Rhythms Newsletter

September 2019

Mystic of the Month

Parker J. Palmer (1939 - ) is an American author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage and Renewal.

Wholeness is the goal [of life], but wholeness does not mean perfection.

 It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.

― Parker J. Palmer, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

September Calendar

Note that all morning prayers begin at 8:00am, Tuesday - Friday

Listening Together
Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Contemplative Sit
Tuesdays, 8-8:30am

Lectio Divina
Wednesdays, 8-8:30am
(followed by optional 20 min community tea)

Centering Prayer
Thursdays, 8-8:30am

Praying With Creation
Fridays 8:00-8:45am

Spiritual Directors Day Away*
Monday, September 9, 9am-2pm

Monday, September 16, 9am-12pm

Coming in October

Iona Healing Prayer

Tuesday, October 1, 12-12:30pm

St. Francis Animal Blessing

Sunday, October 6, 4pm

*Registration Required


St. Francis Animal Blessing

Sunday, October 6, 4pm

Each October, near the Feast Day of St. Francis (Oct. 4) we invite you to bring your pets for a blessing . St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) had the marvelous ability of seeing every living thing as a beautiful gift from God. He called the sun, the moon, and all the creatures of the earth his brothers and sisters. In honor of his feast day, we bless our beloved and faithful friends. This includes a walk through the woods, a short blessing service, animal-themed snacks for the humans and treats for the pets. If your pet is not able to travel, consider bringing a photo.

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