Current Programs...

Current Programs

Mondays at Cobblestone ( #543)

When: Monday afternoons, 1-2:30 Jan 8 & 22; Feb 5 & 19; Mar 5 & 19; Apr 2, 16 & 30; May 14; June 4* & 18** * three week interval, ** dish to pass starting at noon,

Facilitator: Anne Alderman, SSJ

Suggested Donation: $8.00 per session (members: $7.00


A reflection-discussion group for women using the book Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen.
Each session will focus on a particular section of the book. The closing June 18th session will be a dish-to-pass lunch at noon. It is not necessary to attend every session.


Taize Prayer at Cobblestone Springs ( #544)

When: 1st Monday of the month: January 8; February 5; March 5; April 2; May 7; June 4

Facilitator: Anne Alderman, SSJ

Suggested Donation: $5.00


The prayer style of the Taize Community in France has attracted people from around the world. The simple, reflective flow of prayer, chant and silence helps quiet harried minds and hearts. We invite you to join us once a month for this prayerful experience.


Meditation at Cobblestone Springs ( #545)

When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.,Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 12 & 26,May 10 & 24, June 14 & 28

Facilitator: Mary Muller

Suggested Donation: $5.00


Join us for some quiet time. No prior experience is needed – just a willingness to get in touch with your inner self. Meditation can help combat stress, foster physical health, help with chronic pain, and promote sleep and a feeling of well-being. It can easily be a win-win situation.


What Next? ( #553)

When: Tuesdays, 10:30 - Noon; April 24, May 8 & 22, June 5

Facilitator: Anne Alderman, SSJ

Suggested Donation: $9 (members $7)


In Genesis, God told humans to multiply and fill the earth.We seem to have done that very well! So, where do we go from here? We will be using Conscious Evolution(revised edition) by Barbara Marx Hubbard to spark our thinking and discussion.It would be helpful if participants read the book and brought it with them to the sessions.


The Joy of Being Mortal ( #557)

When: Thursdays, 11:00 - 2:00; March 1, 15, 29; April 5 & 19* ("snow day" if one of the earlier sessions has to be cancelled)

Facilitator: Cecilie Bodnar

Suggested Donation: $15 per session/$65 for all sessions (members $12 per session)


A discussion based on Being Mortal, an exploration of the experiences of aging by Atul Gawande. Dr. Gawande is a gerontologist and surgeon who treats his patients with the same expert, loving care as does his family members. Learn the stories of actual people as they navigate the alternatives of living style and care at the end of life. Explore how we can better, more joyfully, and effectively make our wishes known, realistic and spiritually rich. So much depends on how we embrace the work of Being Mortal.

Bring your lunch. If you can read the book ahead of time it will be helpful.
Cecilie Bodnar has extensive experience in adult learning and spiritual companioning.

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, MD ISBN 978-0-8050-9515-9 is available on Amazon: $11 paperback, $9.99 KIndle


Journeying through Lent - the Celtic Way ( #558)

When: Sunday, March 18, 1:00 - 4:00

Facilitator: Rev. Felicity Wright and Lisa Rustici

Suggested Donation: $25 (includes art supplies)


St. Patrick of Ireland was just one of many Celtic saints who lived and taught the importance of pilgrimage, the journey of one’s soul toward union with God and all creation. Many people are rediscovering the gifts of the Celts because of their celebration of nature, equality of the sexes, and lack of hierarchy. At the heart of Celtic spirituality is the journey, which we will witness as we create original Celtic designs to honor our personal journeys, past, present and future.


Cobblestone Egg Hunt ( #559)

When: Saturday, March 31, 2:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Gwen Chamberlain

Suggested Donation: $2 per child (members - $1 per child)


You’re invited to an Egg Hunt at Cobblestone Springs. Spend an afternoon at a good old-fashioned Egg Hunt around the spacious lawns near the Cobblestone House and the easy trails through the woods on the property. Hundreds of candy-filled eggs will be hidden around the property, so there will be plenty of fun for everyone. Adult supervision is required! Bring a basket/bag, the family, and appropriate attire.Boots are recommended, especially for the trails, and warm coats, hats and mittens may be necessary! To ensure that we have enough supplies and help on hand, please RSVP with children’s names and ages by March 29 to gchamberlain@stny.rr.com or call/text 607-745-4790. Follow Cobblestone Springs on Facebook for future announcements as the day approaches.. Any last minute details regarding trail conditions, weather, etc. will be posted there.,


A Cobblestone Weekend ( #561)

When: Friday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. - Saturday, May 12, 4:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Cobblestone Staff

Suggested Donation: Willingness to work


A weekend of hard work spiced with fellowship and fun. Organized work projects interspersed with fellowship, shared reflection, meals, conversation and quiet time.


