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Contemplative Ministries

I pray that God, out of the riches of divine glory, will strengthen you inwardly with power through the working of the Spirit. May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith, so that you, being rooted and grounded in love, will be able to grasp fully the breadth, length, height, and depth of Christ’s love and, with all God’s holy ones, experience this love that surpasses all understanding, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

~Ephesians 3:16-19

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Ministry  that Transforms

St. Paul United Methodist Church offers opportunities to practice the sacred rhythms modeled for us by Jesus—pray and serve, pause and work, solitude and community. Everyone has the capacity to engage in contemplation and grow deeper in relationship with Christ. The only requirement is a desire to seek God and be open to God’s movement in our lives.


Virtual Offerings

Centering Prayer Circle: breath work, Centering Prayer, reflective readings and discussion

Wednesdays, 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:00 am

Lectio@Lunch: Bible using the ancient method of Lectio Divina

Mondays, Noon to 12:45 pm

In-Person Offerings


Meditation & Movement: Enjoy gentle meditative body movement to reduce anxiety and calm the mind

Fridays, 10:00 to 11:15 am

Other Offerings Throughout the Year

Retreats • Labyrinth Walks • Book Studies

Workshops • Taize • Children’s Mindfulness Workshops

To learn more, contact Deaconess Beth Vanoli at 937-901-9649 or

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