Monday evenings, 7-8:30 pm
August-September, beginning August 6
All are welcome to come once or often. We are an open and ever-evolving group practicing together the contemplative and compassionate life in Christ.
Nina B Lanctot is our facilitator along with the shared gifts of the group. We each offer a donation of $5 per Monday to support the work of Pathways Retreat.
In August and September we will be using the book, One Foot in Eden: A Celtic View of the Stages of Life by J. Philip Newell.
We will be learning simple ways to chant the psalms and following the suggested pattern of lectio divina in the back of the book as a structure for our group time which will also include 20 minutes for silent/centering prayer.
For more information, contact Nina Lanctot.
Facilitator: Nina Lanctot has attended two Wisdom Schools with Cynthia Bourgeault and is also strongly influenced by the teaching of Richard Rohr. She is the pastor of Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite and a spiritual director.
Christ leads us not only to the treasure [of life] but through the painful encounters with the falseness of what is within us as well. These shadows need to be comprehended if we are to glimpse the treasure of God’s life at the heart of our lives….The hidden treasure that Jesus point us to is God’s life interwoven among our life (Newell, One Food in Eden, p. 3).
Schedule for each evening:
7:00-7:05 Chanting a Psalm
7:05-7:30 Centering Prayer; Passing the Peace
7:30-7:40 ONE FOOT IN EDEN: Chapter Theme/Scripture
7:40-8:00 Lectio Divina – Silent Reflection with Theme/Scripture
8:00-8:20 Group Reflection on Theme/Scripture
8:20-8:30 Closing Sharing and Prayer
Schedule for the chapters of the book:
6 August -- INTRO
13 August -- Chapter One
20 August -- Chapter Two
27 August -- Chapter Three
[3 September -- NO meeting; Labor Day]
10 September -- Chapter Four
17 September -- Chapter Five
23 September -- Chapter Six
30 September -- Chapter Seven