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Womansphere Spring Event - East Greenwich RI Saturday, April 29, 2017

Womansphere Spring2017Womensphere Spring Event

Rise Up-Reflect-Connect-Act

Saturday April 29, 2017
9:30am – 3:30pm
Westminster Unitarian Church
119 Kenyon Avenue, East Greenwich, RI

We may feel powerless in the face of the hostilities facing us today, but we are not. When we embrace a
spiritual practice that brings tranquility to our hearts and minds, we are taking the first step toward bringing
peace to ourselves and the world. As we bring these practices and actions to our families and friends, people
we work with, and those in public life who serve us, we radiate peace out into the world. In this workshop
spiritual women will share the practices that support and guide them through their daily life and difficult
times. We will explore spiritual practices together in group activities and discussion.

9:30am Registration & Coffee
10:00 Opening Ritual
10:30 Video-“Art as a Spiritual Practice”-Stephanie Smith
11:00-11:30 Reflection on Spiritual Practices
11:30-12:00 Annual Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Spiritual practices Panel discussion
2:00-3:00 Group Activities and Small Group Discussion
3:00 Closing Circle

From Rt 95 South take left onto Rte 4 South. Take the first exit immediately after overpass and turn right on Division Street (Rt 401) at the light. Drive about one mile. At the fork in the road, bear right on First Avenue. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Kenyon Ave and up the hill take left into the church parking lot.
There is a new stop sign at that point. Be sure to stop.

Ms Mary McRae, 66 Everett St #2, Middleboro, MA 02346
mcm3038@yahoo.com 781-470-0090

$25, lunch included

Check payable to “Womensphere”

Partial scholarships are available

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Womensphere is a Sacred Circle Gathering for Women
through the Ballou-Channing District of
The Unitarian Universalist Association

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.

Help us get the word out about our wonderful event. Download the Spring 2017 Flyer and distribute copies in your communities. Register now for the Spring 2017 Event at The Mountain, Highlands, NC.

First, read this: Spring 2017 Brochure

Next, read this: Instructions for UUWomenspirit online registration

Finally, go here: The Mountain to start your online registration. If you encounter any problems registering, call Linda, The Mountain Computer Goddess, at the number in the instructions or contact Christine, the UUWomenspirit Registrar.

If you want to sell items or offer massage services: Sales and/or Massage Agreement (deadline May 12, 2017)


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
General Assembly in New Orleans Wednesday, June 21, 2017

UUWR and UUWF will be in the Exhibit Hall again at this GA. Once again UUWR will be bringing The Red Tent - a space to gather, meditate, talk, create ritual, or just rest in a safe space created for those identifying as women.

And of course the UUW&R Store will be there - with several brand new books! Poetry by Nan Lundeen, Divination by Nancy Vedder-Shults, and more.

UUWF and UUWR are co-sponsoring a breakfast on Thursday morning to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Women and Religion Resolution! No charge for the event, RSVP will be available soon.

UUWF sponsored a Sermon Contest this year, and the he winner of the 2017 UUWF “Justice for Women and Girls” Sermon Award is Erin J. Walter!

Her sermon “From Eve to Hillary” will be featured at General Assembly in New Orleans this June. Details to come soon. Learn more about Erin here…

 

Will we see you at GA??

 

UU Women's Connection Summer Retreat - SW Michigan Friday, August 18, 2017

Save the date! More details soon.

 

www.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
SWUUW Conference in Austin TX Friday, February 23, 2018

SWUUWCon 2018

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

illuminations

BE THE SPARK: KINDLE THE FLAME

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

illuminations app logo used by permission of the UUA.
 

www.swuuw.org

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

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

March 8 – 11, 2018 at
Enchanted Hills Retreat


For updates, follow us on Facebook & Twitter

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.

 

http://womenandreligionpcd.org/

Enchanted Hills Retreat, Napa CA
PCD W&R Retreat in Napa CA Thursday, March 08, 2018

Napa Women 2016 480w“Sharing Light,” the 2018 Pacific Central W&R Retreat

March 8 – 11, 2018 at
Enchanted Hills Retreat

For updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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 http://womenandreligionpcd.org/contact-us/