Current Announcements

Choir rehearsals for Easter will begin Sunday, Feb 18 at noon in the Sanctuary, and will continue weekly through Easter Sunday.  Singers of all levels are welcome.

Lent and Holy Week Worship

February 18th – First Sunday of Lent
Holy Temptation (Mark 1.12-15)

February 25th – Second Sunday of Lent
Holy Light (Mark 9.2-10)

March 4th – Third Sunday of Lent
Holy Purification (John 2.13-25)

March 11th– Fourth Sunday of Lent
Holy Consent (John 3.14-21)

March 18th – Fifth Sunday of Lent
Holy Transformation (John 12.20-33)

March 25th – Palm Sunday
Holy Hope (John 12.12-16)

March 29th – Maundy Thursday 
Holy Surrender (John 13.1-15)
7:30pm Taize Service

March 30th – Good Friday 
Holy Suffering (John 18.1-9.42)
Noon Worship

March 31st – Holy Saturday 
Holy Silence 
8:30am-12:30pm Centering Prayer Retreat

April 1st – Easter Sunday 
Holy Life (Mark 16.1-7)
7:00am Sunrise Service
10:00am Easter Worship

Five Choices: Living A More Conscious Life in this New Year

CCH Sunday Morning 10:00am Sermon Series with Peter Haas   January 14 – March 11, 2018 

The new year often brings new intentions, new opportunities and sometimes new challenges.  With that in mind, please join us starting January 14th as we explore five spiritual principles that can help us live a more consciously chosen life – as individuals, families, and as a spiritual community.

January 14: Five Choices Discovering Desire

January 21: Five Choices – Setting Aims

January 28: Five Choices – Anticipating Resistance

February 4: Five Choices – Navigating Confusion

February 11:Five Choices – Ending Completely

Centering Prayer Upcoming Events

 

One-Day Centering Prayer Retreat – February 17th 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost is $15.  This year we are asking that you pre-register for the One-Day retreats.  It really helps the staff with planning.  It’s a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share.

Two-Day Commuter Centering Prayer Retreat – Sun. Feb. 18th & Mon. Feb. 19th
Cost is $100.  Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673.  You can combine this retreat with the One-Day retreat on Saturday for a Three-Day retreat experience. 

Introduction to Centering Prayer Course – Saturday, March 10th 8:30am-3:15pm

Cost is $75.  Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673.  The class will meet on Saturday, and then for (6) consecutive Monday evenings at 7:30-9:00pm.  This is a 7-week course in forming a Centering Prayer practice.

2018 Centering Prayer calendar

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

 

“United in Prayer Day” is Saturday, March 17, 2018 at The Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The day of Centering Prayer in community begins at 9 am and concludes by 3 pm. Additional information is available at www.heartoftexas-co.org 

NEW – Weekly Formation Opportunities with Peter, 2018

Scriptorium: Exploring the Bible through the Lenses of The Work of Inner Christianity and The Wisdom of the Contemplative Dimension – Saturday Mornings, Noon – 12:50pm

In the spirit of the Emmaus Road “burning heart” encounter, this gathering is an ongoing, weekly formation experience, and is open to everyone. Drop-in’s welcome. We will ponder the upcoming weekly liturgical and lectionary readings, and from time to time, explore other key selections from the Bible, in the manner of Maurice Nicoll’s The New Man. No prerequisites or prior biblical knowledge required – just a willingness to listen, share, learn and grow.  Participants will be introduced to foundational tools and resources for personal study, all with a view to deepening Knowledge and Being.

 

 

Infusion: Exploring the Life-Giving Influences of Christian Mystics and Contemplatives – Wednesday evenings, 7:15pm – 8:25pm January 10th – May 23rd, 2018 in CCH Sanctuary  

The Infusion gathering is open to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christianity’s mystical and contemplative streams. We will explore key themes in the Christian Mystical and Contemplative Traditions (such as: love, spiritual practices, purity of heart, contemplation, spiritual gifts, dealing with temptations, the Beatific Vision, and the Unitive state, etc.), and key contemplative mystics and contemplatives (such as: St. Augustine, St. John of the Cross, Thomas Merton, and Bernadette Roberts, etc.). No prerequisites or prior study required; just a willingness to listen, share, learn and grow. Participants will be introduced to foundational tools and resources within the tradition for further personal study, all with a view to deepening Knowledge and Being. Drop-in’s welcome.

