Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Take a closer look at Spirit’s upcoming events! If you’re curious, Past Events are also viewable. Need a bird’s eye view? Go back to the Monthly Calendar.

Aug 17, 2022
Arizona Hunger Policy Retreat

Arizona Hunger Policy Retreat

Hunger advocates will gather on August 17, 2022 at Spirit in the Desert for a full-day retreat to discuss hunger policy in Arizona.
Aug 17, 2022

Wednesday Respite Online Service

A 30-min contemplative service of scripture, prayer, music and a Touchpoint homily by Spirit in the Desert faith mentor, Rev. Jim Hanson.
Aug 17, 2022

Wednesday Respite ~ In Person

A 30-min contemplative service of scripture, prayer, music and a Touchpoint homily by Spirit in the Desert faith mentor, Rev. Jim Hanson.
Aug 25, 2022
Spirited Book Club Cole Arthur Riley

Spirited Book Club ~ This Here Flesh

Spirited Book Club discusses ‘This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us,’ the stunning NYT bestseller by Cole Arthur Riley.
Sep 22 – 25, 2022
22q Family Foundation Moms Retreat

22q Family Foundation Moms Retreat

Relax, connect and reflect at the 22q Family Foundation Moms Retreat at Spirit in the Desert! The 2022 retreat theme focuses on CONNECTIONS.
Oct 21 – 22, 2022
Empowering Women WELCARetreat

Empowering Women WELCA Retreat

Featured speakers at the Women of the ELCA (WELCA) Grand Canyon Synod retreat include: Rev. Dr. Meghan Aelabouni, who will lead a Bible study via Zoom from Jerusalem, Rev. Rebecca Boardman, University of Arizona Campus Ministries; and Carolyn Tonneson, with Peter’s Hope/Bamburi Women’s Empowerment Center (Mombasa, Kenya, Africa).
Oct 25 – 28, 2022
Prayer retreat with Jim Hanson

Prayer: A Practice of RE-membering Retreat

Learn new ways of being RE-membered to the Divine Mystery and hone your own prayer practice at this special prayer retreat led by Spirit’s faith mentor, Jim Hanson, and friends.
Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2022
Grand Canyon Synod Retired Pastors' Retreat

Retired Pastors’ Retreat 2022

The 18th Annual Grand Canyon Synod Retired Pastors’ Retreat features The Rev David Lose, pastor at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Nov 4 – 6, 2022
Man reading Bible illustrates Miles Christi Silent Retreat at Spirit in the Desert

Men’s Silent Retreat by Miles Christi

The Miles Christi Spiritual Exercises are a weekend silent retreat for men 16+ with spiritual talks and time for personal meditation.
Nov 6 – 9, 2022

Vocation Beyond Occupation Retreat

If you’re in or approaching the “third chapter” of life, you are invited to explore questions of purpose, meaning, vocation, and more at this retreat.
Nov 15 – 18, 2022
Leading Well Training Experience

Leading Well Retreat

Leading Well is a four-day training retreat for pastors and church leaders that offers practical learning, Sabbath rest, and support.
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