Partner-sponsored Events

Scroll down to find events our partnering organizations have planned through 2017 and into 2018 ~ see links for more complete information


November 18, 2017

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
with Mark Kutolowski
(at All Saints’ Episcopal Church ~ Littleton, NH)

Centering Prayer, traditionally called contemplative prayer, is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence. Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart — our whole being — to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Emphasizing prayer as a relationship with God, centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer  (verbal, mental, or affective prayer) into a receptive prayer of resting in God.

This introduction to Centering Prayer includes both instruction and group practice in a method that fosters contemplative prayer.

Location: All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Littleton, NH

For detailed information, click here.

 

November 26 – December 24, 2017

Weekly Series: Transforming Fear into Trust ~
A Contemplative Journey Through Advent

with Mark & Lisa Kutolowski

In this series, we will be engaging with five traditional figures from the Advent readings, discovering what spiritual lessons they teach us, and learning corresponding contemplative prayer practices.

The focus for each week is:
The Feast of Christ the King: Christ the Teacher | Mark 13:5-23
Prayer practice: Body prayer – fear and trust

1st Sunday of Advent: John the Baptist | Mark 1:1-3
Prayer practice: Meditation on nethqadash shmakh (Aramaic line from Lord’s Prayer)

2nd Sunday of Advent: Mary, Mother of God | Luke 1:26-38
Prayer practice: Centering Prayer

3rd Sunday of Advent: Zechariah | Luke 1:67-79
Prayer practice: Contemplative blessing and hopeful prayer for the world’s injustices

4th Sunday of Advent: Christ the Infant | Luke 2:1-7
Prayer practice: Embracing our vulnerability

Location: Metanoia of Vermont in Strafford, VT

For detailed information, click here.

 

January 13, 2018

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
with Mark Kutolowski
(at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ~ Jericho, VT)

Centering Prayer, traditionally called contemplative prayer, is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence. Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart — our whole being — to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Emphasizing prayer as a relationship with God, centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer  (verbal, mental, or affective prayer) into a receptive prayer of resting in God.

This introduction to Centering Prayer includes both instruction and group practice in a method that fosters contemplative prayer.

Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Jericho, VT

For detailed information, click here.

 

February 1-3, 2018

Metanoia Winter Silent Retreat
with Mark & Lisa Kutolowski

During this silent retreat in Strafford, Vermont, we will communally practice the monastic liturgical hours and hold space for private contemplative practice in between the hours. The hours will include readings (biblical and extra-biblical), singing, and communal silence. Silence will be kept for the entirety of the weekend.

The retreat will begin with Thursday night dinner at 5:30 pm. We will begin prayer with Thursday Vespers at 7 pm and conclude with Saturday None at 3 pm. The seven hours of the day are Vigils (before dawn), Lauds (morning), Terce (mid-morning), Sext (noon), None (mid-afternoon), Vespers (evening) and Compline (bedtime).

Those who are able and interested are welcome to continue keeping the hours with us through lunchtime on Monday, February 5th.

This retreat is free of charge. Meals will be provided potluck style. Accommodations are primitive – yurt or wall tent – but will be heated.

Location: Metanoia of Vermont in Strafford, VT

For detailed information, click here ~ to reserve your spot, email Mark & Lisa Kutolowski at markandlisa@metanoiavt.com