Category Archives: grow

Centering Prayer: December Gatherings

December 24th, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall Join us for a time of prayer.  Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method that allows one to “rest in God,” which, in turn, sparks an inner transformative process.  Centering Prayer’s roots are […]
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Centering Prayer

Second and Fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall This Month: November 12th and 26th  Join us for a time of prayer.  Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method that allows one to “rest in God,” which, in turn, sparks […]
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Centering Prayer

Second and Fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall This Month: October 8th and 22nd Join us for a time of prayer.  Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method that allows one to “rest in God,” which, in turn, sparks […]
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Sabbath Space: Introduction to Contemplative Practices

Saturday, September 17th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join us as Anne Simpkinson, a staff member of the Mercy Center at the Sea and long-time practitioner of Centering Prayer, teaches us practices of cultivating periods of stillness, listening to God and resting in God’s love. Anne will teach and lead us in introductory contemplative practices […]
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Update – Bible Study Moved to Tuesday!

Bible Study is now on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  We will not meet on July 5th or 12th. The Spirit is speaking, are you listening?  Join us as we explore Acts of the Apostles and discern how the Holy Spirit is speaking to the apostles as well as to us in our own lives as individuals, […]
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Sabbath Space: Mandala Making

Saturday, June 18th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. You are invited to Sabbath Space on Saturday June 18th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. here at the church. Drop by for part of it or stay for the whole thing. Lisa Laing will teach those interested how to make mandalas as a form of prayer […]
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Bible Study on Acts of the Apostles

Thursdays at 7 p.m., starting on June 23rd! The Spirit is speaking, are you listening?  Join us as we explore Acts and discern how the Holy Spirit is speaking to the apostles as well as to us in our own lives as individuals, a congregation and a greater shoreline community.  No preparation is required for […]
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Spiritual Direction

On our faith journey, we often draw from a variety of spiritual practices. This week I invite you to consider embarking on the practice of meeting regularly with a spiritual director. In the words of Janna Larson, “Spiritual direction is essentially companioning someone in his or her spiritual life. Other ways of describing spiritual direction […]
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Invitation to Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace

Dear friends, I would like to pass along an invitation that I received this week from Zahir Mannan, our contact from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, CT Chapter.  In the wake of the recent violence happening in our world, Zahir has invited our congregation to participate in an interfaith prayer service for peace that will be […]
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Lenten Soup Supper: Walk with Our Interfaith Siblings

March 16th, Wednesday, 6 p.m. First Baptist Church in Essex, 10 Prospect Street, Essex, CT Childcare will be provided. Zahir Mannan will share his faith story and teach about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.  Zahir leads a weekly Holy Quran study group at Baitul Aman “House of Peace” Mosque in Meriden, CT, where he also teaches an advanced […]
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