Annual East Shore Women’s Perspective Retreat: Are you a Thelma or a Louise?

February 22-24, 2019
Rainbow Lodge in North Bend, WA

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise

The seminal movie Thelma & Louise was released in 1991 and become a symbol of the strength of feminine friendships and women’s resistance to sexist treatment.

Our guest presenter is Jennifer Townsend, producer/director of Catching Sight of Thelma and Louise. This documentary explores the impact the original movie had women’s lives and society’s failure to deal with these issues since then.

Weekend activities and topics will include:

  • Power of women’s relationships.
  • Impact of sexism on women’s lives
  • The power we have to write our stories differently from the generations before us.
  • Opportunities for reflection, conversation, connections, games, treats, massage, art, hiking and time well spent with your ESUC sisters.

Proposed Retreat Schedule

• Registration
• Buffet Dinner
• Welcome and Orientation
• Viewing the film Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise

• Breakfast Buffet
• Program Presentation with Producer/Director Jennifer Townsend based on the film and its effect on us now.
• Large Group and Small Group Discussions

• Lunch Buffet
• Your Choice of Personal or Group Activities, which may include: Art, Music, Meditation, Massage, Walking (close trails), Hiking (farther), Zumba or Body-Motion, Book-sharing, Humor & Laughter, and much more!

• Dinner Buffet
• Program Session: Celebration

• Brunch Buffet
• Worship Service and Closing



Scholarships are available! Please consult with Dianne Upton, ESUC Facilities Manager.

The full weekend retreat fee includes dinner on Friday, two-nights’ lodging, program with key note speaker and concludes with brunch on Sunday.
Double Room – Two nights, all meals = $215.00
Single Room – 6 available (Two nights, all meals) = $265.00

Day only with meals (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) = $135.00
Day only with meals (Friday and Saturday) = $110.00
Day fee with meals (Saturday only) = $85.00

Fees will increase after December 31st so register early at