Opportunities for Growth & Formation in the way of Jesus:
Practicing Prayer (Contemplative Rhythms)
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Jesus, Matthew 11)
If you took a deep breath as you read these words, chances are your honest answer to the questions is ‘yes’ or maybe ‘on the way to being burned out’.
There is much to be concerned about in our culture and world. Stress & anxiety is available for the picking up nearly everywhere you look. Stories of crisis are plenty and the news often just piles on more reasons to feel scared, overwhelmed, angry and depressed.
For the Christian, we know there is hope that is trustworthy and sustaining when we root our identity in Jesus.
Even so, the culture water we swim in every day can form us more into its likeness than the likeness of Christ.
FHPC would like to offer a space for quiet reflection, prayer, music, and reminders of the truth of Jesus’ kingdom breaking into our world today.
If you would like a space to come to pray, sit with silence and practice listening to God with others, our sanctuary will be open for this specific purpose every Tuesday during the lunch hour, from 12:30-1 pm, beginning October 5th. This is open to everyone – attendee, community member, doubting souls, students, parents, Christian or not – truly, everyone. Sylvia will host this space.
Monthly Spiritual Practices –
Forming our soul, mind, and body habits to reflect Jesus is a life-long practice that requires intention and various ways to train ourselves. Beginning in October, Sylvia will host a 30-minute practice space on Zoom every Thursday @ 12:30 pm. We will tackle one practice (discipline) each month and use the weekly check-ins for instruction, inspiration, and encouragement in spiritual friendships. All are welcome to join in at any time.
Contact Sylvia or the office for the zoom link.
Spiritual direction, walks & talks, meals and shared prayer are happening and continually available with Sylvia. Please don't hesitate to reach out via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone call (360-378-4544) or text to make an appointment. In this fall season, most of this interior work can happen outside, if preferable.