Centering Prayer Group "Be still and know that I am God " Psalm 46:10
This interfaith Centering Prayer Group meets in our Parish Hall on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 9:00 a.m. until about 10:30 a.m. No meetings are scheduled during June, July or August. Time together typically consists of one twenty-minute silent prayer period (Centering Prayer), followed by faith sharing on a selected topic from a book, DVD, or other spiritual resource. Our group studies that which comes from a Christian perspective, and anyone is welcome to attend, including those acquainted with other meditative practices. Anyone is also welcome to arrive after the group's period of Centering Prayer to participate in study and faith sharing only. The morning agenda generally follows this schedule: 8:45 Music with Silence 9:00 Centering Prayer * 9:30 Fellowship 9:45 Topic for discussion and faith sharing 10:45 Closing Prayer (* When Centering Prayer begins at 9:00 a.m. the doors to the Parish Hall will close. Chairs will have been placed on the stairway landing for those coming late or who arrive to participate in discussion and faith sharing. When Centering Prayer has ended, doors will open at 9:30 to admit those who may be waiting.) Please see the Centering Prayer Group Calendar, on this page, for current topics of study.
The Vision of Contemplative Outreach by Thomas Keating Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27 We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer. +++
"Contemplative Prayer is the world in which God can do anything. To move into that realm is the greatest adventure. It is to be open to the Infinite and hence to infinite possibilities. Our private, self-made worlds come to an end; a new world appears within and around us and the impossible becomes an everyday experience."