Posts by Spirit in the Desert

Posts by Spirit in the Desert

Thank you, Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center

Our friends and neighbors at Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center graciously donated a gift certificate for the amazing services at their spa and laser center. At Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center, they believe everyone deserves to look and feel their absolute best. Many can attest to the correlation between how we feel on the outside and the attitude with which we begin our day. That’s why they’ve provided cutting-edge skincare services to their clients since 2015. Be it…

Thank you, Carefree Coffee Roastery!

Who doesn’t love coffee, or tea? The good people at Carefree Coffee Roastery have donated a fantastic gift basket of coffees and teas to Spirit in the Desert for our silent auction ~ delicious! Carefree Coffee Roastery is a “European Style” coffee shop where you will experience superior coffee and tea served in a welcoming and relaxed environment. @carefreecoffeeroastery We are grateful for the generosity of so many Carefree and Cave Creek neighbors who supported Spirit’s Virtual Silent Auction this year! To…

Thank you, Carefree Pet Resort!

Our friends at Carefree Pet Resort have generously donated a wonderful gift to Spirit in the Desert ~ an opportunity to pamper your pet! Carefree Pet Resort provides friendly, professional dog boarding, dog daycare, and pet grooming services. @carefreepetresort We are grateful for the generosity of so many Carefree and Cave Creek neighbors for supporting Spirit’s Virtual Silent Auction! To bid on the Carefree Pet Resort Gift Certificate, and to see what else our wonderful neighbors have donated for the…

Thank you, Total Wine & More!

Total Wine & More donated a fantastic gift to support Spirit in the Desert’s fundraising this year: A Private Wine Class for 20 people. This would be so fun! We’re grateful for their generosity, and so happy to be able to offer this experience to our Silent Auction participants! If yours is the winning bid, Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Enjoy a tour of the land and learn…

Thank you, English Rose Tea Room!

Spirit thanks our wonderful Carefree neighbors English Rose Team Room for donating a gift certificate to Spirit in the Desert’s Silent Auction. We are very grateful to owner Jo Gemmill and the good people at the English Rose Tea Room for your generosity! @EnglishRoseTeaRoom To see this and other wonderful items at the Auction, go to

Virtual Silent Auction Starts Tomorrow!

At the auction, you can bid on more than 75 items or, if you don’t care much for the dining or golf or gifts or home goods or accessories or vacations or the brand new Apple watch, there are other ways you can donate to this good cause.

Thank You, ALC!

Our heartfelt thanks extends today to the good people of American Lutheran Church, Sun City for their generous support of Spirit in the Desert. We are so grateful for our congregational partners in ministry ~ the team at your favorite retreat center looks forward to serving you someday soon! @AmericanLutheranChurchofSunCity 

Examen: A Faith Practice for Lent and For Life, Week 4

This recording is Week 4 of a 6-part Lenten exploration via examen, the faith practice of looking inward, trusting that God wants the eyes of the heart to be illumined. Sheri Brown facilitates the series ~ through prayer, meditation, examen, reflection, scripture, poetry, fasting and almsgiving, participants learn to be a contemplative in action, connecting their spiritual lives with their active day-to-day lives. Examen is the practice of prayerful reflection on how and where God is speaking to us from…

An Open Dialogue: The Racial Divide in America

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center Invites All to an Open Dialogue on The Racial Divide in America. Featuring: Joel Bjerkestrand and Sarah Payne Naylor Details: Thursday, June 25, 2020. 4:00 – 5:30 pm. At: Spirit in the Desert, 7415 E. Elbow Bend Rd, Carefree, AZ. Due to Social Distancing Guidelines, space will be extremely limited. Please call or email to reserve your seat: (480) 488-5218; Facial masks must be worn during this event. This event will be streamed LIVE…

Desert Sojourn with Dave Ellingson

Paddle Pilgrim, Pastor, Spiritual Director, Master Gardener, Doctorate in Holistic Health, Environmental Ethics teacher…this February 2020 Desert Sojourn with Dave Ellingson was AMAZING! We sang, we explored Scriptures, we learned more about our environment, and history of two great rivers in the USA and Norway and most of all, we experience incredible fellowship, worship and spiritual connections in our Faith Adventures!

A Special Feeling for Veterans

When Richard and Nancy Christiansen of Ann Arbor, Michigan built a winter condo in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2000, they were introduced to Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree by Pastor Bob Hutson. Over the years Richard and Nancy have attended day lectures at the retreat center, and during one Christmas, their entire family were guests at the center for a special family Christmas celebration. Richard said, “Spirit in the Desert is a special place for renewal and healing…