The weekend of May 10-12 2019, Henri Ducharme and Hilary Burgin are leading a retreat at Ben Lomond Quaker Center titled Renew to New: Renewing our Meetings, Welcome New Quakers. This blog is a site to share our thoughts and preparations leading up to that weekend. The program is ambitious, with some innovations that we haven't seen at other retreats. We figure if this is a retreat about Quaker renewal, then we need to re-look at our own assumptions from the ground up. Feel free to comment. We welcome conversation around these issues.