4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30-7:30pm – Oct 22, Nov 26

Be/Still is a monthly contemplative prayer gathering. Practicing contemplative prayer with others is wonderful in so many ways. It gives us a connection with others who desire to live a contemplative life and it also provides an opportunity for the accountability of being in the presence of others.

We will keep things simple with a brief orientation and then simply spend time in Centering Prayer with two periods of silent prayer. We will have an opportunity for debrief and sharing.

Location: Canaan in the Desert Prayer Garden, Chapel – 9849 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028

Let us know that you are coming – click here.

Spiritual Directors’ Gathering

Tuesday, October 29th

An evening of encouragement for spiritual directors as we look at “Practices for the Hurried Spiritual Director.” We live in a world that is hurried and fast-paced. How do we live in step with the Spirit and create space for directs that helps them do the same?

Led by Ted Wueste and LuAnn Roberson.

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Christ Church of the Ascension 
4015 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 852

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Pastors’ Gathering

*This event has been postponed – please stay tuned as we will be rescheduling for after the beginning of the year*

Join us for this Pastors’ Gathering where we’ll talk about Creating Margin for the Mission. Pastor/Spiritual Director Richard Parrish will challenge us to consider what keeps us from having margin in our lives. A light breakfast will be served.

24-Hour Silent Retreat

Friday, November 15th – Saturday, November 16th

Spend 24 hours in silence for the purpose of prayer and communion with the Trinity. If you’ve never experienced something like this (or even if you have), you will be challenged and encouraged in your life with God.

Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center – 7415 Elbow Bend Road, Carefree, AZ 85377

Cost: $199

Register here.

Blue Christmas – A Service for Hope and Healing

Wednesday, December 11th

For many of us, grief and loss color the Christmas season in ways that can make it quite difficult. This service will provide space to pray and lament in ways that connect us to God’s heart. The weeks leading up to Christmas are traditionally called Advent, and they focus on finding hope and learning to wait. Rather than denying pain or acting like everything is ok, we will come together trusting that He is with us.

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Valley View Bible Church  
4222 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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Bringing Spiritual Formation into the Church

February 24 

A Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders – hosted by Grafted Life Ministries

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253

More Information and registration here.