Together in Contemplation: A Practice-Based Spiritual Formation Group [online]
With Jody Reis Johnson
September 22 - December 15, 2020
Tuesdays, 7-9p, Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15: Writers in the Christian contemplative tradition have long upheld the practices of silence and community as invitations into holy mystery. The starting point for a life of prayer is seeking God, and the practice of silence can open the heart and grow our awareness of God’s presence in daily life. Quiet down the noise and find companions along the spiritual path. Join Jody Reis Johnson for a 4-month spiritual growth group aimed at deepening your relationship with God through contemplative practice, spiritual readings, and discussion about the journey we share. Participants will be asked to establish their own daily practice of silent prayer or meditation. This program will take place online via Zoom.
Jody Reis Johnson, M.Div., MSW, is a retired mental health professional who worked in a variety of settings including ministry development, private practice, and with political refugees at the Center for Victims of Torture. She has a special interest in the intersection of spirituality and psychology. A longtime practitioner of Centering Prayer, Jody received her commissioning as a Presenter/Facilitator through National Contemplative Outreach in 2013 and now teaches contemplative theology and practice in a variety of contexts. She and her husband, Bryce, a retired United Methodist minister, live in Mahtomedi. They have three grown sons and five grandchildren.
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