Retreats & Upcoming Events

Fresh New You! December 30th - January 3rd

January 8th- 14th (add-on Arizona Adventure Jan 4-7!)


Want to have the most meaningful and fun New Years ever? With all you do over Christmas, take a little time afterward to invest in yourself so you can overflow with energy to continue bless others. Your retreat includes a complete starter set of the finest essential oils - a $250 kit that is yours to take home with you!


  • learn a special technique to help you overcome any negative emotion using the oils.
  • make great new Christian friends
  • grasp the simple way to release the old, become a new creation in Christ
  • learn #1 secret to be positive in any situation with a fun mindset that draws people to you
  • increase joy and peace
  • leave the cold and enjoy a warmth in Phoenix, where we have warm hands and warm hearts!
  • celebrate New Years with a great group of Christian friends!
  • First 4 enrolled get free room!
  • Add on the Arizona Adventure to extend the best vacation ever


Arizona Adventure Add-on! January 4th-7th

Arizona Adventure - A great add-on to your retreat! 


  • Enjoy fun & adventure together with new friends.
  • Explore Oak Creek Canyon on an easy walk under towering cliffs.
  • Take a stroll under massive Sycamore trees to view the wildest castle ever - the ancient Sinaguan ruins of Montezuma’s castle built high into a cliff.
  • Be astounded beyond imagination as you stand at the edge of one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Grand Canyon.
  • Soak in awe at God’s creativity as you gaze at the majesty of the Grand Canyon while dining in the Arizona Room
  • Float on the haunting. soul-enriching tones of Native American flute as Karin plays and sings for you down from the 3rd-story circular balcony in the Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park
  • More surprises along the way!


Women's Week Out! Slumber Party & Retreat January 8-14th

Women's Week Out! Slumber Party & Retreat (add-on Arizona Adventure Jan 4-7!)


  • Come join the week-long party - bring your friends, and meet positive, exciting new friends!
  • Pamper yourself with Jesus' love and experience the depth of divine   love and the effortless, permanent transformation it brings.
  • Enjoy Women's Day out to Sedona for shopping &/or wine tour.
  • Discover the Divine Promises given to us in the Bible that contain provision for all your needs
  • Find empowerment to have a positive outlook on every life circumstance (even when things get really tough). 
  • Watch in awe at the gifts God gives as artists of many mediums create incredible works of art at the Scottsdale Fine Arts Exhibition. Then come home & try your hand at creating with the help of a lovely teacher,  as we sip favorite beverages.
  • Increase your conscious awareness for more joy.
  • Relax into harp music after a busy day.
  • Fall in love all over again with the Lord as you experience the unique beauty of the creation of the Southwest God gave us to enjoy as we travel together to Canyon Lake for an afternoon steamboat cruise!
  • Be a kid again, or the kid you never got to be as we relax with a 24-hour pajama party where you get to wear your pjs all day as we laugh, play games, make our own body butter, do spa treatments and more!
  • First to sign up get first choice of beds.


Make Marriage Magnificent! January 18th-23rd

  • Enjoy date nights and learn to have more fun together
  • Amazing days filled with exciting activities - all included in price
  • Explore the beauty of God’s creation together in the desert & Sedona
  • Add romance back into your marriage on a Sedona area wine tasting tour
  • Help your spouse love you even more deeply as you easily master a simple communication technique!
  • Fall in love all over again on a romantic time cruising on a Steamboat through a canyon incredible wildlife
  • Renew your vows to really love one another in a romantic spot
  • Easily resolve pet peeves and conflicts
  • Make exciting plans with your spouse
  • Gift your spouse with feeling validated and important as you learn how to listen in the way they need.
  • Stroll around with your spouse at the Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Arts, while you talk to artists as they create their masterpieces. 
  • Make great new friends from across the U.S!
  • Keep your wife happy, keep your life happy -  without stressing yourself out!


Arizona Adventure -Two! January 24th - 27th

  • Enjoy 4 days of fun & adventure together with new friends.
  • Explore Oak Creek Canyon on an easy walk under towering cliffs.
  • Take a stroll under massive Sycamore trees to view the wildest castle ever - the ancient Sinaguan ruins of Montezuma’s castle built high into a cliff.
  • Be astounded beyond imagination as you stand at the edge of one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Grand Canyon.
  • Soak in awe at God’s creativity as you gaze at the majesty of the Grand Canyon while dining in the Arizona Room
  • Float on the haunting. soul-enriching tones of Native American flute as Karin plays and sings for you down from the 3rd-story circular balcony in the Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park
  • Explore the Mystery Castle - the oddest home you've ever seen!
  • Delight in music from around the world at the famous Musical Instrument Museum
  • More surprises and great places to eat along the way!

Price Includes hotel rooms for 2 nights (out of Phoenix), breakfasts and all entrance fees:

Montezuma’s castle, Montezuma’s well, Call of the Canyon, Walnut Canyon, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Imax show, Musical Instrument Museum, The Mystery Castle

First three couples to sign up get free retreat home housing in Phoenix. (Others will be shuttled from rooms they have purchased at the Fairfield or La Quinta).

