An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Mission

Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God for personal transformation and compassionate service with the world.

 
_________Compassion Cultivation Training: Information Session_________
with William Thiele, PhD
Sunday, May 20, 12:45 - 2:45 pm
Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St. Charles Ave.
Cost: Free (bring a sack lunch at 12:15 if you wish)
RSVP: William.thiele56@gmail.com
____________"An Evening with Anne Lamott"____________
Speaking from her upcoming book: Almost Everything
Saturday, October 20, 6-8:30 pm
St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave.
Registration links are below:
  ________________Podcast Series: 11 Episodes________________
"A Contemplative Path"
with William Thiele, PhD
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Link to Our Groups above for all our weekly classes/monthly workshops

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Become a member/supporter of the School today! 

To support our mission, become a member/supporter for $40 or more.

Checks to Rayne UMC, with "SCL membership" on the memo line

3900 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70115

(Members are invited to deduct $5 from any workshop fee.)

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To learn more from our stories of contemplative living read this book:
Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture,
published by Wipf & Stock, and available on Amazon.com, (William Thiele, author), Listen to a brief youtube description here.
You can also follow a blog by William Thiele:
"A Contemplative Path" at www.wordpress.com.
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8th Annual Contemplative Conference: December 1-2, 2017
The Divine Dance with the Trinity
Thanks to the donated video work of Don Downey. You can learn more about his work atwww.dondowneyfilm.com.
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Listening in Stillness
Cultivating a contemplative presence for God involves daily practice of spiritual disciplines in solitude.

Because the journey cannot be completed alone, we also practice and learn with a community of supportive friends. This, for us, is the inward journey: "practicing the Presence of God for personal transformation."

Serving in Joy!
Presence for God brings us into God's heart for the world. The result is action - a response of serving by bringing the Presence into our service. We serve through our chosen vocations and through shared missions. We seek radical engagement with the world. This for us is the outward journey.


To connect with a class, practice group, or workshop - link to Our Groups.