Informed by many ancient traditions and mutually declared by this Christian phrase, “Be still and know that I am God,” we at First Church are providing a practice, a tool of sorts, to go more deeply into one’s knowing of the sacred. In the belief that we are all a distinct expression of a facet of God, one is able to encounter one’s self in a new expanded way.
Our meditation groups are designed to engage our own Christian community, also reaching out to the community-at-large to engage people of different faiths and sensibilities to learn to tap into the wisdom of their body… their unique knowing, while deepening their connection to their own higher power.
With the awareness that each of us seek to go deeper in our own way, three types of meditations have been offered- a silent meditation, a guided mediation and a walking meditation.
An ongoing silent practice is held every Wednesday morning at 9 AM.
This group is open to beginning and experienced meditators. Coming into the sacred space, the silence lasts for 20 minutes. Then it is followed by an inspired readings from the world of poetry, the Bible and other faith traditions.
This silence enables “messages” to bubble up from our deeper awareness.
Other evening meditation offerings have included, adult and family guided mediations. With this format individuals, are verbally led on a peaceful journey, leaving one feeling refreshed and renewed.
At the present time, the teen Pilgrim Fellowship program is in the process of launching its own meditation program, using these three forms of practice.
Please contact our office at 203-453-5249 to learn more about the present offerings.
-Nancy Mann, Meditation Coordinator