The Welcoming Prayer. Led by Mary Dwyer (click here for more info)
Fri October 7 from 10a - 3p
Christ United Methodist Church (map)
What is the Cost of the Seminar?
The cost of the workshop is $59.00, which includes lunch. For those attending the Welcoming Prayer Retreat, the cost $29.00. Reservations may be made on a first-come, first-served basis using the form to the right or by calling Susie at 336-323-8957.
What are the Details of the Retreat?
The workshop begins at 10am and ends at 3pm. Lunch (a sandwich, cookie and drink) will be served.
Who is invited to attend the Workshop?
Nexus Journey Workshops are open to all who are seeking to deepen their spiritual journey.
What is the Welcoming Prayer?
The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in the midst of the ordinary routines of our daily lives. To practice Welcoming allows us to make choices free of the domination of the false-self system. We begin to respond rather than automatically react to life on life’s terms. As the originator of Welcoming Prayer, Mary Mrozowski stated: “To welcome and to let go is one of the most radically loving, faith-filled gestures we can make in each moment of each day. It is an open-hearted embrace of all that is in ourselves and in the world.”
As suggested, the purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen one’s relationship with God through consenting to God’s presence and action in the ordinary activities of daily life. In this way, the Welcoming Prayer supports all forms of prayer, like Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina, which share the purpose of growing in relationship with God.
Who is Mary Dwyer?
Mary Dwyer has been involved with Centering Prayer and the Welcoming Prayer since the mid 1980’s. She lived with Mary Mrozowski, the founder of the Welcoming Prayer practice, and others in the Chrysalis House in Warwick, New York where the Welcoming Prayer was first taught. Mary is a former Chairperson of The Contemplative Outreach Governing Board and served on its faculty. She also previously served as Coordinator for the Living Flame program and on the Welcoming Prayer Service Team.
Mary received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Economics and was a banker and college administrator. After Chrysalis, she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mary now lives in Erie, PA and devotes her time between private practice and giving retreats on behalf of Contemplative Outreach throughout the US and internationally.
Where is Christ United Methodist Church?
Christ United Methodist Church is located at 410 N. Holden Road in Greensboro, NC 27410. For a map, click here. For more information about CUMC, visit christgreensboro.org.