Events

Natural Connections: An immersion experience for youth

Natural Connections: An immersion experience for youth

August 4, 2021

First, we’ll explore our relationships with nature using the trails, trees and flowers on our campus, and then we’ll express that experience in painting.

Taizé for August: Uniting Divided Communities

Taizé for August: Uniting Divided Communities

August 5, 2021

We gather in August to pray for unity in this time of division and discord in our church, country and world. On Aug. 5, we will pray for unity and recommit ourselves to working for reconciliation and peace in our communities.

Repairers of the Breach: Reconciling Division, Healing Community

September 25, 2021

Like the early church in Corinth, we struggle with division and disunity, but St. Paul tells us that we have been given “the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5, 18). This day of reflection will explore what that means and what we need for that ministry.

Mystic Chocolate for Body and Soul

Mystic Chocolate for Body and Soul

September 1, 2021 – September 29, 2021

God’s grace is rich, extravagant and luscious. What better metaphor for God’s grace than chocolate! This chocolate-themed study series will help us learn more about God’s abundant grace while building relationships with other women.

Nature’s Revelation: ‘Every Common Bush Afire with God’

Nature’s Revelation: ‘Every Common Bush Afire with God’

September 18, 2021

Our verdant 30-acre campus will be a prayerbook for a guided meditation on the power of God’s creation. Then we’ll give expression to our brush with the Divine through art: drawing, painting, dancing, poetry, journaling, music, photography — however the Spirit moves you.

Taizé for July: For healing and renewal

July 1, 2021

In-person offerings resume July 1 with an ecumenical, meditative prayer experience using music, chants and scripture. The service will also be live-streamed. The theme: prayers for healing and renewal.

Step away for awhile, renew your mind and spirit

June 4, 2021 – June 6, 2021

A Stay-at-Home Directed Retreat is a personally guided prayer experience over three days. Each retreatant meets with a spiritual director daily for reflection and spiritual discernment.

Book Discussion: Spiritual Gems of Islam (Tuesdays)

Book Discussion: Spiritual Gems of Islam (Tuesdays)

June 8, 2021 – June 29, 2021

Over four sessions, we will explore this practical guide for spiritual seekers of any faith, Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights and Practices from the Qur’an, Hadith, Rumi and Muslim Teaching by Imam Jamal Rahman.

Book Discussion: Spiritual Gems of Islam

Book Discussion: The Spiritual Gems of Islam (Saturday)

June 5, 2021 – June 26, 2021

Explore the richness of Imam Jamal Rahman’s book, Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights and Practices from the Qur’an, Hadith, Rumi and Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart and Mind. Kathy Keary will be our discussion guide. Dennis Coday and Lucia Ferrara will lead the Tuesday sessions.

4th Annual Iftar Dinner with the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City

4th Annual Iftar Dinner with the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City

April 20, 2021

Iftar is the meal that breaks the daylong fast Muslims practice during their holy month of Ramadan. For the 4th year, the Renewal Center will join with the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City to celebrate Iftar together. This year it will be online.