Contemplative Prayer Group

Why?

We live in a world full of noise, an incessant bombardment of words, even within the privacy of our own minds. Our very relationship with God is defined by words: prayers, Bible study, sermons, and endless activity.
You are invited to experience the ancient Christian practice of centering prayer in a small group of 6-8 participants, led by a trained spiritual director. The group will support each other in making this and other contemplative spiritual disciplines a regular habit over this 3-4 month period, long enough for the practice to deepen, take root, and blossom.

Who?

Lay leaders (anyone who regularly attends church and is an active participant in the life and activities of the fellowship) who are interested in learning and practicing centering prayer and other contemplative practices in the Christian tradition

When?

Program will begin with a half-day retreat, followed by 6 one-hour meetings, approximately every other Saturday morning, and conclude with another half-day retreat on January 29.

All meetings are on Saturday mornings: (All times are Central Time.)

Oct. 2, 9am – noon (opening half-day retreat)
Oct. 9, 10-11am (first of six Small Group Reflective Gatherings)
Oct. 23, 10-11am
Nov. 6, 10-11am
Nov. 20, 10-11am
Dec. 4, 10-11am
Jan. 8, 10-11am
Jan. 29, 9am – noon (closing half-day retreat)

How?

To ensure everyone’s safety during COVID, all meetings will be held via Zoom.

How much?

$99 per participant, which can be paid in 3 monthly payments of $33. Included is a copy of Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence, by Ruth Haley Barton.

Sign up at Eleven:28

Registration Deadline extended

to September 22, 2021

Questions? Contact Celeste Boudreaux

at 832-477-6737 or celesteb@rice.edu

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