May 1-3, 2020
Living Room Conversations and Sacred Discourse are two extraordinary nonprofits working to heal the divisiveness that is plaguing our country and the world. I 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 unconscious practice of 'othering,' and how that affects our relationships and conversations with people who are different from us. 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. SPECIFICS: Cost: $290 All Inclusive Retreat. $125 Off Site Accommodations and/or Saturday Only.
Out of your budget? Bring a friend with a different viewpoint from yours and receive $50 off each of your all inclusive registrations, or $30 off your off site registration. Still too high? We can help! Email for pricing options.
May 8-10, 2020
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.
April 23-25, July 3-5 & October 23-25
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.
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 ...
May 14 - 16, 2020
November 13 - 15, 2020
Adult curriculum training offered in May, ALL age groups trainings offered in Nov. 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: Three age group trainings will be offered in November: 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,
2020 Date TBD
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.