Annual Pledge Letter 2013
I am delighted to report that our recent Town Hall meeting was a great success. We put our heads together and came up with a wealth of exciting ideas for future Celebrations. Our goal is to ensure that Celebrations at Pebble Hill are responsive to and reflective of your spiritual needs and interests; Celebrations that will attract and engage you
Pebble Hill is, as it has always been, a work in progress. We have a rich history. In our 44 years we have gone through many changes. In some ways, we are still very much that “hippie” church that offered an alternative to mainstream religions in the 70s and 80s. Yet, while we cherish our past, we look forward with great anticipation to our future.
We are a diverse community that will continue to change and evolve. On Sunday mornings, in addition to Celebration, we host the peace meditation in the Yellow Barn. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice mindfulness with other spiritual seekers. The 39th Pebble Hill Camp was held at a new site this past summer, with more activities and things to do than ever before.
We are truly blessed to have a beautiful home. Built by many loving hands and sustained by the contributions of members and friends, the Red and Yellow Barns provide a safe and sacred space for our programs. One of Council’s goals is to work towards Pebble Hill becoming a more sustainable, greener community so that these facilities can be maintained and enhanced.
Whether you attend Celebration on a regular or periodic basis, or just join us for camp, Sunday morning meditation or other occasional events, you are part of the Pebble Hill family. Now, imagine for a moment a world without Pebble Hill. What if this lovely, peaceful space was no longer here?
As you can appreciate, it isn’t easy to maintain Pebble Hill. The cost to maintain the property and systems is substantial. While we realize a certain amount of revenue from renting space, it isn’t nearly enough to sustain Pebble Hill. We rely on the generosity of our members to make up the difference.
Just as Pebble Hill is always there for you, your family needs your help to ensure our community continues to be a presence in all our lives and for generations to come. These are difficult times for many of us. Now more than ever, at the start of a new fiscal year, we need everyone in our family, no matter how far-flung or how often you come, to bless the community with your generosity. Our goal is to raise $22,000.00 in pledges for the fiscal year that begins March 1st.
Please take a few minutes to reflect on what Pebble Hill means to you. Then, please be as generous as you can in making your pledge so that we can continue to thrive as a community where mindfulness and spiritual connection are cultivated and our credo, “We live a life by love transformed by spirit empowered by creative imagination guided in peace with all”, is realized.
Love and blessings to all,
Pebble Hill Council President