What Faces Do You Convey to the World?

Since the beginning of time, women of all cultures have gathered in circles to support one another. Today, there is a continued longing for similar gatherings designed to empower the hearts and souls of women who give so much to the world.

Often, women learn to express themselves based upon societal roles and the personas they fulfill. A persona is how we present our selves to the world, derived from the word ‘mask.’ At times, such faces we present to the world can affect our perceptions of our true inner nature.

Our retreat will include dialogue, ritual, storytelling, journaling, delicious food, celebration, meditation and reflection, plus laughter and song — important elements for women as together we replenish, reveal and revive our spirits.

On Saturday evening, we will share in a poignant ceremony that will honor each of us, as we pay tribute to the women of our bloodlines through the healing power of acceptance. Bring your favorite pajamas, slippers and snack to celebrate afterwards. 

Make new choices to believe in yourself differently…

Explore & forgive limited self-perceptions…

Discover the power of who you really are…

In this place where we are, what we are looking for, who we are deeply, lies a peacefulness and acceptance of our Selves — with and without our masks.

About the Presenters


Rev. Debbie Taylor

has been in ministry for 21 years, including becoming a Unity minister in 2005. She brings 35 years of counseling experience, education and diverse training to her ministry. It has served her well as an innovative three-time business owner, professional hospice/hospital chaplain within a children’s trauma center, as well as a successful Senior Minister at Unity of Beaverton. In 2012, Rev. Debbie founded her company, Blue Acorn, LLC, to encourage individuals to ‘unlock what’s already inside’ by offering different ways to think and express themselves in the world. She also provides spiritual counsel to women/couples; consults and trains church boards; presents various workshops and retreats, and mentors ministerial students to understand themselves more fully before answering their call. Rev. Debbie serves on the Licensing & Ordination team for Unity Worldwide Ministries.

Rev. Lisa Davis

is an excellent teacher, speaker and leader celebrating her tenth year as Senior minister with her Unity of Portland congregation. Rev. Lisa is a dynamic second-generation Unity minister ordained in 1988. Dedicated to the practice of Truth with a deep sense of the importance of integrity within our world, she knows that, together, we can create the spiritual community of higher consciousness. At local, national or international levels, her commitment to the Unity movement is passionate and strong. Rev. Lisa is honored to be of service to this world and to this wonderful community.

About the Location


32867 OR-211
Eagle Creek, Oregon 97022

(Within an an hour's drive from Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, & Portland)

The Alton L. Collins Retreat Center is dedicated to offering a safe, quality environment for growth and reflection.  The center is nestled in the forest surrounded by majestic, moss-covered trees.  The natural environment supports ferns, trillium, and salmonberry bushes covering the forest floor. This setting, combined with the comfort and convenience of a commercial facility in a metropolitan area, creates the perfect environment for individual and personal growth, study, and reflection.

Visit collinsretreatcenter.org for more information.



Payment covers 6 meals & beverages, 2 nights lodging, presenters, handouts & journaling, and beautiful conference center amenities with opportunities for solitude, connection and fun!


Weekend SHARED ROOM rate
*Early Bird price. Regular price: $345 after 4/8


Weekend SINGLE ROOM rate
*Early Bird price. Regular price: $360 after 4/8


Registration requires a $50 deposit and will be applied to your total payment. Send your deposit in today to secure your place early.


Spots are limited! reserve yours today by calling unity of portland at (503) 234-7441

Questions? Please call (503) 234-7441 or email youthed@unityofportland.org