Since 2004 Robertson-Wesley United church has celebrated the women of our church community. This celebration has been an Autumn weekend retreat. From Friday evening to Sunday early afternoon, women gather at a rural retreat center.
The weekend is planned by a committee of women who believe in women gathering together to deepen their spirituality and to deepen their friendships. Every year new women discover the Women's Weekend and make a plan to attend the following year. Having said that, there are also women who have attended all of the Women's Weekends and who look forward to it every year.
The Women's Weekend program and activities have been planned around a theme. We have had our Red Shoes weekend, our Sacred Garden weekend, our Let Your Light Shine weekend, our Entering Your Castle weekend, our Stepping Lightly: A pilgrimage to..., and in 2010 our Joy of a Spirited Community weekend. The program includes discussions in both large and small groups, singing of new and familiar songs, walks with nature, creative activities, sharing meals, walking a labyrinth, celebrating in worship as a community of women, free time and lots of laughter. No doubt there are pleasures that I have missed, but just ask someone who has attended, and they will share their favourite parts of the Weekend.
Women's Weekend Bursary Fund
A Women's Weekend Bursary Fund has been established to support Robertson-Wesley women who may require financial assistance to attend our annual weekend. If you would like to donate to this Fund contact Sylvia Duffus, Jill Lambie or the Church office.