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 the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Arizona time. Book lovers and friends gather each month over two sessions per book 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 discussion starter questions, and to register for the discussion. Participants register…
Tidings of Comfort & Joy Open Hands

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Tidings of Comfort and Joy: An Advent of Making Faith can be a comfort and a struggle. It is, if we let it, always making something new of us. Faith pushes us to question what we think we know. It pulls us beyond who we think we are. Join facilitator Sheri Brown this Advent to explore what faith is making of you this Advent season … and to practice making a few gifts for the world in response. Our Advent…