New Meadow Run Community • Farmington, PA

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New Meadow Run
101 New Meadow Run Dr.
Farmington, PA 15437
United States
Tel: 724-329-8573
Email:  newmeadowrun@bruderhof.com

Population: 250
Established: 1957

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About Us:
New Meadow Run is a long-established community, made up of families and singles, young and old, who live, work, and worship together. Bruderhof children attend our elementary school. Adults work within the community, including at the Community Playthings workshop. Just across the highway from New Meadow run is the Bruderhof’s Spring Valley community. The close proximity of the two settlements means members participate in many joint activities – a pedestrian tunnel beneath the highway lets members walk back and forth between the two locations any time during the day.

Setting:
We are located along a large stream in the rural and picturesque Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania on National Pike/Route 40. Visitors to this area frequent Fort Necessity National Battlefield, the site of George Washington’s first battle; Falling Water, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece house; and Ohiopyle State Park for whitewater rafting. At an elevation of two thousand feet, our community is on the site of the former Gorley’s Lake Hotel. Like the Bruderhof’s other large settlements, we have apartment buildings, an elementary school, dining hall, workshop, and sweeping lawns and gardens. While New Meadow Run and Spring Valley each have a full set of facilities, members often work and take meals at the other location, and the communities have many combined activities and meetings.

Connecting with Neighbors:
We regularly welcome friends and neighbors for communal dinner on Saturday evenings, and we host seasonal, public events throughout the year. Local outreach and community service is integrated into our daily work and schedule, as we feel it’s important to connect with people and initiatives in our region that promote community building. Outreach is also integral to our children’s educational experience. We participate in the local food bank, join local churches in their events, and network with other intentional communities in the area. We also enjoy visiting with our homebound neighbors.

Point of Interest:
The property was originally named Oak Lake, but we changed the name in 1965 when we drained the lake for child safety, resulting in beautiful streamside meadows.

New Meadow Run Events

Saturday Dinner

Aug 29 Dinner

Join us for Dinner every Saturday at 6:30. Please RSVP!

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Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

The Bruderhof has an open-door policy. No matter who you are, we are delighted to meet and spend time with you. All Bruderhof communities host both drop-in and overnight guests every week. Some visits are purely social; others are deep explorations of faith and possible membership. Some visits involve ice cream and horse-cart rides; others revolve around spiritual conversations and guidance. Whatever your visit will be, we look forward to getting to know you! 

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