Celebrating, Honoring, Healing

We'll gather ONLINE and in person at DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin for a weekend with Rev. Selena Fox! Those attending In-Person must be fully vaccinated and must wear a facial mask when indoors around other people.

Selena Fox with cauldron 960wAncestral Pathways

Our keynote via Zoom for the 2021 Fall Retreat is Rev. Selena Fox. She is senior minister and high priestess of Circle Sanctuary, a Nature Spirituality church, Pagan resource center, and nature preserve with a worldwide Ecospirituality ministry that includes networking, publishing, education, environmental preservation, counseling, events sponsoring, and other work.

Rev. Selena Fox’s keynote address is “Ancestral Pathways"
Discover ways of working with the realm of ancestors for healing, wisdom, inspiration, and spiritual development. Explore some approaches for connecting with and honoring family, cultural, and spiritual ancestors, including through ritual, meditation, pilgrimage, traditions, stories, symbols, and lore. Learn how to create and work with personal and household ancestral altars and shrines on special occasions and throughout the year. Bring a white votive candle in a votive glass to kindle, plus a photograph, heirloom, or other representation of a deceased family member related by blood or adoption that you wish to honor.

Fall Retreat 2021 will be multi-platform!

For our 2021 Fall Retreat at the DeKoven Center on the shores of Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin will be multi-platform. If you choose to stay at home you can attend virtually. Our keynote, Rev. Selena Fox will be giving her keynote address – “Ancestral Pathways” via Zoom.

After lunch, our first workshop will be Zoom-based. Virtual and In-Person registrants may attend this workshop which will be a follow-up to the keynote address by Rev. Selena Fox. Kathleen Miezio will moderate a discussion of what traditions we use to connect with our ancestors. What ideas from the keynote presentation would we like to incorporate into our spiritual practices?

For those attending the Fall Retreat In-Person, the schedule includes an in-gathering ritual Friday night, Saturday’s keynote, workshops in the afternoon, a croning ritual Saturday evening, and a closing ritual Sunday morning – and of course – drumming!

The Direction that we will be honoring is WITHIN. Our theme for the Fall Retreat is Celebrating, Honoring, Healing. Our in-gathering ritual on Friday night and our closing ritual on Sunday morning will both speak to Healing. Our source for these two rituals comes from Suzanne Reitz and Sandy Hoyt’s book – Celebrating Honoring Healing.

Following the Zoom-based workshop, Sage Hagy we will have a workshop on making UU Meditation Beads. This workshop will be available for viewing at a later time to women who registered to attend the Fall Retreat virtually.

The last afternoon In-Person workshop is Feel Like a Goddess. It will be facilitated by Diana DeWeese. You’ll learn how to make your own goddess gown. Those women attending virtually will be sent a copy of the instructions to make a goddess gown at home.

Saturday evening we will have a Croning Ceremony – a celebration which recognizes that a woman has achieved the status of crone, elder or wise woman.

 Registrations must be received before October 1, 2021 – we must notify the Retreat Center on that date.

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