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Pacific Central WR Retreat in CA - cancel Thursday, March 09, 2017

Dear Women & Religion Retreat Participants:

The planners of the Women and Religion annual retreat at Enchanted Hills Camp have decided to cancel our retreat for this year ONLY. We have reserved the EHC facility for March 8-11, 2018, and will continue our annual retreat, with all its wonderful women, workshops, activities, camaraderie and meals next year.

Here’s why we have chosen to cancel. First, while we can’t blame the recent presidential election for all our ills (tempting though it might be), it definitely took the wind out of my sails and perhaps yours as well. So the planning for the retreat was late in getting started. Second, many of us are attending the International Women’s Convocation at Asilomar next month. We pushed our W&R Retreat back a week to alleviate “retreat fatigue” but it doesn’t seem to be enough. Many of us have to allocate time and resources carefully, and affording both the Convo and the retreat is difficult. The Convo occurs every 3 or 4 years, and may not return to California for some time. Our Retreat, however, is an ANNUAL event (with this exception) and will continue in 2018 and beyond.

Please put March 8-11, 2018, on your calendars and plan to attend our Women and Religion Retreat. This retreat is a function of Women and Religion PCD, part of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The theme of our retreat next year will be “Sharing Light” and our website (womenandreligionpcd.org) will be updated soon to reflect this change. Thank you for your support of our Retreat. We hope to see you back at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa in 2018.

If you are interested in attending the Third International Women’s Convocation, here is a link to their website:
https://www.intlwomensconvo.org/third-international-womens-convocation/
Registration is still open for the event, which runs from February 16-19, Thursday to Sunday, at Asilomar in Monterey.

Sincerely,
Beverly Morgan
PCD W&R Retreat Registrar

Enchanted Hills Retreat http://womenandreligionpcd.org
Florida UU Women's Retreat Friday, April 07, 2017
7thAnnual Florida Unitarian Universalist Women’s Retreat
 
DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center Ellenton Florida
 
The retreat begins Friday at 5:00pm and ends Sunday at Noon.
 
DaySpring Conference Center is conveniently located off I-75 just north of Sarasota on Florida’s West Coast. The beautiful campus nestled under ancient oaks and located on a cove of the Manatee
River offers a serene setting for our annual retreat. Take a look. http://Dayspring.dioswfl.org
 
$220 per person covers expenses for a semi-private room and six meals. 8 women share a cozy cottage with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, a screened porch and common area. A limited number of single rooms are available at $292 each.
 
A non-refundable deposit of $20 for semi-private room or $30 for a private room will reserve your place. Final payment is due January 15, 2017. Come join us for an enriching and memorable weekend.
DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center Ellenton Florida Helen Leddy helen.leddy@gmail.com
UU Womenspirit at The Mountain, NC Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Womenspirit Spring 2017

UUWomenspirit - Our 30th Anniversary!!

Ancient Whispers: A Pilgrimage to Women’s Mysteries

May 17-21, 2017

Once upon a time, long ago, women were cherished and revered as symbols of the Mother Goddess, the source of all life. For thousands of years people lived in peace, creating civilizations that honored harmony and community.

Tragically, those civilizations were crushed. But through the centuries women worked in secret to keep alive the sacred knowledge of how to nurture life, how to perceive and work with energy, how to heal, how to stay in tune with the forces of nature, how to create and maintain balance. These became the women’s mysteries, carefully passed along from woman to woman through generations.

Some of these mysteries were lost, but today we are working to reclaim them – not only for ourselves and our loved ones but for the survival of the planet. Join us as we listen for these ancient whispers, travel in pilgrimage to women’s mysteries, and celebrate our journey together.

This theme goes back to the very roots of our organization and why women came together 30 years ago to learn, worship and commune. We will be revisiting those beginnings, having a reunion with old and new friends, refreshing our traditions and spirits…..and CELEBRATING!

The event consists of two programs, The Institute (May 17-19) and The Gathering (May 19-21). The Institute is a smaller group (typically no more than 60 women) and provides a more contemplative space to explore the event’s offerings. Attendance at The Gathering is larger (up to 100 women) and offers further opportunities for spiritual growth and to connect with other women on the path of the Divine Feminine.

The event will be held at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center nestled in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Highlands, North Carolina. For more information about The Mountain, visit www.themountainrlc.org.

The Institute and Gathering each cost $290: the UUWomenspirit program fee of $100 and $190 for The Mountain food (6 meals) and lodging (2 nights). If you attend both the Institute and the Gathering, the total fee is $580. Members of UUWomenspirit receive a $20 discount per program, and there is an additional $20 per program discount if you register by the early bird deadline. UUWomenspirit membership is $30 per year. For more information about our organization and details about current and past events, please visit www.uuwomenspirit.org.

