Please save the date for our annual UU Spring Retreat at Seabeck: Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. Your 2017 Seabeck Retreat Planning Team has begun preparations for our Spring Retreat, with the goal of nurturing interconnectedness among ourselves and nearby Unitarian Universalists. We celebrate this opportunity to connect and reconnect and to know more intimately our fellow UU’s around Puget Sound. Together, we return to the beautiful Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal to continue our years’ long Seabeck tradition. Online Registration opens in early March. Participating congregations (Shoreline, Saltwater, Westside, Evergreen, Tahoma, Olympia, and Woodinville) will have a registration table, so please watch for this. There will be numerous opportunities to participate. All ages are welcome and scholarship assistance is available. We are happy to assist people with online registration.

Please join us for this attractive possibility! 2017 Seabeck Retreat Theme – UU’s Face to Face: A Journal for Your Journey. In times of extreme transition — whether personal, congregational, or national — we may feel shaken, disoriented, less than whole. It is more important than ever to cultivate a meaningful community and to know we are part of a wider UU web. Rev. Amanda Aikman, UU minister and spiritual director, will accompany us as we regroup, restore, and refresh ourselves. You will be invited on a journey with fellow UU’s, a journey of sharing, exploring deep spiritual issues, laughter, heartfelt connection. Using this journey as metaphor, each participant will create an actual, physical journal, a keepsake documenting our new friendships, our commitments for action, our visions. It is hoped that this journey will ultimately lead to a profound and lasting experience of being at home in ourselves, our faith, our world.

Your Seabeck Team is planning a schedule of volunteer-led interactive workshops, which will complement Rev. Amanda’s program; worship; and classes for our children, all based on our theme, “UU’s Face to Face: A Journal for Your Journey.”