Current Announcements

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.

 

Sunday, February 19th 1pm Enrichment Movie “Meetings with Remarkable Men”
Will be shown in the fellowship hall with discussion to follow.  Open to all.

 

March 1st – Ash Wednesday Service – 12-12:30pm
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent (40 days prior to Easter).  Our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and remind us that life passes away on Earth.  We remember this when we are told “Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust shall you return.”  This service lasts approximately 30 minutes.  The office and bookstore are closed at noon and there is no Contemplative Lunch today.  Ashes will also be offered at the 6pm Midweek Contemplative Service.

Centering Prayer Upcoming Events

 

March 4 – One Day Centering Prayer Retreat – 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost is $15.  No need to pre-register. It is a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share. (Can be combined with the following Two Day Commuter Retreat for a Three Day Retreat experience).

 

March 5 & 6 – Two Day Commuter Centering Prayer Retreat
Cost is $100.  Please register in the office or call 512.347.9673.  The retreat will meet on Sunday from 8am-5:30pm and Monday from 7am-4:30pm.  (Can be combined with the previous One-Day Retreat for a Three-Day Retreat experience).

 

March 24 – April 2 10-day Lenten Retreat – held at Cedarbrake Renewal Center
Please call the office for more information.

 

April 22nd – Introduction to Centering Prayer Course – 8:30am-3:15pm
Cost is $75 and lunch is included.  The class will meet on Saturday and then for (6) consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm.  This is 7-week course in forming a Centering Prayer practice.

CONTEMPLATIVE RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING
Saturday, February 18th 9:00am-12:00pm

A three-hour training will be offered for members in our community who desire to participate in contemplative service to the CCH community through prayer, spiritual companioning, and compassionate hospitality.   If you are a CCH member with an established Centering Prayer practice of at least 2 years and feel the interior call of the spirit to participate in an ongoing formation/discernment process please prayerfully consider attending.

 

In the training, we will cover topics related to exploring our motivations for helping versus rescuing, listening skills, boundaries, and expressions of suffering. Role-playing and interactive teaching techniques will be used frequently to give a more realistic insight into the compassionate–contemplative-response to companioning.

 

The team meets monthly on Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:15 to pray, explore topics of contemplative service and review opportunities for service within our community.

 

Previous participants have expressed one of the added values of the program was raising their awareness in how they responded to the needs of others in their life outside of our church community.

 

There is no fee for the training. For more information a table will be available after church February 5th and February 12th. Please register in the office.

Feb 20 @ 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, January 21st.
Feb 21 @ 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.
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Church of Conscious Harmony
Gurdjieff night is a unique night of hearing about G’s remarkable life experiences read from his book, Meetings with Remarkable Men and hearing his extraordinary music. One leaves with a sense that you have communed with him. The community is Read on! →
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Church of Conscious Harmony
Lessons in Truth is a clear, concise representation of metaphysical Christianity. These spiritual concepts show us how to increase our personal empowerment and enhance our spiritual growth. Our lives can be transformed by the power of our thoughts, words, and Read on! →
Feb 22 @ 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.
Feb 22 @ 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.
Feb 22 @ 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!
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Midweek Contemplative Service includes a period of Centering Prayer, daily liturgy, homily and Eucharist.
Feb 23 @ 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.
Feb 23 @ 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 Read on! →
Feb 24 @ 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.
Feb 24 @ 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 Read on! →
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
One period of Centering Prayer followed by a Liturgical reading done 4 times, Lectio Divina style
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Feb 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
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Feb 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.
Feb 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, January 21st.
Feb 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.
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Church of Conscious Harmony
Lessons in Truth is a clear, concise representation of metaphysical Christianity. These spiritual concepts show us how to increase our personal empowerment and enhance our spiritual growth. Our lives can be transformed by the power of our thoughts, words, and Read on! →
Mar 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.
Mar 1 @ 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.
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent (40 day prior to Easter). Our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and remind us that life passes away on Earth. We remember this when we are told “Remember, Read on! →
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Midweek Contemplative Service includes a period of Centering Prayer, daily liturgy, homily and Eucharist.
Mar 2 @ 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.
Mar 2 @ 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 Read on! →
Mar 3 @ 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.
Mar 3 @ 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 Read on! →
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
One period of Centering Prayer followed by a Liturgical reading done 4 times, Lectio Divina style