Events

***(in-person gatherings suspended until further notice)*** SECOND SATURDAYS OF CENTERING PRAYER 9am-12noon Location Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church 1301 Trap Road, Vienna, VA

Covid-19 update

Until we are able to meet safely in person again, we have moved our “2nd Saturday Centering Prayer” ONLINE via Zoom video-conference platform.
OUR NEXT EVENT:

SATURDAY, JUNE 13th
9am-11:15am
**ONLINE**
(via Zoom – see details in blue below)
 
A MORNING OF CENTERING PRAYER
Two 30-min CP sessions plus a Fr. Thomas Keating video selection

“Formation of the Home-Made Self – The Existential Model”
(from the Spiritual Journey DVD Series)

 
Our online format will be similar to that which we hold in-person at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church:

Morning Overview:  (times approximate)
9:00   Welcome, overview of morning and introductions
9:20   First session: 30-min Centering Prayer
9:50   Short break 10:05  Fr. Keating Video selection
10:40  Short period of silence to reflect on your personal experience of Fr. Keating’s message and where that message touches your spiritual journey, followed by a period of time in which you may chose to share your personal reflections with the group
11:00 Second Session: 30-min Centering Prayer
11:30 Blessing and Closing

For security reasons , the Zoom meeting ID # will be provided only to those who pre-register their interest in participating.    If you are not already on our email list, please join here.

As always, please take note of other upcoming local events below, including LJ Milone’s continuing webinars as well as on-line retreat/events webinars offered by Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW). 

In addition, many on-line resources have popped up in recent days to support us.    Here are a few we hope you find helpful:  1) our national website:  Contemplative Outreach LTD,   2)  meditationchapel.org hosts virtual Centering sessions at all hours in all parts of the world, and 3) Find the Divine website.

In the meantime, we continue to send blessings and wishes for safety and good health to you and your loved ones.   Our practice teaches us that God is ever-Present, working within and through us, as we persevere the as yet unknown impact of this pandemic.   Let us each continue to hold each other in prayer, with gratitude.  

Your Contemplative Outreach Northern Virginia (CONOVA) Service Team


OTHER LOCAL CONTEMPLATIVE EVENTS:

CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH OF MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON (COMW
Click here for COMW’s June 20 Half-Day retreat details.   (Via Zoom)
Click here for the COMW July 18 Centering Prayer Intro program with Father Carl Arico & LJ Milone. (Via Zoom)


LJ MILONE CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY WEBINARS – “Happy Nothingness”
Presented by LJ Milone, regular presenter for Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW).  Click here for information on the June series (June 3, 10, 17, 24)