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Christian Meditation
Every Wednesday in the Sacred Space
3:30pm Ruth Groom 5:30pm Jelita Hutchison 0408 701 892

One hour of quiet time, teaching and discussion.
No charge

Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46:10

Meditation is about coming to stillness of spirit and body. Despite all
the distractions of the modern world, this silence is perfectly
possible for people today. But to reach this stillness we must
devote time to the work of silence.
Our groups have been active and committed to offer this spiritual opportunity in our parish.
Both groups enjoy shared leadership which makes it possible to keep the groups running every week of the
year. Both groups use the same resources and are in synchrony with each other with regards to the series
of Teachings. Our logo specific to our parish meditation group and activities envisions our purpose of
encouraging our own and the parish’s deepening faith and spirituality thorough the practice of Christian
meditation.
As well as meeting weekly for meditation, our groups meet socially so that we, including our spouses, can
get to know each other in a different context.
We also attend Community gatherings and Quiet Days organised by the Queensland Community executive
to promote community building and spaces in which our spirit can breathe. The days usually include
meditation, teaching, quiet times, and more. We look forward to Quiet Days at the Passionist monastery in
Oxley; the grounds at the Fort offer spaces for walking, for sitting in prayer, for enjoying God’s creation.
Our meditation groups are part of a global community. The World Community for Christian Meditation is
ecumenical with interfaith outreach. We want to offer a contemplative view to the conversation around
issues advocating for the vulnerable and environment and approaches to contemplative action.

Prayer of the Christian Meditation Community
May this group be a true spiritual home for the seeker, a friend for the lonely, a guide for the confused. May
those who pray here be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to serve all who come, and to receive them as
Christ Himself. In the silence of this room may all the suffering, violence, and confusion of the world
encounter the Power that will console, renew and uplift the human spirit.
May this silence be a power to open the hearts of men and women to the vision of God, and so to each
other, in love and peace, justice and human dignity. May the beauty of the divine life, fill this group and the
hearts of all who pray here, with joyful hope. May all who come here weighed down by the problems of
humanity leave giving thanks for the wonder of human life. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

2019 Events : https://aspley-albanycreek.org.au/queensland-community-for-christian-meditation-events-2019/

Useful websites:
Australian Christian Meditation Community
https://wccmaustralia.org.au/
World Community for Christian Meditation
www.wccm.org

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