Don't forget to click on the "More Events"  button for our March retreat - the "Grown-Up Girl's Glamp-Out" and our 2019 summer European Gratitude Tour!

It's going to be a great time!



Grown-Up Girls Glampout! March 16th-23rd

  • Come join the party - bring your friends, and meet positive, exciting  new friends!
  • Fall in love all over again with the Lord as you experience the unique beauty of creation as we travel together from Montezuma’s Castle to Sedona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and the “snowball” slot canyons near Page!
  • Stargaze in the clear desert evening, remembering the awesomeness of God that sometimes gets lost in the rush of life. 
  • You decide: shop in Sedona or afternoon winery tour in the surrounding area ~fun with women!
  • Relax into a canyon float on the Dolly Steamboat, as we see incredible birds and animals of the desert nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains on spectacular Canyon Lake.
  • Be a kid again, or the kid you never got to be as we relax with a 24-hour pajama party where you get to wear your pjs all day as we laugh, play games, do spa treatments and more!



Heavenly Harp Concerts

Bring Heavenly Harp to Your Congregation or Event

Our Heavenly Harp concert tour is finished for 2018 and we are currently gathering names of churches that are interested in a no-fee concert for 2019 in July and August. States we will be covering include:


Arizona

California

Oregon

Washington

Idaho

Montana

South Dakota

Minnesota

Iowa 

Colorado

New Mexico





Heavenly Harp Founder, Karin Gunderson

Heavenly Harp Founder, Karin Gunderson

Concert Interest Form

Sign here if you are interested in having a Heavenly Harp concert at your church or venue in 2019

We hope to serve your congregation in 2019

Christian Harp Music/Heavenly Harp/ Karing Journey

1250 E Michigan Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85022, us

(602) 787-4277

International Travel with Karin

European Gratitude Tour - Summer 2019


After a couple days in London traveling by tube and seeing the  National Gallery and British Museum, as well as change of Guard at Buckingham Palace and an evensong service at Westminster Abbey,  we'll go  to Switzerland where you can appreciate the beauty of the Alps as we ride a train to a visitors center on a mountain pass and then meander through the mountains on a well-traveled trail to our lunch spot.  From there, we'll walk down a little more to catch the train back to the valley below. 


The following day, have a day to sight see, paraglide in the Alps or take a boat ride on the lake followed by a cogwheel train ride up to the top of Mt. Pilatus, followed by a gondola ride down the other side of the mountain. Majestic and stunning scenery are everywhere.


Next, we'll climb on the train to take us over the Italian Alps and into Florence, Italy where we'll experience some of the finest sculptures, paintings, and Cathedrals in the world. We'll take several days in Florence, Lucerne & Pisa.


Finally, we'll go to Rome, St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican  and the Vatican museum with a concert there in the evening.


More detailed info on the entire tour and add-on option coming very soon!

 

*Increase your spiritual connection to the Lord

*Enjoy fun and spiritual moments together with other like-minded people

*Fill your heart with gratitude for all God's good gifts!

*Enjoy fresh, wholesome cuisine

*Glory in the beauty of God's creation!


Hope you'll join us!  

(Some changes may happen)


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The Holy Land

Walk where Jesus, the Disciples & Paul walked


*Feel the closeness of Jesus as you walk where he walked

* Grow in your appreciation of all He did for you

*Bless the country that blessed us with Jesus in a day of volunteerism that fits your abilities

*Grow in faith and love toward all God's people

*Enable the Bible to come alive to you in a whole new way, that draws you into it

*Share this incredible faith journey with other Christians, some of whom will become lasting friends.


Day One: Departure 


Meet in Newark, NJ to join flight to destination - Tel Aviv  or schedule your own flight to be in Tel Aviv no later than 10:15 a.m. May 12th  

May. 11, 2019, (Sat)

Newark, NJ (EWR) 4:45 PM leave

May. 12, 2019, (Sun) arrive Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) 10:15 AM


Day Two: Tel Aviv/Jaffa/Netanya -Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport
 

Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to the waiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to Netanya via Joppa for a panoramic orientation to the land

  •  visit the Church of St. Peter
     
  • Late afternoon hotel check-in
     
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

Day Three: Netanya/Nazareth


This morning we will follow in the footsteps of Paul and make our way up the Plain of Sharon to Caesarea. We will visit the aqueduct, the ancient Herodian harbor, the remains of the seaside palace of Pontius Pilate, and the theater. Continue to the altar of Elijah at the Muhraka atop Mount Carmel
 

  • Cross the Valley of Jezreel to Nazareth. Visit Nazareth Village, a reconstructed first-century village that tells the story of the hometown of Jesus. Continue to Church of Mary’s Well and end the day with a panoramic view of the area of Jesus’ lakeside ministry from the cliff of Mount Arbel
     
