Each winter, women are invited to spend a weekend refreshing and revitalizing their physical selves and spiritual lives.
Women from First United Church of Oak Park and Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church join each other at the Siena Retreat Center on the shores of Lake Michigan near Racine, Wisconsin, for a weekend of fellowship, worship, and learning. An outside leader offers a new approach in the ongoing search for faith, often touching on familiar and unfamiliar topics that can challenge the way we think about God. The weekend includes Bible study, prayer, worship, group discussion, quiet and private reflection, journaling, and small-group breakouts. Each participant gets a private room, and all meals are included. But there’s also time for art, music, games, outdoor walks by the lake, fellowship, food, and fun.
Although last year’s retreat was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the plans are to have a retreat Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, 2022. The retreat will not be an overnight event.
Siena Retreat Center
The Siena Center is located near Racine, Wisconsin, 75 miles north of Oak Park on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. Operated by the Racine Dominicans, the campus provides a calm and comfortable facility for spiritual reflection and renewal in an environment of peace, joy, and beauty.
The weekend retreat includes four meals in the Siena Center common room: Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper and Sunday breakfast. The Siena Center’s comfortable rooms each have a private bathroom. Most rooms are singles; rooms with two twin beds or one queen are available on a first-come-first-served basis for those wishing to share. Bed and bath linens are provided. The Siena Center is handicapped-accessible.
You can find out more about the Siena Center at its website.