September/October 2017

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in September and October 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.                                                           

September Retreat Day

Saturday September 30, 2017

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Inspirational Poetry

Poetry in all its beauty and truth has the potential to open our hearts to the mysteries of life and the wondrous workings of the Spirit in our lives. It can deepen our appreciation of the simple but profound truths that are found in our experience.  We can soar with the poets who fling themselves into the heart of things.  Join us for a morning of meditation and sharing from a selection of poems from the book The Wilds of Poetry by David Hinton.

Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be provided.

A freewill offering will be available. 

Upcoming Events

Ongoing                             Hei’s Tai Chi class at Oldemeyer

Center Tue/Thur at 10:30 am

Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Oct. 21, 2017                     Silent Retreat Day in fellowship hall

9:00am – 3:00 pm

Nov. 3, 2017                        I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group—to help

contact Juliet at

In closing,

You cannot stay on the summit forever;

You have to come down again . . .

So why bother in the first place?

Just this:

What is above knows what is below,


what is below does not know what is above.

One climbs,

One sees,

One descends.

One sees no longer,

but one has seen.

There is an art of conducting oneself

In the lower regions by the memory of

what one saw higher up.

When one can no longer see,

One can at least still know . . .

Rene Daumal

   from Mount Analogue

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