Where We Gather
Our retreat venues invite participants to enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The location for April and August 2020 residential retreats will be Shalom at the Monastery, Mt. Angel, Oregon. The prayerful community and lovely grounds (photos) enhance our retreat experience.
Past retreats have also taken place at Tilikum Retreat Center, Newberg, Oregon; Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Center, Sumas, Washington; Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal, Washington; and on Whidbey Island, Washington.
We strive for delicious and healthy meals. Most venues feature options to please many dietary desires. Special diets may be accommodated in the monastery dining hall. You are always welcome to bring food to supplement our meals. Participants are asked to bring healthy snacks to share.
* We wish to have all participants gathered for the full length and wholeness of the retreat. We will share meals, worship, powerful conversation and the blessing of quiet evenings together. Interrupting a retreat can disrupt a participant’s sense of continuity and the cumulative power of the experience; it can also fray the worshipful attentiveness of the larger group as we feel and regret an individual’s absence. We invite you to commit to tending the contemplative feel of the retreat when you register.