Women's Retreat: Simply Connect
All women are invited to our annual retreat "Simply Connect" to be held at the Carmelite Spiritual Center the weekend of February 17-19, 2012. This event will run from the evening of the 17th to the morning of the 19th. You can register for the whole weekend or Saturday only. Registration forms are now available and will be available at coffee hours in January, where you talk to committee members about your questions. For further information, contact registrar Jenny Earlandson. For Jenny's contact information, please email the UTUUC administrative office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-848-6225.
• Spiritual in-gatherings led by Michelle Mascaro & Janet Holden on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
• Opening presentation and facilitated discussion on the topic of “Seeking Simplicity” done in “World Café” style and led by Janet Krumm, Krista Mikos, and Anne White
• Continuous Craft Table and Fundraising
• Women’s Wares Hand Craft Bazaar
• Labyrinth Walk
• Talent Share on Saturday night
• Several different massage therapists
(i.e., energy, table, chair...)
• This year’s format focuses more on opportunities for free time rather than on workshops
Why attend a women’s retreat?
“Women are drawn to retreats to think about the meaning & purpose of their lives, to explore and discover their innate creativity and let go of lifelong habits that no longer erve them or bring the outcomes they desire.
Many women are attracted to retreat experiences because they are examining their lives and wondering what they want from life after children, after work or after a significant relationship ends. Our modern world is especially challenging for women. Not only are we expected to ‘be it all’, but we demand it of ourselves.
Professionally successful, wise, sexy, always available to our friends, families and life partners. Oh yes, and young looking to boot! But for many of us, there comes a time when we begin to question our lives.
...who might we become if...
...we simplified our lives"
~ Gwen McCauley, retreat specialist