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Contemplative Group This Wednesday!

The Contemplative Group will meet Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room at Good Shepherd.  We begin with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer/meditation, followed by a teaching and discussion. This month we will begin a new series by Fr. Richard Rohr called Exploring and Experiencing The Naked Now – a program based on the main themes of his best-selling book. Contemplative seeing is the “lost treasure” from our Christian Tradition. This series opens Scripture to reveal the goal of religion.

New Bible Study!

Our Thursday Bible Study will begin studying “Jesus and Buddha: Paths to Awakening” beginning on Thursday, February 7, 9:30-11 a.m. in the Conference Room.  Using a curriculum presented by Fr. Richard Rohr, (a Franciscan and founder of the Center of Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM and James Finley, a former Trappist monk who studied under Thomas Merton at the Abbey of Gethesemani in Kentucky), we will take a close look at the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and the teachings of Jesus found in the gospels.  This will be an 8-week series.

Taize Service

A service of Prayer and Contemplation called Taize, will be held this Saturday night at 5:3O p.m. in the Sanctuary.  It will include chant, quiet reflection, prayer, and scripture.  This contemplative time will be followed by the Holy Eucharist.  All are welcome to join us and all are welcomed at God’s table!

contemplative group

The Contemplative Group will meet on Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room.  We will begin with a 20-minute meditation period, followed by a teaching.  We continue with Fr. Richard Rohr’s presentation called “Falling Upward” which is a focus on what is called the two halves of life.  He states that “great love” and/or “great suffering” aides in moving one from one half to the other.  Join us for this special time of reflection and discussion.