Dates: Friday evening, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon

Our theme this year is  “Visiting the Deeper Layers: Open-hearted Encounters with Ourselves”

Most of the time we are occupied with our personal situations and the goings-on of the world – plans, opinions, and our built-in emotional reactions.  Yet we know there are deeper dimensions to this mysterious life. We yearn to be in touch with them, yet we may also fear them, recoil from them, and scoff at them.

Reverend Mark Gallagher, formerly minister at the UU Fellowship in Vancouver, Washington and visiting minister at our UUFC, will help us to probe beneath the surface layers.  He will help us to practice the art of bearing honest, non-reactive witness to our living experiences.  He will guide us in cultivating an open-hearted attitude and provide gentle tools for probing around in the psyche –- unearthing truths so that we may embrace more of who we really are.  We will also take time for self-reflection, to sing, relax and make new friends amidst the special environment of the Menucha Retreat Center overlooking the Columbia Gorge.


Columbia River Gorge from Menucha

Columbia River Gorge from Menucha


What is the UUFC Men’s Retreat?

The UUFC Men’s Retreat is an annual getaway for UU Men from the day-to-day demands of our busy lives. It is a time to set aside for connecting with other men in the Fellowship and for reflecting on the larger questions of life. Previous Retreat themes have included Courage, showing up for yourself and others; Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit, exploring these dimensions of ourselves; Men in Community, building closer relationships with other men and barriers to closeness; and Honoring the Women in Our Lives, our partners, mothers, daughters, and friends.


Please Register now.

We are limited to 36 and usually fill up. Fees will again be on a sliding scale: $185 full fee. $135 (25% scholarship) or $90 (50% scholarship), based on your ability to pay. The price includes two nights lodging (three persons to a room) and six great meals. Menucha is renowned for its fine food far. See this link for more information about Menucha.

To learn more about the 2018 UUFC Men’s Retreat and/or to register, please download the Flyer and Registration Form, fill it out, and send your registration information and fee to the UUFC address listed on the form. Thanks very much – we look forward to your participation. Good time guaranteed!

Men’s Retreat Participant Photos