An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Saturday, December 15, 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.
 
Become a supporter of the School today! 
To support our mission, become a supporter as follows:
Online Giving: Use the "Contribute" link at https://raynenola.org/
and add "SCL donation" in the note; or
Checks to Rayne UMC, with "SCL" on the lower memo line
3900 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70115

 

_______Yoga and Contemplative Prayer Retreat_______
"In Your Presence is Fullness of Joy"
with Ani Vidrine, LCSW, spiritual director
Saturday, 1/5/19, 9 am - 1 pm
Where: The home of William & Carol Thiele in Slidell
Suggested donation: $40
RSVP: William.thiele56@gmail.com
 
_______Compassion Cultivation Training_______
with William Thiele, PhD, certified CCT teacher
Suggested donation: $350 (partial scholarships available)
Classes start: January 2 or 3, 2019, for 8 weeks
At Rayne's Epiphany House: 3924 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans
RSVP: William.thiele56@gmail.com
 
__________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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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 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