 

http://www.uuwr.org/resources/documents/womenspirit/14-womenspirit-spring-2017-poster/file


Where will the event be held?

UUWomenspirit Institute and Gathering are held at The Mountain, just outside of Highlands, NC. Please use these links to get more information.

Directions to the Mountain
Information about coming to the Mountain

If you have any questions about UUWomenspirit, please contact our Membership Coordinator.

Plan way in advance!
Fall: October 11-15, 2017
Spring: May 16-20, 2018
Fall: October 10-14, 2018
Spring: May 15-19, 2019
Fall: October 16-20, 2019
Spring: May 13-17, 2020
Fall: October 14-18, 2020

The Mountain, just outside of Highlands, NC http://uuwomenspirit.org/contact-us
UU Women's Connection Spring retreat - Pilgrim Park IL Friday, June 02, 2017

Spring Retreat 2017Molly Remer at Pilgrim Park Illinois

The Theme will be As Above, So Below.

Our Presenter will be Molly Remer!

Molly has been “gathering the women” to circle, sing, celebrate, and share since 2008. She plans and facilitates women’s circles, seasonal retreats and rituals, mother-daughter circles, family ceremonies, and red tent circles in central Missouri.

She is an ordained priestess who holds MSW, M.Div, and D.Min degrees. She has worked with groups of women since 1996 and teaches college courses in group dynamics and human services. She began creating birth art during her first pregnancy in 2003 and has never stopped, though the medium in which she works has evolved with time, as well as its expression.

Molly is fiery, intense, and driven. Molly is the author of Womanrunes, Earthprayer, and The Red Tent Resource Kit, as well as three social service oriented booklets and a miscarriage memoir. She maintained her popular Talk Birth blog from 2007-2016 and writes about thealogy, nature, practical priestessing, and the goddess at Brigid’s Grove, her Woodspriestess blog, and SageWoman Magazine. She also writes for Feminism and Religion. Read more about Molly at www.brigidsgrove.com

Download, print and share a flyer: Connection Retreats 2017 Spring

Watch our website for more details: http://www.uuwomensconnection.org

Pilgrim Park in Princeton IL info@uuwomensconnection.org
UU Womenspirit at The Mountain, NC Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Institute and Gathering!

What can you look forward to experiencing at our events?

Take a look at the About Events page.

Do you want to sell items at Brigid’s Bazaar?

Anyone attending the event may request space to sell woman-made creations or items from her woman-owned business. Artists keep 90% of the sales and give 10% to UUWomenspirit. You will be responsible for selling your items during the scheduled times. Check back here a couple of months before the event for the link to the agreement form.

Would you like to offer massage therapy services?

If you are a licensed massage therapist, you may offer massage. You will need to provide your own table and find your own space. PLEASE check with cabin mates before offering massage in your cabin. You can reserve a space in the sales area where women can sign up. Therapists keep 90% and give 10% to UUWomenspirit. Check back here a couple of months before the event for the link to the agreement form.


Where will the event be held?

UUWomenspirit Institute and Gathering are held at The Mountain, just outside of Highlands, NC. Please use these links to get more information.

Directions to the Mountain
Information about coming to the Mountain

If you have any questions about UUWomenspirit, please contact our Membership Coordinator.

Plan way in advance!

Spring: May 16-20, 2018
Fall: October 10-14, 2018
Spring: May 15-19, 2019
Fall: October 16-20, 2019
Spring: May 13-17, 2020
Fall: October 14-18, 2020

The Mountain, just outside of Highlands, NC http://uuwomenspirit.org/contact-us
UU Women's Connection Retreat - Racine WI Friday, October 13, 2017

October 13-15 Fall Retreat at DeKoven Center in Racine Wisconsin

Be prepared to chant and be enchanted with special guest Kellianna!

Kellianna is an American pagan singer and songwriter internationally renowned for her powerful performance of song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places, and ancient times. With guitar and vocals, she brings to life the stories and sagas of the Gods and Goddesses. With primal frame drumming and soaring vocal chants, she honors the Earth and the Ancestors.

SKelliannaince 2003, she has performed her music in 10 countries on 3 continents, with regular visits to Canada, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Australia.

Listen: http://www.kellianna.com/audio/Kellianna-BlessedAreWe.mp3

http://www.kellianna.com

Save the date!

Download, print and share a flyer: Connection Retreats 2017 Fall

More info at www.uuwomensconnection.org

DeKoven Center, Racine, Wisconsin info@uuwomensconnection.org
Women's Retreat at Murray Grove NY Friday, November 03, 2017

Murray Grove Womens RetreatMurray Grove Campground has an annual Women's Retreat

http://www.murraygrove.org/murray-grove-sponsored-programs-events

431 US Hwy. 9 at Church Lane Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734-0246