Join Us for the 30th Annual Midwinter Retreat- Connecting Our Stories

Get away this winter with Unitarians from Southern Ontario by attending their annual Midwinter Retreat! This thought-provoking, fun, and relaxing weekend is a chance to explore our communities, our universe, and ourselves.

Held from February 1-3 at the picturesque Cedar GlenYMCA Outdoor Centre in Schomberg, just north of Toronto, 2019’s retreat features a variety of intriguing workshops (with indoor and outdoor options) and a meaningful Sunday service. Cedar Glen has a multitude of trails, a ropes course, and outdoor activities. The weekend can be a chance to push our boundaries, explore, have fun, relax, and meet new and old friends.

Download the brochure for the Midwinter Retreat (pdf)

Workshops Include:Carved tree
 Tarot
 Co-housing discussion
 “Make a joyful noise” music
 Spiritual practice of storytelling
 Nature walks
 UU’s in space
 Climate change action
 Folk dancing
 And more!

Whatever ideas you’d like to add, let us know!

Try nature walks, high rope climbs, snowshoeing, tobogganing and other fun outdoor activities with the on-site staff!

Rev. Jessica PurpleKeynote Speaker: Jessica Purple Rodela

Since arriving in Canada to serve Grand River Unitarian Congregation in the fall of 2008, Rev. Jess has served on the Canadian Unitarian Council Board of Trustees, as President of the UU Ministers of Canada, as a voting member of Interfaith Grand River, and as a mentor to ministerial candidates and chaplaincy students. Her Borden Award-winning sermon “Can’t We All Get Along? Loving Your (Political) Opponent” appears in The Shared Pulpit: A Sermon Seminar for Lay People (Erika Hewitt), and “The Prayer of the War Atheist” was published in the retrospective Interfaith Grand River: Our Journey

Lots of:Cedar Glen Snow

Fun! Music! Dancing!
Games! Euchre! Food!
Natural Beauty!
Meet new friends!
Enjoy a chocolate communion at our
Sunday Service!
Take a weekend off and recharge your energy with friendly and like-minded people!

What to bring

A flashlight; slippers for meeting halls; your favorite libation (wine will be provided at Saturday dinner); games; musical instruments; and any workshop materials. No pets or any nut products p, ease! All bedding and towels are provided. You may wish to bring extra blankets and/or a foam pad to add extra comfort to your bed.

Need a Ride?

Let us know if you need a ride! We can help arrange this for you.

YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
13300 Concession 11 Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0
Information and registration:
Helen Iacovino, or 416-499-7049

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