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We will have campfires this year, and you can join us
in person or on Zoom!

 
 We are committed to bringing the Ashram experience to people young and old, new and those who have been with us for awhile. There will be programs for people ages 3 and up in person, and for adults on Zoom, which include times where we are all together, and times where we are broken up by age groups. We in Arizona will be welcoming friends from .California, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee, Canada, and India. All times are Mountain Standard Time. In place of our meal times, there will be discussion times in our Zoom forums throughout the weekend which are optional, and in which all are welcome to participate.

Open Heart Hour

 On Friday evening, we will share our Open Heart Hour which begins our Christian Ashram. It is this activity which  helps to form the bonds that will be cemented over the weekend. We invite you to answer three questions. Take some time to write out your responses and post them on our padlet, or  respond orally during our Open Heart Zoom meeting.

Why am I here?

• Who invited me to spend this weekend here?

• Why have I chosen to spend this weekend in this particular way?

• Why did I say "Yes" to this opportunity?

What do I want?

• What would I like to get out of this weekend?

• What are my expectations?

• What are my hopes for the weekend?

What do I need?

• What do I need most from God right now?

• What miracle am I praying for in my life right now?

• What would I be willing to give up to have a major transformation in my life right now?

Prayer Vigil

 When we pray, we align ourselves with the purpose and power of God. – E. Stanley Jones

 

What is the Prayer Vigil?

You are invited to share in the Prayer Vigil where someone is at prayer around the clock. You are encouraged to pray and meditate rather than to spend the time in reading. The Prayer Vigil begins immediately after the Hour of the Open Heart and closes just before the Hour of the Overflowing Heart. A schedule is posted. Please sign up for a particular period of time to pray for the Ashram.

What are some things that I can do during this quiet time?

Spending quiet time with God can be an experience which transforms your heart. You can:

 - Praise and thank God for all that He has done for you.

 - Talk to God about what’s on your mind and heart.

 - Read about the needs of others on the Prayer Wall.

 - Ask God to meet your own needs and those of others.

 - Seek God's guidance by reading the Bible or other inspirational books.

 - Most of all, listen for God's still, small voice. He has answers and words that are just for you.

You can write your thoughts and prayer requests in your journal or on the Prayer Wall on the website.  That way people can pray for your concerns. Remember, this is an online prayer wall, so you may want to avoid using specific names. God has a private office. Follow the instructions on the Prayer Wall for recording your requests.

Where is a good place for me to pray during this time?

  1. Choose a quiet place in your home  away from a lot of activity and noise – maybe a chair in your bedroom or study. This could be a place for your whole family to use for prayer. 

  2. Make this place special to you. Place on a small table those things that will remind you of all that you have to be grateful for – perhaps a cross, your Bible, a special book. You might want a candle, a photo of your family, . 

  3. Bring a journal or something else to write in. You may want to use your smart phone or laptop to connect to the Arizona Christian Ashram website so you can leave your thoughts and prayer requests for others who will be praying over the course of the weekend.

  4. Your phone can also be a source of inspirational reading, but try not to take phone calls or respond to messages during this time.

Please sign up for your own prayer time.

Time slots are 30 minutes during the day and one hour through the night.

You can sign up any number of times you would like between Friday at 8:00pm to Sunday morning at 10:00am.

All the times are Mountain Standard Time, so think about what time will work for you where you live.

It is easy to sign up.

  • Go to the Prayer Vigil sign up button on the Home page of the website.

  • Sign up for the time(s) you would like to take.

  • Remember to think about what the time difference is where you live.

                                    November 10-12, 2023

                                         ADULT SCHEDULE

 

Friday, November 10th, 2023

           

PRAYER VIGIL starts 8:00 PM Friday through 10:00 AM Sunday

     

4:00 PM Mst               Registration and getting settled in your room

5:00 PM  MST             Worship – Introductions – Kate Flavell, Sign up for Prayer Vigil, Post in Open Heart                                                  Padlet

6:00                              Dinner break

7:00                              EVANGELIST HOUR/PERIOD of the OPEN HEART – Brian Shimer

8:15                               PRAYER GROUPS /Youth Program (Aaron Graves) 

9:00                             Fellowship time 

10:00 PM                     Silent Time (This is time to communicate with GOD)

 

Saturday, November 11th - REMEMBER PRAYER VIGIL

 

7:10 AM  MST           MORNING WATCH – Brian Shimer (Youth Program – Aaron Graves)

