Centering Prayer Meetings via Zoom
"We are already One." Thomas Merton
Centering Prayer at Stillpoint, Tuesdays 1pm - 2pm
Stillpoint's Centering Prayer group is open to All.
In accordance with the COVID-19 restrictions Stillpoint Centering Prayer Group is not having our weekly meetings inside. We are meeting every Tuesday from 1pm - 2pm via Zoom.
When weather allows, you are welcome to come to Stillpoint and walk the grounds during Centering Prayer. Those who choose to come to Stillpoint meet on the deck wearing masks and maintain physical distancing. After the facilitator offers a scripture verse/reflection/poem, we separate for our outside silent time of prayer.
To join us for Centering Prayer, please contact Mary McMahan and request the Zoom link.
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.
This Method of prayer is both a relation with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
In order to begin on time, if possible, login in 5 minutes ahead of our starting time.
Contemplative Outreach, www.contemplativeoutreach.org , is a wonderful resource for information about Centering Prayer and Welcoming Prayer as well as other forms of prayer.
If you are new to Centering Prayer and/or wish to join us for the first time, please contact Mary McMahon.
If you are new to Zoom, please see the information below.
It’s a good idea to give yourself time to test this out before our call begins! You can do this right now or anytime before the call begins; although the experience will look different with only you on the call.
1) Click this link and you’ll be prompted to download Zoom Conference application on your computer, AUTOMATICALLY
(If for any reason the download isn’t automatic, you should see an option to download, which you can click manually.)
2) Zoom will automatically launch once it is downloaded, and a window will open, prompting you to select which audio you’d like to use.
3) Click to Share Your Video
4) Click to use Computer Audio
5) Your Video should now be on and you’ll see yourself on screen
If you have trouble with these steps, there’s a short video on this page to help get a sense of what everything will look like: Click here
NOTE: Once you’re inside the Zoom conference window, you’ll have VIDEO and AUDIO controls at the bottom of your screen, AND you’ll have the option to select SPEAKER VIEW or GALLERY VIEW in the upper right. Speaker View places the current speaker (or you if you’re the only one on the call) in a large window and the other participants in small Thumbnail Windows. Gallery View places all participants in the same sized Tile Windows. S