January/ February 2020

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in January and February (except January 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.

January Retreat Day

Saturday January 25, 2020

 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

The Master and His Emissary:

The Divided Brain and the Making of the

Western World

Our January retreat day will be a tribute to Joe Neary.  Joe was a dear member of our meditation group and was to lead our Saturday workshop on the topic, The Neuroscience of a Calm Mind.  With his recent passing on January 11, we would like to honor him with two of his passions.  A time of sitting together in meditation, and a video focused on neuroscience.  It came to our attention that he was interested in the work of Iain McGilchrist, the author of the book The Master and His Emissary:  The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. We will watch a short video on McGilchrist’s book and have a time of discussion and sharing afterwards.

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

Feb. 28, 2020                       Taize service             7:30 pm

First Presbyterian sanctuary

March 6, 2020                      I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group—to help

contact Juliet at jspohntwomey@gmail.com

March 28, 2020                     MMG Retreat Day – Inspirational Poetry

In closing,

…We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.

– Oscar Romero

 

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