Events

Photo by Анна Рыжкова from Pexels

Taizé for April: Hope & Trust

April 7, 2022

Like Job, we cry out, “Where is my hope?” We long to hear Joshua, “Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you.” We pray for hope and trust as we gather in April for our Taizé prayer service.

5th Annual Iftar Dinner With the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City

5th Annual Iftar Dinner With the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City

April 5, 2022

For the 5th consecutive year, the Renewal Center will join with the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City to celebrate Iftar, the meal that breaks the daylong fasts Muslims practice during their holy month of Ramadan.

Details of mural “Seven Works of Mercy” found in the Dialoghotel Neuendettelsau. Germany, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

Mercy and Gratitude: A mini-retreat with Dorothy Day

April 2, 2022

Dorothy Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement to serve the poor and seek justice, embodying the works of mercy and the practice of gratitude. We will use Dorothy’s life and writings to explore our own spiritual journeys. The retreat will combine prayer, guided reflections, personal contemplation, and group sharing.

Taizé for March: Embraced by Love

Taizé for March: Embraced by Love

March 3, 2022

We will recall Jesus’ agony in the garden as a mediation on love. Lent gives us the chance not to prove how holy we are, but to help us see that true peace resides in God’s loving embrace.

On Retreat with Henri Nouwen: Engaging Life’s Big Questions

On Retreat with Henri Nouwen: Engaging Life’s Big Questions

March 10, 2022 – April 14, 2022

Join us this Lent for a life-changing journey. Our guide will be Henri Nouwen, one of the greatest spiritual masters of our time. We will explore Nouwen’s wisdom through the study of the newly published On Retreat with Henri Nouwen: Engaging Life’s Big Questions.

Rekindle Your Zeal: Self-Care for Catechists Photo 197948602 © Maria Marganingsih | Dreamstime.com

Rekindle Your Zeal: Self-Care for Catechists

March 5, 2022

Many catechists today tell us they feel worn down. It's natural but not inevitable. Join us for a day to refresh your spirit and rekindle your zeal.

God of the Hurt and Broken, Prayers for Healing

4th Annual Healing Service: God of the Hurt and Broken

February 13, 2022

Our faith traditions tell us that Jesus invited the sick to seek healing, the broken to seek wholeness. In that spirit, on this day we pray for God’s healing touch on those who suffer from injury, illness and other heavy burdens.

“Saint Luke,” early 1330s ?, by Simone Martini (Italian Sienese), 1284-1344) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

The Inclusive Community: Jesus in Luke’s Gospel

February 12, 2022 – February 15, 2022

Who was the evangelist we call Luke? Why did he write his gospel? We will study these questions and explore the personal meaning of the scriptures by focusing on the lectionary readings from the Gospel of Luke that we will hear during Sunday liturgies in 2022.

Taizé for February: “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water”

Taizé for February: “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water”

February 3, 2022

As we gather in February for our Taizé prayer service, we lament together the stark reality of racism in our world, our country and our local community. May the Holy Spirit inspire us toward action for racial justice.

Sacred Time: Embracing an Intentional Way of Life

Sacred Time: Embracing an Intentional Way of Life

January 8, 2022 – February 22, 2022

Reading Christine Valters Paintner’s latest book, we’ll learn through meditation exercises and creative practices how to live more intentionally with the natural rhythms of sacred time to ground ourselves and embrace rest, reflection and growth.