Every year, the church sponsors a retreat for the women of our congregation.  We gather to recharge our bodies, minds, and spirits in the companionship of other Unitarian Universalist women.  All who identify as women and girls are welcome!  Boys under 6 years old may attend with their parent.

Image PlaceholderTraditional Retreats

When there is no pandemic, the retreat is at Redwood Glen Camp and Conference Center in Loma Mar, CA on the third weekend in July.  This is a weekend to sing, dance, meditate, write, draw, read, talk, swim in the pool, play ping pong, hike among towering redwoods, walk the labyrinth, lounge on the porch or do just what your spirit needs.  There are also opportunities for worship, spiritual practices, and other group experiences. Accommodations are comfortable and accessible.  Efforts are made to keep the cost affordable.  This is a weekend you won’t want to miss.

Image Placeholder2020 Virtual Retreat

In 2020 the women’s retreat was on Zoom because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The program included singing and dancing, small group chats, group storytelling, making art, a poetry workshop, and an anti-racism workshop – all between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on a Saturday.

Future Retreats

If we are still unable to go offsite in the summer of 2021, there will be another virtual retreat.  Look for more information in February or March 2021.  Either check back on this page, or watch for announcements in the church news.  Sign up for the weekly email newsletter with the link below, or check the Congregation News page.

If you have questions, or are interested in helping organize the Women’s Retreat, send an email to womensretreat@uuoakland.org.

Whether under the redwoods or on a Zoom call, the Women’s Retreat is always a joyous occasion!