Jan. 20 – 23, 2022, at Pilgrim Firs
Greetings to all of you beautiful women. After so many months of uncertainty, worry, isolation, and being challenged by the losses and new ways of being, we are eager to gather again in community and to support one another and reflect on the ways we have reinvented ourselves and experienced this dismantling time. To come together to share and care for ourselves and for one another.
As life ramps up again and we renter our lives more fully, what do we want to keep and what do we want to let go of? We were forced to slow down when we were in quarantine and maybe we don’t want to necessarily rush back in to everything as it was before. Did we learn anything interesting and unexpected?
Our 2022 Women’s Retreat will be the weekend of January 20-23 at Pilgrim Firs Camp. As in the past, there will be a silent retreat beginning at noon on Thursday Jan. 20 with the weekend portion beginning at 4:00 pm on Jan. 21. We will depart following worship on Sunday morning, Jan. 23.
Participation is open to fully vaccinated individuals. Due to Pilgrim Firs’ protocols, we are asked to limit the number of attendees to fifty participants. More cabins will be utilized to keep sleeping areas lower in population. Masks will be required indoors except while eating and we will also have fewer people at tables during meals and encourage appropriate
distancing during activities. For added safety, we are considering asking participants to get tested before the retreat.
We plan to spend this time reacquainting ourselves through small group interaction, creative exchange, and games—Caring for Each Other by Sharing with Each Other. To help us achieve our goal, we encourage you to
consider sharing an activity. Perhaps you have an art or craft that others would enjoy trying. Maybe you have a short story that needs to be told. Have you learned something new that you would like others to know about? Or perhaps you would enjoy walking the lake trail with others, observing what nature shares with us.
If you are willing to lead others in an event like this, let us know right away. We are creating a schedule and now is the time to toss your hat in! Watch for information about registration in the weekly church emails, the Sunday bulletin and the announcements during online worship.