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Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God.
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Contemplative Outreach Lexington
The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in
Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer.
Welcome to our first edition of the newsletter for Contemplative Outreach Lexington!  CO-Lex is now one of 120+ active chapters in 39 countries formed by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., a worldwide spiritual network that provides support and resources for Centering Prayer.  CO, Ltd. is dedicated to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of Centering Prayer.     F. Thomas Keating, OCSO, is a founding member and the spiritual guide of Contemplative Outreach.
Sr. Jean Johnson of Loretto led Lexington's first CO Introductory Workshop in February, 2002, and has devoted her time and many talents to supporting centering prayer in our area.  At this time, we have six CO Centering Prayer groups in Lexington.  
The Lexington Chapter was sponsored by Contemplative Outreach Chapter of Kentucky (CO-KY), housed in the Cor Unum Spiritual Center in Louisville.  Over the past 25 years, CO-KY has held numerous Centering Prayer retreats and events, and hosted speakers such as Thomas Keating, Carl Arico and others.  CO-KY cooperated with us to bring Father William Meninger to The Church of the Good Shepherd in 2014.  We recognize our close relationship with CO-KY, and look forward to working together for years to come. Lexington became a Chapter on June 11, 2016 after a Visioning Day led by Susan Komis.  Father Tom Ward led a community-wide Introductory Workshop in April, hosted by Fr. Brian Cole of The Church of the Good Shepherd.  Dr. Elizabeth Conrad, Minister of Education at Christ Church Cathedral, joined Contemplative Outreach in 2014 after facilitating a centering prayer group for well over a decade. We are ever-so-grateful for the support of all who nurtured our community into a Chapter.
We are also thankful for our new Lexington Leadership Team, and a special thanks to the publicity team, Heather and Pat Davey, for creating this beautiful newsletter and the website currently under construction!
We also want to thank the parishes that have provided meeting space, including Pax Christi, Christ the King, The Newman Center, Christ Church Cathedral, The Church of the Good Shepherd, St. Martha's and St.  Michael's.  
Please join us for any Lexington Centering Prayer Group.  All are welcome!

In Gratitude+
Jan Carter and Wayne Moore
CO-Lex, Co-Coordinators

Lexington Leadership Team
Publicity by Heather and Pat Davey
Introductory Workshops by Mary Saito
Facilatator Support by Nina Green
Silent Saturdays by Kelly Sherkat
Online and 12-Step Outreach by John Davis

Events

Fall Enrichment Weekend Fr. Joe Mitchell presents on:
Laudato Si: Care for our Common Home Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment Joe Mitchell is a Catholic priest and member of the Passionist religious community. He studied theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and earned a graduate degree in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies. His ministry includes presenting retreats in Christian spirituality, meditation courses, religious environmental programs, as well as workshops in the new cosmology and the Great Work.
Friday, September 30 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ursuline Campus Library
3105 Lexington Rd. Louisville
Cost: Donations only
Saturday, October 1 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ursuline Campus Library
3105 Lexington Road Louisville
Lunch provided Cost: $25.
Please Register by September 27 with:
Dr. Elayne Roose 502-451-1738 or Sharon Allen sksallen13@gmail.com

Save the Date:
December 3, 2016 
Silent Saturday Advent Word of Hope, Organizer: Kelly Sherkat
December 6, 2016
Webcast  with Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, and James Finley

Centering Prayer Groups--All are welcome! 
Monday
St. Martha's Church at Word of Hope
1870 Armstrong Mill Road
7:00 pm 
Contact Jan Carter at jcarter2322@gmail.com
Tuesday (2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month)
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
533 East Main Street
7:00 pm 
Contact Fr. Brian Cole at goodshepherdlex.org
Wednesday
Christ Church Cathedral
166 Market Street
5:00 pm 
Contact Elizabeth Conrad at elizabeth@ccclex.org
Thursday
Pax Christi Church
4110 Victoria Way
7:00 pm 
Contact Wayne Moore at moorewayn@gmail.com
Friday
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
533 East Main Street
7:00 am 
Contact Fr. Brian Cole at goodshepherdlex.org

Holy Spirit Parish Newman Center
320 Rose Lane
1:00 pm
Contact Wayne Moore at moorewayn@gmail.com
 
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