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.

May 23, 2024

And God Saw That It Was Good

Over four sessions, this online program will offer written study guides supported by stunning video clips of the national parks from Ken Burns’s popular film. The step-by-step guide can be used by both group leaders and individuals to explore how the national parks can teach us about our relationship with both Divine Mystery and Earth.
May 27, 2024
Spirited Centering Prayer; photo image of open hands, palms up, at sunrise

Spirited Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is founded on the basic goodness of human nature and is a way of cultivating union with God through silence and surrender. It is said that one may or may not “feel” the presence of God during centering prayer but, with repeated practice, one grows into a deeper sense of God’s abiding presence in all places and at all times.
May 29, 2024

Wednesday Respite Online Service

A 30-min contemplative service of scripture, prayer, music and a Touchpoint homily by Spirit in the Desert spiritual director, Henry Rojas.
May 30, 2024
Northern Wings Gathering

Northern Wings Gathering 2024

Connect with friends, meet Spirit staff & board reps, and hear what Spirit is up to lately at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN.
Jun 2, 2024
Community of the Wild Goose; photo image of a goose taking flight

Community of the Wild Goose

A weekly gathering named and inspired by the Celtic’s image of Spirit, Wild Goose (for more see below). The gathering was created by Henry Rojas, a former NBA mascot/Chaplain and a bunch of hooligans in recovery ~ but we are not a recovery church or program! ~ welcoming anyone, whatever your journey of strong faith or no faith, doubting or seeking, religious or non-religious, wealthy or not so much, who love the idea of love but do it awkwardly.
Jun 13, 2024
The Great Spiritual Migration Spirited Book Club

Spirited Book Club ~ The Seventh Story

The story we tell about the world shapes how we live. In a fable for grown-ups, presented alongside essays by Brian McLaren & Gareth Higgins, you’ll examine six familiar stories that have repeated through history, which have taught us all how to dominate, fear, or withdraw from the world and the beautiful people in it.
Sep 13 – 15, 2024
Welcome sign for Camp Samantha at Spirit in the Desert

Camp Samantha for Kids, Teens and Grown-ups

Stepping Stones of Hope developed the Camp Samantha grief camp to build family cohesion and strong communication skills.
Oct 11 – 13, 2024
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 15 – 17, 2024
Woman veteran salutes the flag illustrating the Healing of Memories retreat for women veterans

Healing of Memories Workshop for Women Veterans

This workshop for women veterans is a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others.
Jan 17 – 19, 2025
From the Inside Out Retreat; image of Heather Wiest in red dress, standing on one foot in yoga pose

From the Inside Out Retreat

Restore your body, renew your mind and refresh your spirit at the ‘From the Inside Out’ Retreat with Heather Wiest, Jan. 17-19, 2025 in Carefree, AZ.
Jan 23 – 26, 2025
Living into a New Story Retreat; a close-up view of the Earth's surface

Living into a New Story Retreat

Explore what the natural sciences can teach us about Christian theology at the ‘Living into a New Story’ Retreat at Spirit in the Desert.