  • Continue to Tiberias for evening dinner and overnight 

Day Four: Sea of Galilee/Capernaum


Begin the day boarding a wooden boat for Ginnosar – sailing in the footsteps of Jesus! Visit an original fishing boat of Jesus’ day recently discovered
 

  • Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes and continue to Tabgha to visit the Church of Loaves and Fishes as well as the Church of Mensa Christi, where after the resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples on the lakeshore
     
  • Continue to Capernaum to see the house of Peter and the synagogue where Jesus preached and cast out demons
     
  • Evening dinner and overnight

Day Five: Dan/Caesarea Philippi

 

Travel north to the Upper Jordan Valley to Dan. We will combine a nature walk with views of the ancient ruins. Continue to the foothills of Mount Hermon Caesarea Philippi, where Peter acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah. Climb to the cave and remains of the pagan temples of Roman times
 

  • Continue to Golan Heights and stop at a former Israeli military outpost to hear about the Yom Kippur War. Descend towards the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee to the remains of the church of Gergesa
     
  • End our day with baptism or the renewal of baptismal vows at the Jordan River
     
  • Evening dinner and overnight
     Mount of the Beatitudes  

Day Six: Beth Shean/Jericho/Dead Sea


Leave the Sea of Galilee to go to Beth Shean, a magnificent Roman town, with colonnaded streets and bath houses. Pass Mount Gilboa to Jericho, the world’s oldest city, to climb the Tel to view the ancient towers and the Mount of Temptation, marking Jesus’ temptation by Satan in the wilderness
 

  • Continue to the impressive desert fortress of Masada. Ascend by cable car to view the palaces of Herod and the site of the Zealots’ last stand against the Romans and end our day at the Dead Sea
     
  • Evening dinner and overnight 

Day Seven: Jerusalem

 

Travel up the Dead Sea coast to visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and hidden up until 1947. Traverse the Judean Desert to ascend the Mount of Olives for a breath-taking view of the Old City Descend the traditional Palm Sunday Road to the Church of Dominus Flevit
 

  • Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane for reflection and prayer. Drive to Mount Zion to visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Jesus may have been questioned before the High Priest of Caiaphas. Conclude our day at the Upper Room, traditional site of the Last Supper
     
  • This evening we will walk through underground tunnels to see the remnants of the Temple Mount of Jesus’ day including stones weighing over 400 tons
     
  • Evening dinner and overnight
     Jerusalem  

Day Eight: Jerusalem/Bethlehem

  

We begin at the Western (Wailing) Wall, remnant of the Temple in which Jesus preached and sacred place of prayer for Jews all over the world. Continue to Temple Mount to view the Dome of the Rock. We will stop to worship at the Rabbi’s Steps on the Ophel Ridge
 

  • Travel to the Shepherd’s Fields to rejoice over the glad tidings of the birth of Jesus. Return to Bethlehem to visit the 5th-century Church of the Nativity. Possible worship service in the Chapel of the Massacre of the Innocents. Finally, we stop to shop for famous olive wood and mother-of-pearl crafts that have been produced by the Christians of Bethlehem for centuries
     
  • Evening dinner and overnight 

Day Nine: Jerusalem  


Crossing the New City of West Jerusalem, we view a 1:50 scale model of the City of Jerusalem of Jesus’ Day and Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Continue to the Herzl Museum
 

  • Visit Yad Vashem, the museum and memorial of the Holocaust. We will conclude our day at the pastoral village of En Karem, traditional birthplace of John the Baptist
     
  • Hear from an Israeli spokesman on the current situation in the Holy Land and the prospects for Peace in the future
     
  • Evening dinner and overnight
     Western Wall  

Day Ten: Global Voluntourism Day

  

This day will be devoted to global voluntourism in Bethlehem or Jerusalem. We will spend time ministering to orphanages and hospitals, picking fruit, helping students practice their English, or painting and cleaning churches, schools, or community centers
 

  • Evening dinner and overnight 

Day Eleven: Jerusalem 


This morning, we visit the Pools of Bethesda, and sing in the adjoining Crusader Church of St. Anne. Proceed up the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We conclude our voyage with a communion celebration at Golgotha and the Garden Tomb
 

  • Afternoon at leisure for additional sightseeing, shopping, or reflection
     
  • Evening Farewell Dinner and overnight 

Day Twelve: Depart for Home

 

Morning at leisure to explore the Old City
 

  • Visit Emmaus for a possible worship service attendance at the site of the post-resurrection.
     
  • revelation of Jesus to his disciples
     
  • Transfer to the airport for the late night or early morning return flight home.

This is a flexible itinerary. Except for confirmed appointments, the places of interest and the sequence of sightseeing might be changed if necessary or desirable. 


Tour price with self-arranged airfare to Tel Aviv (Land-Only): $2,763 

Tour price including airfare from Phoenix, AZ: $4,445 

(U.S. government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges up to $700 included)

  

  • Payment schedule: $500 downpayment asap
  • Nov. 12th additional $1500
  • Balance due Feb 10th

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