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A Space for Centered CARE:
Contemplation, Action, Renewal, and Expression.

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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.

Harbor Room


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.

Other Rooms


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.


Spring Yoga Class 


Centering Space is pleased to announce the 2024 Spring yoga class led by Robin Atwood.  The class will meet on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary from Tuesday, March 5 through April 9.  We suggest a donation of $30.00 for this 6-week class; however, Centering Space will continue to provide this class at no cost to participants. Click here to register! You may pay for this class by check or cash or by clicking here to pay by credit card, Venmo, or PayPal.

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Upcoming Lenten Nurture: 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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On Sunday, February 18th, we will begin a 5-week study on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The class will meet in person at 11:30 on Sunday mornings, facilitated by Mark Facknitz and Rick Comstock. This video is highly recommended for those interested in digging deep into Bonhoeffer: . Each week there are recommended videos for viewing prior to the class. Watch the weekly email and other outlets for those links and further information. There will be a modified hybrid option for those who want to “listen in,” but our hope is for people to join us at the church house each week.

Pilgrimage to Camino de Santiago

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Mark Dewey will lead a group of pilgrims to one of the holiest sites in Christendom, the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. We will the final quarter of that road, from Orbigo to Santiago, engaging in a program of spiritual practices and impromptu worship services. We will depart from Dulles on April 2 and return on April 17.  The estimated cost of $3400 covers all travel, lodging, support car, programming, guide service, breakfast and lunch.  A deposit of $850 is due to Mark by February 14. For more information, click here or contact Mark at

Sunday Morning Lectio Divina Group

The Sunday Morning Group is studying Ezekiel. 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.

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Second Saturday Expressions


Second Saturday Expressions is coming soon!  For more information on each workshop, visit

  • Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 – Noon: Ashley Isernhagen will offer A Circle of Care for people who are interested in a quiet space of community, contemplation, and renewal using fiber arts. Recommended fee for this session is $30.

  • Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 – 12:30: Watercolor workshop with Judi Coleman. Recommended fee for this session is $35.

  • Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 – Noon: Circle of Care with Ashley Isernhagen. Recommended fee for this session is $30.

  • Saturday, June 8 from 9:30 – Noon: Inspiration through Collage with Liz Forney. Recommended fee for this session is $30.

  • Saturday, July 13 from 9:30 – Noon: Circle of Care with Ashley Isernhagen. Recommended fee for this session is $30.


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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
      Centering Space


Christian Disillusionment and Renewal course led by Mark Dewey

       Enneagram class

  Vision Board workshop

Creative Online Retreat led by Rev. Allison Wehrung

     Labyrinth for Lent               meditation guide


725 S High St Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Centering Space is hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church​.

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