Still wednesday


Join us weekly for a time of candlelight meditation and still reflection.


Wednesdays

St. Paul's Sanctuary or Octagon

7:00-8:00 p.m.


Feeling called to quiet, stillness, and community in a world that is all too loud? 


Still Wednesday offers prayer and silence in a variety of formats: walking meditation, lectio divina, poetry, journaling, art or music, all dependent on who is facilitating. Most evenings will include about 20 minutes of silent prayer. No need to RSVP, simply come as you are able.


Each week will have a different focus or form of moving closer to the divine.

COMING UP:

January 9 - Labyrinth (please scroll down for more information!)

January 16 - Breath Prayer

January 23 - TBA

January 30 - Simple Yogic Postures


Still Wednesday is held in either the Sanctuary or Octagon at St. Paul's, weekly September through June. Still Wednesday takes a summer break in July and August.




Breath of peace,

Path with heart:

Art Journaling

Begin your creative new year with this 6-week series of informal gatherings for contemplative prayer and reflective art journaling in the Chatfield home on Saturdays, now through February 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Art supplies are provided. A free-will offering will be collected for charity. 


This series will lead up to a Silent Retreat weekend at Dayspring Retreat Center, February 15-17 entitled "Homecoming." While the two offerings are completely independent of each other, there will be continuity of intention for those who might like to attend both. 


Space is limited, so please contact Sallie Chatfield at sallie.chatfield@gmail.com for more information or to rsvp for one or more Saturday sessions.

Previous Events

STILL WEEKEND

October 19-21, 2018

Dayspring Silent Retreat Center, Germantown MD

Still Weekend at the Dayspring Silent Retreat Center in Germantown MD allowed those in attendance to explore 200+ acres of forest and meadow, walk the labyrinth, use materials for creative expression, share meals peacefully, or simply be still without a cloud of daily noise. 


LABYRITH WALK

January 9, 2019

By simply following the path laid out on the floor, we are led to the center and back out again. By walking one step at a time along the calming pattern, we give the body and mind space for meditation or prayer. It’s a way of praying with the body that invites God into an active conversation with the heart and soul.


Come, come whoever you are,

wanderer worshiper, lover of leaving--it doesn't matter.

Ours is no caravan for despair.

Come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.

Come, once again come.

                                                                                                                                           - Jalal al-Din Rumi, 13th Century Poet and Sufi Mystic



Wherever you are in the journey, candlelight meditation and exhalation await.