through individual and small group activities, indoor and outdoor events, plus readings and research, participants will explore the concept of "work" in both temporal and spiritual ways.  Father Robert Limpert, retired Episcopal clergy, will be the retreat leader. We live in a world of conferences, study days, and planning meetings. Everything is geared towards rushing forward. This is truly a retreat; an opportunity to step away from our busy and demanding lives to reflect on the meaning of work, to reflect on our own work and to put it in a larger context.
  • There will be addresses to guide our thinking.
  • There will be opportunity to engage in some work.
  • There will be opportunity for rest and relaxation.
  • If the group would like to, there will be a nature walk.
Brother Arnold will talk to us about work in the Shaker tradition.  We will pray and eat with the Shaker Community. Contact Lenny Brooks with any question prior to registering and paying here at or call 207-926-3188. Limit: 8 men Cost: $225.00 per person; includes room & board.
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Meditation Retreat – A Retreat for Women June 2018

A Meditation Retreat for Women at Shaker Village

June 4-7, 2018

Working from recommendations made by earlier retreat participants, the meditative retreat for women offers time for personal individual meditation as well as group activities.  Participants will also meet with the Shaker Community to discuss Shaker spiritual life and learn in-depth about Shaker music, both the heritage and contemporary uses.  Shaker Library research will be an option, too (appointment required.) Come and experience a spiritual deepening within yourself.  Reverent Lynne Josselyn, retired Methodist clergy, repeats her role as retreat leader. Contact Lenny Brooks with any question prior to registering and paying here at or call 207-926-3188. Fee:     $225 per person, includes room and board. Limit:  8 people. For an explanation of suggested physical requirements, how to prepare for the retreat (clothing, etc), and details about the Shaker Village Retreat Center in the 1880 Trustees’ Office, click here.
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