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Spirituality & Education

 

Centering Prayer

Introductory Program at St. Luke's

Contemplative prayer is God’s personal and unique gift to us and has been a part of our Christian heritage for centuries. If we are open to the gift of contemplation it may profoundly affect our daily life. The Centering Prayer Introductory Program serves to explain the gift of contemplative prayer and deepening of our relationship with God. The method of Centering Prayer will be presented and time will be allowed for practice of the prayer. Discover the meaning of Psalm 46: “Be still and know that I am God.” 

The registration fee is $35, which includes a copy of the book Open Mind, Open Heart. Presented to the St. Luke's community and friends by experienced practitioners of Centering Prayer, commissioned to present the program by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Elaine Johnston, 907-888-8510 or fireweedinak@yahoo.com

 

Sacred Ground

A film-based dialogue series on race and faith starting October 12.

St. Luke's is meeting every three weeks through April to talk deeply and intentionally about race through the Sacred Ground curriculum created by The Episcopal Church:

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope, and love.


This is not a passive program. There will be movies/videos to watch and readings for every session. We hope that this will be a group willing to drop deeply into this work as a community, so we ask that you commit to attending at least eight of the ten sessions.

If you're interested or if you have any questions, please email Sara at revsara@saintlukesgresham.org

 

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