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True Holidays Celebration

Satuday, December 2


Join us for this fun-filled, multi-faith celebration of the winter season. Families and singles welcome!

Holiday goodies, silent auction, contra-dancing with Sherry Nevins, short inspirational program.

Contact Kirsten Rohde for more information.




Calendar for Fall 2017



Dates to remember:


Colette's Birthday Celebration

November 10, 2017


True Holidays Celebration

December 2, 2017

Solstice Bus Trip

December 16, 2017



November 19, 2017

December 3, 2017

December 17, 2017



November 20, 2017

December 4, 2017

December 18, 2017


Women's Gathering

January 20, 2018

March 3, 2018

Women's Weekend: April 13-15, 2018



Solstice Bus Trip

Saturday, December 16


Board a bus, play in the snow, shop in Leavenworth,
ride in a horse-drawn
sleigh, and enjoy a
delicious, home-cooked dinner.


Contact Colette Hoff for more information.






Quest Counseling & Healing Center

John and Colette Hoff, gifted counselors with more than 30 years experience, have empowered countless clients to be more effective as individuals, partners, parents, and members of society. No matter what your issues, they will help--with gentleness and insight.

To schedule an appointment, email Colette Hoff.



Our ecoVillage project is growing into its permaculture inspired vision.


Contact Irene Perler for more

Articles and Announcements

Internships Are Available for the Serious Student of Life in Community

We are seriously seeking experienced and mature interns to further development of Sahale Retreat Center and EcoVillage, in the following areas: farming and gardening, animal husbandry, off-grid technology, facility maintenance and development, and educational programs. Please contact Irene Perler at for details.

Seasons and Cycles in Evolving Community
by John L. Hoff

... Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor remind us that formal histories tell the stories of governments, wars, and economics. However, the story of people, average people in ordinary jobs who are trying to be good human beings by passing forward the life-sustaining sense of community and culture, are ignored.

Where Did We Come From: Understanding the Communitarian Movement

by John and Colette Hoff

... word community is used in a variety of ways, sometimes referring to people and other times to a place, and still more often as a spiritual glue that holds people together around ideas and causes. Enjoy this informative article by 2 leaders of the communitarian movement ...


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