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Women's Weekend

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Womens Weekend Logo      At Toddhall Retreat Center
320 Todd Center Drive
Columbia, Illinois 62236-3245

The long tradition continues - Eliot Chapel sponsors a time to retreat, relax, and find community among other women.

Please join us on May 17-19, 2024 at Toddhall Retreat Center. Toddhall is located in Columbia, IL approximately 20 miles from Kirkwood, MO. See Driving Directions.

This website is being updated for 2024 Women`s Weekend and will be finalized in mid-March. Information from our last retreat remains as an example. Workshops for 2024 will be finalized in late February.

Women`s Weekend features a wonderful variety of workshops, Opening and Closing Circle, a Scholarship Silent Auction, a BYOB Wine Tasting, massage, icebreaker and board games, great food, bonfire and songs, and time for relaxation and socializing.

The 2024 theme is We are Family.

This retreat is open to all UU women and friends. We extend an invitation to women from Emerson UU Chapel, First Unitarian Church of St Louis, Metro East Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Abraham Lincoln UU Congregation of Springfield, IL, Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, and UU Church of Columbia, MO.

Use the menu at the top for more information.

Options to stay:

  • 2 nights in a single room
  • 1 or 2 nights in a double room
  • Saturday during the day only

Note: There are no single rooms available for Friday night only or Saturday Night Only.

Fees for 2024 are:

Fri,Sat & Sun(single, 4 meals) $220 
Fri,Sat & Sun(double, 4 meals) $160 
Fri & Sat (double, 3 meals) $110 
Sat only (2 meals) $40 

New this year!

  • We are starting at 3:00 on Friday. We won't have any food on Friday except for snacks that attendees bring. So, if you need dinner, please bring it with you.
  • If you are attending Saturday only, there is no continental breakfast. There will only be coffee available in Wilson. Please make sure you stop at one of the many fast food places before coming to Toddhall to get your breakfast. If you are attending Friday and Saturday, or Friday, Saturday, Sunday; you will get breakfast Saturday morning served in the Cafeteria from 8:00-8:45.
  • If you want to add songs to the songbook, please email title and lyrics to womensweekend@eliotchapel.org by April 17, 2024.

Toddhall sleeping rooms are like a motel room. There are 2 twin beds, desk, full bathroom with shower.

Women's Weekend Products: Heather Magenta relaxed fit tee. S-2XL

T-Shirt sales close on April 16th

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Electronic payment is available for all attendees. There will be a link on the last Registration page which will take you to a secure website where you can enter your credit or debit card information and payment amount. Checks are also accepted. Make your check payable to Eliot Chapel and pay on Sundays at the Women's Weekend table in Adams Hall or mail your check to:
Eliot Chapel
100 S. Taylor Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Please write Women's Weekend on the memo line

Attendees of the Women's Weekend Retreat sponsored by Eliot Chapel participate at their own risk and will need to be covered by their own medical insurance.

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