An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Groups

Contemplative Practices in community help us
connect with God in the inner sanctuary.

 Classes/Groups
Birth of a Dancing Star by Sr. Ilia Delio
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm (Zoom link)
Centering prayer at 11:30 am
Into the Silent Land by Martin Laird
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, (resuming after pandemic)
Centering Prayer: 5:30 pm

Sacred Yoga Class for Beginners
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. (Resuming after pandemic).
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A Circle of Trust (reflecting on sacred poetry and writing for the soul)
a group modeled from A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Join us online through Zoom, (see homepage for directions).

Weekly Centering Prayer/Meditation Groups:
Mondays, 1o am, Long Beach, MS. Contact Peg for details at 228-860-4569,
(resumes after pandemic)
Mondays, 12 Noon(through Zoom link)
1201 Metairie Rd. (second floor classroom of education building - Room 201)
Tuesdays, 12:30-1 pm, through Zoom (see homepage for directions).

Wednesdays, 11:30 am, through Zoom (see homepage for directions).

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm(resumes after pandemic).

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m(resumes after pandemic).

Saturdays, 11 a.m., (resumes after pandemic).

Monthly Gatherings: Centering and Sharing
3rd Thursdays - 7 pm, Slidell Group, (resumes after pandemic).
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Contemplative Worship: Check with these sites about in-person worship
Christ Episcopal Cathedral, Sundays, 6:30 pm "Real Presence," 2919 St. Charles Ave.
Real Presence is a Eucharistic contemplative evening service that seeks to engage the heart and senses as well as the mind. Prayer stations and periods of silence combine with traditional Episcopal liturgy to create a sacred space to encounter the divine. (resumes after pandemic)
Wednesdays, 6:45 pmSt. Luke's United Methodist Church
(5875 Canal Blvd. - in Lakeview) (resumes after pandemic)
Contemplative worship after 15 minutes of silent meditation
Taize' Services at:
1. Munholland UMC, 1st & 3rd Sundays, at 6 pm, 1201 Metairie Road(resumes after pandemic)
2. Andy Kates' homeMondays at 6:30 pm921 Fern St, New Orleans, 70118(resumes after pandemic)
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2020 Workshops and Retreats
January 15        Compassion Cultivation Training classes with Caroline Campion and William Thiele
January 11        Winter Compassion Retreat at the Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville
January 25       We R Righting Group Workshop with Ellen Morris Prewitt
March 14              Marvelous Light: Resolving Resentments as Spiritual Practice with Shawn Anglim
March 28             Compassion Convening at the Vanderbilt Divinity School, (To be rescheduled)
April 25              Spiritual Excellence in Islam with Anwer Bashi, PhD (resumes after pandemic)
August 21-26     Centering Prayer Retreat, location TBD
November 14   11th Annual Contemplative Conference with Sr. Ilia Delio
 

1.   Contact us to start a gathering at your church, non-profit or business.

For further information contact William Thiele at William.thiele56@gmail.com.