A Space for Centered CARE:
Contemplation, Action, Renewal, and Expression.
WELCOME TO CENTERING SPACE
In the beginning, God illuminated the world with a Word. Where there was once watery chaos, there is now order and light. Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus and his friends were traveling on a boat. A storm rolled over them with such ferocity that his friends–some of them veteran fishermen–were sure that they were going to perish. Jesus stilled the storm, and his friends were amazed.
Storms still roll over the waters of our lives from time to time. Chaos still frays at our edges. In such times it can be helpful to seek a safe harbor for a time. Centering Space offers several spaces and places to gently retreat into our souls and into the love of God.
To learn more about us, check out more through our Marks Group Call.
A QUIET SPACE
The Harbor Room at Centering Space provides a quiet space for individual and small group retreats. Equipped with resources to support contemplation and meditation, comfortable seating, and space for snacks and light meals, the Harbor Room is a place of hospitality and refuge. To avail yourself of this Harbor, please contact the Church Administrator of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA.
DEDICATED TO CONTEMPLATION, ACTION, RENEWAL, & EXPRESSION
Centering Space also includes rooms dedicated to Contemplation, Action, Renewal, and Expression. The technology room supports hybrid and online interactions and experiences and is also home to our indoor labyrinth. The adjoining room is set up with stations through which visitors can explore particular themes or issues through creative expression and action.
Pour Art Nurture Session
Centering Space is pleased to offer an Enneagram class led by Luanne Austin beginning in June. Luanne has completed a certification from the International Enneagram Association that will give her more skill to guide groups and individuals on their transformational journey.
Please fill out this form by MAY 26 if you are interested in participating in our Enneagram Study. This class will meet on Monday evenings at 7 pm, starting June 5, break for the July 4th weekend, then go 3 more weeks. A concluding with half-day retreat either on July 29 or Aug. 5 will provide the opportunity to cover the spiritual practices more fully.
Summer Yoga Class
We invite you to join us on Sunday, June 11 at 11:30 for a nurture session devoted to "Pour Art" led by Karen Aspinwall. We will gather in the Commons at Trinity to "pour out" ourselves in friendship and love as neighbors using paints and friendly conversation. If you'd like to join us, click here to sign up. Be sure to bring something to protect your clothing from the acrylic paint!
A 6-Week Beginner Yoga Series:
Tuesday Evenings from June 20 - August 1
We will meet from 5-6 pm in the Trinity Sanctuary. We will NOT meet on July 4. To enroll in this course, click here. Registration is limited to 12 participants.
Online Lecture series
Join an open online lecture series from Homebrewed Christianity: Bonhoeffer and the Future of Faith. For more information on this asynchronous learning opportunity, visit https://homebrewedchristianity.lpages.co/bonfuturechurch/
Sunday Morning Lectio Divina Group
Sunday Morning Group began a study of Ecclesiastes using Robert Alter’s translation, The Wisdom Books on Sunday, April 23. This group meets via Zoom from 7:45-9:00 a.m. If you are interested in joining, contact Mark Dewey at mdewey7215@gmail for more information. The Zoom link for joining is also available on the Centering Space Calendar.
Contemplative Book Study
Centering Space will offer a hybrid contemplative study of the book The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus by Neil Douglas-Klotz. This group will meet from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the church house from Thursday, April 20 - June 22. For more information, click here or contact Teresa Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for this study, click here.
PAST & CURRENT OFFERINGS
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Open House to welcome people to our new space
Sacred Earth contemplative book study
Growing Through Grief, Loss, and Change series with Rev. Steve Jones
Worship Service to introduce the
Christian Disillusionment and Renewal course led by Mark Dewey
Vision Board workshop
Creative Online Retreat led by Rev. Allison Wehrung
Labyrinth for Lent meditation guide
Purchase and posting of yard signs in support of mental health
STAY IN TOUCH
725 S High St Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Centering Space is hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church.