3Crosses, The Listening Experience
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      We are a place of Christian Spiritual Formation located in Huntsville Ont.  Our 35 acre property; "Big Forest" overlooks Lake Vernon and has walking trails, prayer huts and cabins.        

      We gather at the 3crosses Cafe a century old rustic church that sits on a forested property just a kilometer from downtown Huntsville.  

     In 2013 we removed the pews and renovated the building to create a warm Muskoka/cottage feel that helps recharge busy people.  Comfortable chairs and couches are positioned so people can see each other.                     

      We meet Thursday night from 7 to 8:30pm and Sunday mornings from 10 to noon.           Everyone is welcome!   Coffee always on!

       We also host groups who come to do The Jesus Experience.  The building has a kitchen, 2 showers, and there are bunks on the lower level. We are affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Canada.  

To help people encounter God and personally experience His love

This involves helping people discern between the competing voices of self, Satan and God. 

When people connect intimately with God we find that personal healing and empowerment come.

And as I listened and slowly learned to obey, and shut my ears to every sound,I found after awhile that when the other voices ceased, or I ceased to hear them, there was a still, small voice in the depths of my being that began to speak with an inexpressible tenderness, power, and comfort.   A.B.Simpson

3cross explorers share a common desire to truly commune with God and in doing so come to  live freely and lightly in the unforced rhythms of God's grace.

   GROUP RETREATS:   We offer 2 and 3 day retreats for groups up to 12.   Groups vary from men's, ladies, couples, father & son, and youth.  We specialize in equipping leadership teams such as Elder's Boards and Staff Teams with strategies to incorporate listening prayer and discernment in planning.     

The retreat includes meals, accommodations (3crosses Cafe), teaching, a Listening Guide, a Journal, and an MP3 guided outdoor walk - The Jesus Experience.    

“The Listening Experiences” at 3crosses Listening Retreat connect people intimately with God in the midst of creation through stories in Scripture.  Listen for God to speak to you at the lower 3crosses then hike with Jesus up to the Garden of Gethsemane, and on to Golgotha in The Jesus Experience.   We also focus on discernment, hindrances and safeguards to listening prayer.

  SOLITARY RETREATS:   We offer prayer cabins at the top of the mountain designed for prayer and fasting (no electricity/water).  There are two trailers down below with water, shower, and electricity that can be used as a base camp. Teaching and the MP3 guided prayer experience are available but not included and must be prearranged.  The 3crosses Cafe is also available for lodging.

GROUP RETREATS:  (6 to 12)

The suggested donation for the 3 day experience is $150 per person.  A minimum of 6 people or $900 is needed to run a retreat.   The overnight 1 day retreat is $100 per person and requires a minimum of 9.

SOLITARY RETREATS: (5 & under)

The suggested donation for a solitary retreat is $50 (does not include teaching or The Jesus Experience).  Many people have been inquiring about this option.  To be clear this is a simple personal retreat - bring your own food and sleeping bag - cabin and trails provided - you are on you own - very basic.  Spiritual direction is available upon request.  We do offer individual, couple and smaller group retreats (2 night stay).  Donations begin at $250 for a one person guided retreat and increase by $100 for every person added.    Retreats focus on connecting with God to experience intimacy and healing.  

3crosses is located on a 35 acre property in northern Ontario just minutes off highway 11 (2 hours north of Toronto).   The property (595 Aspdin Road) is set on a small mountain with many ridges and lookouts to Lake Vernon.  Trails are well-marked.   (3crosses Cafe location - 482 North Mary Lake Road.)

Welcome to the Booking Information Page. Here you you can see the availability for Individual and Group experiences (green squares). If you would like to book a Listening Experience for you, a group or organization, please click here to contact Rev. Jeff Roy;      rev@livingit.info.  Phone - 7053498655

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Words from Explorers at 3crosses:

Welcome video for the 3crosses Café - a walk through the Café and bunk area.
Trailguide Jeff talks about the experiential walk - The Jesus Experience - at 3crosses.
3crosses participants share their experiences at 3crosses. (pics as well)
Trailguide Jedd shares about individual prayer retreats from the Hemlock RIdge (Mount of Transfiguration)

This summer I travelled to a placed called Three Crosses (3crosses.ning.com) in Huntsville, Ontario. Pastor Jeff Roy has developed a “spiritual listening experience” on 35 acres in one of the most beautiful places in the province. The listening experience involves a guided walk through “Gethsemane” and “Golgotha” as a space to be still and listen to the Voice of God. long the walk, I was invited to pour out my heart to God and then listen deeply to what God wanted to say to me personally. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to hear God’s Voice. He spoke directly to my fears and insecurities and, in particular, my fear of failure.

