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.

Christmas Retreat 2015

A Mystical Journey: The Birth of the Christ Consciousness Within


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

Christmas Retreat

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

Advent 2015 Flier

Michaelmas Retreat 2015

A Bright Messenger From Another World–Incarnations of 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.

Michaelmas Video Review: A Bright Messenger

Michaelmas 2015 Newsletter

Michaelmas 2015 Flier

75th Anniversary Retreat

1940 – 2015


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!

75th Anniversary Flier

Questhaven Celebrates 75 Years Newsletter

A Ministry Built on Love

IconThe Questhaven Story–A Saga of Triumph and Faith by Joy Day

Vernal Retreat 2015

Travel with Inner Perceptiveness


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.

Golden Moments while Traveling with Inner Perceptiveness

Vernal Retreat 2015 Flier

European Trip Itinerary

Easter Retreat 2015

Becoming Outposts of Consciousness For Christ

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

Easter Retreat 2015 Flier

Easter's Coronation Newsletter


Lessons that have been impressed on Flower A. Newhouse

Wednesday Night Services

IconFeb 18 Ash Wednesday An Inner Understanding of Lent
Reverend Flower A. Newhouse

IconFeb 25 Outposts of Consciousness–Opportunity and Challenge of Growing Old Wisely
Rick Plant

IconMar 4 Outposts of Consciousness–Be Forever Expectant of the Good
Karin Graybeal

IconMar 11 Outposts of Consciousness–Never Count the Cost
Sarah Graybeal

IconMar 18 Outposts of Consciousness–We Are to Express Spiritual Love as Widely as Possible
Richard Boult

IconMar 25 Outposts of Consciousness–To Help Others Lighten Their Load and Climb
Laurel Rivera

Sunday Services


IconFeb 22 Outposts of Consciousness–Improving our Speaking and Thinking
Reverend Blake Isaac

IconMar 1 Outposts of Consciousness–Facing Our Fears and Anxieties
Reverend Lucy Wold

IconMar 8 Outposts of Consciousness–Cutting Through Our Chains and Fetters
Reverend Hal Lingerman

IconMar 15 Outposts of Consciousness–Drawing Closer to God and Being Open to Him
Reverend Elizabeth Wood

IconMar 22 Outposts of Consciousness–We Do Not Attain What We Want. We Attain What We Are
Reverend Miara Wiltshire

IconMar 29 Palm Sunday In Christ's Way–Build an Altar, Pitch a Tent, Dig a Well
Reverend Blake Isaac

IconApr 5 Easter Sunday Easter's Victory–Christ Risen Within Us
Reverend Jonathan Wiltshire

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Sunday Program

ImageSUNDAY SERVICES are held at 10:45 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Quest. Services include music, choir, meditation, prayer, and an inpiring message.

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Nov 1 Choices that Lead Us Godward
Reverend Elizabeth Wood

Nov 8 Never Count the Cost
Merrily Boult

Nov 15 Advent: The Divine Nature Revealed in Christ
Reverend Jonathan Wiltshire

Nov 22 Gratitude: A Wondrous Way to Reveal Christ's Love
Reverend Lucy Wold

Nov 29 Love is the Central Element in Christian Holiness
Reverend Myrna Triggs


Dec 6 Spiritual Love Found in Spiritual Fellowship
Reverend Blake Isaac

Dec 13 From the Sanctuary of our Hearts, We Adore Him
Reverend Miara Wiltshire

Dec 20 The Living Lord Christ: The Supreme Catalyst for Good
Reverend Hal Lingerman

Dec 27 Life as Adventure: Embracing the Attitude of Do-Over
Reverend Jonathan Wiltshire


Jan 3 The Gates to the New Year are Open: The Christ Beckons Us to Enter
Reverend Elizabeth Wood

Annual Retreats

WEEKEND RETREATS are held annually to honor the Living Christ, the Angel Kingdom and Nature with devotional services, performances and activities.

ImageEaster Retreat
April 3-5, 2015
Easter is the most powerful of our sacred days as we celebrate the Christ Resurrection and honor Him with Holy Communion and Easter Sunrise Service.

ImageVernal Retreat
June 19-21, 2015
We honor the Summer Solstice to usher in the change from spring to summer and celebrate the Beauty of God through art and nature.

ImageMichaelmas Retreat
September 25-27, 2015
Michaelmas is the Feast of the Angels where we celebrate and express our appreciation to these glorious Hosts of Light through dance and music.

ImageChristmas Retreat
December 18-20, 2015
Christmas symbolizes the birth of our Lord in our own beings. We celebrate His birth with a Candlelighting service to honor and draw closer to our Living Christ.

Ongoing Activities

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ImageIconPaneurhythmy is danced every Thursday at 8:00 a.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. near the Labyrinth. This sacred dance of life unites heaven and earth through a series of movements in rhythmic circular walking dance. Learn more.

ImageIconWorld Prayer takes place every Friday at noon in Chapelito. We invite you to join our prayer circle, linking with other "pray-ers" to form a beautiful chain of energy encircling the world, blessing and transforming world circumstances.

ImageIconWisdom Classes are held seasonally on alternating Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Chapelito for serious students. These devotional classes are dedicated to the path of mastery that all life is evolving upon. We draw insights, instruction and meditation from Those who have achieved evolution's goal of perfection.

ImageIconPranic Healing Clinics are conducted on the first Sunday of the month, except on holiday weekends, at 1:00 p.m. in the Questahven Academy. Learn more at

ImageIconFinding Your True North Classes are held seasonally on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. in the Academy. Classes include lessons on meditation and prayer to support our mysticial journey with Christ. Sign Up Now for our Online Classes and purchase the "Finding Your True North - Ways Into God's Presence" Resource Kit.

ImageIconServers in Action Days are held on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until noon, when lunch is served. This is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and service.


Questhaven and Questhaven Retreat are owned and operated by
the Christward Ministry, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Any amount you spend or give in love helps preserve the nature, heritage and expression of Questhaven. We have operated in this way as a nonprofit with no membership since 1940.