Get centred with prayer

workshop will provide instruction and experience in this basic practice of silent meditative prayer

The Campbell River United Church workshop on the technique of Centering Prayer has been rescheduled to Saturday March 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop will be led by Rev. Bill Laurie of Nanaimo, who is trained as a Centering Prayer presenter through Contemplative Outreach (www.centeringprayer.com), an international organization pioneered by Fr. Thomas Keating.

This workshop will provide instruction and experience in this basic practice of 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, notably the Fathers and Mothers of the Desert, Lectio Divina, (praying the scriptures), The Cloud of Unknowing, St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila.

It was distilled into a simple ecumenical method of prayer in the 1970’s by three Trappist monks, including Fr. Keating.

There will be a charge of $45 payable at the door to cover lunch and the presenter’s expenses.

Pre-register at the church office or phone Elaine Julian at 250-923-0162 by Monday March 21.  All are invited – all are welcome.

The United Church of Canada 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 their minister is Wayne Hughes.

In addition to Sunday worship and mid-week groups, we seek to be “the compassion of Jesus coming alive” in Campbell River through our soup kitchen outreach ministry at lunch time on Saturdays at 1251 Cypress St.

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