May/ June 2019


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 25, 2019

 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Blue Theology

Saturday May 25 Rev. Deborah Streeter will join us as part of our morning 9-1 meditation time to share her Blue Theology Ministry – how we are called to care for the ocean and how the ocean deepens our spirituality.

The ocean is 75% of our planet surface.  It’s the source of our climate.  When we breathe, 3 out of 4 of our breaths come from oxygen from ocean plants.

Deborah writes a Blue Theology devotional blog every Wednesday on her Facebook page and at  She is authorized by the United Church of Christ to encourage ocean stewardship and spirituality.  Through the Christian Church of Pacific Grove and the La Selva UCC church she leads youth service trips and adult pilgrimages along Monterey Bay.  She has been a weekly volunteer guide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for 20 years and was a docent at Pt. Lobos for 10 years.  Come and sea!  Dive deep into ocean spirituality.

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 31, 2019                       I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group—to help

contact Juliet at 

July 27, 2019                      MMG Retreat Day 9am – 3pm

In closing,

The Moses in my heart trembles

not quite willing

to accept the prophet hidden in my being

wondering how much it will cost

to allow that prophet to emerge.

O child of unnecessary shoes

cast them off

and stand in readiness

on this holy ground.

For the Egypt in people’s lives

Demands that you see the burning bushes

all around  you


burning wildly

calling you

away from the comfort

of well-protected feet.

The ground you stand on is holy.

Take off your shoes!

The ground of your being is holy.

Take off your shoes!

Awaken your sleeping prophet

Believe in your Moses

And go . . .


Macrina Wiederkehr




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