2016 Women’s Retreat

Regretfully, the women’s retreat, scheduled for March 11-13, has been cancelled due to some unfortunate logistical complications . Full refunds will be processed shortly for those who have already registered.

Please join us March 11-13, 2016, at St. Andrew’s House on beautiful Hood Canal for our annual Women’s Retreat at Church of the Redeemer.

The 2016 Women’s Retreat explores the topic “Meeting God in the Wilderness.”  The Rev. Dorian McClannon, retreat facilitator, will draw on scripture and Backpacking With the Saints by Belden Lane, as well as her own years of hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and nordic skiing.

The cost is $235. This includes all meals and program. The program begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 11 with dinner. It ends after lunch on Sunday, March 13.

St. Andrew’s House honors any dietary requests.

Contact Cindy MacDonald for carpooling or any other questions about the Women’s Retreat at womensretreat@redeemer-kenmore.org.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The Rev. Dorian McGlannan

The Rev. Dorian McGlannan leads the 2016 Women’s Annual Retreat for Church of the Redeemer.

She was at Church of the Epiphany in Seattle from 1989 to 1997. A parish priest for more than 26 years, Dorian has retired from St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. After retirement, she moved back to the Northwest.

As a wife, a mother of four, a breast cancer survivor, a singer, and an outdoors lover, Dorian combines her deep understanding of contemporary women’s lives with her appreciation for and knowledge of the wisdom and humor of the Desert Mothers.

About St. Andrew’s House

The site of the 2015 Women’s Retreat is St. Andrew’s House. This beautiful facility has a large sitting porch facing the Olympic Mountains. It is about 0.25 miles east of Alderbrook Resort on State Route 106 in Union, Washington.

During free time, there is hiking, yoga, and access to a beach walk. The chapel is always open for quiet contemplation.

So that the sleeping quarters can remain quiet, conversational parties can gather in the Great Room. There are comfortable couches and an indoor fireplace there.

Rooms are shared, carpeted, and comfortable. There are well-maintained modern bath facilities. Linens are provided. Meals are excellent. Dietary restrictions are respected. There are limited spaces for those who cannot manage stairs.

Carpooling is encouraged, but not required. It takes about 1 .5 to 2 hours to get to arrive, depending on your route. Unless you cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge or go to Olympia, you will enjoy a ride on a Washington State Ferry across Puget Sound when traveling from Seattle or Edmonds.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.

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