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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.


Summer Yoga Session

Centering Space is pleased to announce registration is open for the 2024 Summer yoga class led by Robin Atwood.  The class will meet on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary from Tuesday, July 9-August 20. No class on July 16th. 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! Click here to pay. 

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Potluck Lunch

Mark your calendars for a potluck lunch following worship next Sunday, July 14. Our special guest will be Dr. Tim Seidel, Associate Professor, Peacebuilding, Development, and Global Studies and the director of the Center for Interfaith Engagement at EMU. Tim will talk with us about the complex context for the war in Israel and Palestine and the work that is currently underway in local and global communities of faith. Our guests will include some members of a newly formed Muslim-Jewish-Christian interfaith group currently focusing on the Israel-Palestinian conflict and positive interfaith relations here in our community.

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Sacred Threads Exhibit

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Centering Space, in collaboration with the Virginia Quilt Museum, will meet on Wednesday, July 24 from 1:30 - 3:30 at Silver Lake Mill in Dayton to view the traveling Sacred Threads Exhibit. This exhibit "explores themes of joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace/brotherhood."  We invite you to join us as we visit the museum's new space, hear from local quilter Paula Caldwell, and tour the exhibit. We will use the practice of visio divina, a form of prayer using visual elements to help set our minds on prayer, allowing God to speak into our hearts through the quilts. Cost for this event is $8.00 general admission or $7.00 for people over 65 and is payable at the door. Register for this event here.  For more information, contact Teresa Harris or the church office.

Sunday Morning Lectio Divina Group

The Sunday Morning Group is studying Paul's letters. 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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Pilgrimage to Camino de Santiago

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The pilgrims have returned! Led by Mark Dewey, Mary Lou McMillan, Sid McMillan, Mark Facknitz, Lisa Wilson, and Teresa Harris walked to  one of the holiest sites in Christendom, the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. Click here for the link to their Facebook page.

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Sunday Morning


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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

Art Journaling Workshop with Julie McClay

     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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