These are the classes, programs and events created or sponsored by Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center for its guests. Enjoy exploring the Spirit-sponsored Desert Sojourn Retreats, online or in-person classes, book clubs, and more.

Desert Sojourn Signature Retreats

Desert Sojourn Retreats are developed by Spirit in the Desert for the community at large. All are welcome to these retreats at the beautiful Spirit campus in Carefree, Arizona. Click on the link to indicate your interest online or call the office to register for the event.
A wall of books is used to illustrate the Spirited Book Club

Spirited Book Club

The Spirited Book Club features one book per month that meets online on Thursday, once or twice a month at 2:00 p.m. Arizona time. Book lovers and friends gather in a virtual room to discuss that month’s selection. Most sessions are led by writer and longtime friend of Spirit, Sheri Brown. Follow the link to read a synopsis and reviews of the book, and to register for the discussion. Participants register anew for each title. April 2023 Neighbor Love through…
40 Days of Caring for Creation, Image of Earth from outer space

40 Days of Caring for Creation: A Lenten Practicum

40 Days of Caring for Creation: A Lenten Practicum It’s a beautiful planet, this Earth. Carl Sagan wrote of the view from space, “To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” Home to 8-billion people now, Earth is heating up and heating up fast. None of us is immune from the resulting climate changes and their catastrophic effects. It’s “code…