OM LREDA Chapter Retreat 2020
Type of event: Meeting
All members of the Ohio Meadville LREDA Chapter are invited to join together for our annual retreat for rest, collegial fellowship, a facilitated program, and a business meeting at the beautiful Sandscrest Retreat Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Check in for the the retreat is Thursday, February 20th, from 4-6pm. The retreat runs to Saturday, February 22nd at 1:30pm.
This includes dinner on Thursday, all meals on Friday, and 2 meals on Saturday as well as all lodging. Dietary restrictions or requests are accommodated with advanced notice. Some bathrooms and sleeping rooms may be shared.
There are private and shared bathrooms available. There are first floor rooms for sleeping and restrooms.
The cost is $190 per person and incudes two nights lodging and six meals. Deadline for registration is February 10, 2020.
Worship, Fellowship, Quiet Time, Walks, Crafts, Shared Meals, Forward-Thinking Programming
Shannon Harper, the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator for the Central East Region, will be bringing the ideas and leadership strategies that are emerging in the River Rising Youth Immersion Leadership Experience to the OM LREDA retreat. This is based upon ideas that have been inspired by adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategies, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, and the work of Joanna Macy, including The Great Turning.
These times of change and uncertainty call for a certain kind of UU leadership. A leadership that is rooted in our Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history but is also ready to re-examine and question old narratives and ways of being. A leadership that honors our ancestors while making way for new, innovative, and emergent voices. A leadership grounded in justice, skilled in listening, and able to move between support, witness, organizing, and pastoral care within our congregations and in the wider world.
- Look at skills that encourage adaptability, resilience and creative problem solving.
- Go deep on the importance of self-care (both physical and mental), spiritual practice, and the wisdom of elders.
- Look at equipping ourselves and others with ways to relieve stress and create the supportive communities that are needed.
- Consider what is needed to instill deep self-worth and the ability to see worth in everyone.
- Focus on centering marginalized voices in everything we do and talking about liberation for all.
We hope you can join us for the entire retreat, but if you would like to attend and cannot the whole retreat, please contact Jenni Papp, uujenni [dot] papp [at] gmail [dot] com to see if we can work that out for you.
If you would like to request a scholarship to cover up to half of the cost of the retreat registration please contact President, Jenni Papp, uujenni [dot] papp [at] gmail [dot] com.
Registration deadline is February 10.
Registration is open to OM LREDA Chapter members through December, and other chapter members may register beginning January 1.
Questions? Contact Jenni Papp, uujenni [dot] papp [at] gmail [dot] com