Educational & Spiritual Events

Welcome to the events page for La Foret! Here you will find all of our adult programs. Scroll down to see all the events listed by date. Click on the name of the event to register.

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WEEKLY ONLINE

JUNE 8 - JULY 18

Adult Contemplative camp is a tradition of over 30+ years. This year's will be extended and entirely virtual! Make time to quiet your mind and soothe your heart.  Join an interfaith leadership team of contemplatives who will lead participants in a multi-week inner journey.

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ONLINE JULY 16-18

Jeff and Jon Dodson are co-directors of this year's MADD Camp Reunion! This event is open to all previous MADD campers and staff, and their families. Come celebrate 52 years of Music, Arts, Drama and Dance.  Enjoy all the fun, nostalgia, and camp magic we can muster! Entirely online, the $30 suggested donation goes to the 2021 Campership Fund. Sign up now!

STARTING ONLINE MAY 23-24,

In person July 2-4 and October TBD

Sacred Conversations to End Racism (SC2ER) is an established program of the UCC developed by Rev. Dr. Velda Love, Minister for Racial Justice. Through in-depth study, group learning, and honest self-reflection, participants will begin a life-long journey to understand and recognize deeply embedded bias, racism, and perceived cultural exceptionalism. This training will challenge participants to work towards de-centering whiteness and dismantling systemic structures which perpetuate racism, through the process of restorative justice. SPECIFICS: Clergy will receive continuing ed. credits for this program. Participants are asked to commit to the full program, including both retreats and the virtual meetings in between. NEW LOWER PRICE is $675, and financial assistance may be available.

Announcing FREE monthly Living Room Conversations!

What is a Living Room Conversation(LRC)? 

"A [LRC] is a conversational model developed by dialogue experts in order to facilitate connection between people despite their differences, and even identify areas of common ground and shared understanding." It is also a shockingly simple and effective way of building meaningful community in only an hour of online conversation! Every month we will host a new thought-provoking, heart-stirring conversation utilizing one of LRCs nearly 100 topics. Please join us for guided conversations and meaningful connection.

 

These virtual gatherings are free, but space is VERY limited (only 6 to 12 people per conversation), so sign up now!

Those who are interested in going deeper in-person can join us November 20th-22nd for the second annual Healing Divides retreat at La Foret (see below).

Nov. 20 - 22  

Living Room Conversations and Sacred Discourse are two extraordinary nonprofits working to heal the divisiveness that is plaguing our country and the world. In this, the second installment of the program that began at La Foret in spring 2019, Mary Gaylord of Living Room Conversations and Thomas McSteen of Sacred Discourse will lead us in a weekend of deep listening and healing. We will consider the challenges particular to this time of year: a country divided by an election, and the potential relational challenges of seeing family around the holidays.

 

Participants are encouraged to invite friends, family, or acquaintances of differing social and political beliefs. This retreat will provide a space that is respectful and inclusive of all views and identities. 

November 13 - 15

Please join us for the 4th-Annual Rocky Mountain Conference UCC Women’s Retreat!
The theme and keynote speaker are yet to be determined. It is certain that friendship, fun and laughter, forgiveness, presence, and prayerful silence will be a part of this sacred time together.

November 13 - 15, 2020

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Our Faith (OWL) facilitator training prepares people to implement one of the most highly regarded comprehensive sexuality education programs in the country! SPECIFICS: All age group trainings will be offered: Elementary (for the K-1 + 4-6 grade levels), Secondary (for the 7-9 + 10-12 grade levels), and Adult (young adults, adults, and older adults). These will run concurrently, so it will only be possible to get trained in one level. Cost is $330 for those who stay on-site or $170 for commuters. A few partial scholarships for UCC participants are available upon request. Contact Candace Woods, Sexuality Education Organizer, thecandacemwoods@gmail.com

School of Celtic Consciousness

POSTPONED TO 2021

In 2016 John Philip Newell founded the School of Celtic Consciousness (SCC). He did so in the belief that Celtic wisdom is needed at this moment in time, urgently. It is a spiritual tradition in the Christian household that can nurture vision of mind, strength of soul, and compassion of action. La Foret is pleased to welcome the SCC to La Foret this year. Cost is from $320, onsite and commuter options will be available.