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.
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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.
Sunday Morning Lectio Divina Group
Sunday Morning Lectio Divina Group will study Isaiah beginning January 8 and continuing through February 5. 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 is also available on the Centering Space Calendar.
Winter Yoga Class
A 6-week beginner yoga class led by Robing Atwood will begin on Tuesday, January 3 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Trinity Sanctuary. The class is limited to 12 participants who can attend all 6 sessions. For more information, click here.
To register, complete this form.
Contemplating Advent: During the season of Advent, Centering Space invites you to take advantage of the Labyrinth outside on the church grounds and inside in Centering Space. A guide for walking the labyrinth can be found here. Activity stations are also set up in the Harbor Room and with the indoor labyrinth. A guide to the activities is available here.
Spiritual Formation: A Call to Deep Listening
If you are seeking a space where “you can slow down long enough to hear your own needs, to become calm without demanding answers that take more time, to stretch beyond irritations and deadlines to remember that the world of the soul is greater than the things that trap you in an arid dailiness” (Chittister, 2021, p. 89) – this invitation is for you. More information is available here. Contact Teresa Harris by December 15 at email@example.com or 540-383-5692 if you are interested in participating.
Illuminated Advent Retreat
CENTERING SPACE is pleased to announce that we are again offering Jan Richardson’s Online Illuminated Advent Retreat to members and friends of Trinity Presbyterian Church. If you would like to participate in the Retreat, Contact Mary Lou McMillin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village to Village: How Can I Help?
Village to Village is seeking volunteers for a variety of projects. Click here for more information on how you can help! For more information on Village to Village, visit https://www.hope4villages.org/home or their facebook page.
Open Doors: How Can I Help?
Open Doors (Harrisonburg/Rockingham County’s shelter for those experiencing homelessness) is in a period of transition and is in need of some items. Click here for more information on how you can help! For more information on Open Doors, visit https://www.valleyopendoors.org/ or their facebook page.
Ukraine: How can I help?
Sometimes it is not easy to know how best to help. If you have been wondering where to donate resources/funds, please consider the organizations listed in the PDF below.
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