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U-Bar-U Women's Retreat in Texas Friday, March 29, 2019

UBarU caterpillar on treeEvery fall and spring UU women gather for a weekend of relaxing, having fun and Sharing Our Stories. Please 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 companionship of other Unitarian Universalist women.

This is a weekend during which you will have few responsibilities other than to be your own true beautiful authentic self.

This is a weekend where you can deepen your relationships with old friends and build new friendships.

This is a weekend to sing, dance, meditate, write, draw, read, talk, hike our gorgeous 142 acre campus, walk the UBarU labyrinth, lounge on the Meeting House porch or do just what your spirit needs.

This is a weekend free from compulsory workshops and classes, although opportunities for worship, spiritual practices, and other group experiences will be offered.

This is a weekend you won't want to miss.

Cost is $155 for the full weekend prior to 3/1/19 ($175 after).  For just Saturday, cost is $65 (meals, programming, but no lodging).  Meals included for full weekend participants: Friday-dinner, Sat- all 3, Sun- breakfast.

Rev. Addae A. Kraba Minister http://revaddae.com will be our chaplain.  She currently serves in New Braunfels.  

Please bring your own bedding- sleeping bag or twin sheets, blanket and pillows

Sleeping will be in the Dwight & Marie Brown Center in the Suites where most beds are twin sized bunk beds and a few queen beds.  The larger room in each Suite sleeps about 8 and there is a bathroom right there in the Suite as well as additional facilities between the Suites.  A private room or bottom bunk cannot be guaranteed yet we will trust in each other to accommodate each other's needs.  

Bring comfortable clothes, good shoes for walking to observatory and/or labyrinth, toiletries and other personal needs items. 

Check-in will begin 4 p.m on Friday afternoon.  After closing worship, retreat will end on Sunday morning.

Every fall and spring UU women gather for a weekend of relaxing, having fun and Sharing Our Stories. Please join us for Contact Robyn at director@ubaru.org with any questions.
Florida UU Womens Retreat Friday, April 05, 2019

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Celebrating Sacred Places

9th Annual Florida Unitarian Universalist Women’s Retreat

The retreat begins Friday at 5:00pm and ends Sunday

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 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 $15 for a semi-private room or $25 for a private room will reserve your place. Final payment is due January 15, 2019. Come join us for an enriching and memorable weekend.

To register contact Helen Leddy helen.leddy@gmail.com

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DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center, 8411 25th St E, Parrish, FL 34219
UUWomenspirit at The Mountain, NC Wednesday, May 15, 2019

UUWomenspirit Spring2019Spring Institute and Gathering!

Goddess Prisms: Facets of the Feminine

When the Light of the Goddess shines through Her many facets and expresses through each of her unique daughters, RAINBOWS of light illuminate the World.
Join us as we go WAY beyond the archetypes of Maiden/Mother/Crone.

Like a prism casting its multicolored light, the Goddess manifests herself in myriad forms. These archetypes are diverse facets of the vibrant Divine, which live in each of us.

Our workshops and tracks will explore the diversity and depth of the Goddess within each individual and the feminine power as a whole.

Each worship service we will be visited by an archetype embodied through theatrical interpretation – The Creatrix, Healer, Warrior, Lover, Wise Woman/Mystic, and Rebel/Wild Woman. Through guided meditation, dance, song, and soul collage we will commune with these archetypes in sacred space. These facets of the Feminine will impart their Divine wisdom, leading us to find reflections of their spirit within ourselves.

Planning Committee
Tammy Sadler – Event Coordinator
Shannon Browning-Mullis – Worship
Alexandria Carrico – Worship
Adrianna Lee – Tracks & Workshops
Karen LeFever – Scribe
Nina Brewer-Davis – Sales & Activities

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!

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
Women's Weekend near St. Louis Friday, May 17, 2019

Registration opens Sunday, March 17th
for Women’s Weekend!

The long tradition continues – Eliot Chapel sponsors a time of relaxation, rejuvenation, and illuminating workshops to feed the mind, body and spirit. 

