2021 UU Women’s Virtual Spring Retreat

Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2, 2021

Presented by Dean Kathleen Moscato, Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson
and members of Palomar UU Fellowship, Vista CA
“The Spiral of Resilience & Renewal”

Keynote: Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

Join Palomar UU Fellowship of Vista, CA as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Camp de Benneville Pines and explore “The Spiral of Resilience & Renewal”!

These challenging times have taught us the importance of being present to and honoring all of our experiences, our feelings and bodies. This experiential keynote will create a space to ground together, process whatever is present through our bodies so that we can effectively channel our energy into what is needed and what is ours to do. 

Participants will engage in a four-part spiral design of experiential processes and practices from the Work that Reconnects, developed by Joanna Macy, now including an equity lens, that will: ground us in Gratitude, while Honoring our Pain for the World, exploring what is possible in this moment by Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes, and Going Forth with resilience and love.

Organizers are still working on the final schedule for this weekend virtual retreat. There will be a wide range of online workshops throughout the weekend, including performances by Emma’s Revolution and Karen Hart. And…as we did at our in-camp retreats, join us on Thursday evening for a pre-retreat get-together hosted by Lonna Leghart.  Come connect with friends (old and new), play some games and have some laughs!

This retreat is for women 18 years of age and older. Young women, 17 and younger, are invited but must have parent/legal guardian consent.

In the spirit of welcoming all, we are offering a sliding scale registration fee based on your assessment of your ability to pay. We have established a base cost of $60 per person as our registration fee and attendees determine what amount they can comfortably contribute. Those who pay at the highest levels are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. Please remember that for a sliding scale to work, we need the same number of people with means to generously pay more to balance the needs of those who can afford less. (This is one way we try to build the Beloved Community!) See below for details. 

This retreat would be a terrific Mother’s Day gift to an important woman in your life or just a way of saying “I support you being the best you can be.” So, grab a friend, family member, or sister-in-spirit and register for this retreat. It’s going to be an awesome weekend!