It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of this year's Shehaqua Harvest Festival. We hope that we will meet some of you at the America and God's Will Rally on September 17 in Washington, DC, instead.

Register today for one of these programs:

Summer Programs Dates Staff
Opening Service Weekend July 22-24 Director: Sunkwon Bush
Week 1 July 24-29 Directors: Leighton DeGoede & Jana Iparraguirre
Weekend 1.5 July 29-31 Director: Mike Stewart & Danso Sawamukai
Week 2 Aug. 1-6 Directors: Claude Aubert &
Kristine Learey
Education directors: Laura Herbers & Kyra Moyer

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Do you feel restricted? Are there things holding you back from reaching your full potential? Maybe it's student loans. Maybe it's your relationships with your parents. Or maybe it's an old sports injury. This spring, challenge those limitations through an interactive, insightful, and experience driven weekend.

This year, the Spring Gathering wants to help you gain Spiritual/Emotional, Financial, and Physical freedom! Experienced presenters will share on aspects of Spiritual and Emotional, Financial, and Physical well being. Whether it's creating a healthier body, or a healthier marriage, we'll be talking about how to live our best life for ourselves and God. Presentations are geared towards high school through adult, but don't worry, there's plenty of fun for the whole family!

Laurel Nakai has come on board as the children's coordinator. Young kids will have a chance to take part in games and activities, and have a fun and safe place to stay while mom and dad check out a few of the sessions.

We're so excited to bring some fresh ideas and new content, to the place we all know and love. So mark May 20-22nd as: "Shehaqua Spring Gathering: freedom" in your calendar! Find out more about the program and activities on our facebook page. Click "Interested" or "Going" to make sure you don't miss an update! Can't wait to see you there!

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Oliver Noll, Director; Andrew Love, Assistant Director; Kester Wilkening, Advisor; Victor Servito, Education Director; Laurel Nakai, Young Family Organizer

It is with regret that we are writing to inform you that the Winter Workshop has been canceled due to low attendance this year. We needed at least 50 people signed up for the whole program by last night to move forward, and we only had 28 committed. Thus financially, the decision was made to cancel.

Again, we are sorry for this news. It hasn't been easy to digest that such a long standing tradition won't go through this year.

As promised, you will receive a full refund for the registration fee you have already paid. Sorry for the inconvenience.

We hope to see you at our upcoming Shehaqua events. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Winter Retreat Team

Our yearly Shehaqua Council Election is coming up in February 2016. Six out of the nine seats on the Council will open up, and they will either be filled by present Council members running for re-election or new candidates like you. Please consider nominating yourself and running for election! This is a special opportunity to serve the Shehaqua Family.

What does the Shehaqua Council do? The Council creates or modifies policies that govern all Shehaqua programs; approves Shehaqua Family program plans and budgets; and selects the Operations Team Facilitator.

What will you commit to if you get elected? Serve for a two-year turn; attend bi-monthly council meetings through Zoom video conference calls (about 90 minutes long); attend a one-day summit in spring in person; be prepared to serve on the Council as facilitator, administrator, or scribe if need arises.

Who is qualified to be on the Council? To qualify for the election, you must have attended at least two Shehaqua programs in the last three years; have demonstrated involvement at Shehaqua programs (for example, helped with a volunteer assignment at camp, or worked as a member of a circle); be at least 17 years old; and have a sincere desire to serve the Shehaqua Family.

Ready to run? You can sign up right here.

Nominating Someone Else. If you can't run yourself, but would like to nominate someone else you think is qualified, we welcome that. There are two ways to do this: You can send the potential candidate a personal email and encourage them to sign up online.

Or you can download this form (a Word document) and send it to them to complete and email back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The information on the application form is the same as online.

The deadline for nominations is January 2, 2016. More about the election process in a future newsletter.

Duration: Tuesday, December. 29 (starts after lunch) –Friday, January 1 (lunch included)

As the leaves fall to the ground and the trees prepare for the upcoming winter, we too look ahead to the new season, the holidays and the start of a new year. This year's Winter Retreat will be held at Camp Manatawny, a beautiful site located in Douglassville, PA, one hour NW of Philadelphia. Join family and friends as we usher in the New Year, receive inspiration, meet up with old friends, join in exciting activities, and enjoy delicious catered meals (no need for food preparation volunteers this year). The program starts after lunch on December 29 and culminates in a New Year's celebration on January 1. To sign up, go to Register now to take advantage of the early bird discount. Prices go up after November 29. Registrations after December 21 cannot be accepted, and all payments have to be made by December 21, too.

Camp Manatawny offers 8 cabins with 4 beds each that will be reserved for the first 8 families that register and fill up the cabin.

Hope to see you there.
Kyra Moyer, Director