MBB Summer Retreat

Renewing our Strength and Finding Resilience

A Contemplative Time for Personal Renewal

Do you find yourself exhausted by the conflict between your own feelings about your LGBTQ loved ones and the LDS Church's doctrine regarding sexual orientation and gender identity? Do you feel disheartened and discouraged by the struggle? Would you benefit from some time to slow down and think carefully about these feelings to help you find resilience and renewed strength?

Our Mormons Building Bridges Summer Contemplative Retreat might be just what you need. This retreat will focus on Resilience. We'll help one another harness the power of contemplation and self-awareness to more quickly and effectively bounce back from the setbacks we inevitably experience in the work of building bridges. As in our other MBB Contemplative Retreats, we will draw on the wisdom of activists, poets, scriptures and one another, to more thoughtfully and skillfully stand our ground and speak our truth with empathy and compassion. If you gravitate toward slowing down, asking yourself tough yet invaluable questions, and building up your emotional reserves, this is the retreat for you.

What to Expect

  • 24-hour retreat
  • Lodging and meals provided, free of charge
  • Cabin Accommodations with 2 shared bathrooms
  • A simple and clear curriculum of guided group discussions, introspection exercises using poetry and scripture, and individual journaling time
  • A safe and nurturing environment to freely assess and express your thoughts and feelings


WHEN: Friday, Aug. 25th at 5:30pm to Saturday, Aug. 26th at 8:00pm

WHERE: A cozy cabin near Heber, UT

MORE INFO: Driving instructions to our private cabin location will be emailed to you once we have confirmed your attendance.

To Attend the Retreat

We welcome single people and couples over age 18. If you'd like to join us, please email info@mormonsbuildingbridges.org indicating your interest. You will receive further details when your email has been received and accepted.