in the Goodenough Community
What makes community meaningful and fun?
The richness of life in community comes in many ways – getting together informally over a meal...celebrating a significant birthday with long- time and newfound friends...working together in a creative endeavor...collaborating in a work party...thinking deeply with others about what it means to be fully alive and connected with ourselves, each other, and Spirit...and more.
In the Goodenough Community, we recognize such ways to connect as expressions of living life fully and in communities of all kinds. Throughout the year we offer programs that help you participate in your own development, learn about relating well with others, and discover your potential to have a good time in life and with others.
We welcome your interest and your participation, and hope that you will join us at any – or many! – of this year’s events.
REMEMBERING PHIL STARK | April 16, 2022 EVENT POSTPONED, check back for more info
Phil’s request that some of his ashes be spread at Sahale Learning Center is giving us the opportunity to remember and celebrate Phil, a dear friend to so many of us. Please join Phil’s daughter Karen Kerbacher and granddaughter Jillian Kerbacher in remembering this beautiful man and spreading his ashes across a piece of land he loved and served. There will be singing, opportunities to share stories, and connecting around who Phil is to us. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.
— Focal Person: Joan Valles: Joanvalles70@yahoo.com.
WOMEN'S CULTURE WEEKEND | April 29-May1, 2022
Women of the Goodenough Community have been gathering intentionally and regularly since 1983 to discover in themselves and each other the essence of womanhood at any age and the presence of the Divine Feminine. — Focal Person: Hollis Guill Ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBERSHIP FLING | May 1, 2022
You are invited to join us to celebrate our community. Sahale will be beautiful and we can relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Colette Hoff, will reflect on the meaning of membership in a community that was founded more than 40 years ago, and we will be able to rejoice in the relationships and connections that the Goodenough Community has fostered.
— Focal Person: Elizabeth Jarrett-Jefferson: email@example.com
THIRD AGE | May 13, 2022
Those of us age 60 and older have been gathering every other month, Friday evenings in Seattle. — Focal Person: Kirsten Rohde: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMORIAL DAY WORK & PLAY PARTY | MAY 28 - 30, 2022
Traditionally, the Goodenough Community sponsors work parties over Memorial Day weekend as well as other times throughout the year, to express gratitude for the presence of our beloved retreat center, Sahale, and to experience the satisfaction of playing and working together. It is a great time to bring friends to share Sahale! — Focal Person: Colette Hoff: email@example.com
MEN'S CULTURE WEEKEND AND TENT-UP | JUNE 10-12, 2022
Our Men's Culture program is an expression of the best wisdom men have gathered from their life together—about what is a good man and how he could best express that in his own life. — Focal Person: Norm Peck: firstname.lastname@example.org
5-DAY VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE ON HUMAN RELATIONS | AUG 7 - 13, 2022
This intense, joyous, event is a communal experience of personal growth. Visit our Human Relations Lab page under programs to learn more! — Focal Person: Colette Hoff: email@example.com
TRUE HOLIDAYS | tba
Our annual winter gathering offers good company, food, contra dancing, silent auction and time for reflection on the season. Offered by the Goodenough Community as an opportunity to choose a season of goodwill, peacefulness and good times with family and friends. We believe in good choices as an antidote to the rushed, commercialized, sometimes stressful aspects of the season. Be part of this fun-filled family-oriented evening and prepare yourself for the winter season (whatever faith tradition you follow) that fills your heart. Contact Elizabeth for more information. — Focal Person: Elizabeth Jarrett Jefferson: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YEARS WEEKEND | tba
We enjoy spending the turning of the year in the quiet of the country, creating our own event, with good meals, hot tubs, walks, peaceful sleep, good conversation, and times to reflect together on the year that was and the year to come. — Focal Person: Colette Hoff: email@example.com
WINTER WONDERLAND BUS TRIP TO LEAVENWORTH | tba
Board a bus, play in the snow, shop in Leavenworth, have a horse-drawn sleigh ride and enjoy an abundant dinner.
— Focal Person: Elizabeth Jarrett Jefferson: firstname.lastname@example.org