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Contemplative Practices: Leader Renewal

resources to support contemplative beginners and adepts, including individuals, families, small groups and congregational practices

Retreats & Seminars

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Wood & Water offer online retreats throughout the year on topics addressing current events and issues.


3000 Miles to Jesus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life for Spiritual Seekers     Been in the Struggle          Bread for the Day: Daily Bible Readings and Prayers, Year B 2021     Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee     Every Thing is Sacred     How Not to Be Afraid: Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying     Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder's Meditations on Hope and Courage     Listening to the Heart of Genesis          The Universal Christ (Paperback)     Companion Guide for Individuals ~ The Universal Christ     

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble encourages leaders to develop a practice of prayer.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church's Thin Places, is a quarterly ecumenical newsletter of writings and individual, small group and congregational prayer opportunities.

Poetry Unbound, with Padraig O'Tuama, returns for a second season with six new poems and reflections. Subscribe to Poetry Unbound on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercast, or wherever you listen.


Dr. Kristin Neff offers free Tips for PracticesGuided Meditations, and Self-Compassion Exercises

Regular & Online Groups