UU Women and Religion

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SWUUW Conference in Austin TX Friday, February 23, 2018

SWUUWCon 2018

Plan now to join us in Austin Texas
February 23-25, 2018



Keynote Speaker: Texas State Representative Donna Howard.
Featured Musician: Kiya Heartwood
Featured Minister: Rev. Meg Barnhouse

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Austin, TX conference@swuuw.org
Pacific Central WR Retreat in Novato, CA Thursday, March 08, 2018

"Sharing Light”
the 2018 W&R Pacific Central District Retreat

March 8 – 11, 2018 at

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Join a wonderful group of women for a time away from the everyday world, with beautiful surroundings in a nurturing community. The retreat offers delicious meals, workshops for mind, body, and spirit, conversations with new and old friends, and a boutique, silent auction, and book swap.



Enchanted Hills Retreat, Napa CA
ASWM Conference in Las Vegas NV Friday, March 16, 2018

Registration Now Open for ASWM Conference

Association for the Study of Women and Mythology


"Scholarly Speculations: Animal, Earth, Person, Story"

March 16-17, 2018

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas NV

Register here!

This year's themes are animal and earth mysteries in sacred story and in the real world, with an emphasis on Native American and indigenous scholarship.  The conference features panels, workshops, poster session, and films. Keynote presenters for the event: 

  • Dr. Elizabeth Wayland Barber:  "Waterbirds, Water, Women and Place in Archaic European Lore" 
  • Dr. Gala Argent:  “Horses and Heroes, Horses as Heroes in Eurasian Poetry and Archaeology”
  • Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) human rights attorney, Executive Director of Land Peace Foundation for indigenous land rights and environmental justice)

Celebrate our first decade of inspiring and stimulating scholarly events.  Come early for special pre-conference tour to the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet (Thursday March 15) and stay over for Modern Matriarchal Studies Day, (Sunday March 18).

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas NV Sid Reger goldcrow47@gmail.com
Florida UU Women's Retreat Friday, April 13, 2018

FL UU women 2018DaySpring 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 a semi-private room or $30 for a private room will reserve your place. Final payment is due January 15, 2018. Come join us for an enriching and memorable weekend.

Register now: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B46XxDB4rGcNSEFYZXlCNkJCLUE/view

DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center, 8411 25th St E, Parrish, FL 34219, USA Helen Leddy helen.leddy@gmail.com
Women's Retreat at UBarU in texas Friday, April 13, 2018

Women's Spring Retreat is coming April 13-15!  

Join us for this Friday evening through Sunday morning retreat at UBarU. ALL ARE WELCOME! This is a weekend to recharge your body, mind and spirit in the beauty and quiet of UBarU. This is a weekend during which you will have few responsibilities other than to be your authentic self. This is a weekend where you can deepen your relationships with old friends and build new friendships. Opportunities for spiritual practice, games, relaxation and group activities will be available. For more information, see www.ubaru.org. Register through this email or at our website! We look forward to you joining the Women's retreat!

UBarU Camp and Retreat Center 277 U-Bar-U Drive, Mountain Home, TX, 78058
UUWomenspirit at The Mountain, NC Wednesday, May 16, 2018

UUWomenspirit Spring Retreat - May 16-20, 2018

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center

Highlands, NC

Inviting the Sacred Into Our Lives

UUWomenspirit Spring2018


Breathe deep…and listen.  Listen for the sacred winds that carry inspiration and promise.

Breathe deep…and open your eyes.  Gaze upon the sacred fires that warm our hearts and ignite our passions.

Breathe deep…and drink.  Taste the waters of the rivers that carry the sacred flow of our intuition and emotions.

Breathe deep…and touch.  Explore the rough bark of the towering trees and the sacred earth that holds the roots of our existence.

Breathe deep…and receive.  Feel the arms of the Divine Feminine enfold you in her loving embrace.

During our Spring 2018 event, we will explore the many wondrous yet simple ways we can bring the sacred into our lives every day.  Daily offerings will include workshops and worship services with a group of amazing women.  Our retreat will be held at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center nestled deep in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  In this beautiful setting, you will be surrounded by amazing views of nature that will connect you to the sacred on a whole new level.

For more information about UUWomenspirit and our upcoming retreats, please visit our website, www.uuwomenspirit.org.  Registration for this event will begin in mid-March 2018. 

The Mountain, just outside of Highlands, NC http://uuwomenspirit.org/contact-us
UU Women's Connection Retreat - Pilgrim Park IL Friday, June 01, 2018

Carley Mattimore MS LCPC

Spring 2018: Finding Your Voice

June 1-3, 2018

Carley Mattimore will be our keynote. She is a Reiki Master and Shamanic Minister. We will be learning about Shamanic Breathwork.

To learn more about Carley - here is her website https://www.aaharaspiritualcommunity.org/who-we-are

Pilgrim Park, Princeton IL info@uuwomensconnection.org
UU Women's Connection Retreat - Watervliet MI Friday, August 10, 2018

Stay tuned for details!

Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center, 9325 Dwight Boyer Rd, Watervliet, MI 49098 info@uuwomensconnection.org
UUWomenspirit at The Mountain, NC Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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.

Do you need financial assistance to attend?

UUWomenspirit is proud to offer some financial assistance to those who need it. Check back here a couple of months before the event for the link to the application 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 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