LADIES MINISTRY NEWS!
First Thursday of every month at 12:00 noon.
The next meeting will be on March 2. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy this time of fellowship and prayer.
Ladies Morning Bible Study
Meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Athens Kouzzina Cafe in Sugarloaf Mills.
Ladies Evening Bible Study
Study on Contemplative/Meditative Prayer
Begins on Monday, March 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The Women's Committee is hosting a study for all women on the contemplative/meditative prayer practices from the book "Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practicesby Daniel Wolpert". Some types of prayer that we will study and practice are Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, The Jesus Prayer, The Examen, Guided Imagery, Body Prayer and Apophatic Prayer.These prayer practices are ways of praying used in various Christian traditions for centuries that have proven valuable in nurturing the spiritual life and can provide a variety of ways to broaden and deepen our means of relating to God. They “invite you to solitude and silence, to use your mind and imagination, to use your body and creativity and to connect with nature and community”. This study will be offered on Monday evenings and will conclude by the last Monday in April. We will use the Welcome Center door and meet in the choir room.
It is not necessary to buy this book but it can be purchased from Amazon. The Kindle edition is $7.99, new paperback is $10 and there are new and used offers through other sources for about $5 but these do take a couple of weeks to receive. Handouts will be provided but you can learn a bit about these practices on the internet.
Questions may be directed to Libby Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org .