May/ June 2018

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in May and June 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.

May Retreat Day

Saturday May 26, 2018

 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Silent Retreat Day

Our May retreat day is our longer format that allows us time to deepen our silence.  The rhythm of our day will include an hour and a half silent meditation in the morning, watching a talk by Pema Chodron from her DVD titled “Fully Alive:  Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change”, a lunch break, and conclude with a tea ceremony and another hour and a half time of silent meditation.  Come join us as we learn and practice how to deepen our silence to bring more love and peace into the world.  Please bring a sack lunch.  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

May 4, 2018                          I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group

to help contact Juliet at 

July 28, 2018                       MMG Retreat Day — Poetry

9am – 1pm        Fellowship Hall 

In closing,

You have given me eyes to see with, O God,

and ears to hear life’s sounds and sorrows

and yet my seeing and hearing

like my tasting and touching

are wounded and weakened by failures.

As rest can heal the sores of a body

and sleep restores its strength

so may your angels of grace visit me in the night

that the senses of my soul may be born afresh.

Visit my dreams with messengers of grace, O God,

that the senses of my soul may be born again

J. Philip Newell



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