Companion programs

Contemplative Prayer
Led by Dr. Ruth D. Anderson, Ph.D.

We begin our time by taking three deep, intentional breaths and then enter the silence together for 20 minutes. At the end of the 20 minutes, we share any concerns and celebrations for a few moments to carry with us during our week. You are welcome to drop in or come and join this special group for the term. No fee, but please enroll.

Wednesdays 12–12:30 PM


Writing From The Heart
Led by Steve Cushman, MFA

This expressive writing workshop will provide you with the opportunity to write about what matters most to you. In a small group setting, we will engage in structured writing exercises and read and discuss writing that deals with matters of the heart and spirit. We will look at ways of generating ideas about your unique experiences and then sharing those ideas in a comfortable environment. Previous experience or comfort with writing not necessary.

Mondays, 6-8 PM, September 23 for 6 weeks


Prayerful Yoga
Led by Linda Hiatt, 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher

Prayerful Yoga meets our bodies, minds and spirits right where they are and encourages us on the journey towards balance and equanimity in all aspects of our being. The meditation and mindful releasing, opening and movement of Prayerful Yoga is suitable for all body types and levels of experience. Please bring a mat/towel and a light blanket.

Tuesdays 9:30–11 AM, September 10 for 10 weeks


Sacred Activism: Being Present to Children in Poverty
Led by Ruth D. Anderson, Ph.D.

For 13 years, a small group of people have been working together to support and be with children living in poverty. We tutor the children Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Partnership Village, a local transitional housing community. On the last Monday of most months during the school year, we gather to pray and reflect on our work together. No fee, but if you are interested in attending one or more of these Monday gatherings, please enroll.

Monday, 4-6 PM, October 28


Second Saturdays for Spiritual Practices
(No fee but please register)
Led by Ashley McCarthy

We gather together, move into stillness and then engage in a spiritual practice—which allows us to get grounded in our bodies; opens our hearts and clears or minds.

2nd Saturday, 10 - 11:30 AM, November 9


Fourth Saturdays for Healing Breath Community
Led by Susan Griffin and others in the Healing Breath Community

We come together to do a Healing Breath session together in community.

4th Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 12 PM, October 26; November 23

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