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August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Organized by Jan Shannon and Twinlow Camp, The Rainbow Retreat is a weekend retreat for LGBTIA+ adults to come and have a fun weekend in a safe place.
Lodging and meals are provided starting with dinner on Friday night to Sunday breakfast. Make sure to bring your swim gear and some SPF because we will be spending some time playing in the lake! Lodging will be in our Retreat Center, located below the Dining Hall. There are two luxury bunk rooms, bathrooms are down the hall, and a large meeting room for games and the camp store are also just down the hall.
More Info on the Retreat
This is the fourth annual Rainbow Retreat, but this year we have relocated to Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center due to the whole-hearted welcome of The United Methodist Church that we have experienced in The Pacific Northwest Conference. The main goal of the retreat is to provide the LGBTQ community a safe place to rest and relax beside one of the northwest’s most beautiful lakes. There are not many places in Eastern Washington or Northern Idaho for the queer community to relax and be themselves on a public beach, so we have created this retreat to fulfill that need.
Participants can expect to find great food, new friends, a beautiful lake, and hours and hours of space to simply be themselves and enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwest summer.
The retreat is not a religious event, however, a Sunday morning Christian worship experience will be available for those who wish to attend; communion will be offered by PNW Elder Rev. Terri Stewart. No evangelism, no pressure, no proselytizing.
More Info about the Organizer
Jan Shannon is well known in the Christian and queer communities in Spokane, has spoken at the state legislature against trans-exclusionary bathroom bills, and at the 2017 Spokane Women’s March. Jan‘s mission, as a Christian and former pastor, is to create safe spaces for the LGBTQ community to re-encounter their spiritual life and to offer opportunities to experience a loving, safe, and compassionate God.