An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Groups

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

 Classes/Groups
Manifesting God by Thomas Keating - Wednesdays at Advent House from 11:30a-1p
Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton at Rayne's Epiphany House, on Wednesdays from 6-7p, with Centering Prayer at 5:30p, beginning 9/5/18. 
Compassion Cultivation Training on Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm began 9/5/18, and Sundays, 1-3 pm at Rayne’s Epiphany House, began 9/9/18. Suggested donation: $350 (partial scholarships available).

Sacred Yoga Class for Beginners
Mondays, 11 am Yoga and Centering Prayer, Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 7th Street, Slidell,
with Patricia Hart - Free
Mondays, 5:30 pm - Yoga Classes for Cancer Patients and Caregivers - SMH Wellness Pavilion,
501 Robert Blvd., Slidell - with Patricia Hart - Free - Provided by the Thomas & McMahan Cancer Foundation
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. at Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St. Charles Ave.
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A Circle of Trust (reflecting on sacred poetry for the soul)
a group modeled from A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at
Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St. Charles Ave.

Weekly Centering Prayer/Meditation Groups:
Mondays, 1o am, Long Beach, MS. Contact Peg for details at 228-860-4569
Mondays, 12 Noon, Munholland United Methodist Church
1201 Metairie Rd. (second floor classroom of education building - 201)
Mondays, 6 pm, First Grace United Methodist Church, Canal Blvd. at Jeff Davis
Guided Meditation led by Dan Thelen
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm, Loyola University, Ignatius Chapel, in Bobet Hall

Contact Merry Toups at merryparis@yahoo.com for details.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, Christ Episcopal Church Covington, 120 New Hampshire.

Wednesdays, 12 noon, University United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge

Contact Lisa Frost for details: lisajfrost@gmail.com

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St. Charles Ave.


Wednesdays, 6:45 pm, St. Luke's United Methodist Church
(5875 Canal Blvd. - in Lakeview)

Contemplative worship after 15 minutes of silent meditation

Thursdays, 12 noon, Ochsner Hospital, Jefferson Hwy. campus
First floor chapel - near front entrance for meditation.

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., Advent House, 1637 Seventh St. at Carondelet

Saturdays, 11 a.m., Munholland UMC, 1201 Metairie Rd. - Room 201.

Monthly Gatherings: Centering and Sharing
3rd Thursdays - 7 pm, Slidell Group
Contact us for location
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Contemplative Worship at:
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.
Taize' Services at:
Munholland UMC, 1st & 3rd Sundays, at 6 pm, 1201 Metairie Roadled by Rev. Janet Davis.
Andy Kates' homeMondays at 6:30 pm921 Fern St, New Orleans, 70118.
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2018 Workshops and Retreats
January 19          Quiet Day at Advent House, 1637 Seventh St. at Carondelet (see homepage)
January 27          Centering Prayer Workshop at Munholland UMC, 1201 Metairie Rd. (parlor)
February 24        Sandplay Retreat at Munholland UMC, 1201 Metairie Rd.
March 19-21       Silent Retreat at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula
March 23            Quiet Day at Advent House, 1637 Seventh St.
March 31            Labyrinth Walk for Holy Saturday, Munholland UMC 1201 Metairie Rd.
April 7                Women's Contemplative Day at Ecoutez! Retreat, Slidell
April 21              Evolutionary Love at Munholland UMC, with Sr. Janet Franklin
June 24              Compassion Cultivation Training: 8-weeks with William Thiele, PhD
August 3-8        Centering Prayer Retreat at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula
Sept. 5, or 9   Compassion Cultivation Training: 8-weeks with William Thiele, PhD
Sept. 21-22     Soul Collage with Cindy Serio at Munholland UMC
October 20     An Evening with Anne Lamott at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church
November 17   Sacred Dreaming with Sr. MaryAnn Culotta at the Peace Center on Broadway

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.