8:10                             Breakfast break

8:45                              Praise and Worship/Announcements – Kate Flavell

9:00                             BIBLE HOUR – Debbie Greenleaf (Youth Program – Aaron Graves)

9:45                              Discussion/Break

10:00                           EVANGELIST HOUR/Discussion – Brian Shimer

11:00                            Break

11:15                             CHURCH IN ACTION – Jim and Joyce Graves

12:00 – 4:00                Free time – Check out the Talent Show Padlet, Don’t forget Prayer Vigil Time                       

1:00                             Brief “12” Meeting   

                                                                       

4:00                             TALENT SHOW (Jim Graves)/Worship – Don’t Miss it!!

5:00                             PRAYER GROUPS - (Youth Program – Aaron Graves)

5:35                             Dinner

6:30                             Praise and Worship/Announcements – Kate Flavell                       

                                    EVANGELIST HOUR and HEALING SERVICE – Brian Shimer/multiple in-person Zoom                                         rooms)

                                    Youth Program meets following Evangelist hour for Healing Service (Aaron Graves)

8:30                             Optional Campfire/Fellowship time

10:00 PM                    Silent Time (This is time to communicate with GOD)

 

Sunday, November 12th -    REMEMBER PRAYER VIGIL

 

7:10 AM  MST           MORNING WATCH – Brian Shimer – (Youth Program – Aaron Graves)

8:10                            Breakfast break

9:00                            BIBLE HOUR/Discussion – Debbie Greenleaf (Youth Program – Aaron Graves)

10:00                           Break

10:15                           COMMUNION

10:45                           PERIOD of the OVERFLOWING HEART – Brian Shimer/Youth join us

11:30                           CLOSING CIRCLE

                                      YOUTH SCHEDULE

 Friday, November 10th, 2021

          

4:00 PM  MST             Checking in and getting settle, help other get settled

5:00                              Worship – Introductions – Kate Flavell, Sign up for Prayer Vigil, Post Open Heart,

6:00                              Dinner break

7:00                              EVANGELIST  HOUR/PERIOD of the OPEN HEART – Brian Shimer

8:15                               PRAYER GROUPS - Youth will have their own Prayer Group

9:00                              Optional Afterglow – Fellowship time  Zoom link:

10:00 PM                      Silent Time (This is time to communicate with GOD)

 

Saturday, November 11th - REMEMBER PRAYER VIGIL

 

7:10 AM   MST            MORNING WATCH -  YOUTH PROGRAM – Aaron Graves

8:10                              Breakfast break

8:45                              PRAISE AND WORSHIP/Announcements – Kate Flavell

9:00                              BIBLE HOUR – Youth Program – Aaron Graves

9:45                              Discussion/Break

10:00                            EVANGELIST HOUR/Discussion – Brian Shimer

11:00                             Break

11:15                              CHURCH IN ACTION – 

12:00 – 4:00                 Free time – Check out the Talent Show Padlet, Don’t forget Prayer Vigil                       

                                                                       

4:00                              TALENT SHOW (Jim Graves)/Worship – Don’t Miss it!!

5:00                              PRAYER GROUPS - Youth Program – Aaron Graves

5:35                              Dinner Break

6:30                              PRAISE AND WORSHIP/Announcements –                              

6:45                              EVANGELIST HOUR and HEALING SERVICE – Brian Shimer (multiple Zoom rooms)

                                     Prayer ministry teams:

7:45                              Youth Program meets following Evangelist hour for Healing Service (Aaron Graves)

8:30                              Optional Afterglow/fellowship time

10:00 PM                     Silent Time (This is time to communicate with GOD)

 

Sunday, November 12th - REMEMBER PRAYER VIGIL

 

7:10 AM MST              MORNING WATCH – Youth Program – Aaron Graves

8:00                              Break

8:45                              PRAISE AND WORSHIP/Announcements –Kate

9:00                             BIBLE HOUR/Discussion – Youth Program – Aaron Graves

9:45                              Break

10:00                            COMMUNION - Brian Shimer

10:30                             PERIOD OF OVERFLOWING HEART – Brian Shimer/Youth and Children join us

11:30                             CLOSING CIRCLE

Support Us

Please make any donation to support the costs of this Ashram, and future scholarships.

Checks can be mailed to:

          Arizona Christian Ashram

          c/o Kate Flavell

          1906 E Redfield Road

          Phoenix, AZ 85022

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