Centering Prayer

Monday Evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in the Fireplace room
A series of talks Leading up to the Centering Prayer Workshop (Oct. 20 & 27)
What is the Christian experience of connecting to the Source?
If you’ve ever been curious about Christian meditation, this is the series for you.
Oct 1 – Dr. Bill Apel: “Why contemplate? Answers from the Bible, the ancient Christian Celts
of Ireland, and the Desert Father and Mothers”
Oct 8 – Dr. Linda Olds: “Images and Wisdom from the Medieval Mystics and Beyond”
Oct 15 – Dr. Joel Marrant: “Thomas Merton in Song and Dance”
Introduction to Centering Prayer, a 2-Part Workshop
Saturday, October 20th & 27th – 12 pm to 4 pm (both days)
Centering Prayer is a method of prayer revived from ancient teachings in the Christian contemplative heritage that emphasizes prayer as listening to God in silence. By taking time to “rest in God” each day, we prepare to receive the gift of God’s presence.
Sat., Oct. 20 – exploring the method of Centering Prayer and its contextual background.
Sat., Oct. 27 –  helping to answer questions that arise from the practice through videos and discussion.
Both days provide two opportunities to practice Centering Prayer.
Suggested donation of $35 (scholarships available). To register or for more info contact:
Lynn Crowell, – 503-472-8196   – All are Welcome –