Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian
We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in November and December (except Thanksgiving, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2) from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Our format is two 20-minute periods of sitting in silence with a 10 minute walking meditation in between. Afterwards there is a brief time for announcements and sharing prayer concerns.
Ongoing Hei’s Tai Chi class at Oldemeyer
Center Tue/Thur at 10:30 am
Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesdays Meditation at Hei’s 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Call first 831-899-4845
Dec. 19, 2019 Cookie party after meditation – 8 pm
Jan. 3, 2020 I-help for women dinner provided by
Monterey Meditation Group—to help
contact Juliet at email@example.com
Jan. 25, 2020 MMG Retreat Day 9am – 1pm
THE NEUROSCIENCE OF A CALM MIND
With Joe Neary
That the Father
trusts us enough
to put the brightness of Christ
into the fragile vessels
that we are
is a Christmas gift
We are waiting for someone we already possess.
We are earthen vessels
filled with a treasure
a Christmas treasure
Is only the wrapping
that must be taken off
so that the gift can be seen.
I start early with my unwrapping
I am a slow unwrapper
Sometimes I am gentle with the wrapping
Sometimes I am firm
Sometimes I do nothing but wait.
It takes all,
gentleness, firmness, waiting,
most of all it takes believing.
Believing in the treasure
will strengthen the vessel
the paradox is this:
We must destroy the vessel
to find the treasure
We must let it be broken
to give it wholeness.
This story will make no sense
except to those
On this Christmas
the earthen vessel of me
greets the earthen vessel of you
and prays for a happy unwrapping
for all the earth.
Macrina Wiederkehr Seasons of Your Heart