Gathering Garden Center for Spiritual Life 

Who we are: We are a group of individuals committed to making many different avenues of spiritual exploration and growth available in an interfaith atmosphere. We welcome everyone. Our programs are intended for the general public.

Unless otherwise noted our programs are at Gwynedd Friends Meeting, 202 and Sumneytown Pike, in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. On occasion, meditations are held at other venues or, occasionally, cancelled. If you are not on our email list, please call Connie Lezenby (215-664-3721) for information regarding any schedule change. 

The Gathering Garden is under the care of the Worship and Ministry Committee to explore alternative ways of fostering spiritual growth.

Constance Lezenby, M.A.   Spiritual Director, Phone: 267-664-3721



birddrawingGwynedd Friends Meeting (Quaker)
1101 DeKalb Pike, Gwynedd PA 19436


Note: The Gathering Garden is on sabbatical this year. 

Please check back in August 2023

Some past programs are below.


Wednesday, September 16, and September 23, 2021 9:00 to 9:45 AM

The rain date will be September 30. Wear clothes and shoes comfortable for dancing outside.
We will wear masks and practice social distancing. The class will be limited to 8 participants.
Location: at Gwynedd Friends Meeting grounds in the walnut grove beyond Hilltop House.
Park in the meetinghouse parking lot.
Cost: Free
Contact: Nancy Heers 215-283-7262 or or for questions.

7 – 9 PM, October 9 – May 13, 2021

“Holy Listening – to “listen” another's soul into life, into a condition of disclosure and discovery, may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.” – Douglas Steere.grasses

Group spiritual direction is a process in which 4-5 people gather in a small group on a monthly basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all of life. Each member of the group seeks support for their responsiveness to God and they agree to support others in responding to God’s work in their lives.

Location: On Zoom
Cost $30
Contact: Connie Lezenby 267-664-3721 or for questions and registration.


SECOND MONDAYS, 1:00 to 2:30 PM On Pause Until October 2022
Join our small, informal discussion group to explore Quaker and other spiritual traditions. To help enrich the discussion, bring a few passages you would like to share with the group. The books or pamphlets will be chosen by the group and announced through e-blasts.

Location: on Zoom
Cost: Free
Contact: Carol Ritting or Ranvir Bakshi for questions.

NOTE: This retreat has been rescheduled for April 16, 2022 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

COME AWAY…for a Quiet Day
SATURDAY JANUARY 8, 2022 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Some people long to put aside, for a short time, the distracting noise of daily life and spend extended time seeking spiritual growth or renewal. Give yourself time to see beyond the ordinary and into the deeper places of the Sacred. We will meet at Gwynedd Friends toyoga spend a day first sharing with each other what we bring to the retreat, then moving into a time of personal silence using the indoors and the outdoors to read, pray, create, and play as the spirit moves each of us. We will eat lunch together in silence and continue our personal time in the afternoon. We close with a Meeting for Worship and final sharing of the graces of the day. Bring a journal, sketchbook, needlework, simple crafts, or spiritual readings. Also bring a bag lunch and snacks to share. Drinks will be provided.
Location: Gwynedd Friends Meeting grounds if possible
Cost: $10
Contact: Connie Lezenby 267-664-3721 or for questions and registration.

FRIENDS IN NATURE: First Sundays (on pause until Spring 2022)
Location and directions will follow by email closer to each date. All members, attenders and children are welcome.

Contact: Steve Kerr or James Quinn

Arthur D'Adamo, 12/17/2020