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
  • Jake Klisivitch, Men’s Recovery
  • Jack Odom, 55PLUS Recovery

 

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Upcoming Events

 

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Friday, October 28, 2022 – Sunday, October 30, 2022

The 12 Steps As A Life Style

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(check-in from 4-5:30PM on Friday; check-out at Noon on Sunday)

The Big Book is a map. It’s a step-by-step process on how to change the way we see the world. It is designed to be a life long practice, and contains the directions to finding Freedom. The Steps lead us along a path to finding true treasure: a relationship with the God of our understanding. During this weekend we will go in depth into this process and find our way together.

Registration: $275/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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Friday, November 25, 2022 – Sunday, November 27, 2022

Broken Crayons Still Color

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(check-in from 4-5:30PM on Friday; check-out at Noon on Sunday)

We can still be useful, even in our brokenness. Consider that Ebby was able to carry his message to Bill, even though he was unable to stay sober himself. Our mistakes can be helpful to others, as they demonstrate what works and what doesn’t. This weekend we will explore how to be honest about our mis-steps, and how to use them to create a new path forward.

Registration: $275/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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Friday, December 30, 2022 – Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Freedom From The Past

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(check-in from 4-5:30PM on Friday; check-out at Noon on Sunday)

How do the Steps lead us to Freedom from the past? From harms done to me? From Hurts I’ve caused others. When we go through the recovery process, eventually we have to take it ALL through the Steps. We find resistance when we are afraid of what will happen when God, or our Higher Power, removes our attachment to these things. Our biggest challenge is to be honest about what is standing between us and God. During this weekend we will explore the Freedom to forgive ourselves and others, and grow into the person we are meant to become.

Registration: $275/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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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Chris at cnehotte@theretreat.org or Sherry at sgaugler-stewart@theretreat.org, or call us at 952.476.0566.

 

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