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Date: Thursdays Time: 8:30am – 9:30am via Zoom Facilitator: Eileen Campbell
A passage of scripture, a prayer or prose is read three times by three different people. As it is read you listen for
a word or phrase that draws your attention and speak it to the group after the third reading. The passage is read three more times by three different people and you wait for an image or feeling to emerge from your chosen word and share this image or feeling after the third reading. Finally, the passage is read two more times by two different people (a third reading if anyone needs to hear it) and you share the invitation evoked by the word (phrase) and image (feeling) that captured your attention. The session ends in prayer with a sense of community and support.
Date: Tuesdays Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Location: Arbutus Sanctuary Faciliator: Eileen Campbell
Tai Chi Chih is a simple, gentle form of Tai Chi introduced in 1974 to enhance balance and health. Everyone is welcome to join, whether a part of the congregation or part of the community. There is no cost for the program and no special gear is needed (anything comfortable). We begin with a self massage and some stretches, then move into the Tai Chi form. There are only 20 postures repeated on left and right sides so it is easy to pick up. You do not need any experience with Tai Chi to participate. Contact Eileen Campbell for more information: email@example.com
What do we mean by healing?
Healing is a term that indicates the process of restoring harmony and wholeness to body, mind and spirit.
What is the Healing Pathway Ministry?
The Mission of the Healing Pathway Ministry within the United Church of Canada is:
- To renew the Church’s role in healing
- To reach out to those in need of healing in body, mind and/or sprit
- To encourage its practitioners in their persona, Spirit-centered healing journey
Both distance healing (when recipient not physically present to the healer) and “in-person” healing sessions are offered by the practitioners. Both are equally powerful because the essential transmission of healing energy happens through intention and meditation.
How do I book a session?
To request a healing session please fill out the form on the BVU website broadviewunited.com/healing-pathway. In-person sessions are offered Monday evenings at 7pm with the exception of the 2nd Monday of the month when a session is offered at 1pm.
Distance healing is offered at a time that fits for both healer and recipient. If you are interested in learning the techniques for offering healing there are courses offered which will be posted when they become available. Practice sessions for those who have taken courses are held on Saturdays at 9am, usually the last Saturday of the month.
Date: Mondays – Starting Sept 26 Time: 8:30pm via Zoom Leadership: Margaret Harper
Living in this world requires much of us. The ebbs and flows of life can leave us longing for a quiet place to simply be with no agenda than to listen to the still, small voice within and to honour our experience of the day that has been. Sacred Pause at Day’s End is an opportunity to gather “together” online. We will ground ourselves with a poem, a reading from a sacred text or an excerpt from a wide body of spiritual literature, and then enter into a brief time of contemplation and meditation. No previous mediation experience is needed, only the desire to enter into a space of quiet and calm. Questions can be directed to Margaret Harper.
Labyrinths have been used since ancient times as symbols of pilgrimage. Mindfully walking a labyrinth can allow us to enter more deeply into our own spiritual journey.
The Virtue Reflection Cards (The Virtues Project™) are set of 100 universal virtues such as compassion, love, and wisdom. Each card contains a beautiful colour picture, a sacred quotation, and a description of the virtue. Upon arrival, you will be invited to ‘pick a virtue’, and to then ‘walk with that virtue’ on our beautiful labyrinth. If you wish, to close out our time, you are invited into a time of sharing your reflection of your morning’s experience. No experience or registration needed. For those who are new to walking the labyrinth, contact Betty or Margaret
BVU Bridge Service Lord’s Prayer Rotation
First Sunday of Month (Traditional)
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen
Second Sunday of Month (A Womanist Version, Rev. Yolanda Norton)
Our Mother, who is in heaven and within us,
we call upon your names. Your wisdom come.
Your will be done, in all the spaces in which you dwell.
Give us each day sustenance and perseverance.
Remind us of our limits as we give grace to the limits of others.
Separate us from the temptation of empire,
and deliver us into community.
For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us,
and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen.
Third Sunday of Month (Tasmanian Aborigine Version, Rev. Tim Mattine-Johnson)
Great Spirit, Creator of all,
From the stars to all the earth,
Loved and Respected by your name,
May it happen that all should live your way,
Following the purpose for all creation.
Enable us to find what we need for today’s journey.
Forgive us when we go wrong
As we forgive those who wrong us.
Have compassion on us when we are being tested.
Do not abandon us to fear and evil.
Our hope is in your new community.
You are the one who can transform all creation,
making everything new,
now and for all eternity. Amen
Fourth Sunday of Month (Prayers of the Cosmos Version, Neil Douglas-Klotz)
O Birther! Father- Mother of the Cosmos
Focus your light within us – make it useful.
Create your reign of unity now-
through our fiery hearts and willing hands.
Help us love beyond our ideals
and sprout acts of compassion for all creatures.
Animate the earth within us:
we then feel the Wisdom underneath supporting all.
Untangle the knots within
so that we can mend our hearts’ simple ties to each other.
Don’t let surface things delude us,
But free us from what holds us back from our true purpose.
Out of you, the astonishing fire,
Returning light and sound to the cosmos.
Fifth Sunday of Month (The New Zealand Prayer Book Version)
Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever.