Stoking the Fire
June 7–10, 2019
Quaker Hill Conference Center
Richmond, Indiana

"But the blazing discovery which Quakers made, long ago, is rediscovered again and again by individuals, and sometimes by groups. The embers flare up, the light becomes glorious. There is no reason why it cannot break out again, today, with blazing power. The world needs it desperately. It is in the hope that you and I, today, may rediscover this flaming center of religion that those words are written—not in an historical interest in a charming past."
—Thomas Kelly, The Eternal Promise

This annual retreat is for those afire with the Holy Spirit, who seek deeper faith and bolder witness. Through  worship, learning, and fellowship, we will open ourselves to Christ’s presence, and allow the Spirit to work within us as we seek God’s power. We hope you'll consider joining us as we seek to stir up the embers of our faith—both as individuals and as Friends.

Stirring Up the Embers

Speakers & leaders will include Mary Glazer, Doug Gwyn,
Bob Henry, Kelly Kellum, and others, to be announced.

Time is scheduled each day for community worship,
small groups, individual reflection, workshops,
& plenary sessions.

Young Adult Scholarships

We have financial assistance available for Young Adult Friends, up to age 35, who want to attend Stoking the Fire. We offer this option with gratitude to Western Yearly Meeting, whose generosity makes this possible. You can indicate you interest in receiving a scholarship on the registration form.

Lodging & Registration

Located just three minutes from the eclectic Depot District in downtown Richmond, Quaker Hill Conference Center  sits atop a wooded hill in a world of its own. Rest in the natural setting that surrounds Quaker Hill, including a mature hardwood forest, a branch of the Whitewater River, and a locally-renowned waterfall. The Cardinal Greenway bike trail borders one edge of the Center. Meals are prepared with fresh, local ingredients, and served in the dining room of Evans House, an historic Quaker home with a long history of welcoming traveling Friends. Serenity and hospitality await you at the Quaker Hill Conference Center.
For more information on registration and accommodations, click below.