Drumming Circle Saturday, Jan 19 9:00—10:00 am Facilitator: Tim Handle Donation: $10 Hand drumming is an ancient art used in many cultures. The music of drums creates a conduit to the Divine. Drumming is an opportunity to experience worship with our bodies as well as our minds. Join us for this morning of drumming and discover inner strength and encouragement by those sharing the experience. All are welcome! Click here to register.
Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation Saturday, February 2 9:00—10:30 am Facilitator: Maria Giordani Donation: $15
Crystal singing bowl meditation integrates the healing vibrational sound of crystal bowls with the transformative energy of crystals and stress reduction. It will calm your soul, balance your energy flow. The vibrations of sound can create a state of relaxation and tranquility deep within. They can also stir and release blocked energy, pain, anxiety and emotions and take you to a place of greater self-awareness. Come, join us and feel the presence of God. Click here to register.
AGLOW 2nd Monday of the month 1:00—4:00 pm Facilitator: Vicki Gumina Donation: Free-will offering AGLOW International is a worldwide movement of Spirit-filled women and men whose mission is to bring the full Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Nations. North Point power plant is the area’s local AGLOW Chapter. Our gathering is a time of worship, intercession, teaching, and personal prayer. All are welcome. Come and experience the love and power of the Lord. No registration necessary.
Centering Prayer 2nd Monday of the Month 6:00 pm—7:00 pm Facilitator: Dan & Karen Becker Investment: Freewill offering
Centering prayer is a receptive method of prayer, one of resting in God’s presence so that one experiences God’s presence within. The focus is on deepening one’s relationship with the living Christ. Different from active modes of prayer—verbal, mental, or affective prayer—centering prayer is done in silence which emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ. No registration necessary.
Mindfulness Mondays 3rd Monday of the Month, 2 Sessions: 1:00—2:00 pm & 6:00 – 7:00 pm Facilitator: Kathy Walczyk Donation: $5 - $10 Mindfulness invites us to slow down, to breathe, to become aware of ourselves and our surroundings, to observe ourselves without judgment, to observe our surroundings without judgment, to be patient, to be accepting, to find balance, to let the sacred become us. Each monthly gathering will include a specific focus, simple instruction, time for discussion, and a twenty-minute silent meditation. This will be a time to encourage and support each other in our personal mindfulness practices. Come as you are and be who you are. No experience necessary. Dress in comfortable clothing. Bring a mat or meditation bench if desired. No registration necessary. Kathy is also available for spiritual companioning at A Place to Be Spirituality Center on the third Monday of every month.
Taize Prayer 3rd Thursday of the Month 6:00—7:00 pm Facilitator: Tim Handle Donation: Free-will offering
Through sung and chanted prayers, meditation, silence and scriptural readings, we rest in God’s loving presence and create interior room to experience God’s presence within. Taize prayer is a time to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being. This is an elegantly simple prayer service that offers a calming, quiet respite from the day-to-day tasks of life. Come, be with God, discern His presence, then carry His joy into the rest of your day. No registration necessary.
The community at A Place to Be gathers for prayer twice a day – at midday (11:30 am) and evening (5:00 pm). Communally, we prayer the Liturgy of the Hours, which includes psalms, readings from scripture and other writings, and intercessory prayer for all those who have asked for our prayers. Woven throughout are times of silence, space for God’s presence to be experienced. No registration necessary