Our 2022 Aim for The Center
A Discerning Heart
a path of discovery and enlightenment, the work of forming a discerning heart, a deepening awareness of God, companion with others on the journey of deepening trust, the gift of unfolding and flowing with the grace of God.
This Year at The Center
The Chapelwood 2022 brochure highlights the ways Chapelwood is coming together, following Jesus, and changing lives. On pages 14-15, The Center for Christian Spirituality is highlighted with a message and video from Pastor Michael.
We at The Center are stewards of these four dimensions of the Contemplative Journey.
One major “map” we use to help people deepen their awareness of God and self is the Enneagram. In 2022 we are unveiling a “Path” that uses the “Map” of the Enneagram as well as inviting people on a “Journey” with us through focused retreats and workshops throughout the year.
We have many trained spiritual directors that are part of The Center. We plan on establishing an official ministry of spiritual direction whereby people can more easily explore their spirituality with a wise spiritual guide.
The Anchor House
Faith and Food
Songs from The Center
Pledging & Giving to The Center
This will look differently for all of us as we prayerfully consider how we might increase our monetary giving to The Center. Some of us will only be able to do what we did last year. Others might need to decrease their commitment because of all that has and is happening in the world. You must do what you sense the Divine wants for you. But some of us may simply mechanically give whatever we gave the previous year. Please take this as an opportunity to truly consider intentionally taking a next step on the Giving Journey.
Last year as a community we pledged more to The Center than any previous year. And while 2021 was a very difficult year because of the ongoing pandemic, we still raised more than our expenses and our giving even exceeded our full pledged amount! Thank you so very much for your extravagant giving.
By January 30 please click on the button “MY AIM” below that will take you to a Google Form where you can indicate the various ways you intend to engage in our 2022 Aim of A Discerning Heart. You will have an opportunity to indicate specific ways you intend to engage in our four dimensions of contemplative ministry: Practice, Wisdom, Community, and Service. After you submit your responses to the Google Form, you will receive a “thank you” response that will include a link to the “Estimate of Giving” page to indicate the step you are taking and your estimate of giving for 2022. Letting us know your estimate greatly helps us as we pay attention to our budget and expenses for 2022. If you wish to go straight to the Pledge form, click on the button “MY PLEDGE.”
Join us for our Community Gathering
Please join us in the Chapel on January 23, after Contemplative Worship, to hear more about our Aim for 2022 and some of the ways we will help each other this year through our upcoming offerings. Michael will also give a final update on our 2021 giving.
Thanks again for being a companion on the journey with us at The Center as we seek to help each other be epiphanies today.