Community Reunion: The Heart of ARC

Grace and Gratitude: 40 years of Hospitality

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Starts: Friday September 7th at 6 pm

Ends: Sunday September 9th at 2 pm

Rain fell for "forty days and forty nights" during the Flood

Forty days was the period from the resurrection of Jesus to the ascension of Jesus

Muhammad was forty years old when he first received the revelation delivered by the archangel Gabriel

In the Hindu system some of the popular fasting periods consist 40 days

Across faith traditions the number 40 bears a strong significance wherein it demonstrates periods of testing, fasting, prayer, and purification. 40 years also denotes the passing of an entire generation.

This year ARC enters it’s 40th year of hosting guests. As a part the 40th anniversary, we honor that the reason ARC as an organization has been able to be steadfast in physically and spiritually upholding our mission is because of the gift of Community. 

ARC Community members, all bearing our own bond through faith, discerned that holding and maintaining this sacred space has at one point or another been our calling. In our commitment we have laughed together, cried together, and made sure that even if an entire pot of soup falls on the floor the rusks still went out!

We invite YOU past Community Members to spend the weekend eating, talking, praying, meditating, and taking periods of silence together. We invite you to reflect on what ARC has been and how to hold it true as generations and spirituality changes.


    *Ruth Halvorson will be joining us to share her story during this weekend 

    The Heart of ARC includes access to*:

    • 1 private or shared bedroom (with a sink, desk, and mirror)
    • Nutritious meals and snacks (organic and locally sourced, when possible). Accommodation for dietary restrictions and allergies is available, please let us know upon registration.
    • Daily activity options including: 
      • Silent meditation twice daily
      • Reflections and discussions
      • Guided walks through the woods
      • Daily yoga classes

    Full schedule will be provided prior to the retreat.


    • Participate in discussions about the renewal of ARC for the next 40 years.

    • Sliding scale donation of $50-250 per person to support maintenance, food, and supplies for the weekend.

    • A sliding scale of $350-600 is set for the cottage for up to 6 people.

    • Please do not be dissuaded because of lack of funds, we would be happy to work together to find a cost to best suit your budget needs.

    • We can host up to 25 past community members.

    Please note a 30% deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable) is required to reserve space for the retreat.



    Click the button below and select The Heart of ARC: Community Reunion to reserve your spot. 

    Please be patient with us as we test out our new online booking system. Email us at or call the office at 763-689-3540 for booking, if you prefer.