Spiritual Formation

tending the soul / sowing to the spirit

Though spiritual Formation is God’s work and God’s work alone, we must cooperate. One way is through spiritual  practices that train us to intentionally and routinely open space for God’s grace to work within us.

ONGOING Opportunities

Centering Prayer in Community
Mondays from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. via Zoom.
We begin with prayer and sacred reading, followed by 20 minutes of silence, focusing on God’s presence and consenting to His presence and action in our lives. We close our time of silence with the Lord's prayer, and end our time together with the reading of a Psalm. We have an optional time for reflection and sharing for those who would like to participate after our closing prayer.

Contact  Mary Taylor. Everyone is welcome.  Join us as you are able.

Wesleyan Contemplative Order (WCO)
Over the centuries, Christian followers have banded together to form communities that reflect a profound commitment to a spiritual path and to nurture each other together in their spiritual journeys. The WCO is a community of small bands made up of clergy and lay, diverse in denomination, to support each other in contemplative living in today’s busy world.  Click here to learn more.

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

LEARNING TO SEE with the Eyes of our Heart                                                                                                   
DOORWAYS TO CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATION
- Opening Retreat, Starrette Farm, Saturday, September 18, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Six weekly sessions: DUMC Sanctuary, Tuesdays Sept 21 - Oct 26, 7:00-8:30 pm
- Closing retreat, Starrette Farm, Saturday, October 30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Facilitated by Mary Taylor, Tom Peckham, Rev. Ashley Thomas and others.
- Limited to 24 people. - Click here for brochure and registration link.

THE CRITICAL JOURNEY: Responding to God’s Deeper Invitations as we Journey through the Stages of Faith - Click here for brochure and registration link

 LABYRINTH
The Adult Faith Formation Ministry of Davidson United Methodist Church allows churches to rent its canvas labyrinth. Click here for a copy of the rental agreement.

 

Director of Spiritual Formation

Ann Starrette

Ann Starrette

704-488-5825