Third Saturdays | 9 am
You are invited to begin your weekend by intentionally taking time for yourself, time for quiet worship, for prayers and Scripture, and deep silence in a special setting.
Until we can again gather in-person, each of us is invited to “gather” in our own special place, at 9:00 a.m. on each Third Saturday: download the service (listed below) . . . read or pray the bold-face words quietly, out-loud . . . knowing that they are being read or prayed by others at the same time . . . by a cloud of witnesses.
Many who are deeply committed to a life of service have found that their journey out into the busy-ness—or into the uncertainties—of the world is enriched and strengthened when they take time for the journey in, for prayer or quiet music or silence.
Centering Prayer: Radical Silence
Wednesdays | Noon | Zoom
“Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46) This simple wisdom is an invitation from God to set aside all activity, rest in silence, and enter the deep stillness, God within us. “Silence, is God’s first language.” Centering Prayer is an updated form of an ancient meditative practice rooted in the Christian tradition of Contemplation. We slow down, step out of the chaotic pace of life, and recharge mind, body, and spirit.
In our complicated world, Centering Prayer works for its radical silence and simplicity. It is straightforward and clear: God is in the silence. This is enough. Thich Nhat Hanh says: “If we cannot make peace within, how can we hope to bring peace in the world.”
Contemplation is the only practice all of the world religions share as a form of connecting to God. By quieting our active minds and bodies, we consent to God’s presence and action in our lives. The requirements are simple: Intention to listen deeply and practice of the method.
For more information, or to request the Zoom link, please contact Rev. Dr. Meghan Gage-Finn.