Still wednesday


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


Wednesdays:

July 17 - Sanctuary

August 14 - Sanctuary

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.


Although we reduce our meetings during the height of summer, we won’t be completely still in July and August! Join us for special Still Wednesdays in 2019 on July 17 and August 14. Come check it out if you’ve been too busy during the year! 

Previous Events

STILL SATURDAY

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.


ART JOURNALING

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.


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.


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. 


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.