Contemplative Outreach Lexington
Newsletter September 2017
The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in
Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer.
Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God.
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We are excited to announce that this edition marks the second year of the Newsletter of the Contemplative Outreach of Lexington. This year, will we continue to publicize events of interest to the Centering Prayer community, and we also hope to share creative expressions of Silence and Contemplation. 
Contemplative Outreach of Lexington Upcoming Events

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop 

Saturday, November 11th 8:30 AM -Noon
The Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel 
2025 Bellefonte Dr, Lexington, KY 40503

The morning will consist of practice and instruction in theological background of centering prayer as taught by Fr. Thomas Keating, presented by certified Contemplative Outreach instructors. For more information and to register, please contact Kay Scarbourgh Registration cost: $25, scholarships available.  

All are Welcome!

Save the Dates!
  • December 2: Advent Silent Saturday at St. Martha's Church in Lexington, led by Kelly Sherkat hosted by Contemplative Outreach of Lexington
  • February 2,  7-9pm & February 3, 2018 8:30-12 : Introduction to the Sacred Gaze led by Bro. Dan Korn hosted by Contemplative Outreach of Lexington at Pax Christi
We invite you and other fellow contemplatives the following upcoming events in the surrounding area:
  •  October 6 & 7 (Louisville): Fall Enrichment Weekend with Susan Komis click here
  • October 21 (Prospect, KY): Living Flame - A National Level Formation Program held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, for 7 months.  click here 
Creative Expressions of Centering Prayer
To celebrate the second anniversary edition, we propose a new tradition of publishing the creative works of members of the Centering Prayer community. In this edition, we are delighted to share a taste of the beautiful art of local Contemplative, Lori-Lyn Hurley.  Please enjoy, and learn more about her work at
We invite submissions of your creative expressions of Centering Prayer. If you are interested in submitting your creative work, we welcome contemplative poetry and prose, drawings, photography or any other forms of prayerful artistic expression to be considered for future editions of this Newsletter.  
I look forward to another year of sharing in prayer, community, and Christ,
Peace and blessings,
Jan Carter and Wayne Moore, Coordinators, Contemplative Outreach of Lexington 



My painting process is rooted in spiritual connection. Before I paint, I ground myself.

I light a bundle of sage or a candle. I center and breathe. Then, I write a prayer on the canvas.

My prayers are personal and global. Sometimes they are rambling and pleading.

Sometimes they are straight out of the Book of Common Prayer.

Sometimes they are lamenting.

Sometimes they are praising...they are prayers.

And when I've written them, I begin to move paint.

I just move paint, layers and layers of it, without thinking.


I believe that when we are in the act of creation, God is doing something. The Holy Spirit is moving.

I believe the way you express what's in your heart matters.

My paintings are prayers.

That is what they are.

When you see my paintings, you see something about me that I don't know how to articulate any other way. 

Lori-Lynn Hurley, writer + artist

Centering Prayer Groups

All are welcome! 
St. Martha's Church at Word of Hope
1870 Armstrong Mill Road
7:00 pm 
Contact Jan Carter at
 (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
Christ Church Cathedral
166 Market Street
5:00 pm 
Contact Elizabeth Conrad at
(Beginning Sept. 13)
Pax Christi Church
4110 Victoria Way
7:00 pm 
Contact Wayne Moore at

First Christian Church
555 East Lexington Ave
Danville, KY
3:45 pm
Contact Paula Reister at

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
533 East Main Street
7:00 am 
Contact Fr. Brian Cole at

Holy Spirit Parish Newman Center
320 Rose Lane
1:00 pm
Contact Wayne Moore at moor

Janis Carter & Wayne Moore Co-Coordinators

Kelly Sherkat
Heather Davey 
Pat Davey
John Davis
Nina Green
Mary Saito

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