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Why the Academy? An Interview with Rev. Mary Lou Adame

Note to reader: For the last eight years, Mary Lou Adame has served on leadership teams for DSC’s Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation. Why has she volunteered to do this? Here are a few thoughts she passed on to me on her way to visit a friend in San Antonio....
Join Us for the 2021 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

Join Us for the 2021 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

YOUR HEART WILL LEAD YOU TO THE DESERT WHERE I WILL SPEAK.   Hosea 2:14 These words are written on the front wall inside the chapel at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona. When I read them and let my thoughts center there I feel the peace and calm of...
Finding Our Voice: An Online Contemplative Writing Retreat

Finding Our Voice: An Online Contemplative Writing Retreat

When the pandemic crisis hit, many of us were stunned into silence with the loss of social freedom, the threat of infection, as well as concerns about friends and neighbors. The killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed, heightened our need to “find our voice” as we listen more deeply to God’s call on our lives. In response, the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church and The Upper Room are offering an online guided retreat for lay and clergy to move us from silence to prayer and to witness.

AZ 5-Day Academy – Register today!

Falling in Love with God Again Our deepest joy comes as we journey into the heart, mind and will of Christ.  The context for this journey is now a multi-cultural, interreligious world, a place where seeing the face of Christ occurs in new ways. That is why this year’s...

AZ 5-Day Academy – Register today and save $200

Save $100 by registering before the August 31, early registration deadline. Scholarships are available for laypersons from the Conference for an additional savings of $100. “Stretching is the best exercise.” This motto for physical exercise applies to the spiritual...
AZ 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

AZ 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

Indeed! This was my first year attending the Academy and I have to say it really changed my perspective on my spiritual life. Thank you, Daniel Wolpert and Sister Dawn, Pastor Ron Bartlow and all the other organizers who made it a wonderful, spiritually fulfilling...

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