An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life

10th Annual Contemplative Conference
with Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes and Phileena Heuertz
November 8-9, 2019
 
 
First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St. New Orleans
Cost: $60, Early Bird Rate, then $75 after October 1
Info: william.thiele56@gmail.com 
Checks to Rayne UMC, with "SCL Conference" on the lower memo line 
Mail to: SCL, 3900 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70115
 
Program Details: link to Calendar
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Compassion Cultivation Training
with William Thiele, PhD, & Caroline Campion, MD
Information Session: Wednesday, 8/21/19, 5:30-7 pm
 
 
8-week Classes start: September 4,  5:30-7:30 pm
or September 5, 12-2 pm
 
Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St, Charles Ave.
 
RSVP or questions: William.thiele56@gmail.com
 
Suggested cost: $350 (partial scholarships available)
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Centering Prayer 5-Day Retreat
 
with Susan Komis, Contemplative Outreach
September 13-18, 2019
 
Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula, LA
 
Cost: $545
RSVP: mgdrake@juno.com
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__________Monks in the World video__________
 
 
  ________________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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Mission

Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God

for personal transformation and compassionate service with the world.

 

Support us:

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

Mail to: SCL, 3900 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70115
Online donations link: https://raynenola.org/contribute/

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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)
 
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 at www.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 compassionate service with the world. This for us is the outward journey