Pacific Life Community Retreat – Final Agenda & Last Call for Registration!

Dear PLC Participants,

The date of this year’s Pacific Life Community retreat (“The Passion of Resistance” March 5-7) in Port Orchard, WA is rapidly approaching; if you are joining us at the last minute, you can still register onsite at the Pilgrim Firs retreat on opening day, March 5th ($135 covers lodging for nights of March 5th and 6th and includes all meals through lunch on March 7th; scholarships are still available).  More information at the PLC website: .  For more information on scholarships, or on last-minute registration please email Sue Ablao at

We’d like everyone to be prepared for early nightfall and the quirkiness of Pacific Northwest weather, so plan on bringing a good flashlight (will be helpful in getting back to your cabin at night), rain gear, and suitable clothing such as a coat or jacket, hat and gloves for cold/chilly nights.  Pilgrim Firs is a rustic venue;  while cabins and the Main Lodge are heated, you will want to be well insulated when walking to and from your cabin to the Main Lodge.

Attached and copied below is the latest updated agenda; it offers general idea of the flow of events beginning Sunday afternoon, March 5th.  Recommended for pre-retreat reading is the biography of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, “A Still and Quiet Conscience” by John McCoy.

Our Transportation Coordinator is Joe Power-Drutis, who can be reached on (253) 779-8362; email is  It’s a good idea to confirm your travel plans with Joe if airport pick-up or drop-off is needed.  Also, don’t forget that the Bremerton-Kitsap shuttle can take you from the airport to Port Orchard and back; the Port Orchard stop is less than 2 miles from Pilgrim Firs.

Also, please tell all your friends in the Seattle-Tacoma area that the screening of John Pilger’s documentary “The Coming War with China” on March 6th at 7 PM (songs at 7, film begins at 7:30) is free and open to the public.  They don’t need to register for the weekend to come to the screening at Pilgrim Firs

We look forward to your presence and to an enriching, inspiring retreat in Port Orchard.

With love and anticipation,

George Rodkey, Sue Ablao and Elizabeth Murray
PLC 2017 conference organizing committee
PLC website:

Pacific Life Community 2017 Retreat
“The Passion of Resistance”



2:00pm – 4:00pm – Registration

4:00pm – 6:00pm – Welcome Opening prayer -Short introductions – Reception

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Tree of Hope
– Updates from around the world and the country – Jeju, Standing Rock,                               International Peace Walks, Palestine, other
–  Music – James Morgan


7:15am  – Prayer

8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am – Regional reports

10:00am -Noon – Sisters Kathleen Pruitt and Chauncey Boyle
present an interactive presentation on
“Retrospective on the Life and Work of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen”

Noon to 1:00PM – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:15pm – “Discernment, Experience and Consequences of Direct Action” –
Panel: Dennis Apel, Steve Kelly, Susan Crane and others

2:15pm – 2:30pm – Break

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Trident Update by David Hall

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Formulating an action plan for Tuesday morning

4:00pm – 6:00pm – Further Action Planning – Letter writing, poster, banner and sign making.

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – 9:30pm – Music
– “The Coming War on China” a film by John Pilger

7:15am – Prayer

7:30am – Pack up and make lunch

8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – 9:30am -Travel by carpool to Ground Zero

10:00am -10:30am – Gather at GZ for Pledge of Nonviolence

10:30am – Noon – Leave for action at Base

Noon – Gather back at GZ for sack lunch, debriefing, 2018 PLC and goodbyes.

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