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Join Us at the Center for Spiritual Nourishment - this Saturday


 

Christ Church's Center for Spiritual Nourishment will provide opportunities for spiritual growth for CEC members and the larger community by offering an array of experiences that engage the mind, body, and spirit.  We will be tending to our souls in community! 


This Saturday, June 15, 2024

8:30 a.m. – 12 noon


Join for any or all of the morning as we offer:

 Contemplative Christianity and Meditation

Spiritual Direction Group

Science Supporting Spiritual Reality

Trauma-Informed Care: The Basics

Healing Liturgy Worship Service

  

Sessions will be scheduled throughout the morning, so drop in for a bit, or come for the entire event.



 

Session Descriptions

Drop in on any session, or participate in the entire series

(generally 4-6 weeks, depending on the series)

 


Contemplative Christianity & Meditation

Discover the desire God has to commune with us and how to inwardly attune ourselves to the Spirit's voice.  Learn (briefly) about the history of contemplative Christianity, study the power of breathwork, be led through guided visualizations, become proficient in multiple techniques for stilling the mind, and practice drawing focus into your heart center.  In a mixture of teaching, discussion, and practice, strengthen your ability to engage in the equally important side of the conversation with God--if prayer is talking to the Lord, meditation is listening to God’s voice, and being changed by God’s presence.  2 sessions/month (both are the same).

 


Spiritual Direction Group

Are you looking for a way to deepen your spiritual life in a small dedicated community? If so, we invite you to consider joining with 5-7 people for a five-month spiritual direction group. We'll listen deeply to each other, scripture, poetry, nature, and our bodies as we seek to hear the voice of the Holy moving in our lives.

 


Science Supporting Spiritual Reality

Too many people compartmentalize science and religion allowing them to conflict, and our children are taught that our existence is nothing more than our physical existence in this three dimensional world walking through time.  This program will explore and provide scientific evidence, not proof, that neither of these positions are true; that our greater reality lies in the spiritual realm, a dimensionality within which this physical, temporal world exists.  The NDE (Near-Death Experience) evidence points to our spiritual reality, and many of the newer scientific discoveries point to a physical world more complex and intricate than ever imagined, a world which cannot come into being without a creator.  We will find a Creator intimately involved in this creation and truth in His words, “Come now, let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18).  Due to length of session, plan to meet in Parish Hall (lower level of the Administration building by OB) at 9 AM.  Come early for coffee and socializing in NB

 


Trauma-Informed Care and Spirituality

Most of us have trauma histories (conscious or unconscious) that continue to manifest negatively in our lives when triggered; our communities themselves might be traumatized in one way or another.  During this 5-session gathering, participants will gain a working knowledge of the theory of trauma and its effects on mind, body and spirit.  June 15 session will focus on trauma and how it can impact our spirituality. Seminarian Mike is excited to share what he has learned about trauma and the importance of trauma-informed care for ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. 



 

 And Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Sessions!

Saturday, July 20

Saturday, August 17


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