Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which leads to a deeper relationship with God. Centering Prayer helps one move from more active modes of prayer into receptive prayer, resting in God. Centering Prayer is a relationship with God and a discipline of prayer to foster that relationship. It is Christ-centered in its focus, and builds communities of faith and bonds the member together in charity. No sign up for this group. Leader: Joan Kruger. Meeting time: Fridays, 7 am in the Susanna Wesley Prayer Room

Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets at every Wednesday at 6:30am in Asbury Hall (kitchen) for a hearty breakfast, fellowship, and devotion.All are welcome!

Taizé worship includes candlelight, prayers, readings, silence, and soft music with repetitive words led by keyboard and flute, or violin, and other instruments. The service is very meditative and offers a wonderful opportunity to be silent and center on The Lord. Come as you are — and listen.

The services are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:10 PM in the sanctuary and usually last 30 minutes.

 

Labyrinth Ministry

A labyrinth is a sacred path and space used for prayer, meditation, and contemplation. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has a single path to the center and back. It is walked in an attitude of prayer and meditation.

The CHARTRES Labyrinth at LUMC is thirty-six feet wide and is made of canvas. It was ordered from Labyrinth Enterprises and it was painted by a group of painters at LUMC. It was opened in May 2007 to the congregation and to the public. For groups of 10 or more please call the church office at 803-359-6838 and register with the Associate Pastor.

For more information contact Lynn Silvey at 803-359-3790 or mlsilvey@windstream.net.

The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God’s grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The three-day Emmaus course in Christianity moves church members to new levels of openness and commitment as Disciples of Christ. Participants gain fresh understanding of the meaning of their faith. People re-experience the gift of God’s love and emerge from the Emmaus weekend with a desire to pass that love on to others. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion.

The Midlands Emmaus Walk takes place in Batesburg-Leesville at the Nazarene Camp.

To get involved in Emmaus, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended Emmaus him-or herself. For information about how to attend these upcoming Walks or just some information about Emmaus, contact any of the 50+ LUMC members who have attended or visit  http://www.midlandsemmaus.com/.