Cobblestone Springs November programs

Staff Reports
Cobblestone Springs is an interdenominational retreat/renewal center which regularly offers programs related to spirituality, community, and ecology, set on 16 mostly wooded acres with a large front porch, a patio garden, two screened gazebos, and trails with benches in quiet places for prayer and reflection. Housed in an historic 1840s cobblestone mansion, it overlooks the Seneca Lake valley.

Classics in Spirituality

Classics in Spirituality is a regular feature of Cobblestone Spring's programming. This program is scheduled on first and second Mondays of each month (unless the first is a holiday) at 11 a.m. to noon. This year the series continues to be presented via Zoom;

'Samhain: A Time of Reflection,'  Karen Marsh

Pagans celebrate the festival of Samhain November 1st as the third and final harvest celebration of their year. This time falls in the middle of the “dark” season, between the Fall Equinox and the Winter Solstice, when the days are getting shorter and the nights are growing longer. Marsh will discuss the meaning of Samhain and how Pagans use this time to reflect, and connect with their ancestors of blood and of spirit (including spirits of the land) as the year winds down and all things turn toward rest and rejuvenation. Presenter Karen Marsh is a practicing Druid and Unitarian Universalist who has been involved with Pagan groups in North Carolina and New York for many years. Via Zoom 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. Nov. 8. Email  cobblestonespringsrc@gmail.com   for Zoom link.

Repentance and Forgiveness in Judaism, Dr. Leslie Schwartz

Leslie’s popular programs use ancient Jewish texts like the Torah and Talmud to engage us in stories that reflect on principles in keeping with their goal-to make our own lives holy through study, questioning, and gratitude. In these sessions we’ll be discussing the concepts of repentance and forgiveness. Dr. Leslie Schwartz is a long time student of ancient Jewish texts. She has a liberal Jewish tradition and enjoys exploring other viewpoints on these concepts.  Via Zoom 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. Nov.1. Email cobblestonespringsrc@gmail.com for Zoom link.


In Person Events

Exploring Plant-Based Cooking 

You’ve been hearing about the benefits of plant-based diets, but how can you get started? This program provides and introduction to ingredients, sources, and recipes, for those who want to add more plant-based foods to their diets and try something new. Taste-test some pantry basics; prepare sample dishes to taste and take home. Materials and take-aways, $15 . From 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 at 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Road, Dundee 14837. Email cobblestonespringsrc@gmail.com or call 607-243-8212 to register.

Ganondagan Storytellers Circle 

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Cobblestone Springs is pleased to present a Storytellers Circle.  The power of stories can educate as well as entertain, teach important lessons, and also enrich our lives about culture.  A Native American interpreter will visit Cobblestone Springs to share stories with our audience. All ages are welcome. Suggested donation $10. Starts at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Road, Dundee 14837. Email cobblestonespringsrc@gmail.com or call 607-243-8212 to register.

Cobblestone Springs is an interdenominational retreat/renewal center set on 16 mostly wooded acres with a large front porch, a patio garden, two screened gazebos, and trails with benches in quiet places for prayer and reflection.. Housed in an historic 1840s cobblestone mansion, it overlooks the Seneca Lake valley. Well-kept Mennonite farms surround the property, and horse-drawn buggies regularly pass by the house. Facilities include two formal parlors for gatherings of 10 to 15 people, overnight retreat accommodations for several people, and a library filled with a variety of spiritual reading.

Cobblestone Springs regularly offers programs related to spirituality, community, and ecology. Its facilities are also available for individuals or groups. Meals can be provided by prior arrangement.