Events

SECOND SATURDAYS OF CENTERING PRAYER
9am-12noon
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church: 1301 Trap Road, Vienna, VA

2020 Calendar

PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT EVENT:

SATURDAY, MARCH 14th
A MORNING OF CENTERING PRAYER
Two 30-min CP sessions, plus presentation:
Selection from Fr. Thomas Keating’s “Spiritual Journey” DVD Series, Part 2

Morning Overview:
9:00 Welcome, sign-in, refreshments
9:15 Introductions, overview of morning
9:30 First session: 30-min Centering Prayer (and mini-course for beginners)
10:00 Short break
10:15 Selection from Fr. Thomas Keating’s “Spiritual Journey” DVD (30min)
10:45 Sort, 3-min private reflection on content of Keating’s material and where it speaks to you in your spiritual journey – followed by sharing or, for those who prefer to reflect on the content of Keating’s presentation, quiet reflection in chapel.
11:15 Second Session: 30-min Centering Prayer
11:45 Evaluations

–All sessions offer support and guidance to beginners, as needed.
–No need to pre-register – just show up!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE FUTURE “2nd Saturday” DATES:
Saturday, April 11
Saturday, May 9
Saturday, Jun 13

As always, please take note of other upcoming local events below.

Blessings-
Your Contemplative Outreach Northern Virginia (CONOVA) Service Team

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OTHER LOCAL CONTEMPLATIVE EVENTS:

SAVE THE DATES: MONDAY NIGHT TALK SERIES: February 24, 2020
Sponsored by Center the Spiritual Deepening
Next Event: “Awakening to Reality: Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Life”
When: Next session: February 24, 2020 7:30-9:00pm
Where: Center for Spiritual Deepening 8531 Riverside Rd, Alexandria, VA
Led by LJ Milone
Click here for more information.

SAVE THE DATES: COMW Half-Day Retreat Series continues….
Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW)
Next Event: “The Contemplative Experience of Jesus, Part 2: The Parables”
When: Next session: Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St, NW, Washington, DC
Led by LJ Milone
Click here for more information.
Part 3: April 18 (at St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring, MD)

REGISTRATION OPEN: May 15-16, 2020
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) invites all Centering Prayer Group Facilitators and anyone considering becoming a facilitator to SAVE THE DATES for:
OVERNIGHT FACILITATOR SUPPORT & FORMATION WORKSHOP
When: Friday evening, May 15, through Saturday, May 16, 2020
Where: Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD
Click here for more.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) and Annunciation Parish Social Concerns Committee invites you to:
AN INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP AND REFRESHER ON CENTERING PRAYER: “Resting in God: The Art of Consenting”
with Guest Presenter Fr. Carl J. Arico and COMW service team member LJ Milone
When: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Where: Annunciation Catholic Church, 3810 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Click here for more. More details to come later.

REGISTRATION OPEN: Saturday, Oct 25-30, 2020
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) invites all to an:
OCTOBER SILENT CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT
When: Sunday, October 25, 2020 – Friday October 30, 2020
Where: Claggett Retreat House, Adamstown, MD
Click here for more.