At one point I was stunned to hear Him say, “David, release your image to me. You are still too attached to your image. You want to be seen as a good and strong leader but at times it consumes you. I am in charge, not you. Just show up and let me lead in you and through you. It is me in you, the hope of glory. I am the audience and I am pleased. Stop the performance and be you. Authentic, Transparent, and Humble! I can use that stuff! Release yourself fully to me. I am enough.” As I lingered over these powerful words, my heart became light within me.
God is speaking, and how I long to hear his voice. Jesus declared, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). All of us feel the press of the post-summer start-up with its multiple demands. So many voices all clamouring for our attention. Perhaps this is the very moment that God is urging you to “Be still.”

A.B. Simpson, commenting on his journey of listening, wrote, “And as I listened and slowly learned to obey, and shut my ears to every sound, I found after a while that when the other voices ceased, or I ceased to hear them, there was a still, small voice in the depths of my being that began to speak with an inexpressible tenderness, power, and comfort.”
Maybe today God is taking your face in His hands and gently but firmly saying, “Are you listening to me?”Lean in…it will change your world!

Dave Hearn
President Christian and Missionary Alliance

Do you long for a deeper relationship with Jesus?

Do you hear the God of all creation’s voice?

God loves you so deeply. He wants you to know Him so intimately, to speak with you on a personal level.  He already knows everything about you. He knows everything you will ever become and everything you will ever do. He longs to have you know Him much deeper than you ever have.  In fact, the God of all creation, because He loves you so deeply, wants  you to know Him like you never have known Him before.  It is obvious that the more of God we have in our lives, the more we will experience true living, true love.

Do you want more of God? At  3crosses you will not only experience more of God through teachings in a group setting, but by spending time alone with God in the Garden of Gethsemane, the cross, and other  locations on a 40 acre location in the heart of the beautiful Muskoka ‘s.

3cross’s has been in operation for over 1 year now. At 3crosses, you will have the opportunity to increase and deepen your relationship with Christ.  Many lives are touched and changed through the experience of meeting and hearing God at 3cross’s.  One of the best parts is hearing individuals give testimony of how God spoke to them during the Experience during the retreat.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity and experience that awaits you at 3 crosses. Come rain or shine, God is waiting to meet you, to converse with you in new and deeper wonderful ways, because He loves  you.

Bill Andrews, Elder - Burlington Alliance

3 Crosses is the most powerful spiritual 'retreat' experience I have engaged in. The Jesus experience has contributed significantly to enlarging my heart by experientially developing a significantly richer and deeper appreciation for Jesus, His love, grace and forgiveness to me. To sit in the garden of Gethsemane with Jesus, and be with Him as He contemplated the cross for me was a powerful experience. My depth of appreciation for the love and forgiveness I have received and the cost, the sacrifice, for me, is humbling. I desire to live with a heart of love and forgiveness...I have been forgiven much. One of the most poignant moments of the experience was to climb to the foot of the upper three crosses and because the day was rainy and the path slippery and muddy I took hold of the small trees sprouting from the ground along the trail. These small trees were to remind me of the people that God had placed in my life that have been with me along life's journey. At the base of the upper three crosses I wept as I thought of my dear wife and the pain and difficulty I put her through in our early years of marriage. I thought of how she has been with me through the years of my pride filled youth and as I prostrated on the ground below the center cross I longed to be with her, to ask her forgiveness for the many difficult years I put her through and to express to her how deeply I loved her for being with me and staying with me. A few months after this experience I wrote these sentiments for my bride, that God flooded my heart with at the base of the upper three crosses, in a letter and have read it to her. As I read this letter to my wife we wept and thanked God for His faithfulness in our lives. God is so good!

Phil Miller, Welland, Ontario

I arrived at the Crosses, I asked the question of God ‘What do you want me to do in my life?’

“I LOVE YOU…. I LOVE THAT YOU SHARE ME”

‘I want to do your will I want to have my heart want only you and your will’

‘I want  my love for you to drive me everyday every second.

‘Am I asking to much? I don’t want to believe I am.’

“ALL IS MINE TO GIVE I WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED”

You have concealed your way from me a know it all. You concealed the correct trail. I missed a turn I wasn’t concentrating on you.

“I STILL… IN SPITE OF YOU… BROUGHT YOU TO THE FOOT OF THE CROSS”

-I met my Maker at 3 Crosses.  Not for the first time, but much more tangibly and emotionally than ever before.  As I reread His words to me one year later, they are no less powerful, no less loving.  He longs for a personal relationship with me, and indeed all of us.  Who am I to deny this of Him?  He made me… I look forward to experiencing him there again.  I look forward to having others share their own personal experience of Him.  This is my prayer for 3 Crosses and for you.                                                                               

Rob Alexander; Elder - Huntsville Alliance Church