Centering Prayer Retreats & Upcoming Programs

The Contemplative Outreach of Kansas City and other organizations offer programs featuring national and local speakers and Centering Prayer retreats.  If you sign up for our emails, we’ll let you know when new Kansas City area programs are coming.

Join Us for Our Next Silent Saturday!

August 24, 2019

Check-in at 9:00 am, with Silence from 9:15 to 11:30 am
Suggested donation: $10

Sanctuary of Hope
2601 Ridge Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102

We’ll have five 20-minute periods of centering prayer with brief breaks in between. Space is limited.

Please email us at to let us know you’re coming.

2019 SILENT SATURDAYS: (4th Saturday of each month)

August 24th

September 28th

October 26th

November 23rd

December 28th



Friday, September 27, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, September 29, 2019| 1:00 p.m.

The Rev. Dennie Oades (Contemplative Outreach of Kansas City)

Join us for a soulfully rich weekend of silent consent to the presence and activity of God in the deepest center of your being. This silent retreat will be supported by several periods of centering prayer along with ample times for walking, reading, journaling, rest, and participation in the prayers of the monastic community of Mount Saint Scholastica.

This retreat is open to people with experience of centering prayer as well as those new to the method. An introductory overview of centering prayer will be offered Friday evening.

This retreat is being offered as a partnership between Contemplative Outreach of Kansas City and Sophia Center. Retreat facilitator will be the Rev. Dr. Dennie Oades, a retired United Methodist Clergy Woman and a trained/commissioned presenter of centering prayer.

Fee: $235 private room and meals.  ($50 non-refundable deposit)  Please register no later than September 20.    Register online.

September 19-26 2020

8 day centering prayer retreat at Saint Benedict’s Center Schuyler Nebraska co sponsored by Nebraska Contemplative Outreach and Contemplative Outreach Kansas City.  Approximate registration $600.  Space is limited. 

To place your early reservation for this event send your email and phone contact information to  Deposit and payment information will be forthcoming.

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