Do you need a little quiet time?

Are you interested in learning about a nurturing method of silent Christian contemplative prayer?

Do you need a quiet break in the middle of your busy day?

Are you “spiritual but not religious”? Are you interested in learning about a nurturing method of silent Christian contemplative prayer?

The Campbell River United Church is offering Brown Bag Meditation weekdays at 12 noon from March 11-28.

The church sanctuary will be open for silent prayer from 12 -12:30 p.m., with opportunity for coffee and conversation following.  Bring your lunch and return to work or errands refreshed and encouraged.

Information will be available about the simple practice of Centering Prayer, a silent meditative prayer that allows us to be present to God in an intimate and direct way.

Centering Prayer is drawn from ancient prayer practices of the Christian contemplative heritage, adapted to our modern lives.

Although the emphasis will be on Centering Prayer, other silent prayer or meditation practices are welcome. There is also a small labyrinth available just outside the church entrance for walking meditation and suggestions for its prayerful use are posted on the church door.

This event is offered during the last three weeks of the Christian observance of the season of Lent, a time for reflection and learning as we approach Good Friday and Easter. There will be no Brown Bag Meditation on Good Friday, March 29.

Campbell River United Church is “an inclusive community centered in Christ.”

It is at the corner of Pinecrest and South Birch, just down the hill from Strathcona Gardens.

Regular Sunday morning worship and Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and the minister is Wayne Hughes. In addition to Sunday worship, they offer a variety of mid-week groups and a soup kitchen outreach ministry at lunch time on Saturdays at 1251 Cypress St.

For further information about Brown Bag Meditation, contact Elaine Julian at 250-830-1654.

The phone number for the church office is 250-286-0431.