Introduction to Mindfulness

Saturday mornings beginning March 11 and ending April 1, 10:30-11:30am

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What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being present in the here and now. It is a gradual process where we learn to focus our attention on what is actually happening. By being fully present to what is really going on, we can work more skillfully with the many stresses, real and imagined, of life.

Mindfulness can be practiced by people of any age, faith, or religion and can be done in a formal sitting practice or activities of daily life.

Each session, will begin with a short, guided meditation, some mindfulness instructions, and a check-in to see how things are going. We will do many different activities that invite us to tune in to our bodies and the present moment.

The Instructor
Chris Charles is an experienced meditation and mindfulness practitioner. He was a volunteer staff member at the iBme (Inward Bound Mindfulness Education) Pacific Northwest Teen Mindfulness Retreats. He was a founding leader for the Seattle Teen Mindfulness Circle and regularly co-leads the circle in fun, playful, and grounding mindfulness practice. As an Indigenous person he is strongly rooted in the interconnection of every being. He is currently developing more leadership skills in sharing mindfulness and related practices through the Community Dharma Leader program facilitated by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Come join us! Small donations are encouraged, but nobody will be turned away for inability to pay.

lily-960387_640Holy Week 2017

April 13th is Maundy Thursday, the first of the three-part liturgy called the Triduum. After an Agape dinner at 5:30, we will gather for Eucharist, foot-washing and the stripping of the altar at 6:30. All are invited into the Columbarium to pray in silence at the Altar of Repose. Good Friday, with Eucharist from the reserve and veneration of the cross will take place at noon on the 14th. The Great Vigil of Easter will complete the Triduum at 7:00 p.m. on the 15th


Evening Prayer, Wednesdays, 5:30 pm Father John will be leading Evening Prayer every Wednesday evening except the last Wednesday of the month when we will have a Mass, either with Taize chant or without music (at least for the time being!) Both will begin at 5:30.

Centering Prayer:
Saturdays, 8 – 9 AM

Holy Eucharist:

  • Sundays, 10 a.m, Sanctuary
  • Last Wednesday of the month, 5:30 pm

Sunday School: Sundays, 9:45: Sunday school meets during worship from September through June.

Coming Up

Bishop’s Visit scheduled: Bishop Greg Rickel will be coming to St. Elizabeth for an Episcopal Visitation on the first week of Lent, March 5th, 2017.  If you are interested in being received into the Episcopal Church, please let Fr. John know so that we can begin the process in time to coordinate with the Bishop’s visit.

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