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Silent Saturday

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

NEW! Optional short format 9:30 a.m. – noon

We join with others to be more alone with God.

  • Join with others: At times we are drawn to be totally alone and at other times being with others supports our going deep.
  • Silence helps us to clarify our inner state, and come to a deeper understanding of ourselves
  • Silence is the path to touch our soul, our inner depth, the presence of the Sacred.

Regardless of one’s spiritual tradition, there are times when a movement into silence is an essential part of the journey. This pull into silence allows us to listen to a deeper aspect of ourselves, deepen our consciousness of the Sacred, however named, and may allow us to see more clearly our relationship to the social issues of our day.

Silent Saturday has been an aspect of the spiritual life of the Unity community for some years, providing an opportunity for people to enter into silence. In order to make Silent Saturday accessible to more people whose lives do not allow for the current 9:30 am to 3 pm experience, I have expanded the Silent Saturday process so that more people can take advantage of this opportunity.

We will be offering a shorter experience, from 9:30 a.m. – noon, with the continuation of the full day for those who wish the longer format. The day will begin with one half-hour of shared silence. This will include a brief reflection to serve as a possible focus for the time of personal silence.

Some have found walking in the gardens, reading meaningful texts, engaging in creative activities, or other ways of prayer meaningful during the silence. It is each person’s choice of setting and way of being.

Then, from around 10:15 until 11:45, participants will engage in individual silence as each chooses until a brief time of closing together.

Our hope is that expanding the ways of participating in what Silent Saturday offers will make this important aspect of the spiritual journey more accessible to more people.

Bring your own lunch. Cost: Love offering. To register: Contact Jack Seery by email.

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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