Still WEdnesday Special Event

Drumming the Heartbeat of God

Wednesday, November 6

7:00-8:00 pm


Renowned drummer Katy Gaughan will lead us into a form of contemplative prayer that invites us to be present to the Heartbeat of God. As we listen and play the drums, we experience the One pulse that gives rise to all the rhythms of life. This experience will weave drumming with silence. Drums will be available and if you have a drum feel free to bring it.

No experience is necessary, only a desire to be open and present. ALL Welcome!

Each weekly Still Wednesday is unique, attend whenever you feel called to reflection and prayer. Questions? Contact Kenzie Raulin.

Still wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

St. Paul's UMC

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

Still Wednesday is held weekly September through June, usually in either the Sanctuary or Octagon Room.

Previous Events


March 23, 2019

The Still Wednesday team offered an full afternoon workshop with centering prayer, a labyrinth, art-making, lectio divina, reflection, and fellowship for all those interested in seeing what a deeper, calmer prayer experience could feel like.


Jan 5 - Feb 9, 2019

A 6-week series of informal gatherings for contemplative prayer and reflective art journaling in the Chatfield home on Saturday mornings.


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.


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. 

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.