Special Event(s) and Programs


Deepening Centering Prayer —
A Training Course For Those Who Have Experience With Centering Prayer

This workshop is for those who have some experience with Centering Prayer. It is offered as a follow up to the introductory sessions offered in October and November. So either having attended those sessions or having some experience with the practice of centering prayer is needed.

There are 4 workshops on consecutive Monday evenings, starting January 6 and ending January 27. The sessions are from 7:00 to 8:15. Our leader will be Rev. Dr. Steven Notis, pastor of the Hampton United Methodist Church, practitioner and teacher of contemplative practices. He will be joined by Ted Jones, whose late uncle, Father Thomas Keating, was the founder of Contemplative Outreach, which has been the cornerstone of the Centering Prayer movement. Ted is a meditation instructor at the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport.

~ Session One: The Rest of the Story, January 6

~ Session Two: It All Begins by Saying “Yes”, January 13

~ Session Three: Finding Freedom, January 20

~ Session Four: The Two Armed Embrace, January 27

The format of the each session will be the viewing of a video from Contemplative Outreach, a time to discuss the content of the video, and then a time of practicing Centering Prayer, with time for questions about the practice at the end.

This workshop will be held at the Hampton Untied Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH. It is open to the public but space is limited so please register by January 1. To register please contact pastor Steven Notis at revnotis@yahoo.com or 781 929-7882 (text of voice). These sessions are offered freely by the people of the Hampton United Methodist Church.