August 2020

Augustmarked by majestic dignity or grandeur
Coming from the Latin word augustus, meaning “consecrated” or “venerable”

What a name for a month and also what a reminder to look at and experience the grandeur of the creation in which we are a part, the inherit dignity that God has how endowed in all creation, the consecrated cosmos that God called very good, the venerable nature of creation with its endowed wisdom as the first word of God. In Nebraska, where the prairie paints our native landscape, August is a particularly ripe time to savor the sights of the season as native flowers in Nebraska are most colorful during the August heat. Take some time to take this months name to heart by opening up to the grandeur surrounding us by spending some time in nature, taking a mindful walk, or standing barefoot on the holy ground. Take some time to look at your neighbor, or maybe a stranger, and witness their inherent dignity. 
A 4-week Book Study on Zoom beginning Tuesday, August 11th at 11:00am or Wednesday, August 12th at 1:30pm CST. Book not required for the first week, no assigned reading for the first meeting. It’s a fairly short book around 100 pages depending on which edition of the book you get. We will organize our reading by chapters so any edition, including Kindle, will work for the study. Join us to learn about the wisdom of the desert mystics that is so influential for todays contemplatives. 
Register Here:
Tuesdays: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctfu-sqzotH9Eos_MkjJIbZ7JFPf2cnw4K
Wednesdays:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOiurDgoEtXLYGXxflzYvZwcQwJkKDx0
Lectio has moved to Monday mornings at 9:30AM CST. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuqgqzotG9xlQv8KYGRgicpDa8OMUms1Contemplative Conversations continues this month Sunday’s at 2:30PM CST. Join us  on Zoom to watch these short films for discovery and transformation followed by group reflection. Video presenters include Richard Rohr, Brenè Brown, James, Finley, and many others. 

All events are on Zoom! Links: 
Noon-hour silent prayer Weekdays 12:15pm-1:00pm: https://zoom.us/j/735301950
Lectio Divina Mondays 9:30am: Register via this link on zoom
Contemplative Movement Fridays 5:30pm-6:30pm: https://zoom.us/j/386874404
House Church Sunday’s 4pm-5pm: https://zoom.us/j/993530287
Contemplative Conversation Sundays at 2:30 PM (The Work of the People Short Films) Register via this link on zoom