Once upon a time, long ago, women were cherished and revered as symbols of the Mother Goddess, the source of all life. For thousands of years people lived in peace, creating civilizations that honored harmony and community.
Tragically, those civilizations were crushed. But through the centuries women worked in secret to keep alive the sacred knowledge of how to nurture life, how to perceive and work with energy, how to heal, how to stay in tune with the forces of nature, how to create and maintain balance. These became the women’s mysteries, carefully passed along from woman to woman through generations.
Some of these mysteries were lost, but today we are working to reclaim them – not only for ourselves and our loved ones but for the survival of the planet. Join us as we listen for these ancient whispers, travel in pilgrimage to women’s mysteries, and celebrate our journey together.
This theme goes back to the very roots of our organization and why women came together
30 years ago to learn, worship and commune. We will be revisiting those beginnings,
having a reunion with old and new friends, refreshing our traditions and spirits…..and CELEBRATING!
Help us get the word out about our wonderful event. Download the Spring 2017 Flyer and distribute copies in your communities.
Judy Padgett – Event Coordinator, Tracks & Workshops
Kathy Kemerait – Scribe
Iris Padgett – Sales & Activities
Arianna Bara – Worship
Carole Eagleheart – Worship
Farrunnissa Rosa – Worship
What can you look forward to experiencing at our events?
Take a look at the About Events page.
How much does it cost?
Currently (Spring 2017), the Institute and Gathering each cost $290: the UUWomenspirit program fee of $100 and $190 for The Mountain food (6 meals) and lodging (2 nights). So, if you attend both the Institute and the Gathering, the total fee is $580. While we don’t expect the rates to increase, you should consult the event brochure, which is published about two months before the event, for the actual costs of an event, including the early bird rate (usually a $20 discount per program). Members receive a $20 discount per program; UUWomenspirit membership is $30 per year.
Do you want to sell items at Brigid’s Bazaar?
Anyone attending the event may request space to sell woman-made creations or items from her woman-owned business. Artists keep 90% of the sales and give 10% to UUWomenspirit. You will be responsible for selling your items during the scheduled times. Check back here a couple of months before the event for the link to the agreement form.
Would you like to offer massage therapy services?
If you are a licensed massage therapist, you may offer massage. You will need to provide your own table and find your own space. PLEASE check with cabin mates before offering massage in your cabin. You can reserve a space in the sales area where women can sign up. Therapists keep 90% and give 10% to UUWomenspirit. Check back here a couple of months before the event for the link to the agreement form.
Do you need financial assistance to attend?
A limited number of partial scholarships may be available for UUWomenspirit members who need some financial assistance to attend. The scholarship application deadline has passed for this event, but we have another event in the fall.
Where will the event be held?
UUWomenspirit Institute and Gathering are held at The Mountain, just outside of Highlands, NC. Please use these links to get more information.
If you have any questions about UUWomenspirit, please contact our Membership Coordinator.