New Nationwide Calendar of Contemplative Gatherings, Retreats and Events

Many thanks to Charlie Welsh who has created for us an extensive nationwide calendar of events and retreats of interest – nearly all available online. The calendar includes offerings from many Contemplative Outreach chapters across the country, as well as other spiritual organizations, with topics, descriptions, and links to further information. You may download the calendar for September through December by clicking here.

Charlie Welsh
Member of the Chicago Chapter of Contemplative Outreach

Pandemics and Prayer Meetings

Centering Prayer groups continue to meet during this time for Lectio, Centering Prayer and discussion using ZOOM. A new 11th Step Centering Prayer group also meets on Zoom every Saturday . You do not have to be part of a 12-Step group to participate. If other groups in our chapter are holding virtual meetings, please let us know; we will publicize your information.

The meeting at Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline on Sunday at 5 PM is changing to a Zoom format starting on February 14. For more information, contact Carol Mizeur at 309-363-1480 or by email

Benet House
St Paul Lutheran
Centering Prayer and the 12 Steps
1:00 PM Central USA6:00 PM Central USA11:30 PM Central USA
Contact for Zoom Info:
Linda Clewell
Contact for Zoom Info:
Marcia Jensen
Contact for Zoom Info:
Marcia Jensen
If you have never used ZOOM, you will find it to be user friendly. When you click on the link to the left, the app will download onto your phone or computer. Or, you can download the app before clicking the link. The app is free. 
Two helpful links are listed below:
·       Joining a Meeting
·       How to Use Zoom – Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings