Retreats, Classes & Workshops Calendar


The calendar below lists all events supporting spiritual development which are held at The Retreat. We believe the development of the human spirit is critical to a successful and fulfilling life. All overnight retreats are held at The McIver Center for Family and Spiritual Development, which provides a nourishing and reflective environment that is designed to supports one’s spiritual journey.

Retreats, Classes, and Workshops sponsored by The Retreat are all lead by Retreat staff, who have extensive experience creating programming that allows others to deepen their spirituality. All presenters are actively engaged in 12 Step recovery.

Events are lead by the following:

  • Sherry Gaugler-Stewart, Director of Family and Spiritual Recovery
  • Dede Armstrong, 55Plus Program Coordinator
  • Roger Bruner, Family and Spiritual Recovery
  • Jack Odom, Men's Recovery
  • John MacDougall, Spiritual Care

 

For a list of current offerings, see the list below.

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Upcoming Events

 

Friday, July 24th – Sunday, July 26th, 2020

What is my Source? The Search for God

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out Noon on Sunday)

When life “squeezes” us—what’s inside of us comes out! When this happens, we find we need extra Power and solutions to help us understand our relentless, often self-sabotaging thinking—and to engage with it differently than we have in the past.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Sought Through Prayer & Meditation

An 11th Step retreat with Sherry Gaugler-Stewart

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out 1:00 p.m. on Sunday)

Step 11 speaks of improving our conscious contact with our Higher Power, which isn’t easy to do if we don’t take time and space to intentionally focus on and strengthen that relationship. This retreat will be an opportunity to renew and deepen our commitment to this Relationship and our program by focusing on Step 11—practicing prayer, meditation, and quiet reflection throughout the weekend.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, October 23rd – Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Lay Your Burden Down

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out Noon on Sunday)

We all carry hurt, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. We often find ourselves allowing our scars to define us, believing that we’ll never be anything other than “broken”. We forget that we are connected to others and that we don’t have to do recovery alone. We have sponsors and friends in recovery that can help. But, sometimes we need more.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, November 27th – Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Men’s Rites of Passage in Recovery

A weekend retreat with Jack Odom

(4:00pm - 5:30pm FRIDAY // CHECKIN 1 PM SUNDAY // CHECKOUT)

Many of us have not spent a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a man. We unwittingly give ourselves over to an outdated social contract and traditional rules of manhood that lead to unhealthy expressions of masculinity. The result is too many men feeling disconnected from the deeper dimensions of healthy masculinity. Over the course of an invigorating and interactive weekend, we will explore together what healthy and integrated masculinity looks like and develop ways for men to model and practice these qualities in their day to day lives. There is no better path to healthy men’s spirituality than working the Twelve Steps.


Registration: $255/person includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available. Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Chris or Sherry @ 952.476.0566 TheRetreat.org

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