The thirteenth annual UUFP Retreat is coming soon!

IMG_9980The Fellowship’s thirteenth annual Retreat will be held at Pocahontas State Park the weekend of September 26-28.  It’ll be a great few days of “food, fellowship and fun”, enjoying workshops and other activities, the natural beauty of the park, evening worship, and of course delicious meals!   You can come Friday evening and stay through Sunday morning for the full experience (including lodging in one of the cabins) or just spend Saturday at the Retreat!

We’ll be developing a program for the weekend soon, but here are some of the fun programs we’ve had in previous years.

We have several people who can teach yoga, whether in the morning or in the evening.

Socrates’ Café has been popular at past Retreats, and with everything in the news, it won’t be hard to find an interesting topic for discussion!

What better way to get to know people of all ages than with fun indoor and outdoor games?

Mike Rosie Violet  Pocahontas State Park Boat Ramp hike_0036How about creating a group art collage that celebrates the memories we’ve made at the Fellowship?

We’ve had spiritual development workshops for adults, helping them to explore their own identities and beliefs.

Let’s imagine how the Fellowship might be in five years’ time and envision how we might get there through strategic planning.

UUFP Retreat Pocahontas State Park_0014Cake decorating is always a sweet success!  The decorated cupcakes are then enjoyed at dinner!

Last year’s beading class was very popular, with many people creating their own prayer bead bracelets.

A nature labyrinth is a wonderful way to commune with the great outdoors, taking a meditative walk through each twist and turn.

IMG_9911Or enjoy a guided hike through the woods and learn exciting facts about science and nature!

And of course there’s always time on the lake, with canoes and kayaks that can be used throughout the day.

There’s usually worship on Friday night and music or a talent show on Saturday night.  We have great story-tellers and amazing musicians!

And campfires with s’mores are a given!


Are there any activities you’d like to lead?  Is there something you’ve done at a past Retreat that you’d love to do again?  Or something new you’d like to offer this time?  We’ll be putting out a call for activity leaders soon, as well as for people to help with meals, music, campfires and more!

Stay tuned for registration information, but in the meantime, save the date: September 26-28 at Pocahontas State Park!



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Andrew serves as minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News, Virginia.
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