Spring Day of Prayer ( #562)

When: Thursday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Anne Alderman, SSJ

Suggested Donation: $18 (members $15)


A time apart for quiet reflection in the midst of the beauty of Cobblestone Springs in the spring! The day will begin with an opening prayer and a reflective presentation. Most of the day will be devoted to silent reflection and prayer. Participants may sign up to meet with Anne individually, if desired. A time for sharing and a closing prayer will end the day. Bring a lunch. Beverages will be provided.


Daring an Intimate Spiritual Experience ( #563)

When: Wednesday May, 23, 1:00 - 3:30

Facilitator: Miriam McMullin-Pastrick

Suggested Donation: $15 (members $12)


Don’t we all long to experience our Divine Source in a personal and transformative way? Spiritual Guided Imagery can open our hearts and souls to gain insights into the Holy Presence dwelling within each one of us. With a background of gentle music, a contemplative guide suggests images and truths that inspire and enrich our lives in s sacred way. This spiritual experience will include information, journaling, reflection and sharing according to each person’s comfort level. If you prefer sitting on the floor, bring a cushion or whatever suits you. If you journal, bring your notebook.


Upcoming Programs

Bi-Annual Barn Sale

When: Saturday, June 9; 9: a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Donations accepted May 1- May 31
No clothing please!


Bonfire and Sing-Along

When: Tuesday evening, July 3, 7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.


An evening of family fun gathered around a crackling bonfire! We’ll roast marshmallows and sing songs. Bring something to sit on and any instrument you play. We’ll provide the marshmallows; you provide the singing!


Celebrity Guest Chefs

When: Thursday, March 1; Dinner served 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars


Fresh pasta with classic sauces or design your own meal! Choose from a variety of pastas, vegetables, meats, seafood, sauces, and special seasonings prepared before your eyes by Chef Orlando and his Culinary Team assisted by celebrity chefs from Cobblestone Springs!
Cost: $19.95 plus tax)


Classics in Religion

When: Monday mornings, 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon September - June

Where: Penn Yan Public Library


come explore a tapestry of diverse topics with deeply spiritual threads. Everyone is invited to attend one or many sessions. Freewill offering. Watch your email or local paper for specific program offerings.


Summer Retreat Opportunities 2018 Directed Retreats

When: Beginning Saturday, July 7; Friday, July 20; Saturday August 4


These are directed retreats during which retreatants will be expected to maintain silence. Each retreatant will meet with Anne for about half an hour each day of the retreat. All meals are included. Because of limited accommodations, only the first few registrants can be accepted. Retreat director is Anne Alderman, SSJ

Saturday, July 7, 7:00 p.m. – Saturday, July 14 after breakfast. Suggested donation: $450.00 (members – $400.00)

Friday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, July 22, 4:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $180.00 (members – $150.00)

Saturday, August 4, 7:00 p.m. – Saturday, August 11, after breakfast . Suggested donation: 450.00 (members – $400.00)


Summer Retreat Opportunities 2018 - Guided Retreats

When: Beginning August 17 and August 20


A reflective presentation is offered each morning and afternoon. The rest of the day will be for retreatents’ individual reflection and prayer. Retreatants will be expected to maintain silence. All meals are included. Because of limited accommodations, only the first few registrants can be accepted. Anne Alderman, SSJ will facilitate the retreats.

Simplicity; Clearing a Path to God
So much distracts us from God! These days will provide quiet time and beautiful space for paying attention to God, and to grow in awareness of what gets in the way of recognizing God’s presence in our lives.
Friday, August 17, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $140.00 (members $120.00)

God Moving Among Us
God is alive and well – and living among us! The newest scientific advances are changing our idea of God. The number of church goers is diminishing. The world is in chaos. As we live in the midst of all these issues and more, this retreat will help us to see how God is moving among us today.
Monday, August 20, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, August 26, after breakfast. Suggested donation: $220 (members $200)


Contact Us

Cobblestone Springs Signboard.

By Mail:
Cobblestone Springs
4306 Lakemont-Himrod Road
Dundee, NY 14837-9114
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By Phone:
(607) 243-8212

By E-Mail:
cobspr@frontier.com