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 ContemplativeOutreachKC@gmail.com with the time, place, details and main contact info.
Kansas City Metro
Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House
First Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Enter through the gate and go to the door on your left. There will be two 20-minute sits with a brief break in between and possibly a short reflection at the beginning. Please feel free to leave after one sit if you’d like.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Contemplation in Community
The Tuesday morning Centering Prayer group is on hiatus for May, June, July, and August. They will meet again in September to reorganize.
A new Centering Prayer group is meeting on Wednesdays from 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm. It will consist of a short scripture reading, followed by 20 minutes of silent prayer and meditation. Bring a brown bag lunch if you would like to join other for lunch afterwards. Please enter the church on the west side, through the entrance with the welcome sign. All are welcome. This is a drop-in group so just show up. For more information, contact Susan Ray at (816) 807-4189 or email@example.com .
Brief readings and communal sharing precede a 15-minute Centering Prayer period. Meetings are held in the Celtic Room. Enter the door by the blue Welcome awning in the west parking lot facing Brookside Blvd. All are welcome.
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 Dan Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (660) 441-1956.
North Oak Christian Church
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
Contact Rob Carr at email@example.com.
Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church
Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.
A brief reading will precede the Centering Prayer time. Entrance to the St. Andrew parking lot and to the building are both on Wornall Road.
Serenity Pause™ Meditation
Daily, 12:10-12:40 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m.
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 http://www.unitytemple.com/healing/hmedit.asp
St. Francis Xavier Church
3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnson County Area
Overland Park Church of Christ
Saturdays, 8-9 a.m.
Meets in the prayer room at the back of the auditorium. Please email Angela Williams at email@example.com or call (913) 707-4936.
Queen of the Holy Rosary
First and third Monday of each month, 7 p.m.
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 Sheryl Lickteig at (913) 722-2250.
Contact Sheryl Lickteig at (913) 722-2250.
Thomas Merton Study Group & Meditation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Countryside United Methodist Church
Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.
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.
Centering Prayer is held in the chapel. Please enter at the office door. Contact Pastor Dale Matherly at (785) 272-4290.
Grace Episcopal Cathedral
Third Saturday of the month, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
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, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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 and 3rd Sundays, 8-9 a.m.
Park in Lot South of the Church. Contact Pastor Junie Ewing at (785) 357-0339.
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.
Contact Barbara Curtis at 660-747-7750