CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT (via Zoom)

Beginning Tuesday evening, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. and concluding Thursday, October 29, around noon CST

Offered in partnership with Contemplative Outreach 

Do you seek the still, small voice of God? If you desire to grow more deeply in openness to the God within and in hearing with the “ear of the heart”, please join us as we explore Centering Prayer. The fruit of this ancient form of Christian prayer is a growing sense of God’s leading us beyond anxiety toward interior stillness and peace, radiating outward in compassion and service. Men & women of all faiths desiring to deepen their prayer life will benefit from this retreat. Hosted via Zoom, our time together will include gathering for introductions and conversation, an optional review of the method of centering prayer for beginners (or any who would like a refresher), contemplative worship, and the practice of Centering Prayer. Retreat leaders will also offer reflections and time for questions and discussion. The retreat has been designed in such a way as to provide structure and rhythm to this virtual experience throughout the 3 days. Retreatants will be encouraged, as much as their circumstances allow, to spend these days in prayerful quiet.
 
Please register online, or call 913.360.6173 by October 21st. Once your registration is received, you will receive an email confirmation and invoice. You can also expect, a day prior to the beginning of the retreat, an email including the Zoom meeting link along with any materials the retreat leaders wish to provide ahead of time.
Cost is $25
 
Denise (Dennie) Oades, PhD is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer, Centering Prayer as 11th Step, and Welcoming Prayer. She is a retired United Methodist pastor and a graduate of the Souljourners Program in Spiritual Guidance through the Sophia Center in Atchison, Kansas.
 
Kevin Kelley is a commissioned presenter with Contemplative Outreach, a member of the Leadership Team of the Mystic Misfits (a spirituality group in KCMO), and the pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Platte City. Kevin completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from Eden Theological Seminary in May with a final research project and paper focusing on spirituality groups, mysticism, and contemplative practices. Much of this research involved demographic data and personal experiences from individuals involved with the Mystic Misfits alongside the writings and theories of James Finley and other scholars.
 
Rev. Rob Carr has represented Contemplative Outreach Kansas City as a centering prayer presenter and retreat leader since 2002. He has also been active in leadership with the Academy for Spiritual Formation for 15 years.  A graduate of the Souljourners Program in Spiritual Guidance through the Sophia Center, Rob currently serves as the pastor of North Oak Christian Church in Kansas City.