Practicing God's Presence
As part of Practicing God’s Presence, we enter into a holy time together during which we dedicate ourselves to nurturing our souls and sensing God’s presence within and beyond us.
Through a variety of ancient prayer practices, like contemplative prayer (quiet, guided meditative prayer) and other spiritual practices we practice moving beyond our thoughts, words, and emotions to silence our minds and create a sacred space to pray silently, listen deeply and commune intentionally with the Spirit. We reach beyond our need and ability to know God on an intellectual level relying on faith and trust to yield to God’s transforming love.
In addition to cultivating this personal relationship with God, we practice keeping ourselves centered on Christ through weekly exercises designed to help us 1) “pray without ceasing”, 2) experience the sacredness in all of life including our everyday activities, 3) intercede and counteract our thoughts to rely on our hearts and God as new control centers, and 4) live and share with others a life rooted in Christ-like love.
Who: All are welcome who desire to deepen and nurture their prayer life in a spiritual community. Attend whenever you like and however often you like. Drop in anytime!
When: Friday mornings 9 to 10 am and Saturday mornings 8 to 9 am (Subject to change; Verify online on the Floris UMC calendar)
Where: Room 247/248 on the 2nd floor across from the Hangar. Park in the upper parking lot. (Subject to change; Verify online on the Floris UMC calendar as some sessions are held in the chapel and elsewhere)
For more information, questions, or to receive weekly emails with exercises contact Angie Errett.
Additional Contemplative resources at nearby centers of worship:
Church of the Good Shepherd UMC
Weekly Meditations on Thursdays at 1 pm