Spring 2022 Retreat
From Friday, June 03, 2022 -  04:00pm
To Sunday, June 05, 2022 - 11:00am
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"Let Our Souls Sing"

PBH Osherov FullPam Blevins-Hinkle will keynote!

Our theme “Let Our Souls Sing” comes from our desire as sisters to come together and raise our voices in song. These past two years we’ve had to cope with social isolation and loneliness. Now we can meet face to face, spending time together on the deck of Pilgrim’s Park conference center. We will take time to explore, relax, drum, sing and commune with nature and each other.

 Pam Blevins-Hinkle will keynote! It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since this amazing woman was our keynote - choral conductor, song-leader, arts administrator, flutist, improviser, and lover of sacred song. Pam will also lead a workshop in the afternoon.

Following our keynote’s workshop we will offer a workshop on making a besom. Dana Lusk, who joined the The Connection’s Council this year will teach all of us how to make this traditional style of broom. A besom can be used in cleansing ceremonies to sweep out the negative energy in the air rather than sweeping the floor. These brooms are also used in handfasting ceremonies where the couple will jump the broom as a symbol of entering a new stage of life and leaving behind the old. Besoms make great housewarming and wedding gifts, symbolizing starting fresh and new, leaving behind your old dirt. You’ll be making your besom from treasures you bring (ribbons, dried flowers, pentacle, crystals, or any other special items to decorate your besom). You can collect leaves, twigs, and other “found” materials from your walks at Pilgrim Park. Dana Lusk will also be bringing materials that you can use to build and decorate your besom.

Remember to bring drums (and musical instruments if you like), treasures to weave into your besom, and something to place on an altar.

***All registrants must be fully vaccinated for the COVID 19 virus. ***

Register online on our website: https://www.uuwomensconnection.org/retreats/register     beginning Monday, May 2.

***As a part of the registration form, you will be prompted to attach an image of your vaccination card, certificate or other document as proof of vaccination for COVID-19 virus.

If you attended the 2021 Summer Retreat or Fall Retreat we have proof of your vaccination on file. If you want to attached an updated version of your vaccination card, you may do that.

Download Printable Registration Form (PDF)

***If you are mailing your registration form with payment, and did not attend the 2021 Summer Retreat or the 2021 Fall retreat include a copy of your vaccination card, certificate or other document as proof of vaccination for COVID-19 virus.

A registration confirmation will not be sent until proof of vaccination is received.

See you at Pilgrim Park!

Location Pilgrim Park near Princeton IL