 

 

 

Spiritual Counseling

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

Feb
19
Mon
Two-Day Commuter Retreat
Feb 19 @ 7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost is $100. You must pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. The retreat meets on Sunday from 8am-5:30pm and Monday from 7am-4:30pm. Can be combined with the One-Day Retreat on Saturday for a 3-day retreat experience.

Feb
23
Fri
10-day Lenten Centering Prayer Retreat at Cedarbrake Renewal Center
Feb 23 – Mar 4 all-day

Contact the office for more information 512.347.9673

Mar
10
Sat
Intro to Centering Prayer Course
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The cost is $75. You must pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. The class meets on Saturday (lunch is included) and then for 6 consecutive Monday evenings 7:30pm-9pm beginning March 12th – April 16th. This is a 7-week course in forming a Centering Prayer practice.

Mar
17
Sat
United Day of Prayer – Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

United Day of Prayer hosted by HOTCO at:
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 E. 27th St.
Austin TX

Mar
31
Sat
Half-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Mar 31 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost is $10. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673
Doors open at 8:30am and the retreat starts promptly at 9am.

Apr
21
Sat
One-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost is $15. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Doors open at 8:30am and the retreat starts promptly at 9am.

May
11
Fri
Two-Day Commuter Retreat
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost is $100. You must pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673.
The retreat meets on Friday from 8:30am – 5:30pm and Saturday from 7am-4:30pm.

May
12
Sat
Two-Day Commuter Retreat
May 12 @ 7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost is $100. You must pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673.
The retreat meets on Friday from 8:30am – 5:30pm and Saturday from 7am-4:30pm.

May
19
Sat
One-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost is $15. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Doors open at 8:30am and the retreat starts promptly at 9am.

Jun
2
Sat
Intro to Centering Prayer Course
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The cost is $75. You must pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. The class meets on Saturday (lunch is included) and then for 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings 7:30pm-9pm beginning June 5th – July 10th. This is a 7-week course in forming a Centering Prayer practice.

Jun
9
Sat
One-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost is $15. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. It is a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share. Doors open at 8:30am and the retreat starts promptly at 9am.

Jun
15
Fri
10-day Centering Prayer Retreat at Cedarbrake in Belton TX
Jun 15 – Jun 24 all-day
Jul
14
Sat
Half-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Jul 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost is $10. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. Doors open at 8:30am and the retreat starts promptly at 9am.

Jul
27
Fri
6-day Centering Prayer Retreat at Cedarbrake Renewal Center
Jul 27 – Aug 1 all-day

Contact the office for more information 512.347.9673

Aug
18
Sat
Two-Day Commuter Retreat
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost is $100. You must pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. The retreat meets on Saturday from 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday from 8am-5:30pm.

Aug
19
Sun
Two-Day Commuter Retreat
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Cost is $100. You must pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. The retreat meets on Saturday from 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday from 8am-5:30pm.

Sep
14
Fri
6-day Centering Prayer Retreat at Cedarbrake in Belton TX
Sep 14 – Sep 19 all-day

Contact the office for more information 512.347.9673

Sep
22
Sat
One-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost is $15. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. It is a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share. Doors open at 8:30am and the retreat starts promptly at 9am.

Oct
13
Sat
Intro to Centering Prayer Course
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The cost is $75. You must pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. The class meets on Saturday (lunch is included) and then for 6 consecutive Monday evenings 7:30pm-9pm beginning October 15th – November 19th. This is a 7-week course in forming a Centering Prayer practice.

Oct
20
Sat
One-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost is $15. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Doors open at 8:30am and the retreat starts promptly at 9am.

Nov
10
Sat
Half-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Nov 10 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost is $10. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. Doors open at 12:30pm and the retreat starts promptly at 1:00pm.

Nov
30
Fri
7-day Advent Centering Prayer Retreat at Cedarbrake in Belton TX
Nov 30 – Dec 6 all-day

Contact the office for more information 512.347.9673

Dec
15
Sat
Half-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost is $10. Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673. Doors open at 8:30am and the retreat starts promptly at 9am.