Still wednesday

In the stillness of quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair. 

~ Howard Thurman

Join us for a time of meditative worship, calming prayer, and still reflection.

Each Wednesday in 2023.

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Meeting in-person in the Sanctuary. 

NOTE: We will not meet on November 22 (the day before Thanksgiving) or December 27 (the week after Christmas)

Give yourself the gift of stillness and calm in our increasingly distracting world. Join for an hour of contemplative communal prayer and fellowship. Each week week has a different facilitator, and a different focus or form of moving closer to the divine. Come as you feel called.

Still Wednesday provides a space for quiet reflection, silent prayer, calm and connection in a busy, noisy world. All are welcome for this hour of quiet prayer and presence. The exact format changes week to week, but typically Still Wednesday offers a time of prayer in the form of poetry, scripture, music, or art. There is usually 20 minutes of silent contemplative prayer, listening, and a chance to reflect privately or share. 

Still Wednesday will meet weekly during the programming year (Sept. - June) and once a month during the summer months of July and August. If Still Wednesday moves to a virtual space due to weather or illness, we can email the link to join the Zoom session. Contact Kenzie Raulin or Erin Steele at 

No need to RSVP, simply join us as you are able. 

Previous Events


January 12, 2020

Guided meditations, individual reflections, and shared ritual invited us to remember and release 2019 and set our intentions for the coming year, led by Terri Lynn Simpson, retreat director for the National Cathedral.


November 6, 2019

Renowned drummer Katy Gaughan led a form of contemplative prayer that invites us to listen and play the drums, experiencing the One pulse that gives rise to all the rhythms of life. 


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.