Retreats

Men’s Retreat

  • Men’s Retreat: Save the Date!

    The dates of the retreat in 2024 are October 25-27, at Menucha again due to popular demand. Mark your calendars and spread the word. 

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For more information, contact planning committee members:

Steve Strauss – 541-760-7357, steve.strauss@oregonstate.edu

Jed Irvine – 541-740-5633, irvine@eecs.oregonstate.edu

Gary Barnes – 541-752-9826, gary32640@gmail.com

Nick Houtman – 541-829-3442, nickhoutman8@aol.com


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Women’s Retreat

  • Women’s Retreat Recap

    The 2023 Women’s Retreat was held on October 13 & 14 at the UUFC building. Keynote speaker Jana Svoboda led 44 women in exploring Mindful Compassion through connection with ourselves and with each other. Nine workshops on yoga, rock painting, story-telling, crafting, eating, dancing, drumming, word play, and self care provided opportunities to learn, process and create together. A bit of craziness added fun to the mixture, as you can see in this group photo. Join us next year if you missed this one!

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Past Women’s Retreats

On Saturday, June 3, 30 adults met at the UUFC for a half-day retreat exploring identity in vertical (hereditary, cultural) and horizontal (chosen, acquired) dimensions. The goal of this exercise was to expand our sensitivity to our unique humanity and practice inclusion and connection. We sang, laughed, and shared in depth. All participants agreed that this more inclusive retreat was a welcome addition to the Men’s and Women’s retreats that have been held at the UUFC for decades. A post-event evaluation indicated a strong desire to continue these kinds of gatherings going forward. The retreat was organized by Kris Egan, Priscilla Galasso, Jed Irvine, Nick Houtman, Skyla King-Christison, and Steve Strauss.


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