October 2020 Newsletter

Big Announcement

Hello Friends, 
Instead of my usual monthly blog I wanted to direct your attention to a very special event with my friend Dr. Peter Traben Haas. Peter has been a mentor, friend, and teacher. Guiding me on my dissertation committee, helping me design my first course on Lectio Divina 10 years ago, and even serving as a board member on our inaugural board of directors. I am very excited for Contemplate Lincoln to host this event. I encourage all of you to prayerfully consider joining us on November 13th & 14th. A special Invitation to Friends of Contemplate Lincoln, We are excited to announce a special event via Zoom with author, pastor, and retreat leader Dr. Peter Traben Haas. This workshop, that will feel like a retreat, explores the dance between contemplation, community, and scripture. Helping communities flourish and helping us discover deeper meaning and integration of scripture. This event is for anyone interested in Christian contemplative prayer, its practice & possibilities in the Church and community, and the formative dance between contemplation & scripture. An excellent opportunity for pastors, lay and group leaders wanting to introduce contemplative prayer within their church, worship, community, or small groups. Event is participatory and will include a Friday Night Eucharist Compline Service and time throughout the event for Q & A.Participants will receive via mail an instruction guide to centering prayer and a copy of Dr. Haas’ books The Contemplative Church: How Meditative Prayer and Monastic Practices Help Congregations Flourish and Centering Prayers: A One-Year Daily Companion for Going Deeper into the Love of God and resources to continue the journey. Books may not arrive prior to the event.  

Early Registration Price Until October 23rd: $49
Open Registration Until November 12th: $59 

Rev., Dr. Peter Traben Haas was born in Traben-Trarbach, Germany and grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He is an ordained Teaching Pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and serves as Minister of a non-denominational contemplative Christian community in Austin, Texas called The Church of Conscious Harmony.

Peter earned a B.A. from Moody Bible, an M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Peter is a certified Centering Prayer instructor and retreat leader, and is the author of multiple books and articles on the contemplative Christian dimension including: The Contemplative Church, Centering Prayers, A Beautiful Prayer, The God Who is Here, Living Lent, and My Yes is Yours, and the Advent Remedy. 

Schedule Central Time Zone
November 13th: 7:00-8:30pm Compline and Eucharist w/ Dr. Peter HaasNovember 14th: 9:00-10:30am The Contemplative Church: Contemplation and Community
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-12:30pm The Contemplative Gospel: Contemplation and Scripture 

Proceeds of this event support Contemplate Lincoln mission teach, facilitate, and practice Christian contemplative prayer in Community. Make a Donation

Made possible from a generous grant for the Trust for the Meditation Process

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All events are on Zoom!
Links: 

Noon-hour silent prayer Weekdays 12:15pm-1:00pm: https://zoom.us/j/735301950
A 20-minute silent prayer sit with opening prayer and closing reading. No experience necessary. 
Lectio Divina Mondays 9:30am: Register via this link on zoom
Prayer the scriptures. We read a passage 4 times with short silences followed by discussion.
Contemplative Movement Fridays 5:30pm-6:30pm: https://zoom.us/j/386874404
A fun, playful, and contemplative whole body experience.
House Church Sunday’s 4pm-5pm: https://zoom.us/j/993530287
Worship, conversation, and contemplation. A house church style church service with Eucharist. 
Contemplative Conversation Sundays at 2:30 PM (The Work of the People Short Films) Register via this link on zoom
We watch films with today’s influential theologians and contemplatives gaining wisdom and finishing with a time of sharing. 

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