UPCOMING PROGRAMS

CHOOSING PEACE:
     Nurturing Ourselves as Peacebuilders    
                                 in a Divided World                                  with Bridget Moix
April 16 – 18, 2021

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

                                 “…When day comes we step out of the shade,                      aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
– Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate

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How do we sustain our witness as peacebuilders amid division, violence, and fear?  How do we turn our anger and dismay into positive change in the world?  How do we practice hope?

This workshop will help us reconnect and renew ourselves as peacebuilders. Together we we will learn from examples of people building peace around the world, take time to reflect on our own leadings, and share practical ways we can help heal our country and communities. This virtual program will be active and interactive. 
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RISE UP SINGING & RISE AGAIN

Annie Patterson | Rise Up and Sing

Peter Blood and Annie Patterson have Graciously provided Quaker Center with publisher direct copies of their original songbooks for a greatly reduced price.  Consider purchasing a Rise Up Singing or Rise Again songbook from us! These books are normally $20.00 when purchased on Amazon, but we are happy to make them available to you (or gift recipient of your choosing) for $15.00 and we’ll pay for the postage. 
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CZU Lightning Fire Update

Above: Fire break at the Fawn Trail. Below: The Orchard, post fire.

As you may know, Quaker Center had been evacuated due to the fires in Santa Cruz County. NO MAJOR QC STRUCTURE HAS BEEN LOST! By all accounts, the Ben Lomond Fire Department did a great job defending the Center and the adjacent Sequoia Center. We have lost a woodshed and about two-years worth of firewood and have sustained damage to about 1800 feet of our water lines. The air quality (due to ash and smoke) combined with extreme summer temperatures have made repopulation challenging but we are in the process of cleaning up and starting over!

 We will do our best to keep you updated here over the next few days and weeks.

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 Quaker Center                                                                                                                           PO Box 686                                                                                                                               Ben Lomond, CA 95005

THE BEN LOMOND QUAKER CENTER

is a self-service conference and retreat center in northern California that offers simple, modestly priced, comfortable accommodations. We are located on 80 acres of redwood forest, an hour and a half south of San Francisco and 25 minutes outside of Santa Cruz. You are invited to come to this serene and beautiful place for:

Quaker Center is a nonprofit under the care of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). We welcome all people and groups, regardless of Quaker affiliation, who are in harmony with Friends’ values of integrity, unity,  equality, simplicity, peace and community. We also strive to live in harmony with all creation. All are invited to use our facility for gatherings and personal retreats, as well as participate in our programs and camps.

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Quaker Center offers a daily online meeting for worship from 7:30 until 8:00 AM, Pacific Time. You can join us from anywhere in the world!

We welcome visitors. Please call 831-336-8333 to schedule a convenient time.