contemplate, workshop
Jul 8, 2021

Join us for… Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference The Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD) believes that we are living in a very chaotic time with increasing divisions among us. ICCD believes that we can respond in new ways as persons committed to contemplation as a transformative practice and social justice in all its forms including the belief in our interconnectedness as a planetary community. Weaving together the three threads of ... Continue reading...

changes, pandemic
Dec 9, 2020

As autumn begins to make its exit, the temperatures have dramatically dropped in our area! This change can be reflected in many analogies about ourselves too. Take a moment to read this beautiful poem as we seek the Spirit of hope and strength. Spirit, blowing winds of change into our world and letting loose the leaves of last year’s experiences, I am being tossed around too, slipping under what I can’t seem to let go of. The golden sunlight shines through ... Continue reading...

Welcome November
Nov 4, 2020

Entering November, we reflect on the many changes that occur this month, even when the pandemic persists. Let us pause to acknowledge what is coming, to focus on the gratitude of the season and to welcome the healing of our mind, body and spirit that God can provide. A Prayer for November November. The changing of the seasons. The coming of winter. The calendar year ending. The church year beginning. We remember the saints as November begins. We give thanks and we remember ... Continue reading...