“Silence is God’s first language” wrote St. John of the Cross in the 16th century. Through various contemplative offerings we create opportunities for personal and group silence in order to deepen our relationship with God.
Monday Night Centering Prayer We gather in the church for group silence every Monday evening from 6:30-6:50 p.m. Those who wish may stay for a video presentation in the parish house from 7:00-7:30. Currently we are viewing An Introduction to Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating.
Labyrinth Walks The labyrinth is an ancient tool for walking meditation and reflection. Our river-rock labyrinth is located by a creek in a corner of our field and is available for silent meditation during the day. Several times a year we host evening candlelit labyrinth walks for groups.
Celtic Evening Prayer Music, silence, prayer and short readings characterize this contemplative service of prayer. During this service one might light a candle as a symbol of intention, receive the laying on of hands for healing and place written prayer requests on the altar. This service is followed by a simple soup supper in the parish house.
Occasionally we offer a Quiet Morning of prayer and reflection.
Please check the Events Calendar for the dates and times of contemplative offerings.