Centering Prayer Groups

How can Centering Prayer groups help your practice? By becoming a part of a community, we deepen our knowledge and commitment as well as share personal experiences of  the Centering Prayer practice and its effect in our daily lives. Think of those people as friends along the spiritual journey.

If you have want to have your Centering Prayer group listed here, please email us at with the time, place, details and main contact info.

Kansas City Metro

Cathedral of St. Peter Convent

You are invited to join GROUP CENTERING PRAYER at the Cathedral of St. Peter Convent.

424 N 15th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102

The group will meet every other Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. — May 1, 15, 29, June 12 etc.

For more information, contact:  913-680-9251 or

Contemplative Connections

Wednesdays from 6:45 pm to 7:45  pm, beginning July 31

Contemplative Connections is a centering prayer group that meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:45-7:45pm in the Chapel at Central UMC .  Our practice is both to connect with one another in Christian fellowship as well as to practice 2 sessions of silence ranging from 10-20 minutes each.

Central United Methodist Church
5144 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64112

For more information, please contact the Kelly Hansen at

 Mystic Misfits

Tuesdays, September-May
9:30 a.m. – noon

The Mystic Misfits meet every Tuesday morning from September through May with a few weeks off around Christmas/New Year’s in the lower level of:

St. John’s United Methodist Church
6900 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO

The group meets socially at 9:30 a.m. with the first twenty-minute sit beginning at 10:00 a.m. Centering Prayer is usually followed with a DVD or CD featuring a prominent leader in the Contemplative movement such as Fr. Richard Rohr, Dr. James Finley, Fr. Thomas Keating, Sr. Ilia Delio, Rob Bell etc., and the remaining time is spent in small group discussion finishing about noon.

The group is open to all faiths and to anyone who is seeking a deeper meaning to their spiritual life along the Contemplative Path. If you have any questions regarding this group, contact Kevin Kelly at

North Oak Christian Church

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

9900 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64155

Contact Rob Carr at

Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church

Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

7600 NW Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64153

The group gathers in the chapel for a half hour of Centering Prayer followed by a group discussion in the Eddy Conference Room. Contact Jim Gordon at

Sacred Spaces

Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

HJ’s St. Andrew’s Youth & Community Center
6425 Wornall Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113

A brief reading will precede the Centering Prayer time. HJ’s Youth & Community Center is located across the street from St. Andrew’s Church. Contact Rita Carson-Kendagor at

Serenity Pause™ Meditation

Daily, 12:10-12:40 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Myrtle Fillmore Chapel of the Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W. 47th St.
(47th & Jefferson)
Kansas City, MO 64112

Serenity Pause™ meditation sessions are available to people from all walks of life and from all religious backgrounds and spiritual traditions. These sessions are offered daily at scheduled times throughout the week, making it easy for you to drop by and drop in to a place of peace and serenity – away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Each meditation time includes meditation instruction, time to sit, and time to discuss. Both chairs and mat/cushions are provided. All Serenity Pause™ meditation sessions are offered on a love offering donation basis.

Visit the Unity Temple website at

St. Francis Xavier Church

3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier Church
1001 E. 52nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

The session begins with a 20-minute sit followed by a brief period of sharing, a DVD and closing intercessory prayer. The group meets in the BVM room. Please enter through the back door on the west side of the parking lot. The doors are locked after 7 p.m. For more information, contact Rebecca Thompson at

St. John’s United Methodist Church

July 5 through August 23, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

6900 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64113

The group will begin with a 20-minute sit followed by a group discussion or presentation on a spiritual discipline (Welcoming Prayer, Lectio Divina, etc.). The group will meet in St. John’s Welcoming Library Room. For more information, contact Don Jarvis at (816) 589-0535 or

Johnson County Area

Overland Park Church of Christ

Saturdays, 8-9 a.m.

13400 W. 119th St.
Overland Park, KS 66213
119th & Pflumm

Meets in the prayer room at the back of the auditorium. Please email Angela Williams at or call (913) 707-4936.

Queen of the Holy Rosary

First and third Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

7023 West 71st St.
Overland Park, Kansas 66204

Meets in the Parish Office Building.

We meet in the Parish Office Building. Anyone new to Centering Prayer may come at 6:30 p.m. for an introduction. The format is one sit for 20 minutes followed by Lectio Divina. Contact Patty Wernel at


Thomas Merton Study Group & Meditation

Mondays, 11:30-12:30 

Lavender House
1600 New Hampshire
$30/month covers materials and a percentage of proceeds provides assistance to those in need through allocation to local charities.

This event is hosted by Ecumenicus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ecumenical understanding, spiritual truth and social harmony.

Call Peggy Beatty, DVM, MS, MA at (913) 449-0819 or email


Countryside United Methodist Church

Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.

3221 SW Burlingame Road
Topeka, KS 66611-2006

Centering Prayer is held in the chapel. Please park in the north lot and enter through door 4. Contact the church at (785) 266-7541 or the facilitator, Robert N DuBois at (785) 267-3111 or (785) 224-3988.

First Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

1880 SW Gage Boulevard
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Centering Prayer is held in the chapel. Please enter at the office door. Contact Pastor Dale Matherly at (785) 272-4290.

Grace Episcopal Cathedral

First and third Saturday of the month, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

701 SW 8th Ave.
Topeka, Kansas 66603

Centering Prayer Group for all those who wish a supportive community with those who share the desire for silence. Contact Sharon Highberger at (785) 633-7764.

St. Matthew Catholic Church

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

2700 SE Virginia Avenue
Topeka Kansas 66605

Centering Prayer is held in the chapel. Please park in the North Lot on Maryland. The door will be locked so please knock. Contact the church at (785) 232-5012 or call the facilitator Patty Morgan at (785) 379-0709.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays, 8-9 a.m.

1275 SW Boswell
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Park in Lot South of the Church. Contact

St. David’s Episcopal Church

Fridays, 9-10 a.m.

3916 SW 17th Street

Topeka, KS 66604

Enter through the west door, off the parking lot.



First United Methodist Church

Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Includes discussion and sitting time, but feel free to stay as your time allows.

141 E. Gay St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Room 240

Contact Barbara Curtis at 660-747-7750