Four Inspiring Fall 2013 Events from The World Community for Christian Meditation Texas Region
- Aug 24 (3 wks!): Fifth Annual Meditator’s Gathering and Potluck (Houston)
- Sep 14: Year Two of our Roots of Christian Meditation Course begins (Houston)
- Sep 19-22: Christian Meditation Retreat (Beaumont)
- Sep 23: Meditation with Children Forum for Teachers and Parents at the University of St. Thomas (Houston)
Fifth Annual Region 6 Meditator’s Gathering and Potluck
Saturday, August 24
WHEN: Gather at 9:00 am for coffee (with first meditation at 9:30), 3:00 pm Departure.
WHERE: Community of the Servant-Savior Presbyterian Church, 11303 Hughes Rd. 77089
WHO: Group members, meditators, interested friends (please invite guests!)
WHAT: Meet and get to know fellow meditators in the Houston area plus updates and discussion of WCCM activities local, national and international.
WHY: To meditate together, to deepen the community spirit among our local WCCM meditators, and to increase our sense of belonging to a worldwide “Monastery without Walls.”
Cost: There is no cost for this event, and no advance registration required. Just bring your favorite dish to share for lunch. You are invited to attend any portion of the day that you can. Bring a lunch item, drinks will be provided.
Roots of Christian Meditation Course:
Year Two begins September 14
WHEN: Saturdays, starting Sep 14 with meditation at 9:00, followed by lecture on Hildegard von Bingen given by the author of Hidegard! published in 2012, Professor Ann K. Gebuhr of Houston Baptist University.
WHERE: Dominican Spirituality Center, 6501 Almeda, 77021
WHO: All interested in the inspiring history of the Mystical Tradition within Christianity
WHAT: The second year of a three year course, each year consisting of nine lectures by leading scholars and practitioners on Christian Mystics. Held on the second Saturday of each month September through May.
COST: $225 for the 2013-2014 term.
See wccm-usa.org Upcoming Events for further details and to register.
A Christian Meditation Retreat
led by Rev. Tom Bain
September 19 – 22
WHEN: Thursday, Sep 19 through Sunday, Sep 22
WHERE: Holy Family Retreat Center, 9920 North Major Drive, Beaumont, TX 77713
WHO: All are welcome.
WHAT: This three day retreat will be led by Reverend Tom Bain. Tom is a Methodist minister, long term meditator, a Benedictine Oblate, and an eloquent teacher of “The Prayer of the Heart.”
WHY: To take a spiritual break from our busy lives and to nourish our souls.
CONTACT: Holy Family Retreat Center for price and registration information by phone (409) 899-5617 or by email: email@example.com
Teaching Meditation to Children
Cathy Day and Ernie Christie
WHEN: Monday, September 23 from 830 am to 3:30 pm
WHERE: Jerabeck Activity Center, University of St. Thomas, 4400 Mt. Vernon, 77006
WHO: This forum is intended for teachers, parents, and all those involved in the faith development of children and young adults from ALL denominations.
WHAT: WCCM and The University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture will co-host this forum led by Dr. Cathy Day and Ernie Christie who designed and implemented a diocesan-wide Christian Meditation program for young people and their educators in Townesville, Australia.
WHY: To learn to share the experience of meditation with our youth and to understand how meditation can make a big difference in their lives.
Cost: $20 per person (includes lunch). Register at http://www.stthom.edu/TCMTC
For more information
contact: Patrick King (firstname.lastname@example.org)