Event Details


I Am As God Created Me

This is the key that opens up the gate of Heaven, and that lets you enter in the peace of God and His Eternity.

September 29th – October 1st, 2017

Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Retreat Center

Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Commuter and Saturday Only Option Also Available for Retreat

(See below for details)

Other upcoming retreats at www.acimretreats.org

See information on our Sunday ACIM Study Group in Madison

A Course in Miracles Retreat
Rev. Deb Phelps and Rev. Paul Phelps
with Allison Heistand-Phelps







All too often we forget this truth about ourselves. We become distracted with personal setbacks, world events, busyness, and shadows of the past. We are asked to live in the here and now and celebrate Who we are in God. The focus of this retreat is simple, we are as God created us.

Join us as we explore throughout the weekend what this means and how we can remember it each and every day.

The purpose of all of our Practical Miracles Retreat Weekends is to provide a place of rest, renewal and contemplative reflection.

At this retreat:

  • We will explore who we are as God created us through various ways including meditation, processes, journaling, and dialogue throughout our sessions.
  • Share with like-minded fellow students in our group sessions.
  • Creative session to explore your Inner Wisdom with Allison Heistand Phelps
  • Get a FREE Massage with Thomas Brockert of Yellow Feather Massage (Tips welcome)
  • Walk our beautiful hand-painted labyrinth
  • Singing Bowls Meditation
  • Beautiful natural setting!
  • One-on-one personal sessions are available with Rev. Deb, Rev. Paul or Allison at extra cost
  • After the retreat is over, your learning can be further enhanced with our study groups and classes. In our classes, you will be supported with follow-up material, videos, optional video/phone meetings, and more (depending on what you choose).

Your Facilitators

  • Rev. Deb Phelps has been teaching and studying ACIM since 1993, is a meditation practitioner since 1980 and is a Certified Meditation Instructor.  Available for one-on-one sessions in ACIM Spiritual Direction or Meditation Instruction and Support. Possibly a personal Singing Bowls Healing Session will also be available from Rev. Deb if there is interest.
  • Rev. Paul Phelps has been teaching and studying ACIM since 2000. Available for one-on-one sessions in ACIM Spiritual Direction.
  • Allison Heistand-Phelps studied for both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Naropa University, a Buddhist contemplative University in Boulder, Colorado.  (Bachelor of Arts of Contemplative Psychology and Visual Arts: Concentration in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology and Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling & Psychology: Concentration in Art Therapy) She is also a Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado. Allison is currently studying to be a certified Meditation Instructor. Available for one-on-one sessions in Life Coaching or Creative/Spiritual Expression.
  • Tom Wolff acts our welcome host and assists participants with room check in, acts as the go-to person for any necessities and facilitates our morning Workbook Lesson practice.

Saturday Only Option

Saturday Only Option:  A retreat works best of course if you can attend the entire time, however, we know that sometimes life calls to you as well. Consider joining us for just the day on Saturday.  The Saturday program schedule starts at 9 am, includes a wonderful Lunch and Dinner and ends in the evening. Give yourself the gift of the realizing more deeply our creation by God.

See information on our Sunday ACIM Study Group in Madison


Pictures from Previous Retreats

May 2017 Retreat At Art Ventures Center


 Throughout our retreat weekend participants have opportunities to strengthen their spiritual wholeness with time devoted to:
  • Connection with Holy Spirit through stillness and meditation,
  • Connection with self by the process and practice of A Course in Miracles principles,
  • Connection with others through the sharing of insights and like experiences.

Included with the retreat, participants will receive materials to further enhance their experience.

All rooms have private bathrooms.

3 double beds per room.

If you want to share a room with a partner, friend(s), we’ll give you a $30 discount each!

The total cost of the retreat to you is:
Price includes lodging and meals:
Friday-dinner, Saturday-breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday-brunch.

Commuter Price including meals:
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Saturday Only Option:
$100 includes materials, Lunch, and Dinner

Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Retreat Center accommodates any special diet: gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and any allergies. Let us know when you sign up!


MiraclesOne is supported solely by volunteers, including Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps, and all monies we receive are poured back into MiraclesOne to provide free ACIM resources for you.

Bethel Horizons

Art Venture Retreat Center

4601 C. Rd ZZ

Dodgeville, WI 53533

1 hr. from Madison – 1 hr. from Dubuque, IA

2 1/2 hrs. Milwaukee – 3 1/2 hrs. Chicago

The natural surroundings and grounds of the Retreat Center are available to participants to help to facilitate inner quiet and reflective thought.
Trails, woods, ponds and streams, cliffs, hills, and valleys abound on over 500 acres of land.

We are excited to be in the brand new center that was built within the last two years. For past retreat, we were using the Prairie Center at Bethel Horizons.


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Art Ventures at Bethel Horizons is our newest and most modern facility. It features 8 motel style guest rooms each with three full-size beds and private in room baths. The space is proud to have a large open meeting and dining room with huge picture windows overlooking the vast prairie beyond. A large outdoor patio with furniture and seating is also available to experience the outdoors anytime of the year.



The retreat is a 3 day retreat. 

Private Rooms with Bathroom (you can share a room – 3 double beds to a room- Bring a friend or two!)

Check in Friday at Noon/Checkout Sunday at Noon

Friday Registration 12 Noon – 4:30 pm. Welcome and Dinner at 5 pm.

All Meals Included (Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Brunch)

Bring your own snacks

Details about Bethel Horizons Prairie Retreat Center and Property

Beautiful Natural Setting – Walking Trails – Cliffs

Ponds & Streams – Canoeing – RELAXING!


More than 6 miles of marked hiking trails allow visitors to experience the cliffs, forests, prairies and wetlands within Bethel Horizons’ 548 acres. (Adjacent to Governor Dodge State Park) A trail map allows you to discover the earth’s wonders on your own or you can join one of our naturalist-led hikes. See which wildflowers are blooming or which birds are migrating through the area.

You’ve studied the Course and you’ve listened to other Teachers talk about the Course.

Now take a weekend to learn how to live and practically apply the Course.

Learn to Apply A Course in Miracles in Your Daily Life!

NOTE: The deposit of $100 is non-refundable, but you can find someone else to take your place.

Private Rooms are available, you can share a room if you like.

NO REFUND POLICY: I understand my deposit is nonrefundable; however, I may transfer or sell my space to another person who will attend in my place. It will be my responsibility to collect funds from the person who will take my place – not the responsibility of MiraclesOne.  I agree to hold MiraclesOne harmless, both collectively and individually, from any and all liability resulting from attendance at this function. 

Your balance of your retreat fee is due two weeks before the retreat.

Saturday Only Option: $100 includes materials, Lunch and Dinner

Type your name and date in the box in the form to indicate you understand and agree to this policy.


  • Scholarships may be available, just ask. At this time we do not have any additional scholarships left.

See information on our Sunday ACIM Study Group in Madison

Send to: revdeb@miraclesone.org


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