Annual Winter Silent Retreat Returns
The Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting Silent Retreat is finally back. Suspended the past two winters because of COVID, the retreat will again be in person.
January 20-22, 2023
Camp Huston in Gold Bar, Washington
Click here for information about Camp Huston.
Though January seems far away now, organizers need to know ASAP how many Friends are interested in attending!
Please contact the registrar, Heather, ASAP:
hstarathome (at) gmail (dot) com
She will send you more information and/or a registration form.
The silent retreat offers an opportunity to reach more profound depths in the Silence of Quaker worship. The weekend is not a retreat in the sense of turning away from life. It is a temporary intentional community where we seek communion with the Holy Spirit, the world around us, and each other. With God’s help, we may be led to new priorities and insight for our lives. We may reach a deeper communion with our authentic selves, our spiritual community, and with the Divine.
The weekend begins with a potluck supper Friday evening. Visiting helps us unwind and begin to know each other. After supper, housekeeping details are arranged, questions are discussed, and our schedule completed and explained. Afterwards, we begin Meeting for Worship and enter the living Silence that will last until the rise of Meeting on Sunday noon, no matter what the activity.
Cost should not be a barrier, but we need to average $110 per person for the weekend (Friday night – Sunday afternoon) to meet expenses. If you wish to stay the extra night, please consider contributing an additional $30-70 dollars. Initially registration will be limited to 24 people, but may be increased in January depending on current health department recommendations then.
If organizers do not have at least 12 people registered by November 12, they may have to cancel the retreat or reduce the sleeping space. Please register early if you expect to come. (Refunds available if something urgent comes up!)