Explore what is sacred and divine while building trust and intimacy with your Heritage Sisters.
You are invited to join your fellow sisters to celebrate life, friendship, and sisterhood. If you identify as an adult woman of Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church over the age of 18, you are encouraged to take time out with the women of Heritage to nurture our spiritual selves, our friendships, and our bond as women. The location is Hope Springs Institute, near Peebles, Ohio, about an hour from the church.
Spiritual exercises and workshops, crafts, amazing food, intimate discussion groups, nature hikes and more make this a weekend about connecting. There is also time for self-reflection and rejuvenation on your own time – do what meets your needs! Shelly Graff will join us again to lead workshops, as well as Singing in Sacred Circle. So that we may accommodate all women of Heritage, every other year, mothers who are breastfeeding their babes in arms are welcome at the Women’s Retreat. 2018 is the alternating year that has been designated to include these wonderful women.
Cost: $260 includes all meals from dinner Friday through lunch Sunday. The retreat center is open to Heritage women from 1 p.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Sunday. You may come as your schedule allows; however, the price is the same no matter how many yummy, delicious meals you miss! We’d recommend arriving by 6:30 p.m. on Friday night. If you can’t make it by then, let us know and we can save a meal for you.
Roommates: Often, it can seem daunting to attend a weekend like this if you’re new to Heritage or have never attended before. Know that if you need to find a roommate for the retreat, we will help in any way we can! You can talk with Suzanne Norman, Joelle Tunning, Cherilyn Loney, or Michelle Kelly for more information.
Registration/Payment Deadlines: June 17: $75 Deposit Due. (When you submit your deposit, a space will be held for you.) September 9: $185 Balance Due. (After this date, we cannot guarantee a refund for cancellation.)
Payment Details: Payments and inquiries about scholarships may be left in the Clara Barton Guild mailbox in the Heritage office or directed to Julie Kane (firstname.lastname@example.org). Checks made payable to HUUC.
Planning: Hope Springs is the bomb when it comes to food. Meals are sumptuous and all dietary needs can be met. Most bedrooms are double occupancy, with some offering three beds including en-suite bathrooms. Other arrangements are available including a rustic teepee, cots and tent camping. (see Joelle for advice!) All accommodations are the same price. Hope Springs is alcohol-free and handicapped accessible. For more information, contact Joelle Tunning at 513-703-8205 or visit www.hopespringsinstitute.org.
You can print and fill out a Women’s Retreat Flyer and Registration Form.