Friction Farm (Christine Stay and Aidan Quinn) invite you to a 4-part series they will lead on song writing.
All levels of writers are welcome, as well as those interested in writing in a lyric form for the first time. You will learn a variety of techniques to tap into your creativity and shape your ideas as we explore the creative process together. These sessions will provide a solid foundation upon which to build when Music Week returns.
Since it’s inception in 2000 the aim of the East Coast Intensive has been to bring Facilitators together, work together and grow our Family Constellation Community: making us stronger people, facilitators, and providers now and into the future.
Join in as a senior facilitator, a new generation facilitator, a Constellation friend or a curious one who wishes to meet Constellations for the first time. Our focus is – as always –
Join us on the Mountain to celebrate the return of spring, and start of the 2021 season through our Easter Work & Play Weekend.
Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal. For the Mountain this is just as true, as the leaves return and spring flowers emerge you can feel The Mountain coming alive! Come give it a helping hand. Bring your spirit to The Mountain to embrace the season of rejuvenation! Renew yourself and The Mountain as you help us prep for a season of excitement.
Each summer, Christ in the Smokies hosts our main event for fathers to welcome their sons into manhood. This four-day event is specifically designed to engage men in daily high-adventure activities—such as white-water rafting, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing—that bring out manly qualities of courage, determination and humility.
Southeast LREDA Liberal Religious Educators Association
If ever there was an era for religious educators as leaders, we are in it NOW! And with it, after years of absence, comes the return of Leadership School for Religious Educators (LSRE). This year’s RE Week at the The Mountain we’ve brought together a stellar group of religious educators leading this groundbreaking conference.
Attendees will experience new “whole church” content such as:
• Covenant Centered UU faith development
• Systems Thinking (from a religious educator perspective)
A Summer Camp experience for all ages! In this program The Mountain welcomes everyone to join in the fun of a MountainCamp experience. Adults and families come together for workshops, crafts, hiking, campfires, music and singing, storytelling, time for relaxation and reflection. Individual adults, parents, children, grandparents… all are welcome!
We are an all-women organization that was formed out of Unitarian Universalist traditions with an emphasis on exploring and celebrating the Feminine Divine in her many forms. We offer bi-annual spiritual retreats in the Spring and Fall that run from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday morning. We are run solely by our members who volunteer their time and talents to conceptualize, plan and execute our events. We are based in the Southeastern United States but have members who travel from across the United States to be a part of our unique retreats. Learn more online at:
Enjoy the Autumn cool and color at 4200’ above sea level. Fantastic (40 mile) vista of mountains and National Forests. Hiking and excursions. Really good food—vegan, vegetarian, and traditional. Renewed relationships and community. No traffic, a break from “e-obsession”, no hassle. Feeling of “soaring”—you're at peace, at “home”!
Multiple opportunities to learn, experience, grow and relax via theme talks, workshops, hikes, social time, alone time, and entertainment for 6 days and 5 nights at 4200’ elevation in Autumn color and coolness in a temperate rainforest at 4200’ elevation.
UUCA Men's Fellowship gathers each Fall at the Mountain. In addition to the community wide activities, we meet together where we "check in" with each other at the start of the weekend. We hold sessions around a prepared topic or topics, schedule hiking and other activities, enjoy fellowship around a campfire, and join in meditation and/or worship.
Society has moved from the caves and the mud huts and now Shamanism has opened a new door to help Awaken those who choose to truly be a “vibration” for the Higher Good. The world needs more Shamans. More people dedicated to deepening their experience with Great Spirit, nature and themselves.
To “retreat” in Shamanism is to give yourself the opportunity to become fully immersed in growing your relationship with Great Spirit in order to replenish, renew and remember just how strong of a connection you have with the Divine Nature of the Universe.
SEUUMA (Southeast UU Ministers Association) Fall Retreat.
This fall, our guest presenter is the Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas, author of "How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon" and the "Preaching as Celebration" workbook. In addition, there’s time for relaxing in the fresh air, reconnecting with colleagues, and inspiring worship each day. Please join your colleagues for a worthwhile time together.
The Mountain is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving celebration for family and friends, an annual event since 1979! In addition to a festive and delicious feast on Thursday, our long weekend schedule is filled with fun activities, adventure, and community. Enjoy workshops, evening programs, and arts and crafts. Hardy souls may hike Mountain trails, while many gather around fireplaces for storytelling, playing games, and relaxing. This traditional weekend of blessings and thanks will feature a worship service Sunday morning.