July 12 - 18, 2020
At Contemplative Camp, each day begins with silence, includes lectio divina, a book discussion, the labyrinth, diverse contemplative practices, swimming, laughter, and the joy of living in spiritual community. This year will include a second tract for those seeking more extensive meditation from the "East," led by guest Buddhist practitioner, Dr. Ron Frost. Newcomers and experienced practitioners are welcome. SPECIFICS: Cost is $590 for a shared room. A limited amount of single rooms are available for $650. For questions, please contact Rev. Dr. Sally Palmer at or Dr. Ron Frost at ...
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. (Family rates, rooms, and yurts available). Come celebrate 52 years of Music, Arts, Drama and Dance.
Registration Opens Soon!
November 13 - 15
Please join us for the 4th-Annual RMC UCC Conference-wide 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.
Registration Coming Soon!
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).
New Dates TBD
La Foret is so excited to host the first SC2ER program in the western USA. 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 all three retreats and the virtual meetings in between. Total price is $825, and financial assistance may be available.
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,
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.