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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Sustained Lectio Divina

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Facilitator: Tim Goldman

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church,  Rm 133
1020 24th St. in West Des Moines, IA

For those experienced in Lectio Divina, come journey more deeply into the method of Lectio Divina as described in the book Lectio Matters by Mary Margaret Funk, OSB. Sustained Lectio is a way of life, what Sister Meg calls “a culture of God consciousness”. where lectio is what we do “whenever we are not doing something else”.

Saturdays starting March 14 from 10am -11am through May 9
Cost: A $15 donation for the series is suggested.

Information: Tim Goldman - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515-745-9842

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 United in Prayer Day

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601Westown 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

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 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.

Friday evening thru Sunday afternoon.
Cost: TBD

More details to follow.


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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