Continuing the series on Spirituality at Newtown Quaker Meeting, Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore Friends Meeting and best-selling author will speak on “Opening to the Presence” at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 25, at the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse at 219 Court Street http://newsite.newtownfriendsmeeting.org). Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends will follow at 11 a.m. The public is invited.
Martin’s best-selling book, “Our Life is Love” explores ten essential elements of the spiritual journey.
For many years, Marcelle Martin was a teacher of college writing classes. In 1986, she began to focus on supporting people in their spiritual life, and in 1996, she co-facilitated her first weekend event at Pendle Hill, the Quaker retreat and study center in Wallingford, PA. In 2003 she became an adjunct teacher at Pendle Hill and for four years living on campus as the resident Quaker Studies Teacher.
Marcelle has traveled widely to facilitate programs at retreat centers and Quaker meetings across the USA. She was the 2013 Mullen Writing Fellow at the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana for its “Ministry of Writing” program, and for a year worked in the Office of Religious Life at Earlham College as Coordinator of College Meeting for Worship. Currently, she devotes full time to writing, teaching, spiritual direction, and facilitating workshops and retreats.
Marcelle Martin is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets, Invitation to a Deeper Communion and Holding One Another in the Light. Her blog, “A Whole Heart” is at www.awholeheart.com Marcelle has a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.F.A from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She lives in Chester, PA with her husband, Terry Hauger.