The COCI service team is requesting that event attendees please refrain from wearing perfume, aftershave, or bringing scented candles to our programs as we have some folks who are allergic and cannot enjoy the event.  Thank you so much for your cooperation.

Lenten Silent Saturday

A Lenten Retreat: Pressing on in Love

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Facilitator: Mary Jo Pfeifer Wulf

Northminster Presbyterian Church
1416 20th Street, Ames

This Lenten morning retreat offers the opportunity to come together in contemplative community to renew and deepen our practice of Centering Prayer. Those new to Centering Prayer will learn its basics. Those experienced practitioners will refresh their understanding. We remember that we are always beginners in our learning and knowing of the contemplative way.

Sign in and refreshments begin at 8:30. Program from 9 AM – 12 Noon.
Cost: A $15 donation is suggested.

Information: Mary Jo Pfeifer Wulf - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515-441-6446

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 United in Prayer Day

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA

Participate with your local contemplative community in a special day of world-wide prayer, fellowship, enrichment and reflection.
Hamilton's Funeral Home, 3601Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA

Sign in and refreshments begin at 9:00 AM. Program from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon.
Cost: A $15 donation is suggested.

Information: Cheri Grauer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515-979-1988

Please Register


 

 Intro to the Welcoming Prayer Retreat

Friday – Sunday, May 1-3, 2020
Facilitator: Mary Lapham, Contemplative Outreach LTD

Rock River Retreat Center
1792 280th St. Webster City, IA.

7 PM Friday, May 1 through noon Sunday, May 3, 2020
Check in 6-6:45 on Friday

The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The practice complements Centering Prayer by helping to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self and heal wounds by addressing them where they are stored—in the body. This introduction is helpful to new and experienced practitioners of Centering Prayer and is an important addition to the practice.

Participants will explore and practice the Welcoming Prayer through teaching sessions, silent personal reflection time, group practice, and time for conversation.

Please Register   Download Flyer


Information: Mary Jo Pfeifer Wulf - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515-441-6446


 

Summer 2020
Weekend Centering Prayer/12-step Retreat

Annual 12 step Centering Prayer retreat for folks in recovery (and their families and friends) who practice CP as an 11th Step discipline.

Check back for details.

 

 

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