Current Announcements

Miscellaneous Announcements

 

Office/Bookstore Closed Thursday 11/23 & Friday 11/24.

 

We will not be having the 7:30pm Friday Devotional Service on 11/24.

 

As part of our ministry, CCH collects non-perishable food items to be donated to our local area food bank.  Please bring your donations on Sunday, December 3rd.  There will be a collection table near the kitchen.

 

We are now signing up teachers/volunteers for the Godly Play winter quarter.  Jacque will be at a table after service.  Please stop by and see how you can help serve our children.  Church membership is a requirement for volunteering in the YES program.  We are in need of baby whisperers, and a greeter in addition to our regular team checking in to confirm their schedule.

 

There is a basket of Prayer Cards in the Narthex for our annual Prayer Tree which is in the sanctuary for the Christmas season.  Please take one home….write your prayer on it and decorate it.  Bring it back with you on Sunday, November 26th, as the tree will be decorated for the following Sunday service.

 

Annual Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner – Thursday, November 23rd
Doors open at noon and dinner is served at 2pm.  Beginning Sunday 11/5, there is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen door where you can list what food dish(es) you are bringing and if you can help set-up or clean-up.  Please bring your own place setting from home….plate, silverware, water and wine glass if so desired.

Centering Prayer Upcoming Events

One-Day Centering Prayer Retreat – Saturday, December 9th 8:30am-4:30pm.
Cost is $15.  No need to pre-register. It’s a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share.

 

Five-Day Centering Prayer Retreat – January 19-23 2018 Cedarbrake Renewal Center Belton, TX
(call the office for more information 512.347.9673)

 

2018 Centering Prayer calendar

Select this 2018 CP Retreat Brochure for a pdf file or see the church calendar

 

Yoga Classes – Led by Abi Robins

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm – in Fellowship Hall

Cost $10/class (no pre-registration required)

This class will be a gentle and meditative vinyasa class focusing on mindful movement and breathing.  It is designed for those in the CCH community interested in working with the moving center. All body-types and experience levels welcomed, encouraged, and cared for.  Any CCH congregant cleared by your physician for light exercise may attend. It will be held in the fellowship hall.

 

Tickets are sold out for the ‘Celebration of Grace’ in honor of the ministry of Tim & Barbara and their retirement, held at One World Theatre, Saturday, January 6 2018 6-10pm.  To have your name added to a ‘wait list’ in the event tickets become available, contact the office at 512-347-9673 or officemgr@consciousharmony.org

Spiritual Counseling

Spiritual counseling is offered and encouraged for the church community. Appointment times with ministers are available weekly on Wednesday and Friday. Contact the church office at 512.347.9673 to schedule.

 

 

Work Group – Facilitator Proposal

From the Bylaws, “The Church of Conscious Harmony exists for the sole purpose of facilitating the spiritual journey for people who want to make God-devotion the center of their lives.”

 

In support of the purpose of the church, work groups are offered to provide participants with transforming spiritual enrichment, inspiring love of God and love of neighbor.

 

Work groups are small (generally 7-12 people), self-directed, semester oriented and focused on a particular topic or practice related to the two foundations of the Church: the Christian contemplative tradition and the Work of Inner Christianity.

 

If you are a member of CCH and would like to submit a proposal for facilitating a work group for the spring 2018 term, the first step is to contact the office or select this Work Group Proposal Form. Cutoff to submit a Work Group proposal is Sunday, December 3. The spring term will run January 15 – May 25, 2018.

 

Office contact is 512-347-9673 or email officemgr@consciousharmony.org

PINE RIDGE RESERVATION

Each fall around Thanksgiving we remember and give thanks for the Lakota Sioux Indians, on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The reservation experiences one of the coldest winters in the US and is also one of the most poverty stricken places in our country.

We will be collecting cash donations thru November to help elderly tribe members with their fuel costs.   In 2016 we aided the purchase of fuel (either propane or firewood) for 21 elderly households. You can put a check in the regular Sunday collection, made out to CCH, and in the memo write Pine Ridge. Cash donations can be made anytime throughout November and your donation is tax deductible.

In past years we have collected new or gently used winter coats, hats, and gloves and electric blankets. Shipping costs to the reservation are very expensive and often exceed the value of the items shipped. Help with heating costs are what the elderly need the most. Our cash donations are maximized in this way.