Women's Weekend is May 17 - 19, 2019 at the Toddhall Retreat Center in Columbia, IL, approximately 20 miles from Kirkwood, MO.

Registration will be available starting March 17th at www.eliotwomensweekend.com.

Mark your calendar to register early to get the best workshops and rooms. For our Eliot Chapel members and friends  - look for our table in Adams Hall every Sunday starting March 17th.

Women’s Weekend is…

  • A retreat offered for
    • Women of Eliot Chapel and their friends and family
    • Other women of Unitarian churches in the surrounding area
  • A time to relax, have fun, and find community among women
  • A spiritual time where we can enjoy
    • The beauty of nature
    • Spiritual community
    • Our Sunday morning worship service held on-site
  • A bounty of wonderful activities, including
    • Workshops
    • White Elephant Sale/Silent Auction
    • BYOB wine tasting
    • Massage
    • Friday night "Icebreaker games"
    • Crafts
    • Hiking trails
    • Dancing
    • Bonfire and songs
    • Great food and comradery

Workshops offered this year are:

  • Creating Photographs
  • One Stitch at a Time: Beginning Needlepoint
  • Zen and Your Creative Self
  • Flowmotion Hula Hooping
  • Yoga
  • Tapping
  • Mindstitching
  • Living the Plant-Based Life
  • Essential Oils Make and Take
  • And More!

We're excited to see you there!
The Eliot Chapel Women's Weekend Team

Toddhall Retreat Center in Columbia, IL www.eliotwomensweekend.com
UU Women's Connection Retreat - Princeton IL Friday, May 31, 2019

Spring Retreat 2019

gerischrabwebGeri Schrab, author and artist, returns! Speaking of her artwork of rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs), she says:

The painting gives me balance, it gives me voice. This is how they weave together, my court reporting and painting rock art. A karmic pattern of my soul, I am a record-keeper.

My passion is deep and strong. The Native American lives that were disregarded, lost in the creation of this country, were real. Their tears were as salty and wet as yours and mine. They loved their children and the land; many lost both, their loved ones and the land beneath their feet.

My perspective is not only of an artist, but also that of a woman. When I enter a cave or sacred site that has been vandalized, my discomfort is primal and visceral. There is a reason ancient people venerated places where the outer landscape enters the inner realms of Mother Earth. To see these sacred places vandalized echoes disrespect for the feminine in her many forms.


Spring retreat will be May 31 - June 2, 2019 at Pilgrim Park in Princeton IL

Pilgrim Park Camp, Princeton, IL info@uuwomensconnection.org
UU General Assembly: Exhibit Hall Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Once again, UUWR will partner with UU Women's Federation to bring the UUWR Store, The Red Tent, and more to the GA Exhibit Hall.

Spokane, WA info@uuwr.org
UU General Assembly: UUWF Breakfast Friday, June 21, 2019

Stay tuned for announcements on our guest speaker for this event!

Subscribe to UUWF newsletter: http://www.uuwf.org/subscribe-to-uuwf-news/

UU Women's Connection Retreat - Watervliet MI Friday, August 09, 2019

Stay tuned for details!

Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center, Watervliet MI info@uuwomensconnection.org
UU Women's Connection Retreat - Racine WI Friday, October 11, 2019

Join us for the annual FALL RETREAT!

DeKoven Center, Racine, WI info@uuwomensconnection.org
UUWomenspirit at The Mountain, NC Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Come To The Temple: The Mother’s Holy Well

October 16-20, 2019

Her Holy Well is deep and loving.
We gather to renew our Vision, our Joy, our Healing,
our Power, our Harmony, and our Unity.
Sisters, come home again!

Planning Committee

Katie Bloedau – Event Coordinator
Rebecca Moon – Worship
Sue-Anne Solem – Worship
Farrunnissa Rosa – Scribe
Marilyn Grubbs – Tracks & Workshops
Betsy Bickel – Sales & Activities

What can you look forward to experiencing at our events?

Take a look at the About Events page.

The Mountain, just outside of Highlands, NC http://uuwomenspirit.org/contact-us