MICAH offers ministries for body, mind and spirit including contemplative and silent prayer, meditation, spirituality, spiritual direction, and retreat center.  The Family Practice and Integrative Medicine Center also offers holistic health and healing services including integrative, complimentary, alternative, and natural medicine, replacement therapy, natural healing, natural menopause, bio-identical hormones, and replacement therapy.

Events

MICAH offers a wide variety of weekly and seasonal events, and on-going opportunities focusing on your physical, emotional, and spiritual well being! While most retreats and events occur in the Northwest Minnesota region some do occur throughout the country.

Recurring Events

Silent Saturdays: Introduction to Contemplative Living

TBA
10:00 am - noon
MICAH Retreat Center - Rural Crookston, MN

Silent Saturdays are informal and relaxing gatherings to practice, reflect on, and discuss what the contemplative way of life is about. Contemplative practices can consist of many things including meditating, lectio divina, tea ceremony, discernment, walking the labyrinth, art projects, exploring nature, silence, and writing.

Anyone interested in contemplative living is encouraged to come. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a novice you are welcome.

Cost is a free will donation, no need to register.

Download: Silent Saturdays Poster [PDF]

For more information call Trey at 218-280-4917.

 

MICAH Gathering

TBA
10:00 am - Potluck Brunch
11:00 am - Gathering
MICAH Retreat Center

Once a month people who are interested in contemplative practice, community, and a meaningful experience come together for brunch and a gathering. We seek deeper connections through community, reflection, meditation, nature, peace, creativity, welcoming, and spaciousness.

Brunch first at 10:00am (bring something to share) then the gathering reflection time at at 11:00am.

All are welcome no matter what faith or non-faith background.

 


Retreats and Classes

Introduction to Prophetic Imagination

September 28 - 30, 2017
MICAH Retreat Center - Crookston, MN
More details and registration on eventbright.com

Hosted by The Center for Prophetic Imagination

Where is the Spirit at work in this world? A world where people living under occupation are blamed for their own suffering... where black men and women are murdered by police... where many who claim to love Jesus respond to refuge children with threats of violence... where trans folks are attacked for using the 'wrong' bathrooms... where children in oil-rich lands look up to the sky in terror... where workers around the world can't feed their families... and where thousands live on the streets in the richest nation on earth?

Jesus' life and message confront the oppressions that surround us, but modern expressions of Christianiaty routinely fail to embrace the subversive message of Jesus. How can our churches and communities center around the radical Spirit of Jesus? 

This three day retreat will help participants break free from the dominant scripts of our imperial culture and begin to find a more faithful, life-giving way of following the way of Jesus in the midst of empire.

More information:

 

Aging Gracefully: A One Day Sage Retreat

September 13, 2017
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
MICAH Retreat Center - Crookston, MN

Pay & Register Online

Led by Dan Wolpert

How can we journey through our later stages of life with acceptance, openness, and healing? This day retreat will focus on the trials and fears of growing older as well as learning to live out of wisdom and peace.

Cost: $50 / person
Cost includes lunch

Questions? Email Trey at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com

 

Getting Your Health and Spirituality Checkup:
A Healing Retreat for Your Body, Mind, and Soul

October 5-8, 2017
MICAH Retreat Center - Crookston, MN

Pay & Register Online

This four-day intensive retreat that will focus on practical ways to become a more healthy and whole person, review common chronic health issues such as inflammation, stress, and life changes, and help you develop a personal health and spirituality plan. Topics include: meditation, healthy diets, slowing down, and being kind to ourselves.
Led by the MICAH staff.

When:

Cost: $250 / person
Cost includes room and board at our retreat facility.

Questions? Email Trey at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com

 

Embracing the Darkness: Preparing for Advent

December 1-3, 2017
MICAH Retreat Center - Crookston, MN

Pay & Register Online

During this weekend retreat we will explore what it means to watch, wait, and prepare for the light of Christ while we are still in the midst of darkness. We will participate in group and individual prayer practices that we can take back with us as helpful means to continue the Advent journey in our congregation and on our own.

When: Thursday evening - Saturday noon

Cost: $100 / person
Cost includes room and board at our retreat facility.

Questions? Email Trey at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com

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On-Going Opportunities

Health and Spirituality Program

MICAH is committed to examining and working with the spirituality component of health and healing in a thorough, deep manner tailored to the individual's faith and spiritual beliefs.

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Labyrinth

A labyrinth is an ancient walking prayer practice based upon the notion of pilgrimage or spiritual journey. As we walk into the center towards God, we leave behind that which would hinder our relationship with the Divine. As we return out into the world, God walks with us, renewing our hearts, minds, and life.

The labyrinth is available for individual or group use.

Volunteer at MICAH

A variety of volunteer options are available. We currently have skilled and non-skilled opportunities for construction volunteers. We have volunteer opportunities for grounds keeping, kitchen help, construction, and painting. Other ways you can participate in the ministry of MICAH include:

  • Giving time and talents
  • Monetary gifts
  • Prayer

If you would like to help in one of the ways listed above or if you have a particular interest that is not listed we would love to talk with you.
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