If you would like to donate and ship winter items, please contact the church office for shipping details at

512-347-9673 or officemgr@consciousharmony.org

Nov
26
Sun
Lectio Divina
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

One period of Centering Prayer followed by a Liturgical reading done 4 times, Lectio Divina style

Worship Service
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
YES Program
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Youth Education Service: Journey to Adulthood (J2A) youth program for 6-12th grade and a children’s program (Godly Play) for pre-school – 5th grade. There is also infant and toddler supervision. YES runs concurrent with adult Worship Service

Fellowship
Nov 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
27
Mon
Morning Centering Prayer
Nov 27 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Intro to Centering Prayer Course Followups @ The Church of Conscious Harmony
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

These are the (6) follow up classes to the Intro to Centering Prayer Course that was held on Saturday, October 21st.

Nov
28
Tue
Morning Centering Prayer
Nov 28 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Nov
29
Wed
Morning Centering Prayer
Nov 29 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Prayer Circle
Nov 29 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

All are welcome to join in offering affirming prayers. Prayer requests can be phoned in, emailed, put in the prayer box or submitted via the website ‘Contact’ page.

Contemplative Lunch
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Soup, salad and bread monastery style with silence for the first half hour while a reading on Centering Prayer is done, then fellowship until we return to our day jobs!

Midweek Contemplative Service
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Midweek Contemplative Service includes a period of Centering Prayer, daily liturgy, homily and Eucharist.

Yoga Class
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost is $10/class – no pre-registration required. All body-types and experience levels welcomed, encouraged, and cared for. Any CCH congregant cleared by your physician for light exercise may attend. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

Nov
30
Thu
Morning Centering Prayer
Nov 30 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Work of Inner Christianity
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ongoing class on the Work of Inner Christianity, an ancient system of spiritual transformation. Based on study and application of the ideas presented in the five volumes of the Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky by Maurice Nicoll. Suggested pre-requisite: Simple Explanation of Work Ideas.

Dec
1
Fri
7-Day Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
Dec 1 – Dec 7 all-day

This is a 7-day Silent Centering Prayer Retreat to be held at Cedarbrake Renewal Center in Belton, TX. The cost is $625/double room or $715/single room. Please call the office for more information 512.347.9673.

Morning Centering Prayer
Dec 1 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Devotional Service
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

On Friday evenings the Tenth Man School offers a devotional service consisting of:
30 minutes Centering Prayer, New Testament Liturgy w/ Lectio Divina, Community Prayers, Eucharist, Chant, & Compline. All in the community are welcome to join in the devotional service as presented. Arrival by 7:25pm is helpful. Shoes are taken off before entering into the worship area. We sit forward in the rows. Service begins with an opening prayer at 7:30pm. Service concludes by 8:45pm. Let’s join in worship as we begin the weekend.

Dec
3
Sun
Caritas Food Bank Collection
Dec 3 all-day
Lectio Divina
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

One period of Centering Prayer followed by a Liturgical reading done 4 times, Lectio Divina style

Worship Service
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
YES Program
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Youth Education Service: Journey to Adulthood (J2A) youth program for 6-12th grade and a children’s program (Godly Play) for pre-school – 5th grade. There is also infant and toddler supervision. YES runs concurrent with adult Worship Service

Fellowship
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
4
Mon
Morning Centering Prayer
Dec 4 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Dec
5
Tue
Morning Centering Prayer
Dec 5 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Dec
6
Wed
Morning Centering Prayer
Dec 6 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Prayer Circle
Dec 6 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

All are welcome to join in offering affirming prayers. Prayer requests can be phoned in, emailed, put in the prayer box or submitted via the website ‘Contact’ page.

Contemplative Lunch
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Soup, salad and bread monastery style with silence for the first half hour while a reading on Centering Prayer is done, then fellowship until we return to our day jobs!

Midweek Contemplative Service
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Midweek Contemplative Service includes a period of Centering Prayer, daily liturgy, homily and Eucharist.

Yoga Class
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost is $10/class – no pre-registration required. All body-types and experience levels welcomed, encouraged, and cared for. Any CCH congregant cleared by your physician for light exercise may attend. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

Dec
7
Thu
Morning Centering Prayer
Dec 7 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.