A time arrives in the life of every true seeker when it is not enough to simply believe in God. The greatest need is to know God.
Flower A. Newhouse
New Office Hours
Office hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Please join us these Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Quest:
November 18: The Many Facets of Christ's Love
November 25: The Many Facets of Christ's Love
December 2: The Many Facets of Christ's Love
December 9: The Many Facets of Christ's Love
As Christmas approaches through the Advent season, we have an opportunity to draw even closer to our Lord Emmanuel, the Living Christ. His nativity is really the unfolding of our nativity through Him. Our Lord brings His influence upon our continual rebirth and transformation. Wednesday evening classes are devotional ceremonies that help us reflect on the myriad of ways that our lives are lifted and changed through our connection to Him. Sunday services will include an Advent candle lighting ceremony and topics to bring awareness to His living influence upon our lives.
I pray for purification that I may stand forth a clear channel for His Will and His Light.
Reverend Flower A. Newhouse
Please join us these Sunday Mornings at 10:45 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Quest:
November 15: Advent - The Divine Nature Revealed in Christ–Reverend Jonathan Wiltshire
November 22: Gratitude: A Wondrous Way to Reveal Christ's Love–Reverend Lucy Wold
November 29: Love is the Central Element in Christian Holiness–Reverend Myrna Triggs
December 6: Spiritual Love Found in Spiritual Fellowship–Reverend Blake Isaac
December 13: From the Sanctuary of our Hearts, We Adore Him–Reverend Miara Wiltshire
Friday, December 18th, 7:30 p.m.: A Mystical Journey: The Birth of the Christ Consciousness Within.
Saturday, December 19th: A day of joyous activities to further prepare us.
Sunday, December 20, 10:45 a.m.: The Living Lord Christ: The Supreme Catalyst for Good–Reverend Hal A. Lingerman
The days which precede and include Christmas shall be consecrated to the deepening of spiritual Love for all the Lives which God has created and the handiwork He has made. From the practice of such inward preparation, may we be filled with the spirit of peace, love, and of reverence for God. Then with clear-sightedness and accelerated intuition we shall approach Christ's day to testify through His inner cleansing.
Flower A. Newhouse
When Angels reach a certain advanced rank in Their Kingdom, They are given a choice. They may choose to continue toward Godhood as an Angel, a path that is unobstructed but very gradual. Or they may choose to cross over to the human line of evolution where growth is arduous but greatly accelerated.
Flower A. Newhouse
We are so grateful to all of those who came to honor and celebrate the Kingdom of the Angels! Every Michaelmas we honor Angel Prince Michael and all of the Angels by commemorating the vital role They play in our lives–guiding us, protecting us, loving us, instructing us, correcting us and helping us draw ever closer to God. For the celebration of Michaelmas and the 75th anniversary of the founding of Questhaven Retreat, we honored these Beings in a unique way–by portraying the story of a remarkable soul who began life in the Angel kingdom and who chose to cross over to the human line of evolution.
We traveled far back in time and space to the Kingdom of the Angels where Flower's momentous decision to begin life as a human being came to fruition. Dr. Stephen Isaac, Flower's successor and a most gifted scribe, skillfully weaved the story Flower revealed to him about her incredible journey through many human lifetimes. Each lifetime played an important role in opening up her most remarkable esoteric gifts culminating in the founding of Questhaven Retreat and the Christward Ministry.
What a rare privilege it is to witness a re-creation of the evolution of this Holy Work on these Sacred Grounds culminating in the Training Center of Christian Mysticism called Questhaven Retreat. Lifetime after lifetime Flower's esoteric gifts grew as she applied what she learned from the Great Ones who were her teachers. Just as the trajectory of her life changed dramatically when she joined the human line of evolution, so, too, have the trajectories of our lives changed from common and ordinary to lives filled with meaning and purpose as we grow in our understanding of why we are here. Master Souls tell us this is Their Work and They called us from distant places to be a part of It. They ask us to take over where They left off assuring us that Their hand is always on our shoulder. Now it is our turn. We each have a role to play in carrying on the teachings through our own direct alignment. It is time for us to be about our Father's business.
August 7-9: 75th ANNIVERSARY RETREAT–Questhaven celebrates its 75th Anniversary!
We are still riding the currents of inspiration, spiritual love, and renewed sense of purpose brought forth from last week's 75th anniversary celebration here at Questhaven. The retreat began with a powerful Friday evening service that included sharings from individuals and the presentation of three new works of art, honoring Questhaven and its founders, Flower and Lawrence Newhouse. This was followed by a very moving video presentation of Questhaven's evolution since its birth in 1940. The service concluded with a rededication to Christ through an oil ceremony.
Saturday we had a well-attended Open House to introduce Questhaven and its history to the local community. This drew many to the Retreat for the first time, as well as giving us the opportunity of welcoming back some old friends. Tours of the grounds and facilities were offered, and poster presentations and scrapbooks showing Questhaven's history were on display in the Friendship House. Many of our ministers and other friendly greeters were there to welcome visitors and answer questions about the Retreat and Ministry.
Our anniversary celebration concluded on Sunday with a special service held in the Oak Grove as a tribute to the dedication service originally held here by Flower A. Newhouse on August 4th, 1940.
The service included joyful, uplifting music from both our vocal and hand bell choirs, two sacred dances, and inspirational sharings by three of our ministers on the Angels, the Masters and Christ as revealed by Flower. Following the service the Friendship House was full as we gathered for food and fellowship.
This retreat reminded all of us who love Questhaven that we have a special opportunity this life to contribute each in our own small way to ensure the continuance of Questhaven's purpose as we move forward into the next 75 years.
What a privilege that is!
Days are of little consequence unless you objectively come closer to the shining nearness of God's Presence Indwelling.
A group of 28 spiritual seekers made their way through Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland, visiting Castles, Cathedrals and Lords of the Mountains.
Vernal Retreat highlighted their trip with a slide show presentation accompanied by music and dance along with shared personal experiences from their journey, traveling with inner perceptiveness.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Thank you to all of you who joined us for Easter Retreat 2015!
It is this concentrating upon and loving and revering and following the real Lord Christ that enables the Christ nature to slip into us.
Flower A. Newhouse, Ash Wednesday, 1968
LENTEN AND EASTER TALKS
Lessons that have been impressed on Flower A. Newhouse
Wednesday Night Services
Feb 18 Ash Wednesday An Inner Understanding of Lent
Reverend Flower A. Newhouse
Mar 4 Outposts of Consciousness–Be Forever Expectant of the Good
Mar 11 Outposts of Consciousness–Never Count the Cost
Mar 18 Outposts of Consciousness–We Are to Express Spiritual Love as Widely as Possible
Mar 25 Outposts of Consciousness–To Help Others Lighten Their Load and Climb
Feb 22 Outposts of Consciousness–Improving our Speaking and Thinking
Reverend Blake Isaac
Mar 1 Outposts of Consciousness–Facing Our Fears and Anxieties
Reverend Lucy Wold
Mar 8 Outposts of Consciousness–Cutting Through Our Chains and Fetters
Reverend Hal Lingerman
Mar 15 Outposts of Consciousness–Drawing Closer to God and Being Open to Him
Reverend Elizabeth Wood
Mar 22 Outposts of Consciousness–We Do Not Attain What We Want. We Attain What We Are
Reverend Miara Wiltshire
Mar 29 Palm Sunday In Christ's Way–Build an Altar, Pitch a Tent, Dig a Well
Reverend Blake Isaac
Apr 5 Easter Sunday Easter's Victory–Christ Risen Within Us
Reverend Jonathan Wiltshire