***(in-person gatherings suspended until further notice)***
SECOND SATURDAYS OF CENTERING PRAYER
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church
1301 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
We are continuing to answer the call to protect each other from Covid-19 by refraining from physically gathering. To that end, we have moved our “2nd Saturday Centering Prayer” ONLINE via Zoom video-conference platform.
OUR NEXT EVENT:
video presentation of Fr. Thomas Keating’s
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: “A Life Surrendered to Love” (20 min)
10:25 Short, 3-min private reflection on content of Keating’s material and where it speaks to you in your spiritual journey, followed by group sharing on the content of Keating’s presentation.
10:45 Second Session: 30-min Centering Prayer
11:15 Blessing and Closing
For security reasons , the Zoom meeting ID # will be provided only to those who pre-register their interest in participating. Please join our email list using the blue link on the upper right side of this page.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Our next ONLINE “2nd Saturday” date: May 9, 2020 9am
As always, please take note of other upcoming local events below, including some upcoming webinars (this week!) presented by LJ Milone.
In addition, many on-line resources have popped up in recent days to support us. Here are a couple we hope you find helpful: 1) our national website: Contemplative Outreach LTD, and…. 2) meditationchapel.org hosts virtual Centering sessions at all hours in all parts of the world.
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:
Presented by LJ Milone
LJ Milone, regular presenter for Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW), is offering a series of Christian spirituality webinars on Zoom. He will offer them for a nominal fee, which can be paid through PayPal.
Click here to register in advance for this webinar.
SAVE THE DATES: COMW HALF-DAY RETREAT SERIES
Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW)
Because of the coronavirus, the Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) half day retreat series is suspended until further notice. COMW hopes to resume this series as soon as possible. Click here for more information.
CANCELLED: OVERNIGHT FACILITATOR SUPPORT & FORMATION WORKSHOP
May 15-16, 2020
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW)
COMW will announce toward the end of April the status of the now scheduled May 15/16 Facilitator Retreat . Whether or not this workshop will proceed as planned or be rescheduled, and other concerns that may arise. Contact Marjorie at email@example.com if you have questions.
CANCELLED: LECTIO DIVINA IMMERSION RETREAT
June 5-7, 2020
St. Mary’s Sewanee is closed to the public until further notice.
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.