Storytelling as Spiritual and Community Practice: May 25-28, 2018
For more than 30 years, the East Shore and University Unitarian Churches have come together for the Memorial Day weekend of fellowship at Seabeck Conference Center, in Seabeck, WA on the Hood Canal. Part retreat and part social event, Seabeck puts a uniquely Unitarian Universalist spin on the American custom of “church camp,” providing three days of fun, friendship, relaxation, and revitalization for Unitarians of all ages.
The featured speaker for 2018, Guy Nelson, is well-known in the Seattle area as a long-time radio host on KUOW-NPR. He’s also a professional actor and musician, and he travels around the world training people and organizations in communication and creativity. Guy has performed and directed improvisational theatre for decades in the Puget Sound region and nationally, and he believes there is a deep connection between creativity, improvisation and spirituality.
At Seabeck he’ll lead groups in a series of improvisational games that are designed to deepen our connection to others, raise our self-awareness, and tap into our latent creativity. The games are all-inclusive and designed for collaboration rather than competition. We’ll learn how to tell imaginative stories that are entertaining and insightful. We’ll discover ways to make our personal stories helpful and empowering. We’ll tell stories that build our community and envision our future. And most of all, we’ll laugh, play and have fun together.
There will be many other workshops offered by other attendees—like you—from our wonderful communities. Think about bringing your own talents to share with others, formally (in workshops offered) or informally, throughout the weekend as we gather, share and grow community, with families and elders alike.
Registration Begins January 22!
Priority Registration will begin for returning attendees (and 2017 Wait List) on Monday, January 22, 2018 and Open Registration begins, Monday, January 29, 2018. Registration is on a first come-first serve basis at esuc.org. This year, ALL fees must be paid at the time of registration.
It’s helpful if you take a look at lodging before you register, www.seabeck.org, so that you will be familiar with the housing options and can make sure that the size of your party approximately fits the number of beds per room (can be fewer, but not more people than beds). The Seabeck lodging selection on their website shows the number of people allowed per room. There is an extra charge of $100 if a single person uses a room that sleeps multiples. Registration and housing assignments will only be considered complete upon full payment for your weekend.
We are very excited to welcome back in 2018 former campers and to welcome new ones to the wonderful UU experience that is Seabeck!
Seabeck 2018 Dean: Jennifer Joslyn Sill (UUC), [email protected], (206) 755-0052 – cell