2018
UUFC Women’s Retreat

October 12-14 ~
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

H.J. Andrews
Experimental Forest Research Station
on the Mackenzie River Highway
map

UU Women, it is your time – – time to greet old friends,
meet new friends, explore and play together.
Time for laughing and singing, reflecting and sharing.
Come and practice being intentionally present through facilitated exercises
and sharing. We will gather at the beautiful
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
on the McKenzie River Highway, approx. 50 miles east of Eugene.

Registration materials will be available before, between and after Sunday Services. Checks can be sent: c/o Valerie Hervey, Women’s Retreat, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., OR , 97330, ph: 541-829-1789

To Register online, use this link.

If you have registered and want to use PayPal
to pay, use this link.

Use this link to arrange carpools,
as we get closer to October:  Carpool link

Directions from Corvallis:

Follow OR-34 E and I-5 S to OR-126 E/Main St in Springfield – 53 min (51.4 mi).
Continue on OR-126 E.  Drive to National Forest Development Rd 132 – 53 min (41.6 mi). Take the first left after the Christmas Store. (We will have prominent signage from this point to H.J. Andrews.)
When you check-in at H. J. Andrews:  Room check-in will begin at 4:00 pm, Friday, October 12. The weekend schedule will be posted in your lodge and the meeting rooms. Come early (before 4:00pm) and take a walk around the grounds to get oriented.
Dinner will begin at 6:00pm.

Day Trippers:  The Saturday Program begins at 9:30am. Try to join us at 9:00am for orientation in the Dining Hall. You will be arriving after breakfast and will join us for lunch.

Things to bring:
Map to H. J. Andrews, toiletries, medications., flashlight & batteries, warm clothing, hiking boots, umbrella (?), books to add to our book swap table, journal, pens/pencils, camera, binoculars, water bottle, ground coffee to brew in your cabin, knitting/crocheting supplies, games, puzzles. Don’t forget to bring your linens if you did not reserve linens from H. J. Andrews on your registration form.

Program: more info to come

Small Group Sessions: more info to come

Saturday night Game Night/Dance Party: Saturday is slated to be great! From 7:00pm to the stroke of 8:30pm, we will have a game night for everyone. Perhaps Truth or Lies or Charades or something surprising. At the very stroke of 8:30pm, the Dance Party will begin. At 10:00pm sharp(!), you will tip toe to your pillow for good-night sleep in the woods.

For those not inclined to play games or dance, the Dining Hall will be open for Arts & Crafts, Puzzles,  or….   Knitting and chat will be in the Fireplace Room. Oh, you are going to love it!

Checking out:
Friday and Saturday, Once you are checked in, please let us know if you are leaving, where you are going, and what time to expect you back. That makes looking for you easier. There will be a “sign out/sign in” sheet on the table near the door in the Dining Hall.

The Women’s Retreat will be over after lunch on Sunday. However, we will be gathering keys from 10:00am on. Please move out of your room before Sunday lunch and remember to check in your key. If you forget and take your key home, it will be your responsibility to see that it is returned to H. J. Andrews. 🙂  If your linens are supplied, they will need to be returned to the Dining Hall and be checked in. We are expected to leave the rooms clean.

Come prepared:  Pack your open heart, loving acceptance of differences, and your sense of humor. Participate or not, you will create the memories you bring home. This is Your Retreat!

The 2018 Women’s Retreat Committee
Heather Lynn Hansen, Eileen Maxfield, Bonnie Morihara, Emily Rosen,
Nancy Collins, Anne Brett, Valerie Hervey, Sheryl Stewart

We hope you come, make new connections, and enjoy yourself.