March/ April 2019

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in March and April (except Maundy Thursday April 18) 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.

March Retreat Day

Saturday March 30, 2019

 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Inspirational Poetry

Our March retreat day is a yearly tradition with Monterey Meditation Group.  Joseph Cotham gathers a rich collection of poems from diverse poets and offers them for us to share.  We read each one out loud and listen with a contemplative ear, as if doing lectio divina.  Then the wisdom from the group is shared and the poetry comes to life.  The beauty of the poetry becomes a blessing for those who attend.  Join us for a morning of meditation and poetry reading.

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

Tuesdays                             Meditation at Hei’s   6:00 – 6:30 pm Call first 831-899-4845

May 3, 2019                       I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group—to help

contact Juliet at jspohntwomey@gmail.com

May 25, 2019                      MMG Retreat Day 9am – 1pm

Blue Theology

In closing,

i thank You God for most this amazing

day:  for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything

which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(I who have died am alive today,

and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth

day of life and of love and wings; and of the gay

great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting, touching, hearing, seeing

breathing any – lifted from the no

of all nothing—human merely being

doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and

now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

e.e. Cummings

 

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