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
  • 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, September 25th - Sunday, September 27th, 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, 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

The 12 Steps as a Living Process

A weekend retreat with Roger Bruner

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

Steps 10 - 12 are often referred to as "maintenance" Steps. But, what are we maintaining? Sometimes we need reminding that we are not maintaining the status quo or as a place holder in abstinence - but rather maintaining steady growth by becoming more effective with prayer, meditation and inventory.

How do I use these tools to live a more satisfying life? What are the blocks to my progress? How do I maintain growth, and not let my recovery get stagnant? We will explore these questions, and move beyond these obstacles, together.

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, January 1 - Sunday, January 3, 2021

Keeping the Lights On

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

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

Now that we've made some progress working the Steps, how do we keep it going? How do we keep growing? Exploration of Steps 10-12 makes this possible. There is only ONE problem...our thoughts. Sometimes our thoughts tell us that since we are doing better than where we were previously, we don't need to do anything further. What are the thoughts we currently have that separate us from the solution, recovery, and the Power?

We will explore these questions, and move beyond these obstacles, together.

Registration: $255/person includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available. Space is limited.

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

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