The School for Contemplative Living
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!
A MINISTRY OF PARKER AND RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES
Creating Contemplative Learning Communities
by practicing the presence of God
for personal transformation
and radical engagement with the world
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 radical engagement with the world.
This for us is the outward journey
THE SCHOOL FOR CONTEMPLATIVE LIVING IS AN ECUMENICAL MINISTRY
SUPPORTED BY PARKER MEMORIAL and RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES OF NEW ORLEANS.
Spiritual Director: Rev. William Thiele, Ph.D.
"You are invited
in the precarious balancing
of the precious gift of your hours
to pass a little time
in the company of fellow seekers
as we long for the very Presence
of the living God
and Source our lives in that country
to serve this world with joy!"
Blessings on your journey,