RETREAT VISION:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly"
- Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)

The 2016 Soma Tacoma Leaders Retreat will be a 2-night getaway intended to provide REST in the Father’s love, HEALING from past wounds, and UNITY among our leadership team.

ADDRESS (fort worden):

CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Check-in Times: 5 PM to 8 PM (Soma is managing the check-in process, do not check-in at the Fort Worden Front Desk)
  • Check-in Location: Upon arriving at Fort Worden, follow the Soma signs - quick Right turn once inside the gate - to our Hospitality House on "Officers Row"  (do NOT go to The Commons to check in before 8: 00 PM)
  • If you arrive between 8 PM and 10 PM , please come to The Commons, and go directly to Meeting Room C (we will bring our check-in packets to SESSION 1, do not check-in at the Fort Worden Front Desk)
  • If you plan on arriving after 10 PM, please text Rod Odman for instructions: 253-632-5043
  • Fort Worden Map

RETREAT DETAILS:

  • WHO: Soma Tacoma Leaders
  • GUESTS: Elbert Paul & Jenny (Snipstead) Jones
  • WHERE: Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA (1.5 hour drive from Tacoma)
  • WHEN: Sep. 16 - 18, 2016 (No Gathering at Lincoln on Sunday, Sep. 18th)
  • *COST PER SINGLE: $149.00
  • *COST PER COUPLE: $298.00

*COST INCLUDES:

  • Lodging (with private Bedroom and shared Kitchen) Friday & Saturday Nights
  • Friday Evening "Reception Party" (Chili and generous hors d’oeuvres provided)
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • All the coffee & tea you can drink!

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. If cost is the only factor keeping you from attending this retreat, please communicate this with the elders or staff.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Groceries if you want to cook & eat in your Kitchen (Kitchens have basic pots, pans, cups, plates & utensils)
  • Rain gear (weather report is currently: scattered showers, mid 60’s)
  • Games to play with friends
  • Lawn chairs, beach gear, hiking gear, etc.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Registration Active: Jul. 15, 2016
  • Registration Closes: Aug. 15, 2016 ($75 deposit due)
  • Total Payment Due: Sep. 15, 2016

WAYS TO HAVE FUN AT FORT WORDEN:

  • Take a long walk on the beach
  • Cook a meal with friends in your shared Kitchen
  • Fly a kite on the Parade Grounds
  • Stroll to Point Wilson Lighthouse (photo above)
  • Eat at one of the 3 food options at Fort Worden
  • Explore the fort’s Artillery Hills Trails
  • Invite fellow leaders over to your “house” for a board game
  • Visit downtown Port Townsend

FOOD AT FORT WORDEN:

  • Get a sandwich or latte from the Café at the Commons (open 7 AM to 3 PM)
  • Get a burger on the beach at the Cablehouse Beach Canteen (open 11:30 AM to 6 PM)
  • Get tapas and a drink at the newly opened Taps At The Guardhouse (open Noon to 10 PM)

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

View (and PRINT): SCHEDULE_2016 LEADERS RETREAT (PDF)