The Gathering

The Gathering is a Sunday morning time of contemplation and reflection. The Gathering meets on Zoom, usually has 12-15 people, and lasts about 20 minutes followed by an optional conversation. Although small, you may attend with your camera on or off and participate to your own level of comfort.

Schedule: Second and fourth Sunday mornings each month

Time: 10 a.m. –  10:20 a.m. CST, followed by optional conversation until 11 a.m.

Location: Zoom. The registration link is distributed by email the Friday before The Gathering.

Register to Receive Zoom Link for All Gatherings

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

The Flow
  • Silent Prayer until 10:05 a.m.
  • Opening Invitation and Prayer
  • Wisdom Teaching
  • Time for Silent Reflection
  • Prayers of the People
  • Sending Forth Blessing
Wisdom Teaching Example

I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly – John 10:10

The active life has a way of making us feel dependent on things. We need a vote here, a meal there, some money or some transportation or some support. In the frenzy of doing daily business in the world, we are seduced into believing that we are totally dependent on the world’s resources….

A life of prayer is a life that constantly returns us to a place removed…. This is the heart of prayer, this journey from illusion to truth….

As we settle into deep listening for God’s word, how ludicrous the grasping ways of daily life become. In that silence and solitude, alone with the Alone, the world’s version of scarcity is seen as a snare and a delusion, while God’s promise of abundance comes to us not as future possibility but as present reality.  

Perhaps this is the most amazing destination of the way of prayer, this understanding that the abundance we want and need is around us and within us, here and now.  We need only turn toward it and live our lives in ways that make it manifest – Parker Palmer

Question for Silent Reflection:  Where have you experienced abundance this week? This month?

Gathering Co-Stewards
L to R: Janet Davis, Joyce Palevitz, Katherine Muhlenbruch, Rebecca Hall, Lynda Young Kaffie

The Abbey, 2022 | Site by Batch Creative