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First Wednesday! October 7th is our First Wednesday Pot Luck Supper at 6 PM, to be followed by Evensong at 7 PM. Please mark your calendars and plan to be there.
Exciting Upcoming Programs
at the Valle Crucis Conference Center
Check out our great line-up of Fall programming. Join us in a beautiful setting for incredible opportunities for learning, fellowship, and personal growth. Registration is easy. Find our program registration form on our web site here.
Centering Prayer Retreat: Deepening the Silence
Sunday, Nov 29 - Sunday, Dec 6, 2015
$520 includes 7 nights lodging, meals, and program
Becky Hannah, Joan Ricci, the Rev. Robert Cook
This retreat is designed for those who would like a more prolonged experience of centering prayer and who are interested in entering into the more profound levels of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and community.
Centering prayer is a silent form of prayer that directs a person's attention toward God. It is a prayer form with ancient roots in the mystical and monastic tradition of the Christian faith. Centering Prayer periods are offered daily, as well as opportunities for contemplative worship, individual meetings with retreat leaders, hiking the Conference Center grounds, walking the labyrinth, and time for solitude and reflection.
Retreat leaders are Becky Hannah, co-coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of Western NC, and Joan Ricci Thome, presenter of contemplative prayer retreats at the Oratory and St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC. The Rev. Robert Cook, Vicar of Christ Church, Walnut Grove, NC is spiritual director for the week.
Due to the length of this retreat, each participant should have an established practice of Centering Prayer for at least a year. This retreat is limited to the first 20 registrants. Participants must stay on campus and plan to attend the entire retreat.
- Please pray for the election of a Bishop for our Diocese.
- Phone Tree: In the absence of the Phone Tree, Please check our website for important announcements.
- Bulletin Ministry: Maryann Presnell is now "retired" from preparing the Sunday. This Sunday was the first Sunday without it. The hymn numbers will still be posted on the left-side number board, and the Psalm will be posted either there or on the right-side number board - which ever works better.
- Wednesday, 10/7 - First Wednesday Pot Luck Supper at 6 PM
- Wednesday, 10/7 - Evensong at 7 PM
Wednesday of each week so they can be printed in the Bulletin.
If you would like to become a member of the Prayer Chain please talk to Diane Jackson.
This Week's Schedule: