An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Groups

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

 Classes/Groups

Contemplative Justice Group (online)

Mondays, 12-1:30 pm, CST

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Zoom link provided by emailing william.thiele56@gmail.com.

begins 1/4/21
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Contemplative Life Group: Wednesdays 11:30 am-1 pm CST
Always a Guest by Barbara Brown Taylor begins 1/6/21 11:30 am - 1 pm CST
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Cosmic Hope Discussion Group
Discussing our recorded contemplative conference by Sr. Ilia Delio
Wednesdays 4-5 pm CST (resumes 1/6/21 with a summary of presentation 1)

Compassion Cultivation Training (8-weeks)
with Caroline Campion, MD, and William Thiele, PhD
Classes begin Sunday, January 10, 2-4 pm CST
Tuition: $350 (partial scholarships available)
For information: william.thiele56@gmail.com (see website homepage)
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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, 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Join us online through Zoom, (email william.thiele56@gmail.com).

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, email william.thiele56@gmail.com)
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm, (through Zoom link, email william.thiele56@gmail.com).

Wednesdays, 11:30 am, (through Zoom link, email william.thiele56@gmail.com).

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. with Bob Hopkins, MD, (through Zoom link).

Monthly Gatherings: Centering and Sharing
3rd Thursdays - 7 pm, Slidell Group, (through Zoom link from David Kidder).
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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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2021 Workshops and Retreats

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.