Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time
The Work of January
January swivels us from year that is gone
to year that lies before us with its virgin pages
daring us to believe in what is possible;
promising us that life is not about
re-writing old scripts whose lines, like ourselves,
have become predictable.
January inverts realities in muted language
reminding us of fragility’s strength
where stubborn urgings towards birthing
push through winter’s soils
to speak to us of hope.
January issues invitations to begin afresh
and with snowdrop-trust to believe
that there is a life beyond the burial;
that it is right to strive to be released;
that the days will lengthen
and that warmth and love
will transform all things in time.
IN QUIET MEDITATION:Using Art, Music & Scripture, these meditative morings hold us in the quiet as we find the stillness within
DATE: Wednesdays 25 Jan. & 1,8,15,22 Feb. TIME:Cuppa 10:30 am Meditation 10:45 am - 11:45 am VENUE: Thornhill House Suggested donation: £5
THE MUSIC OF THE PSALMS (Series 1) - Four-week series of meditating on some of the most beautiful musical settings of the Psalms. A psalm for each week will be prayed in an atmosphere of quiet contemplation; a particular musical setting will be explored and then the text and music will carry us to a place of rest within. [Draws on music of Palestrina, Mendelssohn, Rutter]
DATE: Tuesday 24,31 Jan. & 7 Feb. TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm VENUE: Thornhill House Suggested donation: £5
TAKING ANOTHER TABLET - The lively discussion group on Church matters convenes again in Steelstown on the Second Wednesday of each month for an hour. Conversation emanating from articles, commentaries, current points of interest. Come on! At least you'll get a coffee and some food for thought. All welcome. Small donation towards the room hire, a coffee and the most stimulating conversation of the month!
DATE: Wednesday 8th Febuary TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon VENUE:Conference Room, Steelstwon Church Suggested Donation:£2
A DIFFERENT LENTEN JOURNEY - Thornhill Ministries is hosting a very different experience for those who would like to use the weeks of Lent to explore what spirituality is in the context of contemporary secular society. The series will be held on Thursdays 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, in Thornhill House, Culmore Road. It begins on Thursday 9 March and covers the following:
What is spirituality?
"I'm spiritual but not religious!"
Contemporary non-institutional religion
The spirituality of surrender
Each week will include opportunity for meditation, input, ritual and some discussion
Cost: £12 per day inclusive of light lunch
While each day is self-contained and a person may wish to only attend one of the days, there is a continuity and and a process in beiong able to embrace the five days as a unit.
INTO THE TWILIGHT -
For those seeking an hour of solitude in the midst of a busy week, we offer an oasis for silent meditation - beyond words... beyond ...
The hour will be held in absolute silence - We gain strength from the sense of solidarity. We make ourselves available to the silence and to our God and each is held and supported through the experience of the group.
Begins Monday 6 March 6:00 pm -7:00 pm VENUE: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road Suggested Offering £3
OPENING TO THE WORD -
For those seeking to allow the Lenten Word of God to find a place in their heart and in their spirituality.
Tuesday mornings beginning 7 March with a cuppa 10:30 am. Concludes 11:45 am
VENUE: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road Suggested Offering £5
DON'T FORGET TO GET OUR LENTEN CALENDAR!
A NOVEL WAY OF KEEPING LENT BY SCRACTHING OFF EACH DATE TO FIND A DAILY CHALLENGE TO PRAY, or TO FAST, or TO GIVE
This has proven to be a very popular way for many to sustain their engagement with the 6-week season of Lent. Cost;£1 per card.
Please contact us at 71351233 or email@example.com to get your Lenten Promise Card/s
PILGRIMAGE RETREAT in THE HOLY LAND - September 2018
To secure your place, please contact us Deposit = £250. Suggested (optional) monthly payment of £100
Welcome to Thornhill Ministries, where our team offers a variety of responses
to those who hunger for meaning... for God...
We provide opportunities for reflection and for deeper exploration.
The Word of God is at the heart of our ministries as we strive towards an integrated spirituality.
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