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Winter Retreat: Deep Hope

Winter Retreat: Deep Hope
January 19-21, 2018

Winter is the perfect time for focusing attention on our lives with God. This retreat is for this express purpose. Led by Pastor Sandy Brown, it will include music, small group experiences, spiritual directors, evening Vespers, a sustained period of silence, and opportunities for creative expressions. You choose what is right for you!

Located in a wooded setting that includes trails & a pond, Rainbow Lodge Retreat Center in North Bend offers an opportunity for walking, quiet contemplation and spiritual reflection, both individually and in the company of friends. Rainbow Lodge is accessible on the ground floor.

Space is limited, register today!

Download the registration brochure

Friday Evening 

  • Arrival, settle in 5:00-7:00p.m.
  • Dinner 
  • Holden Vespers Service 
  • Harp Music
  • Night Owl Café 


  • Morning Prayer, Meditation or Yoga/Tai Chi 
  • Breakfast 
  • Small Group Sessions. Some offerings may include, Guided Center Prayer, Writing Workshops, Labyrinth Walk, Book Discussion
  • The Great Silence during which you may walk in the woods, meet with a Spiritual Director, have a massage, explore artistic creation, rest, write, or read by the fire. 
  • Dinner 
  • Vespers – Taize singing and prayer 
  • Harp Music & Campfire with S’mores (weather permitting)
  • Harp Music before bedtime
  • Nightowl Café 

Sunday Morning 

  • Morning Prayer or Yoga 
  • Breakfast 
  • Closing Worship with Communion 
  • Depart by noon

Who Would Attend?

This retreat is designed for men, women and youth aged 14 and up.


  • $180 per person which includes:
  • Two night’s lodging in a beautiful setting
  • Five healthful, delicious Meals 
  • And all classes and retreat offerings.

Scholarships are available.

For more information please contact Director of Adult Spiritual Formation, Sue Sutherland-Hanson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Heather Peterson-Bruno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the EUMC Church office 425-778-2119.

Rainbow Lodge Retreat Center - “Where the World Stops and Renewal Begins”  | 46820 S.E. Mt. Si Road, North Bend, WA 98045  |  425-888-4181, www.rainbowlodge.org



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